I stopped Propecia around April 4, 08. I still take minoxidil 5 % though. I started using the Nioxin shampoo, conditioner, and scalp treatment with success. I noticed an increase in the amount of shedding when I started Nioxin and it lasted a few weeks. I also started using Revivogen and I noticed a shed effect as well, but the product I want to talk about is the Tricomin spray.
Amazing is the only word that I can think of when I think of Tricomin. Ever since starting Tricomin I started shedding over 100 hairs a day, so I knew that I was responding to it. Shedding is actually good after you start a hair loss treatment and it means that the hair follicles are going into a resting phase and when they sprout out again the grow back twice as dense and thicker and darker than before.
So shedding is good, but it can cause a lot of anxiety, but you have to look past it. When I started propecia I shedded a ton of hair as well, and my hair became twice as thick. But, I quit the propecia because I don’t want to manipulate my hormones anymore.
The funny thing after starting Tricomin I shedded way more hair on that than I did on propecia, but it may be because I started revivogen with the Tricomin around the same time. But, I wasn’t really shedding much when I started the revivogen.
So about two weeks after starting the revivogen and noticing minor shedding, I started the Tricomin and I started shedding like crazy. I started Tricomin around the end of may, and my hair is even thicker than it was on the propecia! The shedding is actually starting to slow down as well.
It is working and it is working amazingly. After starting a hair loss treatment it isn’t unusual to shed for anywhere from two weeks to two months, but I heard some even shed for three months. The longer you shed the better you are responding to the treatment and if you have more of a full head of hair it only makes sense that the shedding phase is going to last longer.
But after the first month you will notice that the shedding is slowing down in stages. You are not going to stop shedding like turning off a light switch, but it happens gradually. I always have had a full head of hair, but it was baby fine before the propecia, and the propecia restored it, but it was still on the thin side.
So I quit the propecia but stuck with the rogaine and immediately started the Nioxin system, then added the revivogen shortly after from the advise of Dino and then added the Tricomin spray.
My hair has not thinned at all since stopping propecia over three months ago approaching four months in about two weeks, and ever since starting Tricomin my hair is almost twice as thick as it was when I was eight years old. I got a hair cut a few days ago and my gay stylist even said that he noticed a difference.
I always got expensive hair cuts because my hair was thin and needed to be layered and feathered with the art of precision and artisan scissor work.
Who’s better at cutting hair than a gay man I thought; well anyway, he asked ” what the fuck did you do”, “oh my God!” ” It is twice as thick from last month”.
I have only been on this product since the end of may and my hair is almost completely restored, and I am confident it will be as thick as it was when I was a child withing my third month of Tricomin, and the other arsenal of products I am using.
So there is a solution if you want to give up Propecia and there is hope. The products I use and my routine are the Nioxin 2 system: Scalp Cleanser, Scalp Therapy, and Scalp Treatment in the morning along with Minoxidil 5 %. Revivogen shampoo and the Scalp Therapy serum at night along with another application of Minoxidil 5%. I use the Tricomin spray twice a day in the morning and night before I put on the minoxidil.
I know this is a ridiculous amount of products and I am a sick fuck, but something is working, and if I would have to guess which product is doing it it would be the Tricomin because of the huge shed effect right after starting it.
The good news though the Nioxin and revivogen shampoo and conditioner bottles last a long time and are not that expensive. I don’t use revivogens conditioner though, because the conditioners don’t do anything anyways.
The Nioxin 2 Treatment bottle/foam pump is like $40 but I add a little bottled water to it, but not a lot; 4 to 1, and I use my old bottle so I always have two scalp treatment bottles, so my water mixture is always accurate. The three month supply of revivogen serum and shampoo is $100 dollars, and the Tricomin spray is $50 and lasts six weeks.
I started buying the Kirkland brand Minoxidil at Costco which is $17.79 for a six month supply, and I like this product better than the rogaine foam which is a fucking rip off and one bottle doesn’t last one month if you have a full head of hair.
I recommend that if anyone who has a non aggressive slow gradual type of hairloss, to jump on some Tricomin. The only reason why I say non aggressive slow gradual type of hair loss is because that is what normal hair loss is like. It happens gradually over the years.
Some people just have hair loss that is so aggressive that they won’t respond to any treatment because they are probably overly sensitive to DHT.
And these are the type of guys who are bald at 18 or in there early twenty’s. I may be 23, and started thinning when I was 18, but it never was aggressive, and would of been noticeable when I was probably 29 years old, and just get worst throughout my thirty’s and forty’s till I was a cue ball.
That’s my take on it, but who knows maybe I did have an aggressive type of hair loss and the Nioxin halted it, because that was the first hair loss treatment that I started around 21, so maybe there is hope for everyone.
Great product gentleman, great indeed. Highly recommend it and don’t worry about the shedding, it will go away.
And the funny thing is your hair will become twice as thick before your eyes as you shed 150 hairs a day, and as the shedding stops, it is a euphoric feeling.