My experience of a Hair Restoration surgery
Experimenting with Cures
Before I was going to try any new drugs I decided to try the instructions of the great Edgar Cayce. To document my progress I would take monthly pictures. His solution sounded quite odd, but I was willing to give it a try considering his extraordinary ability to cure just about anything. The Cayce regimen for hair loss is basically this: Once a week massage your scalp with pure Pennsylvania Crude Oil (not processed oil). And to clean out the oil, use an alcohol solution. I bought the products, Crudeoleum and the Alcohol rinse. I followed the regimen. The Crudeoleum smelled just like gasoline and a LOT of hair would come out when I massaged my scalp with it. I do remember that whatever hair fell out did eventually grow back. After 4 months I was comparing photos and saw no improvement, so I decided to forego anymore of the treatment. Although I discontinued this method after 4 months I still sort of think it may work for preventing future hair loss. I think the hair becomes dependent on the crude oil and in some ways it makes it stronger. Now, there is absolutely NO scientific proof of this, but just my feelings.
I was expecting to see a great difference after 4 months, but when I didn’t I decided to go the drug route.
Discovering the BIG 3
About 25 now, getting back on hairlosstalk.com
I found a couple places on the internet that sold generic Propecia (finasteride).
Everybody shared their hair routines and I developed my own. I ordered
generic Propecia and used a pill cutter to cut the 5mg pill into 4-
1.25mg pills which I took daily. Given that I could never regularly
stay on Rogaine because of it’s obtrusiveness I decided to go
on Propecia alone. Again, I started taking photos to document my progress.
I had high hopes of having all my hair back by the next year. Religiously
I took my 1.25 mg of finasteride every morning. There was even a point
when I bought some lower strength Nizoral from Walmart. I didn’t
notice much difference, so I after I used all the shampoo I didn’t
bother to buy any more. Also during this year on fin, I ordered some
Dutasteride and decided to give it a shot for a month. Maybe it was
just my imagination, but Dutasteride seemed to actually increase my
hair loss and I just had a gut feeling it wasn’t what I should
be taking. – Thank goodness because I just heard of a recent study
that found Dutasteride PERMANENTLY decreases the sperm count in men.
As the months went on I kept taking pictures. I didn’t really
see any progress, but more importantly I didn’t see any more hair
loss! Hair would naturally come out, but it would always grow back.
After a little over a year of taking finasteride I found myself at a
crossroads. I could continue taking finasteride and keep what hair I
have (which had a balding spot and recessed hairlines), or I could stop
and just go bald, or I could get Hair Restoration and reverse the process
that started some 6 years ago.....continued
in Choosing the Right
Hair Restoration Surgeon
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