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Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
07-23-2014, 04:16 PM
Post: #21
RE: Hair Loss Producs for Men OTC
(07-15-2014 07:55 PM)youngbalding Wrote:  I'm only 16 but if I use something like rogaine will I keep my hairline?-

Unfortunately, Rogaine is not a magic OTC hair loss treatment. First of all, it requires patience as clearly-visible results take at least 3 months to manifest, and you want to be using Rogaine for at least 6 months before gauging its full effects. Likewise, you nee to be using Rogaine for the long term to maintain the hair regrown and to stop the hair loss.

Even with the above, some men do not get much out of Rogaine, especially those men with too much hair loss on the top of the head. What I mean by too "much hair loss" is someone who is clearly bald on the top (bigger completely-bald area than area with hair on the top of the head). Still, Rogaine is an excellent hair loss drug for men who have receding hairlines and especially for men with thinning on the vertex or who are losing hair too fast form the vertex.

Having said the above, at age 16 you should not be experiencing male pattern baldness (i.e. MPB) unless you matured very early (e.g. at age 10-11). Any hair loss you may be experiencing right now (since you mention the hairline issue) will more than likely be some kind of fixable hair loss conditioner. In any case, I urge to see a doctor as soon as possible as hair loss at age 16 can point to some serious underlying condition like lack of nutrients, body hormones being out of their optimal ranges, too much mental stress etc For all of this, you absolutely need to see a doctor.

I would keep away from the Rogaine or any other hair loss products for now until you seek a specialist. It would be better if you tell your parents first, and explain to them your concerns. That way they can help you (and a lot!) in getting the best medical attention possible Smile

Since this is the second page of this thread, I am posting the links for the Rogaine products that we recommend: this Rogaine here is the one we recommend from the USA and this Rogaine here is the one that we recommend from the USA that currently ships to the UK and Europe (and which is much cheaper, even with shipping fees, than buying Rogaine from the UK or Europe itself)!

I'm one of the admins of this forum. Any questions/issue? Contact me directly or any of the moderators. We welcome any feedback to improve our community.

You can also check out our forum's BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR MEN thread to read opinions and useful information on men's hair products.
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02-20-2015, 05:23 PM
Post: #22
RE: Hair Loss Producs for Men OTC
I use two products, a brazilian strenghtening shampoo called "Gota Dourada" (portuguese for "golden drop"), and G5 Organic Silicium.

Gota Dourada is a brazilian strengthening shampoo made from some tropical plants. It comes in several specific varieties (dyed hair, straight, curly, etc) and has a wide product range, counting shampoo, masks, conditioners, and even a complete hair loss treatment with shampoo + a vial of some other stuff. I have only tried the shampoo but I have no complaints so far and I will try the full treatment soon. Cost for the shampoo is approximately €22 to €25.

Organic Silicium, on the other hand, is not a hair product per se...

You see, our body needs silicium, the same way it needs calcium, only calcium strengthens the bones and silicium strengthens body tissues like hair, skin, nails, etc. This is used to stop hair loss by applying a few drops to your scalp and massaging for about 1 or 2 minutes. Other uses in the instructions suggest applying with cotton on damaged skin areas, add a measure cup to a tub of water for a bath, or drinking up to two measure cups a day. I use the stuff from G5 that comes in bottles and is a clear liquid with te same consistency as water, almost odourless and almost tasteless. I usually drink 1/2 to 1 measure cup a day, but since I've been trying to grow a beard I started putting some drops on the palm of my hand and massaging my face before going to sleep. The big bottle goes for 47€ and the small for 25€. I have found that the small bottle lasts about one month.

I use the shampoo on a daily basis and the silicium on a daily basis until it ends, then I wait a few weeks before buying another bottle. By using these my hair loss problem (which fortunately was not severe) stopped and I even notice a bit more hair. When I am using the silicium I also notice my skin looks better and my nails grow faster.
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02-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Post: #23
RE: Hair Loss Producs for Men OTC
(02-20-2015 05:23 PM)Il_Cavalieri Wrote:  I use two products, a brazilian strenghtening shampoo called "Gota Dourada" (portuguese for "golden drop"), and G5 Organic Silicium.

Gota Dourada is a brazilian strengthening shampoo made from some tropical plants. It comes in several specific varieties (dyed hair, straight, curly, etc) and has a wide product range, counting shampoo, masks, conditioners, and even a complete hair loss treatment with shampoo + a vial of some other stuff. I have only tried the shampoo but I have no complaints so far and I will try the full treatment soon. Cost for the shampoo is approximately €22 to €25.

Organic Silicium, on the other hand, is not a hair product per se...

You see, our body needs silicium, the same way it needs calcium, only calcium strengthens the bones and silicium strengthens body tissues like hair, skin, nails, etc. This is used to stop hair loss by applying a few drops to your scalp and massaging for about 1 or 2 minutes. Other uses in the instructions suggest applying with cotton on damaged skin areas, add a measure cup to a tub of water for a bath, or drinking up to two measure cups a day. I use the stuff from G5 that comes in bottles and is a clear liquid with te same consistency as water, almost odourless and almost tasteless. I usually drink 1/2 to 1 measure cup a day, but since I've been trying to grow a beard I started putting some drops on the palm of my hand and massaging my face before going to sleep. The big bottle goes for 47€ and the small for 25€. I have found that the small bottle lasts about one month.

I use the shampoo on a daily basis and the silicium on a daily basis until it ends, then I wait a few weeks before buying another bottle. By using these my hair loss problem (which fortunately was not severe) stopped and I even notice a bit more hair. When I am using the silicium I also notice my skin looks better and my nails grow faster.

That's interesting because I remember one of our barbershop customers was using a similar product with silicium and he said it was helping. Maybe it was the same product you mention, I don't remember the brand but i do remember the compound in it. He was only starting with it and he moved to another city so we never got to see him again and see if his hair loss had improved or not.

Good thing you posted that as it looks like a rare product but it may be worth trying on top of the rest of hairloss products in this thread. The problem with many hair loss products tho is that they are based on misinterpreting medical research, placebo effect or simply making up the claims. I won't name any names but I will say that the ones in this thread are good hair loss products.

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02-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Post: #24
RE: Hair Loss Producs for Men OTC
A bit of an update WRT minoxidil and Rogaine. It has worked wonders and I have reached a plateau or so it seems where I am now holding on to the regrown hair and the balding has not resumed at all. I have been using the minoxidil Rogaine foam formula recommended by TheMensHairForum in the linked post and I also have tried some of the shampoos with the Nizoral ketoconazole shampoo working very well as a combo with the Rogaine. I tried some of the other shampoos and some worked very well too but I may leave the whole experience as a review post in the forum.

I was considering jumping on Propecia which can only be gotten with a doctor script. I got reading about Propecia and combining it with Rogaine which works even better but the side effects of Propecia didn't convince me to ask my doctor for a script. Lack of libido and impotence isn't something I look forward to since Propecia is a gamble with those side effects.
I'm happy with Rogaine and the results considering that I was all 'natural only' products before. I still defend that natural usually beats artificial but minoxidil is unmatched by nature AFAIK. Add to Rogaine that it doesn't have the hardcore side effects that Propecia has and I think Rogaine or other minoxidil preparations are worth a shot. The linked post from TheMensHairForum also has other minoxidil preparations which are cheaper than Rogaine so have a look at them in the links too if you're on a budget.
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02-27-2015, 12:28 PM
Post: #25
RE: Hair Loss Producs for Men OTC
Well, at least for me the silicium works. And not only to stop hair loss, it also makes my skin cleaner and brighter.

Now I am very intersted in minoxidil and Rogaine. I will certainly try it soon.
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05-17-2015, 12:10 PM
Post: #26
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
Anyone try Monat hair products?
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07-15-2015, 03:35 AM
Post: #27
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
Hi I'm new here! I'm deciding to go for the extra strength Rogaine but was surprised to find it cheaper than the normal Rogaine. Any issues on that like side effects etc. Also I believe I have oily hair with no dandruff. Any kind of shampoo recommendations to go with the Rogaine?
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07-21-2015, 02:37 AM
Post: #28
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
(07-15-2015 03:35 AM)Wolvvv Wrote:  Hi I'm new here! I'm deciding to go for the extra strength Rogaine but was surprised to find it cheaper than the normal Rogaine. Any issues on that like side effects etc. Also I believe I have oily hair with no dandruff. Any kind of shampoo recommendations to go with the Rogaine?

I guess you can try Minoxidil? I just read about it. They say Rogaine is like Minoxidil. I'm still searching for sites that sell this stuff.
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07-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Post: #29
See our list of hair loss products including the minoxidil products like Rogaine.
(07-21-2015 02:37 AM)robert winsled Wrote:  I guess you can try Minoxidil? I just read about it. They say Rogaine is like Minoxidil. I'm still searching for sites that sell this stuff.

Rogaine does indeed contain minoxidil. Minoxidil is the active ingredient which helps to treat male pattern baldness and can even regrow the lost hair back. here are other products that contain minoxidil, although Rogaine (or Regaine in the UK) is the most famous.

Have a look at this list of hair loss products found on the first page of this thread for vendors selling Rogaine and other minoxidil products at great prices. Minoxidil-based products (and especially Rogaine) can be quite expensive, but there are some great vendors out there selling the products at affordable prices (like the ones that you will find in the linked list).

Any minoxidil-based product that you end up choosing from our list above will be a great choice and you will get your product fast.

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You can also check out our forum's BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR MEN thread to read opinions and useful information on men's hair products.
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07-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Post: #30
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
Hi admin would there be any other hair loss shampoo you would recommend to go with Rogaine? Because I know definitely I do not have dandruff but I think my problem is an oily scalp. Do you think nizoral would still work in this case? I have check out the hair loss list and it is absolutely brilliant. Just about that shampoo part I am not so sure tbh. Thanks a bunch!
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07-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Post: #31
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
(07-26-2015 05:10 AM)Wolvvv Wrote:  Do you think nizoral would still work in this case?

Hi mate I'm not our admin but I've read his posts in the past and he has the same thoughts as I do on this topic (i'm a barber too). Nizoral is a shampoo for dandruff only. It contains a substance called ketoconazole which is an anti fungus compound. This is why you will read here in the forum how Nizoral is also called a ketoconazole shampoo or a 'keto shampoo'.

Nizoral will not work for an oily scalp. For that you will want a deep cleaning shampoo. An oily scalp is common with men because of the huge amounts of testosterone that we have compared to what women have. It's about 10 times the amount that men have vs what women have. Testosterone is what causes in part all the oily scalp issues and oily skin issues.

There is a really good thread in the forum that goes thru all the shampoos for men. It's this thread and you will find a big list of all the types of men's shampoos with a description of what they do and a recommended source. Actually the link to the thread goes straight to the post by our admin and it's an epic post as it goes thru each and every type of shampoo which you will probably have not even heard before. There's the one for oily scalp too and you can get a clarifying shampoo, also in the list, if you use a lot of pomades and hair waxes.

Just use the clarifying shampoo once a month or twice a month as a clarifying shampoo is like a hardcore cleaning shampoo. It kind of resets your scalp oiliness so a clarifying shampoo is very useful when the oily issue is getting out of hand even tho you're using a shampoo for oily hair.

That said you can also use the Head and Shoulders shampoo for an oily scalp. It isn't as good as the shampoo for oily hair that is recommended in the link but it still cleans the scalp stronger than a normal shampoo. The Head and Shoulders range of shampoo was created with treating minor dandruff in mind but it also provides a deeper cleaning result than the normal shampoos do. I'm just saying this in case you would like to also consider a Head and Shoulders shampoo for your oily scalp and if you get a minor breakout of dandruff at some point. A severely oily scalp is the perfect environment for the dandruff yeast to take over.

If you want to consider a good Head and Shoulders shampoo then see the Zinc pyrithione shampoo in the link of this linked thread: http://www.menshairforum.com/talk/Thread...09#pid2009

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07-28-2015, 01:44 PM
Post: #32
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Cheers mate great advice and I can't thank you enough for your effort for such a long a detailed post. I understand now that Nizoral doesn't work for me because I don't have dandruff but since I've read thru this forum pretty much over and over, I gather that Ketoconazole is a substance that combats hair loss? I really want to do all I can to fight my hair loss by combining Rogaine with keto. So I'm essentially at a crossroad here. If I choose an oil control shampoo then I potentially miss out on the good Keto would do for me?

Please pardon my questions and my ignorance and I thank you a great deal in advance for your utmost patience.
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07-28-2015, 02:20 PM (This post was last modified: 07-28-2015 02:24 PM by Bradley.)
Post: #33
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
Well Nizoral/ketoconazole works for hair loss because the dandruff yeast called Malassezia globosa causes inflammation of the scalp which is thought to be bad for male pattern baldness. Basically inflammation of the scalp is bad whatever the cause may be and the dandruff yeast causes it. So if the dandruff goes untreated with male pattern baldness then the balding is aggravated. That's where an anti dandruff shampoo becomes a helpful product for balding lads. If you search around the forum for the dandruff threads you will find a lot of info on how dandruff works and why treating dandruff helps with treating male pattern baldness.

If you don't have dandruff then you can easily skip the Nizoral and get a shampoo for oily hair like the one in the forum thread I posted earlier. You actually need to use a strong shampoo like the one for oily hair to use Rogaine as you want to make sure that the minoxidil in the Rogaine is absorbed through the scalp. If you have an oily mess on the scalp from not using a strong enough shampoo then you risk losing the effectiveness of the minoxidil in Rogaine.

I would still suggest that you get a shampoo for oily hair. This will be your foundation. Then add a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks to ensure that your scalp is clean from any product buildup or residue. You will be surprised at how much rubbish your scalp can acquire from pomades, hair waxes and many other hairstyling products.

Many lads make the mistake of getting the styling product on their scalp as they imitate those flimsy Youtube videos of wannabe barbers styling their hair like they're trying to grease up their scalp on purpose. That's the wrong way to style your hair and all you're doing is coating the scalp with more and more rubbish. For a healthy young lad this is fine but if you're balding and trying to get the minoxidil to be absorbed by the scalp you're shooting yourself in the foot by styling your hair carelessly.

Minoxidil is without a doubt the best hair loss product over the counter. When I say product I'm talking of the minoxidil compound itself as there are several products that have minoxidil as you can find in the first page of this thread. Rogaine is one of those products with minoxidil but there are a couple more as listed in this thread, tho Rogaine is the most popular minoxidil product.
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08-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Post: #34
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
How about Propecia? Does this work too? Or is Minoxidil the best?
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01-07-2016, 09:02 AM
Post: #35
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
I'm losing my hair too. So sad 'cause it was thick way back 4 years ago. I'm trying Biotin and the Pura d'Or shampoo for a few months now. I think it has had some positive results. At least my hair loss has decreased so far. I hope that this is of help to you.
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05-18-2016, 03:16 PM (This post was last modified: 05-18-2016 03:20 PM by williadl.)
Post: #36
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
Recently just started having growing hair loss problems. I've had dandruff on/off for years without any hair loss associated with it, but I'm wondering if the fungals are now finally causing it. I just started losing hair over the last couple months and also noticed the fallen hairs feeling thinner and wispier compared to before (I'm 27).

My go-to dandruff shampoo has been Selsun Blue about 1-2x a week. Now that my hair loss has been aggravated, I noticed that my scalp is also extremely itchy. I was thinking about upping the times I use anti-dandruff shampoo a week.

Does anyone know if using anti-dandruff shampoo too often would actually damage hair or cause more hair loss? Or does anyone have experience with using anti-dandruff shampoo once a day?

Also, in case the hair loss isn't related to the dandruff, does anyone know of a comparable hair loss shampoo to the old Nioxin? I heard great things about Nioxin, but the most recent reviews on Amazon all say that the shampoo formula has been completely changed and to not use the new product.
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05-29-2018, 11:21 AM
Post: #37
RE: Hair Loss Products for Men OTC
Any thoughts on adding hair supplement products to this? Interested in learning more and hearing from anyone who has used products like Nutrafol or FollicleFuel or For Hims... Thanks.
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