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About Lenny

Started balding. Freaked out. Researched like a madman. Found an answer. Stopped balding.

HONEST FINASTERIDE REVIEW – What Is Finasteride? And Does Finasteride Work?

Product: Finasteride aka generic propecia

My rating: 10 out of 10

Cheapest place to buy: Reliable Rx Pharmacy

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What does it do?!

In essence, finasteride stops the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the body.

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And what is DHT?

I plan on dedicating at least one more post to DHT, possibly more, so I’m reluctant to get too bogged down here. But essentially it stymies the health of hair follicles by shrinking them.

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So, does finasteride work?

In a word, at least for me anyway. Yes!

As you can see from My Photo Diary page. I was overwhelmed by its effectiveness. Especially because I took an awful lot of convincing in order to take the plunge and try it out. I had freaked myself out by googling terms like “finasteride severe side effects” and “stopping finasteride adverse side effects” and so on. In fact, so freaked out was I by the side effects concern, that I’ve decided to add an additional post after this product review discussing finasteride side effects. Because I’d like people to be able to add their own comments and stories to that post. Others may not have had the same positive experience as me.

Ultimately, I bit the bullet and tried it because I realised that virtually every single drug in existence has known side effects. And this shouldn’t be enough in itself to put one off. Especially because, in the grand scheme of things, the side effects are relatively minor. And if everybody avoided drugs that had side effects then nobody would ever take them! I’m just getting my disclaimer out here early though, that this is my own experience, and it doesn’t mean a) everyone will be side effect free and b) that it will work for everyone. Everybody has a different physiology. But it’s been phenomenal and side effect free for me.

I trawled the various different online pharmacies and can wholeheartedly recommend these guys, they’re the cheapest, best and I now use them myself – Reliable RX Pharmacy who have a ton of generic propecia offers.

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How to take finasteride.

It couldn’t be more simple really. You eat it. The above are a few 5mg tablets cut up into the normal daily dose. With a pea as a size reference!

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What is the finasteride dose? And is there a maximum finasteride dose?

Broadly speaking, the recommended dose for treating male androgenetic alopecia, i.e. male pattern balding, is a 1mg finasteride tablet daily. The pharmacies near me all stock 5mg finasteride tablets so previously I would get the pharmacist to cut the tablets for me (really awkward to do on my own at home!). Usually would take about twenty minutes. So allow time. However, what I’d strongly recommend is doing what I do now and ordering them online. You can get 1mg or 5mg tablets and don’t have any of the fuss. Click here for the best promotional generic propecia offers. Order it only after you’ve confirmed that you’re suffering from male pattern balding. See my What To Ask The Doctor section for more information regarding this.

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Ease of use:

It’s a tablet. You eat it. Enough said!

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My verdict:

There’s not a great deal to discuss with such a simple product. Suffice to say, I would give this a resounding 10/10. It literally saved my hair! And it’s very inexpensive. I’ve had no side effects and it’s seriously easy to take. It sits beside my bed and I pop it in my gob each morning. Boom. Done. Buy it buy it buy it!!

And please comment below when you’ve tried it or if you have any questions!

How To Thicken Hair – Introduction

Emails

I’ve started receiving emails from people who aren’t keen on commenting in the comments section (though please do comment so we’re all in on the conversation!). One of them asked a brilliant blizzard of questions revolving around how to thicken your hair. It’s the great question that everyone who fears balding asks themselves, how to make my hair thicker. His questions inspired my next few blog posts. The distinction here, between how to stop hair loss and in this instance, the best way to thicken hair, is that the various different methods of actively thickening the hair can differ from my own best method of stopping hair loss. And that there’s a distinction between how to make thin hair thicker and how to make thin hair LOOK thicker. One can make hair APPEAR thicker without necessarily making your hair thicker. I want to establish how to thicken hair in a safe and effective way. Some of the items I’ll be looking at are:

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Can home remedies make your hair thicker?

I will look at natural hair growth remedies for men and try and find proven natural hair growth remedies and homemade natural hair growth remedies. There have been innumerable attempts at beating balding through natural homemade hair loss remedies and I will be looking at how much truth there is to their efficacy. There’s an awful lot of urban legend out there and some homemade hair loss treatments that simply don’t work! I want to find natural hair growth home remedies that have a proven track record of working, and try and pinpoint the best natural hair growth remedy. If indeed there is one. I will include things like herbal hair growth remedies and other oft queried (and off-center) things such as 1) does baking soda thicken hair? 2) does castor oil thicken hair? and 3) does olive oil thicken hair? Essentially, I want to have an answer to whether natural hair loss remedies can work.

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Can products make hair thicker?

I will look at topical hair loss solutions here. As in, is there a shampoo that makes hair thicker? Is there such thing as legitimate hair thickening treatments at all? If so, what are the best hair thickening products? Is there a good hair thickening gel? And/or a hair thickening cream?

I will be primarily focusing on the various alleged ‘good hair growth shampoo’ products on the market. As opposed to treatments like Minoxidil. Which I hope to tackle elsewhere. Is there a ‘best hair thickening shampoo’? What is the best thickening shampoo? And so on.

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Other treatments for hair loss

Is there such a thing as hair thickening vitamins? If you’ve read my nutrition for hair section then you’ll know the answer. Are there hair thickening pills? Again, I would obviously be partial to these, which you can see if you read My Photo Diary. I also want to look at other myths and truths, such as questions like ‘does shaving make hair thicker?’.

Finasteride dose – 1mg finasteride tablet daily

So what’s the Finasteride dose for stopping hair loss?

1mg finasteride tablet daily is all that you need.

Here’s a photo of the quartered Finasteride pills that I would take each morning (before I started ordering them online)!

 

I’ve put a pea beside them for size reference to show how small they are. It’s just one of those little fellas each day. Very easy! The finasteride dose is very small and uncomplicated. Just a 1mg finasteride tablet daily and Bob’s your uncle!

READ MY FINASTERIDE REVIEW HERE.

Building A Community – Hair Loss Treatment Forums

Well here it is!

A forum for discussing hair loss! I want this website to become a highly active forum for people to talk about their hair loss experiences. What works and what doesn’t. There are probably other hair loss treatment forums around. But I want this to become the most open, the biggest and the best. With people really engaging with each other, and everybody helping each other out with any issues or advice on treatments. I want people to know that those who have experienced hair loss aren’t alone. And there are many others who can help. In terms of both support, and practical advice.

I plan to very much lead by example on this front, and engage with everybody who comments on the site.

So please leave a comment below and help get the conversation going. From my own experience, men don’t talk about balding. Certainly not enough. And I’d love to change that.