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Old 04-19-2009, 08:01 AM   #51
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My hair started thinning last year shortly after I started working in Surrey LOL. (I've been helping my dad part-time @ our family business which is located in Delta for many years and its been mostly a positive experience, so I thought I'd try to help out on the Surrey side..BIG mistake!). It was the worst year of my life! (work-wise) After a while I couldn't take it anymore and quit; almost immediately my hair loss stopped. My point is that if you're experiencing hair loss, avoid stressful situations and your hair loss may naturally stop. Also, Surrey is the shit-hole so avoid it like the plague!

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Old 04-20-2009, 03:42 AM   #52
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instead of a laser comb, they should make a laser hat. that way, you get more laser shining on your hair, which would make it grow longer faster, while you're concealing your bald head!
...and the massive brain tumor brought on by said hat. but hey, you'll have a full head of hair to look good for your funeral.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:21 AM   #53
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Honestly if you're going bald try to go short or shave your head. I know it's tough and going short doesn't look good on some guys but not much else you can do.

I'm turning 29 in a few months, still have hair but i'm starting to notice tiny patches on top of my head. The only good news is I've had short hair (number 1 or 2 clip) for the last 10 years so going bald isn't going to be a major shock.
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^short/crew cuts won't make the receeding hairline go away. As for bald, some guys just don't look good bald.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:53 AM   #55
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^short/crew cuts won't make the receeding hairline go away. As for bald, some guys just don't look good bald.
Its true that some guys don't look great bald but its still much better than guys that are bald on the top and have hair on the sides!
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:20 AM   #56
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^short/crew cuts won't make the receeding hairline go away. As for bald, some guys just don't look good bald.
That's true. My hairline is strong, just noticing bald spots on top.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:01 PM   #57
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just wondering if anyone has used zulvera or knows anything about it? i would like hair regrowth.

so far all i know is that proscar and rogaine are what seems to be successful.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:05 AM   #58
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I was told by my very experienced hair dresser a couple months ago. that you should always wash and condition your hair is cool/colder water.

the hair follicles(sp?) are like pores with hot and warmer temps they open up and with cold and cooler temps they close up.

You'll be less likely to lose hair while washing it out. just like shaving, hot to open the skin before the shave, cold to close it up after.

im not sure if this is 100% true.. but it makes sense.
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anyone hurd of biothera? is it legit?
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That's true. My hairline is strong, just noticing bald spots on top.
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I know according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a thinning of hair is derived from weak kidneys or something about the kidneys.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:29 PM   #61
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I'm only 16 and for an azn i really don't have much hair,
It used to fall out more when I left it long, but If i go for frequent cuts, it's okay
My hairline hasn't really receded much over the last i'd say 3 years, but its way up there...
Neone know if you stop using these products, rogaine, proscar, etc, what happens? does it just revert back to before or do you have to moderate it?

I work in the kitchen and the heat from outdoors + heat from kitchen + hat, cant be good for my hair...
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:50 PM   #62
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I know according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a thinning of hair is derived from weak kidneys or something about the kidneys.
You seem to know a lot about chinese medicine
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:51 PM   #63
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I know according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a thinning of hair is derived from weak kidneys or something about the kidneys.
while science has proven that male pattern baldness and many other forms including hair loss from stress is caused by (DHT) which is why prescribed medicines such as proscar etc. are "blockers" which almost everyone who takes them seems to have some level of success.

the whole "chinese medicine" thing on revscene is very annoying and is mostly myths and superstition.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:53 AM   #64
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It's also about diet....because your food eventually turn into your hair...

my friend notices this when he eats his mom's food when she's in town to cook for him, he experiences less hair loss..
when she leaves and he starts mostly eating out...his hair loss increases
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Any Vancouver dermatologist you guys can recommend? I have been on Minocycline antibiotic for a month(for Acne) and I think im losing hair.
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update. i tried out laser comb , and even with off and on usage, have been seening ok results, i guess i need to use more freq. to get better results. that said , i have been taking proscar also now
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #68
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #69
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Biothera is a SCAM

Hey everyone,

Instead of boring you with all the details in a nutshell, Biothera, @ least in Edmonton is a SCAM. I would think almost any company using a laser treatment system doersn't work, based on my experience & what others say. Of course they promise you @ the inital meeting that you will get great results, but in the end what they think is positive & what you will say is positive are not the same.

DO NOT fall for it!!!! Believe all the negative stuff you read. I filed for a refund and surprise I didn't get it. In fact the letter they sent was almost accussing me of "how dare you ask for a refund" you signed the contract, you agreed to it...blah blah blah.

If anything positive can come out of my experience, it's that I can persuade you NOT to do it! there is no guarantee, except that you will be dissapointed!

Please DO NOT sign up!
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Forgot to mention....

Biothera uses a low light laser regrowth "treatment" plan where you use "special" topical lotion, shampoo, go for weekly 20min laser sessions and use a hand held laser comb, all over the period of 1 year.

Like I said.....it's a scam, especially how they treat you after there are little or no results. They make it out that it's your fault it didn't work as well as they initially say, and then show some photos to prove you have enough "increased density" to NOT refund you any money from their satisfaction guarenteed program. Any picture from different angles @ different times will show different things.

It all sounds "scientifically" possible, but in the end it's a waist of your money.

AVOID BIOTHERA or any clinic promoting hair growth with lasers!!
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:06 PM   #71
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who sells nioxin shampoo + condition the cheepest in Vancouver, and how much is it?

Is anyone taking Biotin supplements?

I think I am starting to loose hair. I noticed while shampooing that there were like 15 stands of hair in my hands. I am not sure if I was able to see scalp before, but there is some showing around the crown area. I do also have an itchy scalp. Even though i use non itch shampoo. Going to probably see my fam. dr. and see what he says.
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I used Propecia/Proscar for around 2.5 years. And the changes was very significant. My hair was thicker, also the volume increased by alot. Nontheless, it takes about 3-5 months to notice the changes. If you want to try this out, you will need to ask the doctor for Proscar for your prescription. Proscar is 1/4 of the cost of Propecia. And it's exactly the same thing however you cut your own tablets. Nevertheless, after taking it long term, I was able to notice the weaker sex drive. When my gf came back from korea, I was stopping proscar in order to *Perform* better. I also tried mindoxdil and herbal medicine such as shenmin. The money just went down the drain : (
I do use Nioxin both shampoo and conditioner. The effect is to thicken your hair, it does reduce hair loss. So that is a good product. I am 23, my dad's bald, my grandpa (Mom's side) was also bald too. Im gradually getting there, and I do take my appearences very seriously. I will be working hard to save up for a hair implant before Im 30.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:36 PM   #73
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After finding out my bluecross doesnt cover propecia (found out the hard way), I decided to stop taking them (still have 1 month supply). 3 months cost $200. 1 year = 800. I am 27 years old and dont want to be bald until I am at least 50. 20 years worth of propecia = 16K (not taking inflation into account).

With 16K, I would rather use that money for a permanent hair implant. Proscar might be good as the total cost for 20 years is 4k (no inflation accounted). However, it is noted that:
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who sells nioxin shampoo + condition the cheepest in Vancouver, and how much is it?

Is anyone taking Biotin supplements?

I think I am starting to loose hair. I noticed while shampooing that there were like 15 stands of hair in my hands. I am not sure if I was able to see scalp before, but there is some showing around the crown area. I do also have an itchy scalp. Even though i use non itch shampoo. Going to probably see my fam. dr. and see what he says.
Zennkai Salon (sp?) has the best pricing on hair care products. The shampoo/conditioner bundle will cost you about $50 and you'll have to purchase the foam seperately for another $50.

An itchy scalp maybe the result of something else, but generally, if you see thinning in the Crown area, you're at the beginning of male-pattern baldness. It can be costly to fight it. My solution was to invest in a set of clippers and cut my hair short. When my hair goes, then I'll use a Mach 3 with plenty of sunblock for the scalp.
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Zennkai Salon (sp?) has the best pricing on hair care products. The shampoo/conditioner bundle will cost you about $50 and you'll have to purchase the foam seperately for another $50.

An itchy scalp maybe the result of something else, but generally, if you see thinning in the Crown area, you're at the beginning of male-pattern baldness. It can be costly to fight it. My solution was to invest in a set of clippers and cut my hair short. When my hair goes, then I'll use a Mach 3 with plenty of sunblock for the scalp.
I've noticed a lot of hair in my shampoo lather, and it's not getting any better. So far my hair looks full still. But if this keeps going on, it ain't going to be there any longer. I guess I should go see my doctor, to see what my options are. Maybe it could be something health related (besides male pattern baldness).
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