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Since the start of my transition, I've had difficulty growing out my hair during 4 months that I've been on my Social Transition. Any suggestions?
 

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I had been on HRT for a year, then I added finasteride my hair started growing super fast.

Between March and now, my hair grew from maybe an inch or two long to almost shoulder length.
 
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I had been on HRT for a year, then I added finasteride my hair started growing super fast.

Between March and now, my hair grew from maybe an inch or two long to almost shoulder length.
Is there anyway to grow hair without the need for hormones.
 

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Is there anyway to grow hair without the need for hormones.

Finasteride by itself helps. It is commonly prescribed to men with prostate problems and thinning hair. It only blocks DHT, so it's not going to radically change your body or appearance.
 

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I take finasteride too and I love the stuff. Rei you can also try taking Collagen. It's found in the vitamin aisle of places like Walmart. I take that every day too.
 

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OK, Dr. Linde has to get a word in. Finasteride prevents hair from falling out, and if the bald areas of your head have follicles that are just dormant, and not dead, finasteride may cause regrowth. Nothing can speed up hair growth, human head hair grows about 1/2 inch per month. There is nothing that speeds this growth up to any measurable extend!
Minoxidil can help to stimulate further dormant follicles, and causes the hair to grow more dens (which might give the impression of faster hair growth, but it still growth ~ 1/2 /month).
Coologan makes hair and fingernails stronger, but any amounts than about 1000 mg of the stuff get removed from the body via the liver.

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My hair grows faster than 1/2 inch per month. I don't think there is any certainty that Rachel wouldn't see good results.
 

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The average human hair growth is 1/2 inch per month. This has been observed and confirmed for a long time now,and an outlier will not change this average.

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I guess I am an outlier then. I have grown my hair about 9 inches in 9 months.
 
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My hair grows much faster than this too, always has done. My hair has gone from full boy short to around 10 inches since the end of Oct last year and I think that this is just genetic variability as I haven't noticed it increase to any noticeable extent since commencing HRT but there is something to be said for putting the effort into caring for your hair; simply reducing unnecessary breakage by taking the right approach to your hair type can get you a perceived increase in growth by just not losing a heap to the hair brush. Before I started really putting in the effort I would pull enough hair to make a decent sized dreadlock out of my brush every few weeks, I haven't lost enough to make one sad little one in the past two to three months and that just comes down to treating your hair right. I have very frizzy hair (Irish/Maltese decent) and so I have to be extra careful so while YMMV I have found this to have made a real difference.
 

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My hair and nails grow quickly, my hairdresser says my hair is growing at about an inch per month given how much she trims to keep the length. There are very few 'average humans'!

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