Well, as a lot of you know I will be starting my first cycle soon (test e 500/wk 10 weeks), and am just waiting on the gear now (first order got seized).
Now, I have run into a little problem. A few days ago a friend of mine noticed that my hair was thinning in the back. My family has had a history of male pattern baldness, and I previously thought this as an inevitability (as my brother started to lose his hair a couple years ago) of course, and was planning to take measures against it during my cycle, such as using a mild topical anti-androgen.
However, now that the beast has already advanced on me without even my knowledge, I feel it is necessary to take some serious steps to combat this. I did my research before on DHT and it's conversion thereof, it's contributions to hair loss and acne, etc... I went a bit more in depth this time around to make sure I pulled out all the stops.
What I read is that, although DHT is a lot more potent than testosterone itself, it is largely deactivated in muscular tissue. Now, the part about deactivation I have only read once, and that was on wikipedia (therefore I am a bit skeptical on its credibility). Can anyone confirm or smash this theory.
I am faced with a choice here, but obviously I have already chosen. On the one hand, I can ignore the beast and accept the hair loss, or I can take Proscar and try to combat it, with decreased DHT conversion during my cycle. I have chosen the latter, without knowing for sure how hard (if at all) the decreased DHT will affect my gains. I sincerely hope it is true that it is deactivated in tissues, so I don't feel like crap through my entire cycle that I am severely shortchanging myself with my gains, even though it is a necessary evil.
Thanks a ton in advance guys,