Sorry for the dramatic post, but I really do hate it. I am in my 8th month of rogaine & it was going reasonably well. Not huge progress, but lots of regrowth/new growth popping up in the last month. I got my hair done & thought it looked good for the first time in 2 years. Then about a week a go, tons of shedding every day. Shedding mostly long hairs that were my "anchors" and it stinks. I can tell that these hairs are from the top and sides because those are the ones that I recently got highlighted (not at the roots). I feel helpless, sad, mad, etc., etc. Anyone have any rogaine shed cycles experiences to share? I have searched the forum & read past posts, just need some encouragement at the moment. Shaving my head never sounded so good!