I started OP in Feb 07. I have had problems with hair falling out on and off for years (probably since the birth of my eldest boy, now 18). Prior to starting OP I was also using minoxidil for several years. Every time I stopped using it, the hair would fall out. I had read about people OPing and having wonderful results with regard to their hair and so I believed that I could stop minoxidil and that OP would prevent my hair from falling out. I was wrong.
Not only did I lose the hair that I had regrown with minoxidil but I have since lost much much more. Don't get me wrong, I am not blaming OP. Not long after starting OP I also started Iodine
and did some cleansing protocols. I don't know if I loosened up a bunch of toxins, fluoride and chlorine in particular, or what the story was, but my health got much worse. I have been seeing my GP and recently a ND and had all kinds of tests which revealed low iron anemia and hypothyroid, and some hormonal problems (probably also from the pill). Plus I suspect adrenal problems as well.
Anyway, I continue to OP daily. I did very briefly go back to minoxidil, but the hair loss is so widespread I would have to bath in the stuff and I just don't want to do that to my body anymore. That stuff is so strong and stinks so bad. And I don't want to have to depend on it for life. I believe that my hair will stop falling out and eventually grow back when I get the rest of my health sorted out. I think that it might already be slowing at least a little.
I take a good quality silica, use ACV, MSM, EPO. I only use organic shampoo's and try to keep the washing down to a minimum. I have been trying to eliminate as many chemicals from my life as possible. I continue to cleanse, take Iodine
and do whatever else I can to improve my health.
I still believe that OP will benefit my hair in the long run. In the meantime I believe that it is benefiting my overall health and that is why I will continue to do it.