Thanks for posting your query on healthcare magic
The condition you are talking about is male pattern baldness
or androgenic alopecia
.The etiology of this condition is mostly genetic or hereditary running either in the maternal or paternal side.
Ill tell you in brief about androgenic alopecia so that it is of help to you.
Androgenetic alopecia is a genetically determined disorder which is an extremely common disorder that affects roughly 50% of men and perhaps as many women older than 40 years.It is progressive through the gradual conversion of terminal hairs into indeterminate hairs and finally to vellus hairs. Patients with androgenetic alopecia have a reduction in the terminal-to-vellus hair ratio, normally about 4:1. Following miniaturization of the follicles, fibrous tracts remain. Patients with this disorder usually have a typical patterned distribution of hair loss.
Only 2 drugs currently have US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved indications for treatment of androgenetic alopecia: topical application of minoxidil
and oral tab finasteride( which mentioned by you as propecia
Minoxidil comes in various brand names like for eg rogaine
mentioned by you or mintop and tugain .So the efficacy doesnt vary with the brand but the way of application .With the dropper take 1 ml of liquid minoxidil of any brand and apply on your scalp skin of the affected area and not on the hair itself.The application needs to be twice daily .these medications do not regenerate new hair .they will only help you retain the existing hair so that your degree of alopecia doesn't increase further.But before taking these you should consult a Hair Transplant
surgeon /a dermatologist
or a trichologist or any doctor specializing in hair problems to confirm diagnosis .
Also you may add antidandruff shampoo if you face the dandruff problem.
You may use parachute advanced scalp care therapy twice a week and wash it off in morning with X gain shampoo( twice a week only )
Take plenty of fish , green leafy vegetables , fruits and loads of water .
All this will help you retain your existing hair .BUT If you want to replace the lost hair then you can undergo a hair transplant procedure depending upon the grade and occurance of alopecia
I hope i have answered to most of your queries
If you have any more doubts feel free to post again
Dr Mayank Singh
Consultant Plastic , Cosmetic , Hair Transplant & Laser Surgeon