Thinning hair?

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    Jul 05, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    Okay so my hair has been starting to thin out and I've been using this product called REVITA, it helped to stop any more hair loss but it hasn't grown any back like it promised. Any one else having a thinning hair/hair loss product that they have had positive results with?
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    Jul 05, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    I've found that Nioxin works very well. Seems to have stopped my hair from thinning, falling out, receding, etc. It hasn't made it grow back miraculously but definately not losing / thinning hair like I used to. Costs but worth it IMHO.
  • Regina_Guy

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    Jul 05, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    I'm also using Nioxin.

    I would agree that my hair has stopped receding. However, there has been no new growth. I'm not sure there is any type of shampoo and conditioner on the market that will stimulate new hair growth.

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    Jul 05, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    I started using Rogaine a few months back when I noticed my hairline receding. It has worked like a charm and the hair is growing back thicker where it had been receding and thinning out.
  • rnch

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    Jul 05, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    cut it super short/shave it to the bone and face the inevitable.

    i did.

    my social life increased after going "topless". icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    I decided to take it all before it want by itself. Been twelve years and still don't miss it.
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    rnch saidi did.


    Same here icon_smile.gif And just think of the money we've saved not having to go to the barber icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    Yeah, that unsightly baldness thing can be a bitch lol

    Wear yer hair short and get used to the fact you've got a lot of testosterone flowing around in your blood. I tried Rogane and the other stuff available at the time in my very early 30's but too late for me. I had bad hair to begin with so no great loss.

    I've been shaving my head for 15 years and yes you will get a ton more attention from both sexes. A very few unfortunate dudes have a malformed or oddly shaped head/bumpy head and if that's the case well you have my sympathies. Most guys can't pull off the shaved head thing w/o some facial hair. My oldest bro made the observation that shaving my head drew attention away from my big nose and big ears. Your ears and nose will continue to grow throughout your life.

    Nothing like a nice cool PNW rain on a freshly shaved head icon_smile.gif It's funny how many guys will shave their sack but never consider shaving their head. That being said the razor blade companies have us right by the balls price wise. Why do blades cost so f'in much? I am in the wrong business.

    1/3 of the guys loose their hair when they are young, 1/3 loose it through middle age and the rest get to keep it to their grave, more or less.
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    I started losing my hair at age 19. Then it progressed to a thin monkish spot on the back of my head. The receding hairline/growing forehead was there first and not something I worried about.

    I did Propecia for 9 months, and it did absolutely nothing except give me spongy erections and translucent to transparent semen once I actually could reach an orgasm (which was much more difficult).

    The doctor told me to quit Propecia, and he felt it was a big scam himself.

    I think it's a huge placebo.
    I haven't lost anymore hair than I would have according to my genetics. My mom's dad and brother look just like me, and my dad and I both have the thinning crown.

    I tried the bald look. Lol. It doesn't work for me. You can agree if you look at old pics. Obviously, I didn't post a picture of the back of my head on this website because it's so taboo to be bald and gay.

    I'm perfectly comfortable with my hair loss and genetics. There is nothing you can do about it, and don't believe companies telling you that you are stopping further hair loss. Guess what, you'd stop anyways, but you wouldn't know that unless you had the balls to stop your hairloss treatment method. It's a pseudo-medical condition and a natural part of being male with genetic predisposition to DHT receptors on your hair follicles. It's like someone giving you moisturizer so that you won't get any more brown birthmarks. Guess what, you won't get any more regardless.

    They don't know if your hair loss treatment method could be causing other issues with your physiology either. Not a risk I will be taking.

    Just get used to it. If someone doesn't want to be with you because of your hair, then you're not for them. Stereotypical gay men are superficial enough as it is.

    I like my partly balding look because it works with me and shows I have nothing to hide. It makes me not look like an undergraduate. It also makes me look more sophisticated and smart. I also feel the monk spot is quite appropriate for my personality type, ie the smart, spiritual, ascetic type who is all about mind/body/spirit.

    Notice my positive affect toward it. Society wants you to have a negative affect toward your hair loss: "oh no, my libido is gone, I must not be able to get it up anymore, no body will like me!, Well, there went my youth! I'm an old man." You sound like a self-pitying loser if you adapt to that negative cyclic thinking pattern.
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    I also think that you should try Rogaine, I haven't used it cuz I don't need it... yet, but I've met people who swear by it
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    Guitarboi85 you don't look like you're thinning but it's always most noticable to the person it's affecting. Of course a lot of guys just get the mature hairline where the hairline recedes and it can be upsetting but it's not quite as bad as balding. Unfortunately there's only so much you can do with thinning hair besides genetics always seem to win.
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:56 PM GMT
    DHT blockers (Propecia, etc.) are pretty much proven to stop the hair loss. Hair regrowth, however, is hit and miss. Some guys regrow some hair on it, some don't.
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    Jul 05, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I used Rogaine years ago; it worked, but I hated the application process. When finasteride (Propecia) became available for treatment of hair loss, I started that. It worked as well, but when I started working out 5 years ago, my doctor told me that I had a choice to make: keep my hair, or build muscle mass. Finasteride works by blocking production of one of the hormones integral to muscle building.

    I don't want to really "muscle up," but I do like having a healthier and hotter body than I did 5 years ago.

    Besides...Lots of people find baldness sexy. My partner was pretty much bald on top by his mid-30s.

    Why fight it?

    (Just promise you'll NEVER attempt a comb-over!)icon_biggrin.gif

    By the way...the only two treatments scientifically proven to stop hair loss and, in some cases, regrow hair are Propecia and Rogaine (and their generic equivalents, of course).
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    Jul 05, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    Dude...you are a cutie so I think the shaved look would really be like wow~
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    Jul 05, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    When I was a teenager my hair was my pride and joy, after many years of hair styles, spending money on product and etc, it eventually started receding and I kept cutting it shorter and shorter till now...and now I shave my head.

    As others have started previously I wish I had done it so many years ago!!! As soon as I started shaving my head, guys came outta the wood work!!!

    I just can't see spending all that money on products to stop your hair from falling out, regrowing hair, fixing your hair, cutting your hair, and the list goes on and on!!

    My best friend went to hair club for men years ago and it looks ok, but now is talking about going to bosely and spending another $15,000 on hair restoration!!!!

    fuck that, I'll buy a car or fix my house up or something; buy a fusion razor at walmart for $15, and still be attractive to muscular butch men that I love!!
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    Jul 05, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    sashaman saidI started using Rogaine a few months back when I noticed my hairline receding. It has worked like a charm and the hair is growing back thicker where it had been receding and thinning out.


    yup! same here man! Rogaine foam easy application and works great! icon_smile.gif
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Jul 05, 2010 10:31 PM GMT
    I am fairly certain I'll be bald or close to it by time I turn 25. All of my male cousins on my mother's side are all bald. 3 of the 4 lost all their hair by time they turned 25, and the other one lost his by time his was 28. On my father's side, one cousin was completely bald by time he was 22, and his father (my father's brother) was completely bald by time he was ~24. I have grandfathers and great-grandfathers who were bald, or close to it, so I am virtually certain I will be too.

    I first started losing my hair by time I was 22, but I, at the time, I thought it was a product of depression and poor eating habits. After my bout with depression, my hair loss stopped, but I think the damage, so to speak, was done. Now that I am going on 24, I've noticed my hair is thinning to the point it looks silly to keep it long. In photos, it looks really full, but in person, it doesn't look becoming of me. I cut it all off about two months ago, and at first, I hated it. Now, it has started to grow on me - I'll have to update my profile photo, and let you all be the judge of my new look.

    I've had a few friends tell me that I look "good" without my hair, but I don't know if they are being polite or truthful. They tell me that my facial features are very symmetrical, and that I have a well-proportioned head... so losing my hair doesn't demean my appearance. My father finds it amusing, but I only believe that because I think it reminds him of his father. My brother and father appear to be the exceptions to this rule. My brother just turned 20 and his hair is outrageously full - I tell him I could flip him upside down and use him as a mop. My father still has a great deal of hair at 53, but it is starting to thin all over. My hair is also thinning all over... it's not necessarily in the front, back, or temples.

    I did for a while use hair loss products to see if it was a poor diet or genetics that was causing my hair loss in college, but nothing worked, so I think it is genetics. I've excepted reality, and I am ok with it.
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    Jul 05, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidI used Rogaine years ago; it worked, but I hated the application process. When finasteride (Propecia) became available for treatment of hair loss, I started that. It worked as well, but when I started working out 5 years ago, my doctor told me that I had a choice to make: keep my hair, or build muscle mass. Finasteride works by blocking production of one of the hormones integral to muscle building.


    That is untrue, by the way.

    Finasteride blocks DHT, which does nothing for muscle. Muscles respond to testosterone, not DHT.
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    Jul 05, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    The day my hair begins to thin is the day I look back at my life, thank the flying spaghetti monster for all I have, and jump off a very high bridge.

    I look horrible in hats, and I would look horrible bald[ing]. I think some people can pull it off--some guys look hot bald.

    I'd be better off at the bottom of a river.
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    Jul 05, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    If there was any product that really grew hair back, you wouldnt have to be asking about it here on RJ ... or watching ads on TV at 2 in the morning ... to know about it.
  • jacksprat1

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    Jul 06, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    Hair I come to save the Day!!!!
    Ok guys and you Guitarboi85 I'm on the iPhone here's the short verison
    I lost the long version becuse my browser refreshed ]:^o

    If you're poor saw palmetto (((standarized extract))) 160 mg blocks 35% dht twice a day 6 am- 6pm.

    Next level Minoxidil 5% trade names Rogaine to save money get walmart generic equate brand. It does not block dht it forces blood vesels open to force feeds freshly dead (hair thats not grown for 1-2 years) Or currently dieing hair roots. It's for every day use.

    Ok propecia 1mg blocks 70%ish dht. It does work but to save money again request 5 mg procar break/cut into 5 pieces. $ave big time just tell your
    doc he'll understand he knows its the same drug just that the drug company trying to screw you because it for hair loss. Propercia hair loss 1 mg and procar 5mg prostate enlargement are the same thing.

    Now for the BOMB the ONLY DRUG THAT blocks dht type one and type two at 90% Avodart or generic DURASTRERIDE at I believe .5 or .05 mg you have to Google it. Now for the Shock Guys type in DURASTRERIDE and hair loss into google click search.... Then go to the top of the page and click GOOGLE IMAGES. You want to see hair regrowth!

    Remember it will regrow hair but your front hair line tough to grow back so don't waste time. Keep hiting it with Minoxidil 5% you have to keep them from dying for good or else it transpant city. Pass it along my fingers are cramping from this iPhone.

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbnicon_surprised.gifeZcSzakLKjmoM::healthforworld.blogspot.com/2008/11/dutasteride.html&t=1&usg=AFrqEzfUlIs8La8E5eU3RG1qryPPUjz55g

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    Jul 06, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    sashaman saidI started using Rogaine a few months back when I noticed my hairline receding. It has worked like a charm and the hair is growing back thicker where it had been receding and thinning out.


    but rogaine is not for receding hairline, its for balding on the crowne, i was told by the rogaine representative that it was not for me.
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    Jul 06, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    I only miss mine during the winter.
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    viveutvivas said
    OtterJoq saidI used Rogaine years ago; it worked, but I hated the application process. When finasteride (Propecia) became available for treatment of hair loss, I started that. It worked as well, but when I started working out 5 years ago, my doctor told me that I had a choice to make: keep my hair, or build muscle mass. Finasteride works by blocking production of one of the hormones integral to muscle building.


    That is untrue, by the way.

    Finasteride blocks DHT, which does nothing for muscle. Muscles respond to testosterone, not DHT.


    Sorry, you're incorrect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrotestosterone

    WikipediaDHT is the primary contributing factor in male pattern baldness (MPB).
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    Jul 06, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Be grateful it didn't start thinning when you were 16