Receding hairline...

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    Mar 25, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    Anyone know a product that actually works. I am only 21 BTW - 'need it so bad! I have a half-inch of hair to reclaim.
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    Mar 25, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    Most guys eventually up getting receeding hairline. My ex boyfriend was getting it also he used Rogaine on the front part where he was receeding he ended up growing his hair entirely back, first it started as peach fuzz.

    Apparently on Rogaine it says it will not working for receeding hairline, but obviously my ex proved otherwise, also I know other people it worked for. Some it did not.
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    Mar 26, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    I have not experienced the problem yet, but try reading this article.

    http://kahunka.com/reverse-hair-loss-how-i-did-it/
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    Mar 26, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    You know if you go to your GP early in male pattern baldness, they can give you creams and tablets that will often stop your hair receding, but they are expensive and you have to take them forever.

    I've a friend who gave it a go and then gave up and went bald. But he's got one ugly, lumpy head, so it was a bit unfortunate. He was bald as a badger by 18!
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    Mar 26, 2008 1:10 AM GMT
    I believe the products to prevent or delay baldness only apply to the "crown" hair thinning, and not a receding hairline---but correct me if I'm wrong. I think for a receding hairline, you need to ask who Elton used.
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 26, 2008 1:38 AM GMT
    I say, shave or clipper it ALL off!!! Seriously! There has never been a better time in recent history to be bald. A whole laundry list of celebs and sports stars, basketball and MMA have that look, and more than ever people accept bald as a 'style'.

    I feel your pain. I tried rogaine -- it's messy, expensive, ineffective and time consuming. It sucks.

    My rich cousin tried implants, I forgot what the process is called, but that sucked too and he could afford the best.

    I held on to my receeding hairline for DEAR LIFE, but there was a young guy I worked with, younger and BALDER than me, and he looked awesome so I gave it a try and would never go back (like I have a real choice anyway icon_smile.gif )

    Bald is clean, quick as hell to clean and care for. Use a clipper with no guard...try it for a month and see how people like you like that. I WILL BET that you'll look great!!!

    FREE YOUR HAIR and YOUR MIND WILL FOLLOW!

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    Mar 26, 2008 1:44 AM GMT
    I don't know much about receding hairlines; though I fear them greatly. But I can tell you that that Dave Cook guy on American Idol has a receding hairline... aside from an string of copycat songs from 3 other bands - the third being his "unique" copy of Chris Cornell's cover of "Billie Jean". That guys a fake. Anyways... I hope your hair grows back.
  • liftordie

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    Mar 26, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    shave it off!! all of it. every last hair. this coming from a cueball by CHOICE!!! LOLOL
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    What is your head shaped like? Mach 3 works for me.
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    Own and love your hairline. icon_razz.gif
  • iHavok

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    Mar 26, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    Yeah as u can see i've done the shaved head thing, and realized I ought to cherish my hair will i still have it.

    Its not the end of the world...ask my lil bro! he's 22 and has about half a head of hair now. LOL
    sucks to be him!
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    Mar 26, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    Oh no! You don't want to see me bald. I'll guess my only other viable alternative, is to go the 'beret' way. I have a long face, so I think a beret would suit me perfectly. Sob! Sob! Sob! Thanks for the replies.
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    Mar 26, 2008 3:16 AM GMT
    Oh no! You don't want to see me bald. I guess my only other viable alternative, is to go the 'beret way'. I have a long face, so I think a beret would suit me perfectly. Sob! Sob! Sob! Thanks for the replies.
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    Mar 26, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    makeumyne saidYou know if you go to your GP early in male pattern baldness, they can give you creams and tablets that will often stop your hair receding, but they are expensive and you have to take them forever.


    Or you can buy my product, Dr. Jeff's Magickal Elixir, Hair Restoring Tonic, and Liver Balm. Available in handy tin canisters, to be applied directly to the scalp.

    And to my wallet.

    Use only as directed.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 26, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    Sahidy saidAnyone know a product that actually works. I am only 21 BTW - 'need it so bad! I have a half-inch of hair to reclaim.


    Propecia worked well for me to keep my hair from receding too badly. It's expensive, though.
  • ShawnTX

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    Mar 26, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    Try 1 tbsp of black strap molasses every day. It's been known to restore hair colour and thickness.
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    Mar 26, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    Timberoo said[quote][cite]Sahidy said[/cite]Anyone know a product that actually works. I am only 21 BTW - 'need it so bad! I have a half-inch of hair to reclaim.


    Propecia worked well for me to keep my hair from receding too badly. It's expensive, though.[/quote]

    Here I thought it was the hat Tim! You mean there's hair under there? LOL just kidding.

    I've given up on trying to save it but still can't bring my self to shaving it off, it really does make you look older, however on a 20 yr old (or so) it wouldn't be so bad.
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    Mar 26, 2008 8:31 AM GMT
    buzzcut receding hairlines are HOT. icon_razz.gif

    I'm Asian so yeah... probably won't happen to me, though I do have the 'widow's peak' pattern which they say is indicative of baldness later on. I have several uncles with male pattern baldness.
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    Mar 26, 2008 10:03 AM GMT
    I have been going bald ever sinced high school so I learned to deal with it ages ago. I just shave may head. It looks beter than a receding hairline anyway...icon_razz.gif
    One of my friends also tried propecia though and it realy does work. It is rather expencive though. I just figured my grandfather was bold at eihteen, my uncle was bald at eighteen and I have a receding hairline. I kindda like the shape of my head though so I don't mind shaving it. It feels nice too...lol
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    Mar 28, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    ShawnTO saidTry 1 tbsp of black strap molasses every day. It's been known to restore hair colour and thickness.

    What was that? I'm sorry, I misplaced my reading glasses. Something about putting molasses on a jockstrap? And then what?......

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    Mar 28, 2008 7:02 AM GMT
    I've been a cosmetologist for over 22 years and I see this in my younger male clients quite often. First thing... take the tips of your fingers (no nails) and try to move the top of your scalp. Then try the same thing at the temple area, right in front of your ears. Is the scalp tighter? A scalp that's too tight reduces circulation to the hair roots and causes them to not grow hair. Get your hands in there (remember, no fingernails) and move that scalp around. Try to do it at least once a day, more if possible, and get some circulation back up there.

    Another cause of hair loss is DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is created from testosterone in the body. There are prescription meds out there that target DHT, but they all have side-effects (including impotence, usually temporary). Rogaine usually is only effective when the pattern of hair loss begins in the crown, but even if it helps, if you stop using it you will lose all that hair again within 4 months. Home remedies are questionable. You might want to check into Nioxin (found at hair salons), or RestHAIRation which you can find at this link. http://www.resthairation.com/oscommerce/homepage.php I have seen the RestHAIRation work on several of my male clients who were losing hair from the front hairline, which is how I found out about it.

    Hope that helps!
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    Mar 28, 2008 7:09 AM GMT
    jlk7jester saidMost guys eventually up getting receeding hairline. My ex boyfriend was getting it also he used Rogaine on the front part where he was receeding he ended up growing his hair entirely back, first it started as peach fuzz.

    Apparently on Rogaine it says it will not working for receeding hairline, but obviously my ex proved otherwise, also I know other people it worked for. Some it did not.

    They were the exceptions to the rule. When Rogaine first came out (it was only by prescription then), they sent people into all the salons in my area to teach the stylists about it. Rogaine was formulated specifically for male pattern baldness, which begins in the crown and radiates out in a circular pattern. It is very rare that it works on hairlines.

    Rogaine, for those who might be too young to remember its discovery, came about by accident. There were people taking a prescription medicine for high blood pressure back in the 80s who started growing hair in very odd places. The drug was pulled from the market and the company that made it started testing it again... and before long, we had Rogaine (minoxodil). It's still a drug, however, so I don't recommend using it in any way other than what the label recommends.