I'm going bald...help!!

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    Jul 01, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    ok so basically I have shit genes in my family - both grandfathers on either side were bald by the age of 21 and my brother went bald at 22. I turn 21 in October and my hairline has receded and thinned dramtically since high school. So i'm pretty much screwed!

    Anyways I have been seeing a lot of commercials for those hair regrowth procedures and treatments but I am a bit skeptical towards them. Is there anyone on here who has had success with them or any other treatment?

    Also I really really REALLY don't want to be a baldie...to the point where I am actually considering spending a heap of money on a genuine wig. Is this a bad idea? should I just embrace my balding and become a cueball?????

    Any helpful feedback is much appreciated
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    Jul 01, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    Patent medicines, weaves, transplants? All pretty much useless unless you have Elton John's kind of money. Most people can spot even the most costly rugs at 100 paces. There'd be more whispers about that than about somebody who's naturally shedding.
    You'll live, I did. Look at it this way, if you didn't have balls you couldn't be bald. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 01, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidLook into Rogaine and Propecia.
    Adriens right. This is one of the best combo's there is out there for regrowth. Propecia works wonders on halting anymore hair loss and can aide in growing some back. BTW.. the whole grandfather's things on both sides does not always hold true. Both my grand daddys were bald and my only brother is too while my father and I still have horse hair on our head. So,, that gene thing can skip some guys here and there in a family.
    just sayin'

    Where's Areodante? I think he has some good advice on options....
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    Jul 01, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    Rogaine & Propecia causes gyno and other bad effects....


    If you like the shaved head look...

    My friend got this done:
    http://www.hishairclinic.com/

    It's like a tattoo...
    You can't tell he ever was going bald now.

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    Jul 01, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Just shave your head. Hair implants are pretty noticeable. You'll attract more guys with a shaved head than with a head full of plugs. And chemicals are fine and dandy, but is the cost of maintenance really worth it?
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    Jul 01, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    Yeah, I would talk to your family doctor and discuss medical options like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil).

    Those drugs aren't cheap though and I'm not sure medical insurance covers them. They do have some possible side effects including reduced libido and abnormal liver function tests. Also, the drugs tend to be more effective on balding at the crown, and less so with receding hairlines.

    Otherwise, I'd go with what others said and just go with a short haircut or shaved head - which can look really good on a guy.

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    Jul 01, 2011 5:20 AM GMT

    I'm picturing you Bic (razor shaved) and I like it.

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    Jul 01, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidLook into Rogaine and Propecia.


    Both works well.

    Try nisim shampoo as well.
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    wow thanks for all of the advice everyone. I will defiantly have to research this Rogaine and Propecia. If that doesn't work then i'll just have to harden the hell up and shave my head...it won't be the end of the world.

    anyways, cheers everyone
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    I think you look like you've got a similar hairline to me so I feel your pain!

    I'm probably just gonna buzz cut it at some point - I think you should do that rather than hair restoration, I think it would suit you. Have you ever tried it?
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    I heard once you go on Propecia you have to maintain it for life, also i think it is expensive
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    Pure saidI think you look like you've got a similar hairline to me so I feel your pain!

    I'm probably just gonna buzz cut it at some point - I think you should do that rather than hair restoration, I think it would suit you. Have you ever tried it?


    Thats what my other half does (the maintenance of chemicals can be onerous).
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm with Iron on this one, shave it all off before you go spending all that cheddar.
    Bald is beautiful and you'll be hot...wish I could get my man to shave it; he's hanging on to every last strand of ginger-locks.
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    Im not going bald BUT, last time I couldnt drive to the place I usually get my haircut from and....I ended up googling barbershop and getting a haircut from the nearest place to my location....it sucked, soooooooooo bad, I wanned these stupid lines on the side and the guy overdid it to the point I looked like a fucking alien. I wore a hat for about 2 days until I got fed up with it and shaved my whole head. I have never shaved my head in my life so it took some balls lol.


    STILL BETTER THAN MOST HAIRCUTS OUT THERE!!! icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    Vancouverite2004 saidYeah, I would talk to your family doctor and discuss medical options like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil).

    Those drugs aren't cheap though and I'm not sure medical insurance covers them. They do have some possible side effects including reduced libido and abnormal liver function tests. Also, the drugs tend to be more effective on balding at the crown, and less so with receding hairlines.

    Otherwise, I'd go with what others said and just go with a short haircut or shaved head - which can look really good on a guy.



    Remember a drug is a drug and will affect other bodily functions.

    Hair transplants have came a long way in recent yearsicon_smile.gif
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    Jul 01, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    Go on propecia.....get your Doctor to write you a script for Finastride (spelling) 5 milligram then get a pill cutter and cut it into 5 pieces....take one mg a day. My brother in law does this costs him $10.00 copay but each script lasts for 4-5 mos.
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    Jul 01, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    I've been on Propecia since 1999, and i can say without a doubt it does work - while it doesnt regrow hair, it does 'freeze' your hair loss and prevents further. Now that i'm older, it serves double duty for me as a prostate med. I did have a hair transplant in 99, and it worked absolutely perfect - no 'corn rows' or patches - although the donor site, a long very narrow scar from where the hair was taken from the base of your skull is slightly noticable if i clipper my hair with a#1 or #2 guard. I just use a #3 for my 'summer' cut and no one sees a thing. For reference, i was nearly 50% bald at the age of 40. I'm 52 now, and have a very natural looking, slightly receeding hairline that is appropriate for my age. The surgeon I used for the procedure was Medical Hair Restoration in Denver. They have offices around the US. I totally recommend them, and NO - this is NOT a paid advertisement. They do what they say, and it works.
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    Jul 01, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    Asuguy2005 saidGo on propecia.....get your Doctor to write you a script for Finastride (spelling) 5 milligram then get a pill cutter and cut it into 5 pieces....take one mg a day. My brother in law does this costs him $10.00 copay but each script lasts for 4-5 mos.


    This^^ post is semi accurate.

    Get your doctor to write you a Rx for Proscar (a Rx medication for enlarged prostate). It has the same active ingredient as Propecia.

    Proscar is covered by insurance. Propecia is not.

    You can cut Proscar into pieces and take a reduced doseage per day. Same as taking Propecia.

    Propecia works wonders to prevent additional hairloss and promote some hair regrowth.
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    Jul 01, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    I remember when I was in law school, my younger cousin, who was in college at the time, told me he was losing hair big time. I thought he was crazy since I've really not experienced much of that. Today he is mostly bald and I still can't really believe it.

    Good advice above. My suggestion to you is not to panic, but to gain some valuable information on how best to proceed that is appropriate for you. What might be best for one, might not be for you. Getting information and insight isn't going to cost you a bunch of money... but useless "solutions" could, so get facts and plan wisely. If shaving your head is the best solution based on your budget, you might consider it.. but.. maybe...
    There have been alot of advances in recent years.
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    Jul 01, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    Hey man try a supplement called Great hair. This is by far the best stuff out there with no side affects really.

    For me I had a blad patch at top of my head in Jan. of this year. 85% filled back in. On month two of this product. The Biotin in this pill helps with skin & nails. Also noticed my hair looks better all over. You can get it at GNC, or any store like it.


    Link below:
    http://www.evitamins.com/great-hair-vitol-4185
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    Jul 01, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    matmil90 saidok so basically I have shit genes in my family - both grandfathers on either side were bald by the age of 21 and my brother went bald at 22. I turn 21 in October and my hairline has receded and thinned dramtically since high school. So i'm pretty much screwed!

    Anyways I have been seeing a lot of commercials for those hair regrowth procedures and treatments but I am a bit skeptical towards them. Is there anyone on here who has had success with them or any other treatment?

    Also I really really REALLY don't want to be a baldie...to the point where I am actually considering spending a heap of money on a genuine wig. Is this a bad idea? should I just embrace my balding and become a cueball?????

    Any helpful feedback is much appreciated


    I like a little receding hairline its sexy
  • zenmonkie

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    Jul 01, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    Shaving your head can be rather liberating. No more having to check the mirror and dick around with your hair 5 times a day. It doesn't have to be a razor, just use clippers.
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    Jul 01, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    Shave your head, it looks good and trying to stop hair loss just won't work very well.
  • OutdoorsJock

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    Jul 01, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    some people (like me) think bald is HOT. Especially if you have a head that takes it well. Baldness was certainly proved popular at the Frameline Festival this year when the short film Skalla Mann won the audience favorite award.

    But if you want to keep what you have, I certainly hope you aren't abusing tobacco as smoking will accelerate your genetic predisposition to lose what you have.
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    Jul 01, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    matmil90 saidwow thanks for all of the advice everyone. I will defiantly have to research this Rogaine and Propecia. If that doesn't work then i'll just have to harden the hell up and shave my head...it won't be the end of the world.

    anyways, cheers everyone


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