Are you scared of losing hair?

  • bluecrow

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    Oct 10, 2011 11:55 AM GMT
    I have never considered myself as one of those people who will eventually lose hair. Unfortunately, I start to realize I am becoming one.

    Recently, I spend quite amount of time at a forum where men discuss about MPB. I have to say I had a major panic last month, for weeks, I was worry about my hair situation.

    However, it seems eventually it happens to most of us when we get older. Still it is scary... I need my hair... I haven't got a bf. icon_eek.gif

    Then I start to pay attention to other people's hair. I realized it's quite common to have a receding hairline when men come to their 30's. The hair situation get a lot worse when men hit 40's. It's quite common for a 50ish years old guy get bald. Still, I wish someone may have already found a cure to MPB.

    How is your hair situation? Are you experiencing noticeable sign of hair loss? What is the impact of hair loss to you?
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    I've been fearing about listing my hair for years. It's already kinda thin. I'm afraid that I'll be less appealing if I lose all my hair since I'm already having trouble attracting guys. :c
  • bad_wolf

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    Oct 10, 2011 12:44 PM GMT
    Terrified
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:45 PM GMT
    Way beyond that point.
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:46 PM GMT
    I try not to worry too much. I definitely have it, but when I got my hair buzzed with a patient (a kid with cancer who was afraid to get buzzed..).. I noticed how everyone commented how fast my hair grew back. In my mind, I was concerned about the typical vertex problem because it is thinner there.

    I'm me and if someone doesn't want to be with me because of some hair...thats not my loss.

    I am a bit of a hypocrite though, I would get hair transplant before going bald lol.

    I do love some bald and muscular guys though

    Also, there is a lot of money in curing MPD. So, I'm confident it will be done in the next ten years or so. Kind of sad when things like cancer and HIV are still out there.
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:53 PM GMT
    I have a lot of hair, my dad has a lot of hair...

    but my grandfather was bald.... if I lose my hair the clippers come out and I buzz it down to nuthin and start a Alpha_Muscle 2.0 and see what happens.

    I can honestly say I am not concerned about it.

    Bluecrow, you have a really nice face and a nicely shaped head. If you shaved, it would look sexy I promise! And bald Asian men are sexy as hell!! I love the color of Asian hair... it is so luxuriously black. I would hesitate to cut it, but if you are thinning, then have some fun and do cool things with it! Or shave it off!! Asian men have such handsome features and less body hair, so it creates a clean unified look. Its why Asian men can wear fashion forward clothes and make them look good.

    And the_leo, dont take this the wrong way, but if you got a buzz cut right now, you would look awesome... you have a great face, masculine features, big beautiful eyes and a very nice jawline.... please take this in the manner intended, but I think you should go ahead and get a drastic cut now and see how it changes things for you. A good close, short cropped haircut would change your entire look and be hot.... i think probably really hot.

    People can talk about muscles all they want, but the majority of men are attracted to faces.... you have a handsome face hiding behind a lot of hair. Show it off!!

    As I said before,... please take this in the manner i mean it... I think your look right now is great, but I can see you with a shorter haircut and I think you would be smoking hot. You also minimize thinner hair.

    BTW, one of my best friends has thinning hair and he is only 27 years old... so he cuts it realy short and the man is the sexiest guy I know.... He can't keep the men off of him.... thinning hair on a man doens't matter.
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    Oct 10, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
    Sadly, my situation is one of the worse ones regarding hair. I'm only 22 and already I've had a very decent amount of thinning over the top of my head, along with a receded hairline. Thanks, dad. icon_sad.gif

    (Hence why I'm always seen wearing my signature military cap. It's a fashion statement, but it also conceals what I find to be a significant source of self-consciousness. If people see me without a hat, they generally don't comment. And I perform my concerts and stuff of course without any coverings.)

    My worry is not so much any problem with the bald stigma, but simply the lack of what I find to be a very attractive and essential feature of my personal aesthetic tastes (id est, it's an artistic thing). For that reason, I'm looking into the possibilities of beginning minoxidil or finasteride (or that other DHT inhibitor, dutasteride or whatever it's called), OR getting a very high quality wig.
  • bluecrow

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    Oct 10, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    @Scotticus

    Try this site for more info: http://www.hairlosstalk.com

    Although evening thinking about losing hair has ready creep me out, I try to collect more information, just to get myself ready when that day comes, I will shave all my hair off without hesitation. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    Guess I am lucky in the hair department since I have a full head of great hair at 61. Lost all of my hair except for the eyebrows when I went through chemo for cancer. That situation made me embrace not having hair, not having to shampoo every morning, not having to get hair cuts, etc. My hairline has gone back about a half inch. I was told I had a great shaped head when I was without any hair. You just never know what will come along to challenge your perspective on something. I do plan on having a transplant if I ever need to in the future.
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    Nope.. got all of it and at 52 have no plans on losing any.
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    My dad is approaching 60, and he still has most of his hair. My grandpa is in his early 80s, and his hairline isn't so bad. I've seen men my dad's age with more noticeable hair loss. I guess my lack of body hair is compensated with slower balding up top. icon_lol.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 10, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    ha ha ha too late for me
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    As someone with enough hair for three guys... hair is overrated.

    It's enormously attractive if you just let nature take its course.

    Just saying.
  • MichaelG

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    Oct 10, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    Not a problem for me. You should worry about real things.
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    I hate it!!! Everywhere I look around it looks like most guys my age (2icon_cool.gif have way more hair than I do. I agree, they need to hurry the fuck up and find a cure icon_razz.gif At least make hair replacement a hell of a lot cheaper icon_razz.gif

    bluecrow saidI have never considered myself as one of those people who will eventually lose hair. Unfortunately, I start to realize I am becoming one.

    Recently, I spend quite amount of time at a forum where men discuss about MPB. I have to say I had a major panic last month, for weeks, I was worry about my hair situation.

    However, it seems eventually it happens to most of us when we get older. Still it is scary... I need my hair... I haven't got a bf. icon_eek.gif

    Then I start to pay attention to other people's hair. I realized it's quite common to have a receding hairline when men come to their 30's. The hair situation get a lot worse when men hit 40's. It's quite common for a 50ish years old guy get bald. Still, I wish someone may have already found a cure to MPB.

    How is your hair situation? Are you experiencing noticeable sign of hair loss? What is the impact of hair loss to you?
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    I dread it. I do not have the bald look.
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    I'm only 25, and it's definitely happening. Thinning in the front and receding. It sucks, but the time and money needed to keep it isn't worth it to me. Such is life.
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    I am not so much worried about going bald. . .but thanks to genetics I do have a higher hairline at my temples than I would prefer. . .right now it isn't a problem, but I do sometimes worry that it will get higher, but I'm not too worried, yet. . .

    I take the vitamins that are supposed to contribute to having a healthy head of hair and as far as I can tell, it is just that I have a naturally higher hairline - not that it is actually receding further.

    However, if it does, I don't give a fuck where the money is coming from but I'm having it taken care of.
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    Are you scared of losing hair?

    No longer scared, just resigned to thinning. But at 62 I have as much hair as my Dad at his age (bless him), a little receding of the hairline, and some thinning at the crown (growing bald spot, like a monk's tonsure), but otherwise full enough. Nor am I seriously gray, another issue for men. Dad died at 85 with nearly a full head of hair, and was still salt-and-pepper as I am, not all white. Nothing suits a man as well as a good set of genes. YAY Dad!

    I'm not so much worried about appearances now, but just the constant reminder of advancing age. But appearance wise, I think I've been mostly spared the issue, given my age. Again, I bow to my parents and ancestors for what I consider a gift, because I do like having hair. I'm not sure what I would do if I lost it.
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    It is probably the single thing I would change if I could, but I can't. I've accepted that it's gone and now just trying to keep it short. No comb overs or anything like that for me.

    It is funny how wearing a hat make a difference in how much attention you get when you're losing your hair!
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    Oct 10, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidIt is probably the single thing I would change if I could, but I can't. I've accepted that it's gone and now just trying to keep it short. No comb overs or anything like that for me.

    It is funny how wearing a hat make a difference in how much attention you get when you're losing your hair!



    You got a great look!! Manly, outdoorsy, athletic.... even if you had plenty of hair, wouldn't you keep it short anyway just to be more manageable?

    I think sometimes we (we = gay men) focus on our flaws and give them more power than we should. Like I said, one of the sexiest men I have ever met has a receding hairline. One of the most sexually confident men I know is overweight. One of the most insecure men I know is constantly told how hot he is.

    If the Good Lord gives you hair, enjoy it! If he takes away your hair, then find the assets he gave you and enjoy those!!

    The sexiest thing a man can have is confidence and you dont have to be good looking to have confidence!

  • Kwokpot

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    Oct 10, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    I ALWAYS had a full head of hair, but it wasn't til my mid 40's did my hair start thinning, so I now keep it short and closely cropped.

    I'm also getting grey hairs, so I pluck them.

    AND, the DREADED grey public hairs (DAMM, I JUST turned 50 last week) wich I DEFINETELY pluck.
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    Oct 10, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    I started balding at a really early age (about 22, go genetics). And like for many guys it was depressing to see it fall off more and more. There's is a quiet grace in accepting how your body naturally changes...

    ...and I said fuck that! And then I got a micrograft transplant to rebuild my hairline =D Best thing I ever did for myself, every single day I am glad I did it. When I can afford it I'll do the top of my head.
  • FredMG

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    Oct 10, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    Not at all. all my ancestors died with full heads of hair, what I am concerned about is living to be old enough to collect social security.
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    Oct 10, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    No worries here. I totally won the genetic lottery when it comes to hair. It's thick and lustrous, and at 50, it's not even turning gray.