Noticeably Thinning hair on the back of my head....

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    Sep 19, 2008 1:44 PM GMT
    Thinning Hair on the crown of my head....

    Anyone have any suggestions as to products or things i can do to keep the hair that I have or even regrow hair on the back of my head.

    So many products seem like gimmicks, and the internet just has so many resources that you don't know what is true and what is not.

    Please Advise. Thank You.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 19, 2008 2:23 PM GMT
    Propecia worked well for me, but it is pricey and requires a prescription. I've heard people using it in conjunction with Rogaine have the best results.



    *waits for posts telling you to shave your head*
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    Sep 19, 2008 3:14 PM GMT
    ct - hate to say this but it's all part of getting older. Do you have a history of thinning hair or baldness in your family? If so - you probably have that gene and no matter how many creams or other products you use you will still probably have the thinning. My advice - accept it as part of who you are - your a great looking guy.

    What ever you do - don't use "spray-on hair" to cover the bald spot! icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 19, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    OBVIOUSLY, I have no suggestions for growing hair. ...I can only try to console you with the suggestion that you be happy that the balding spot is on the back of your head so your appearance wont be greatly affected by.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 19, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    I happen to like men with some thinning hair
    makes em a little more masculine GRRR icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 19, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidPropecia worked well for me, but it is pricey and requires a prescription. I've heard people using it in conjunction with Rogaine have the best results.

    You know Tim, if you got generic low dose of proscar and broke up the tablet, it would probably be a LOT cheaper than Propecia. Its the same stuff.
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    Sep 19, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    ctdude25 saidThinning Hair on the crown of my head...

    Well I am sure you can try any of those products, but I have to say I know many HOT guys that have thinning hair. It doesn't detract one bit. Buzzing your hair real low rather than trying to cover it up would work well too.
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    Sep 19, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    I tried from soops to shampoos and had no luck..So guess what? I buzzed my hari icon_biggrin.gif.

    Im proud to say that all my younger cousins already lost their hair and I still have most of mine but very very thin and on the crown/backside of my head icon_biggrin.gif.
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    Sep 19, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    If your family has a history of baldness then Propecia (Finesteride) will definitely help because it will block DHT from attacking your hair follicles. If your hair thinning is not inherited then you'll have to find some other treatment as Propecia will not work. Generally it takes at least 3 months continuous use before you even notice the difference and up to a year before people notice you've done something to your hair.

    All doctors know about this drug and will monitor your testosterone and PSA levels to make sure there are no adverse effects on your prostate (Finesteride was used to treat prostate enlargement until doctors discovered another beneficial side effect). You don't need to go to expensive hair clinics who would prescribe the same thing for an arm and a leg.

    The other thing too is you have to start taking it ASAP. The drug won't be effective once your hair follicles have been killed of. You also have to take it for life if you want to keep your hair. Such is life :-(
  • Timbales

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    Sep 19, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit said
    Timberoo saidPropecia worked well for me, but it is pricey and requires a prescription. I've heard people using it in conjunction with Rogaine have the best results.

    You know Tim, if you got generic low dose of proscar and broke up the tablet, it would probably be a LOT cheaper than Propecia. Its the same stuff.


    I was not aware of that. I decided to stop Propecia about 6 months ago. I'm noticing some thinning, and when it gets bad enough I'll just get out the clippers. Hopefully I'll be thin by then so I'm not fat and bald.
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    Sep 19, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    timberoo: wait no more!

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    shave your head
  • Timbales

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    Sep 19, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidtimberoo: wait no more!

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    shave your head


    no

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    Sep 19, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    Grow a stache and shave the head. Bald guys are hawt.
  • auryn

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    Sep 19, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    Try FNS from Osmotics or just shave it down. You'd be hot with or without the hair, so no need to worry about that.
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    Sep 19, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    There are vitamins and trace elements that support the growth of hair. Foremost Biotin ( Vitamin H ). Also Thiamin (B1) and Panthothen acid ( B5).
    Trace elements zinc and iron, extract of millet and cysteine.
    Hair grows really slow so whatever you decide to do you need to make sure to continue the treatment for a longer period of time. A friend of mine took zinc and diatomaceous earth ( chert ?) for 3 months with visible effects.. Also homeopathic treatment or Schüssler salts ( http://www.doctoryourself.com/cell_salts.html) are supposed to help, no clue about that..best to ask a doctor of your choice.
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    Sep 19, 2008 6:36 PM GMT
    I'm using Rogaine/Minoxadyl, and it seems to be working. I've got the crown/scalp thinning, and minoxadyl is supposed to be set up for it. Also, in the generic form, it's not too expensive.

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    Sep 19, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    perhaps if you masturbate you could pull the hair out that has grown in your palm and paste it to you head.... no? icon_eek.gif
  • SkyMiles

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    Sep 20, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    SHAVE IT!

    Seriously, dude. You can fight this with chemicals, hormones, corny implants and transplants, wigs or whatever, or you could just...

    SHAVE IT!!

    Bald = beautiful icon_biggrin.gif