How do you tell another man who is balding your personal tips on how to slow/stop his alopecia?

  • JayDT

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    Dec 08, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    When I was 28 years old I was balding BAD and doing everything to hide that fact. I was fortunate enough to be dating someone at the time who had already gone through it and done many things to stop/hide his hair loss including hair transplants. He turned me on to Propecia, it's a perscription drug which inhibits the bodies natural ability to produce Dihydrotestosterone, the chemical in the body that most commonly causes hair loss in men. I started taking it and my hair not only stopped falling out but has grown back so that no one ever even knows I was balding INCLUDING my hair dresser!!!

    But how do you politely tell people "hey I know what you are going through and this is how you can stop it?" It's such a touchy subject for most men, and it's really embarassing. I know, I was there!!!
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:06 AM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    STOP!

    YOU ARE KILLING ME!
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:19 AM GMT
    Well, I wouldn't tell him directly. If he ever refers to himself balding, just be like... "Yeah, I use to be the same way." Then go into how you fixed it, or just leave it at that and if he's actually curious he'll ask about it. Otherwise he may be offended if you outright tell him.
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    JayDT saidWhen I was 28 years old I was balding BAD and doing everything to hide that fact. I was fortunate enough to be dating someone at the time who had already gone through it and done many things to stop/hide his hair loss including hair transplants. He turned me on to Propecia, it's a perscription drug which inhibits the bodies natural ability to produce Dihydrotestosterone, the chemical in the body that most commonly causes hair loss in men. I started taking it and my hair not only stopped falling out but has grown back so that no one ever even knows I was balding INCLUDING my hair dresser!!!

    But how do you politely tell people "hey I know what you are going through and this is how you can stop it?" It's such a touchy subject for most men, and it's really embarassing. I know, I was there!!!


    I've never felt insecure about losing hair. It's a very natural occurrence. I would first tell someone, "Why are you so insecure as to worry about such a silly, natural, thing?"

    DHT inhibs aren't without side effects, like anything else.

    I think most of the hair thinning stuff, most men have outgrown, at this point. Just about everyone I know buzzes their head, or shaves it clean. Like so many things, it's about making money for Big Pharm on the backs of insecure folks.

    It is what it is.

    I'd be the first to tell help someone to figure out why it would bother them to begin with.

    And, the answer is: "If you're bothered by losing hair, you might might to check into a DHT inhib." It's just that simple. No need for drama.
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Dec 09, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    i actually had a scare... yes me at 19 icon_sad.gif

    i started taking that "Super pump" drink before my workouts... well then i noticed my hair was falling out icon_sad.gif

    AHH bob harper!! sorry watching biggest loser

    but ya i got a scare... then i found some tips online... lucky me my mom told me about my hair and then i decided to do something... i dunno if this is on topic but ya that super pump stuff scares me now
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 09, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    If you know them well enough, you can just start talking and say something like "oh man, i can't forget to order my propecia again. I was losing my hair but now that I'm taking it my hair is fine!"
  • Anto

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    Dec 09, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    First you would have to find out if they care or not I think.
    That stuff doesn't work for everyone or to the same degree either. Possible side-effects can happen too, particularly male-related issues like sexual ones or other parts of the body. It also doesn't stop all kinds of male pattern hair loss. If I remember right it doesn't stop hair loss that happens from the forehead.
    Have you had any side-effects?
  • Anto

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    Dec 09, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    I've never felt insecure about losing hair. It's a very natural occurrence. I would first tell someone, "Why are you so insecure as to worry about such a silly, natural, thing?"

    Some people find thinning hair or balding unattractive, or even an affront to a person's masculinity.
    It can also make a person look older than they actually are.
    It can also ruin the framing of a person's face.
    Some people like having hair as well, it makes up a part of how you look. If it starts to fall off it's like losing a body part.
    It also happens without a person's choice. If a person has hair, they can shave it down if they want but it will grow back if they don't like it. A bald person is just stuck with how they look and if it's not something they like just have to tolerate it and how people will treat them for it, good and bad.
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    why do you assume they care they are losing their hair? lol
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    Dec 09, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    I've always wondered how to politely tell men with blond hair that there is a way they can "slow/stop" that "scare."

    Ditto guys with blue eyes. Poor things.

    Very touchy indeed.
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    Dec 09, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    Guys who wear caps on their head all the time will bald more than those who don't. If you want to keep your hair, don't wear a cap all the time.
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    Dec 09, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    If the man is explicit about his disdain for his balding, then go for it, you have nothing to lose (and he does). Other than that, it's not nice to presume they are not ok with it just because you weren't.
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    Dec 09, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    I've always wondered how to politely tell men with blond hair that there is a way they can "slow/stop" that "scare."

    Ditto guys with blue eyes. Poor things.

    Very touchy indeed.


    It's because of this that I'm glad men in my family don't lose our hair.
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    Dec 09, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    As someone who used to have a full head of hair, I would greatly appreciate any "good" information that is out there. I still have a baby face for being 41. icon_smile.gif I'm just not ready to be bald yet.
  • Tyinstl

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    Dec 09, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    G_Force saidGuys who wear caps on their head all the time will bald more than those who don't. If you want to keep your hair, don't wear a cap all the time.


    shit! i look good in hats icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 09, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    I was considering propecia but I heard the cost is a bit excessive.... and I am not one into taking medication. I just take my allergy meds and my multi vit. and thats it. Also, if you stop taking propecia your DHT level return to normal.
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    Dec 09, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
    iguanaSF saidI've always wondered how to politely tell men with blond hair that there is a way they can "slow/stop" that "scare."

    Ditto guys with blue eyes. Poor things.

    Very touchy indeed.

    Poor, poor dears... I just don't know how anyone can live under such sad conditions. Life has definitely not been equitable for everyone especially when nothing can compensate for the blond and blue eyed travesty of some peoples' 'physiology', it just impedes so much. My heart goes out to those less fortunate.
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    Dec 09, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
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    JayDT saidWhen I was 28 years old I was balding BAD and doing everything to hide that fact. I was fortunate enough to be dating someone at the time who had already gone through it and done many things to stop/hide his hair loss including hair transplants. He turned me on to Propecia, it's a perscription drug which inhibits the bodies natural ability to produce Dihydrotestosterone, the chemical in the body that most commonly causes hair loss in men. I started taking it and my hair not only stopped falling out but has grown back so that no one ever even knows I was balding INCLUDING my hair dresser!!!

    But how do you politely tell people "hey I know what you are going through and this is how you can stop it?" It's such a touchy subject for most men, and it's really embarassing. I know, I was there!!!


    I've never felt insecure about losing hair. It's a very natural occurrence. I would first tell someone, "Why are you so insecure as to worry about such a silly, natural, thing?"



    Is that what you tell people that comment on your fetal alcohol syndrome?
  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 09, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    chuckystud said
    I've never felt insecure about losing hair. It's a very natural occurrence. I would first tell someone, "Why are you so insecure as to worry about such a silly, natural, thing?"



    Is that what you tell people that comment on your fetal alcohol syndrome?

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    Dec 09, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 said
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    chuckystud said
    I've never felt insecure about losing hair. It's a very natural occurrence. I would first tell someone, "Why are you so insecure as to worry about such a silly, natural, thing?"



    Is that what you tell people that comment on your fetal alcohol syndrome?

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    The resemblance is truly disturbing.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 09, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    G_Force saidGuys who wear caps on their head all the time will bald more than those who don't. If you want to keep your hair, don't wear a cap all the time.


    Bullshit. Balding is a product of chemical factors, mostly (as in almost entirely) due to genetics.

    But I understand your reasoning. After all, only nude men grow back hair.
  • chgobuzz1

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    Dec 09, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    Why not suggest shaving each others heads as a way to beat the baldness. If you have never shaved your head you cant know how great it feels and how liberating it is to do it. You will have one hand on the top head and one hand on the lower head for days when you first shave your head. Two guys doing each other would be very hot. And yes I am serious and yes I have done exactly that with another guy icon_biggrin.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 09, 2009 5:16 AM GMT
    chgobuzz1 saidWhy not suggest shaving each others heads as a way to beat the baldness. If you have never shaved your head you cant know how great it feels and how liberating it is to do it. You will have one hand on the top head and one hand on the lower head for days when you first shave your head. Two guys doing each other would be very hot. And yes I am serious and yes I have done exactly that with another guy icon_biggrin.gif


    Creep.
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    Dec 09, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    chgobuzz1 saidWhy not suggest shaving each others heads as a way to beat the baldness. If you have never shaved your head you cant know how great it feels and how liberating it is to do it.


    Ok, you really should include the disclaimer that it is best to shave one's head the first time, in warm weather when the sun will be out, preferably over a weekend. When you shave the head the first time, the scalp is VERY WHITE. This leaves one looking much like a concentration camp survivor, which few would find to be a flattering look. So, shave on a sunny weekend, perhaps on a Friday night. Then get out in the sun for the next two days, to get some color on that scalp so that it is even with the color on the rest of the face.
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    Dec 09, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    The only reasonable post on this thread.


    center saidshave on a sunny weekend, perhaps on a Friday night. Then get out in the sun for the next two days, to get some color on that scalp so that it is even with the color on the rest of the face.