Dreaded Receding Hair line...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by LunarSlingShot, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hair loss sucks at any age if you like your current hair style or like to have options.

    The only real solution is learning to live with it or getting a hair transplant but at 28yo I would wait until it progresses a few more years yet or you could end up with a bald patch behind your new fringe as the hair loss progresses. If you overharvest your supply of donor hair it's game over and you will have tiny scars along with the bald spots so shaving or clippering to number 1 may not be a option.
     
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  2. DekeDog

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    Just consider of all the potential combover options.
     
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  3. OldDave

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    I for one am envious of your hair. :D Front to back balding is WAY cooler than a dome spreading in all directions like mine. Own it and be proud. And if any of the ladies don't like it, so what? Who needs shallow people in their life.
     
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    Mine started receding at about that age as well. Embrace it or try minoxidil to at least slow it down.
     
  5. Bob Womack

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    Most of the popular guitarist out there began this process decades before you.

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    A good percentage of those who avoided it died young. Not a fun alternative. Mine began receding at about your current age and here I am thirty-four years later:

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    Bob
     
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    Wahl clippers. No. 2 or 3 comb. Think of all you'll save on barbering.
     
  7. LunarSlingShot

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    I can only hope that I still have that much hair 34 years from now!
     
  8. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    i was pretty bald in my early 30's and I took quite a bit of flack. Mostly good natured, but some people were pretty brutal. At first it bothered me, after a while I came to the same conclusion about the hecklers. There was nothing I could do about it so I just rolled with it.

    Sometimes when I see some of those guys that gave me crap, and they are now 150 lbs heavier and hunched over and generally looking in pretty bad shape I'm tempted to give a little back, but I just keep my peace.

    I think about how at 65 I can still ride my bicycle, and my motorcycle, and just smile and tell them they look great.

    I do feel badly for women that loose their hair. That's got to be tough.

    Nice guitar op!
     
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  9. LunarSlingShot

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    Well, luckily I'm already married with a 1.5 year old son. My disdain for my hairline is all mental vanity. I don't really need to try to 'impress' the ladies anymore.

    When I said that I spent WAY too much time 10 years ago worrying about what my hair looked like, I really meant it. My folks used to make fun of me a lot for caring so much.....buuuuuuut in those days I was mostly concerned with chasing ladies.
     
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    Keep that Tele well-polished and that's where peoples' eyes will go.
    As the years go by you can install increasingly eye-catching pickguards to hold their attention.
     
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    Nice guitar!
    I'm surprised no one's started a Hair/Telecaster Club For Men here on TDPRI. We could discuss our guitar issues at the same time we talk comb-over methods. ;)
    FWIW, I still have "mostly" full coverage, but it's gotten very thin. I keep it "buzzed", so obviously my skull is prominently visible.
    Remember the old saying?.....men who go bald from the "front to back" are great thinkers. Men who go bald from the "back to front" are great lovers. Men who go bald all over THINK they're great lovers.....;)
     
  12. LunarSlingShot

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    What's really funny about that is I had several people tell me how much that red guitar stands out on stage. Looking at the photos of the full band they are right. Definitely made me want to continue building my chops....

    band.jpg
     
  13. charlie chitlin

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    Not less hair to comb...more face to wash.
     
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    guitars are way cooler than hair.
    that is all.
     
  16. bftfender

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    hair is cool also Ephrata Borough-20151221-00505.jpg
     
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    I had a 'fro from high school until I was about 43, when I just buzzed it all off. Best decision I ever made.

    Years ago I went to see the Clash. Someone working at their sound board had a mohawk, and male pattern baldness. Don't be that guy.
     
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    Just own it.

    Learn to love yourself, perceived flaws and all. You only get one ride, dont spend it worrying or fighting things that are out of your control.
     
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  19. johnny k

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    Good things about being bald : not having to comb / go to the hairdresser, dry real quick, easy in the summer, being able to refer to your friends as the long haired guys, though they just have 1 inch on their skull, adopt the skindhead look. Think about all the guys you ll now look alike (Tor johnson, Anton laVEy, Mike Tyson, uncle fester, and many more.)

    Bad things : Having to shave / buzz your hair once or twice a week, takes a bit of training to get behind the ears, your movements in the 2nd mirror always go the wrong direction.
    Tough in winter, wear a wool beanie, assuming it gets cold where you live. Adopt the skinhead looks. Your friends nicknaming you cue ball, baldy locks and so on.
     
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  20. Mike Eskimo

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    My guess is he’s bald and puffy and ain’t got no woman...:confused:
     
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