Went bald at a young age

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  1. refin

    refin Friend of Leo's

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    I actually saw a hair specialist when the problem started,and she did the scalp analysis and so forth.She told me that topicals and regrowth formulas only work if the follicles are still alive,and will not work if dead----only a transplant works then.
     
  2. JimmyJam

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    I had thick straw like hair, and every summer I would shave my head.
    Did this for over 20 years. Then at age 38, I noticed it wasn't growing back quite as strong as it used to. I'm starting to get that thin patch on my crown, and the front is kind of wispy.
    I thought hair loss was hereditary. Like it skips a generation. Is this not true? Both my grandfathers were bald. My dad still has his hair, not thinning like mine.
     
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    winny pooh Friend of Leo's

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    I am lucky and have great hair genes in the family, my uncles and mom are in their 50's-60's look like gladiators and have full heads of hair, I do have a grey/blonde beard that's good for a laugh when grown though.
     
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    I started showing some slight signs of a receding hairline at age 50. I dunno if that's normal or not, I thought most bald guys lost it in their 20s, so I don't know what to expect. Can't say that I'm concerned, easy come easy go, but I do find it amusing. I've shaved my head in the summer before, and enjoyed that. Anyway it doesn't seem to be retreating very quickly.
     
  6. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

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    Three basic hair styles - parted, unparted and departed. I am in the departed stage of life
     
  7. Skully

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    When you lose it in your 20s, it's premature baldness. Lots of men don't start losing it until their 50s.
     
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    i cut my ponytail when i started losing it in a way that was sort of asymetrical! it really looked pathetic after a while! i wanted to go gracefully so i just cut it short.
    to me, the rule is: when losing it, shorter is better. so i suppose none is best! i just haven't taken that step yet!
     

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    Hair started receeding when I was around 19, but no surprise cause it was a family thing.

    Just put up with it and its a way of life. By 35 it was well gone and I started to keep it real short. Clip it every week and it feels/looks OK.
     
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    just nick your girlfriends birth control pills, they're chock full of oestrogen, your balls may shrink to nothing but at least you'll look good XD
     
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    I had a teacher in high school who was bald and he always told our class, "God only gave a few people on this Earth a good head...and to everyone else he gave hair."
     
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    My Dad - bald in his 20's - used to say that you never grow hair on the parts you use most - that's why men go bald and women don't grow beards.
     
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    A little trick I learned is to cut you hair shorter when you have less of it. Doesn't seem logical, I know, but when it is longer it is also heavier and wants to lay flatter. 1"-1.5" looks much fuller on me than 3"-5" does. Sad too, because when mine gets that long it gets a big curls, which the women seem to like.
     
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    Er, think I'll keep me nads thanks, might start walking around with 'em hanging out in public, wonder if folk'll still notice I'm bald then?:cool:
     
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    I have way too much head hair, anyone want some? =P
     
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    Shut yer trap, ya punk!!!!

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    Be patient. When I was 20, I was sure I'd have more than enough, since at 25 I still had way too much mane. I dated a girl whose sister was a haircutter just to keep things under control.

    Now I've got just barely enough - If I had a good skull like Mr. Levin, I might shave it off but that means the beard would have to go - a shaved head and full beard would make me look like the Original Skin Head. I'd get arrested for walking down the street, I think.
     
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    I always had fairly short hair but when I got out of the USAF, I decided to let it grow out. Ooops, it won't grow out because it's falling out. By 25, it looked awful. At age 37, I tried a hairpiece. Not the cheap ones but those that are matched to my hair color. I have purchased them ever since 1987 and I wouldn't go without it. They are expensive but mine looks natural. At least that's what everyone says. Don't ask for a pic.
     
  19. pengipete

    pengipete Friend of Leo's

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    Not till you're old enough to grow some body hair.

    Well, you started it :p
     
  20. giginthesky

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    thick hair aint all it's cracked up to be. i could use a little thinning. one thing's for sure, if i ever suffer hair loss... i'll never do the combover. i'd rather have a buzz cut.
     
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