Anyone else losing hair? What do you use to prevent it...anything work?

rnmcd

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Shaving is not an option....i'll probably wear a wig before I shave it all off.
 

Ryan

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Nope, I and every other male in my family has a full head of non-gray hair :)
 

isekii

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Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
i am 17 and i have noticed my hair line is receding, should i be worried?

LoL..
I'm 22 and I can't keep my hair from growing... :(

I wish it would just stop growing all together. Noone in my family has the gene for baldness :)
 

apoppin

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Acupuncture (the point that meets 100 others at the top of the head) may help

also TCM herbs

Daily massage may help

So may diet, exercise and rest (cut out the stress).

but not too helpful for heredity male pattern baldness

on the drug side, rogaine may help 10-25% of men (but you gotta use it every day)
 

melly

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Try Rogaine. It's a type of shampoo, methinks. It's supposed to prevent further hairloss.
 

spanky

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Originally posted by: madthumbs
Is it really worth it? Bald isn't bad.

word. if it happens... let it be. just shave ur head. the one above ur shoulders.
 

spanky

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Originally posted by: rbloedow
Seriously, looking into getting a perscription of Propecia.

commercials for those drugs r so funny... especially when they speed talk through all the side effects.
 

rnmcd

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Originally posted by: CrazyPerson
oh, you mean hair on top of your head..... you scared me for a while..

Anyone try that Propecia that was mentioned?
 

Ness

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Originally posted by: rnmcd
Shaving is not an option....i'll probably wear a wig before I shave it all off.



Keep it cut short. It won't look as bad.

Then deal with it or find a hat you like a lot. ;)
 

ThePresence

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Whatever you do, do not get sucked into using Nioxin. I did, it's a load of crap. What you should do is use Baby Shampoo. It's the gentlest shampoo, and will keep your hairs in longer.
 

rnmcd

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Originally posted by: ThePresence
Whatever you do, do not get sucked into using Nioxin. I did, it's a load of crap. What you should do is use Baby Shampoo. It's the gentlest shampoo, and will keep your hairs in longer.

DAG! I already got sucked into the Nioxin hype!
 

DaveSimmons

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search "bald" and "thinning", there should be some long threads in archives.

The drugs don't really work for male pattern baldness -- a little extra peach fuzz won't make much difference for your $50/month, even before you consider the side effects.

Lotions, massage, vitamins, herbs don't work for male pattern baldness, only for someone who has some other scalp problem.

Hair transplants do work, for a while at least, though Dennis Miller's hair is starting to look a little strange. Expensive though.

Personally I've put the $10K into S&P500 mutual fund shares instead -- I'd rather have a nice retirement than a little more hair.
 

Antisocial Virge

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Propecia and rogain "work" but it only really helps keep what you have. Propecia has bad side effects I guess, they warn against women even holding the pills!. I saw a radio personality in Canada who had spend $16000 on hair surguries, it looked horrible. Shave it off.
 

Descartes

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My hair started thinning when I spent 90% of my day stressed out due to projects at work. I'm only 23, so it was emotionally detrimental for sure.

If I were you I'd just shave it off. I went to my doctor out of desperation a while ago, and he told me he wouldn't even consider writing a prescription for anything like Propecia for someone my age. Can you imagine taking something like Propecia for 20+ years? Who knows what harm you might do...
 

crumpet19

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I hear duct tape does wonders for balding men. Just save the fallen hair and tape if back on when you've got enough! Voila!
 

DaveSimmons

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Originally posted by: crumpet19
I hear duct tape does wonders for balding men. Just save the fallen hair and tape if back on when you've got enough! Voila!
No, no -- you grow it out, get a haircut and save the clippings, then superglue them to your scalp. With duct tape you have to spend hours poking holes with a needle to push the hairs through, it's way too much work.

Actually Ronco sells "fake snow" flocking for bald spots, you can try that too. But superglue is the best.
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: apoppin
Acupuncture (the point that meets 100 others at the top of the head) may help

also TCM herbs

Daily massage may help

So may diet, exercise and rest (cut out the stress).

but not too helpful for heredity male pattern baldness

on the drug side, rogaine may help 10-25% of men (but you gotta use it every day - HORRIBLE FOR LONG-TERM!!!)
Seriously!

Massage, diet and exercise cost nothing and may help (significantly).

I have thinned twice. The first time Acupuncture completely regrew the bald spot. Now my hair is filling in again after months of neglect.
 

melvinfx

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I once watched a infomercial about taking hair from the back of your head and planting it in the bald spots. It will grow like real hair and everything. it is only gonna cost a few dollars and you will be fine. Of course bald is cool, make ya look like a bad ass!