Sigh, being bald sucks...

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  1. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I always knew I'll be bald someday. My dad was already half bald when he married my mom at 40 (yeah he's quite old now). But I didn't expect my hair to start thinning before I turn 30 but that's what happened. And now that I am 33 the top left half of my hair is so thin I have to do some creative comb over to prevent the bald spot to be too obvious. I am even afraid of going to barbers too often for fear one of them may accidently cut too much of the hair that's critical of covering the bald spot. I have tried a prescription med that have grown some of my hair in time for my wedding, but the side effects gave me rapid heart rate and I was forced to stop taking it so I can sleep at night.


    On one hand I suppose being bald isn't the end of the world. I still have my health and my family's health and being that its in my gene it's inevitable I'll be losing my hair, but on the other hand I am terrified of getting bald. I got a youthful face and having bald spot can make me look 10 years older. It's also hurting my self esteem which isn't high to begin with.

    So my question to the board members is: Is any of you balding when you are still young (20 or 30 something) and how do you deal with it? Is any of the treatments out there worth going after, ie hair transplant, wig, medicine, etc? And for those of you who decides to let it go bald how do you deal with it? Many thanks to your advice/suggestions to a guy who's struggling to come to grips with the reality of going bald.
     
  2. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Dude, I started going bald at 18. I'm 25 now, and it's thin enough I couldn't hide it if I wanted to. Not only have I not done anything about it, I haven't worried about it. I figured that's just the way I am. Hair care products would only delay the inevitable. I knew that the sooner I just accepted that I'm balding and learn to live with it, the better. So here I am, bald, and there's nothing wrong with it. I don't worry about picking up chicks, since if someone is going to worry about my hair, they're shallow enough that I don't want them. I don't worry about my looks, since being bald makes me look older and more distinguished. Do I miss my hair? Yeah, sometimes, but bald is just the way I am now.

    My excess 20 pounds, THAT has to go.
     
  3. Liege Prime

    Liege Prime Well-Known Member

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    I'm 28, and my hair is thinning. Hmm... you know, that effects my life about 0%. I have a great girlfriend who couldn't care less, my work does not involve the amount of hair on my head, and my family, God love them, doesn't seem to care! Honestly, you're getting married, and I'd gamble your future Wife doesn't care either way. She would probably rather you just relaxe and not worry about it.

    Really, sounds like you need a change of self image rather then any hair treatment. Respect yourself, hold your head high, and always remember Captain Piccard!
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    be like me.

    grow a skullet.
     
  5. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    :lol 

    I shave my head bald on a weekly basis. Maybe you guys should give it shot...
     
  6. Pravus Prime

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    My situation isn't that far off from Chaos Incarnates. I started losing it around 20 and now at 28 I've got a bald spot and thin on top. I've moved to having very short hair, which fits with my very short beard to cover up my baby face, and I'm not ashamed or have any problems due to it (AFAIK anyway). If anyone has a problem with that, then they're pretty darn shallow and awefully judgemental about something that is really pretty trivial.

    Honestly I don't think too much about it, ever, plus I can even get up and not comb my hair or shave in the mornings after I've trimmed it all down. :lol  Some of my friends took to shaving it all off when they got to around where I was, and they're fine with that as well. It's really a personal preference I think, but as a society, while we may be hyperjudgemental about a lot of stuff, I don't think male baldness is really one of them anymore.

    Besides, if anything, it's a sign of excess Testosterone, which means we're more of a man. :crazy: 
     
  7. Razorblaze

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    Take Chaos' advice Predaking. I'm 32 with and in the same boat as you with my hair. I mostly wear a hat or some kind of head cover anyways. I don't worry too much about losing my hair, and neither should you. Don't waste your time and money on that hair restoration BS.

    Going bald just happens, and the only two ways I know to deal with are to just live with it, or shave your head. My brother shaved his head when he started losing his hair, and I'm considering the same.
     
  8. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    I haven't had a hair cut in over ten years. I honestly wouldn't know if my hair was going thin anywhere.
     
  9. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    I actually grew out my hair this year from January 1st - Feb 16 to see what it looked like and it wasn't thinning but I wasn't digging the fact that I had hair again. I prefer being a baldy, plus the wifey loves it :D 
     
  10. Thundercloud

    Thundercloud Lone wolf

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    I'm 24 and yeah it looks pretty bad. I also began losing it early, around 20, weird.
    But that's what bad genes do, with time they caught up to you.
    You will eventually learn to accept it, especially if people constantly remind you about it.
    I get the "Why don't you shave it?" a lot, but because I think they're just trying to get under my skin I will never shave it, unless it gets critical.
    It gets to me a bit sometimes, but not has much as it used to.
    I'm still pretty handsome though, heh.
     
  11. Weirdwolf

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    It runs in my family too, and at 32 I'm pretty bald. Well, now I'm completely since I just shave my head. I actually like the way I look now.
     
  12. CrackerBoy

    CrackerBoy SeƱor Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bruce Willis is bald and he is sexy... to women, I suppose.
     
  13. McBradders

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    Okay, back on topic, dude, seriously, going bald isn't really a big deal. The worst thing you can do is perform a comb over. It hides nothing, no matter how much you want to beleive otherwise.

    Man up, shave that shit bald, moisturise and keep it shaved.

    I mean, goddamn, have you seen Super_Megatron? He is one sexy bitch.
     
  14. rattrap007

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    Ever try Rogaine? Or Bosley?
     
  15. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Never did go bald in the back, but im getting the adam sessler in the front
     
  16. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    A friend of mine's been shaving his head as long as I've known him. One time I saw him in between cuts, and I saw why. Guy's been balding since he was 16.
     
  17. wheeljaxx

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    i just shaved it right off... the girls around here love it t hat way...
     
  18. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    My hair has been thinning since 16. Its not bad right now but I can tell the widow peak is constantly growing. I guess I'm just meant to look like Vejita
     
  19. Prisoner1138

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    Shave your head or leave the spots as they are with whatever normal hairstyle you want. Combovers look HORRIBLE and can be spotted from a half mile away.
     
  20. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Yeah,I'm 24 that's what I got going on. Makes me look like I have a big forehead(well a bigger forehead). Also losing a little bit in the back. It's really noticeable when I got to a covenant store and look at the security monitors and see the bald spot in the back of my head. And it's been like this probably since I was 18 or 19 maybe. Also, I apparently have gray hairs as well, or at least that's what my girlfriend tells me.
     

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