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receding hairline

I've recently found out that I'm at the very early stages of getting a receding hairline. This upsets me tremendously because I can't pull off hats, I can't pull off voluntarily bald, I can't pull off buzz cuts.

I guess my questions to genmay are: does having a receding hairline necessarily mean you are going to go bald? What did you guys do when you noticed you started going bald? Is it even possible to stop it in its tracks, if so, how?
Old 02-24-2010, 12:23 AM TheRealScott is offline  
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If there was a way to stop it in its tracks you'd know about it already, it does not exist. There are some products you can use out there, some over the counter which basically cleanse your scalp and help prolong how long your hair will be there (but will eventually go), others are prescribed solutions with (what I would consider) severe side effects (sexual).

My best advise is to go spend your money on a gym pass, get in shape, ride out your hair as long as you can and shave that shit when it gets bad.

Age gracefully because no matter what anyone tells you, your hair is still falling out. Mine started thinning about 5 years ago and I have a 'spot' in the back but no receeding hairline. I use Nioxin shampoo/conditioner and the follical treatment, but only b/c my sister gets them at cost.. else I would stop spending that kind of money on a lost cause.

You have little control over hair loss, start focusing your energy on more important things or things you can actually control. Get a gym pass and get to work.
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stop wearing hats, thatll help slow it some. theyve found a lack of vitamin D is linked directly to hair loss, so get some sun on that bastard too. and dont stress out about it
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If there was a way to stop it in its tracks you'd know about it already, it does not exist. There are some products you can use out there, some over the counter which basically cleanse your scalp and help prolong how long your hair will be there (but will eventually go), others are prescribed solutions with (what I would consider) severe side effects (sexual).

My best advise is to go spend your money on a gym pass, get in shape, ride out your hair as long as you can and shave that shit when it gets bad.

Age gracefully because no matter what anyone tells you, your hair is still falling out. Mine started thinning about 5 years ago and I have a 'spot' in the back but no receeding hairline. I use Nioxin shampoo/conditioner and the follical treatment, but only b/c my sister gets them at cost.. else I would stop spending that kind of money on a lost cause.

You have little control over hair loss, start focusing your energy on more important things or things you can actually control. Get a gym pass and get to work.

I've had this argument with you before and I still think you're wrong.

Propecia did wonders for me. I was losing a significant amount of hair everyday and I got really worried. You could tell my hair was thinning in the crown area and I got really depressed over this because I've had full thick hair my entire life. I talked to a couple doctors, tried the Rogaine and didn't have much help. I went to a dermo and she prescribed me propecia. It's been over a year now and there is HUGE noticeable difference. You can't tell I ever had thinning hair and what’s best of all the amount of hair that falls out on a daily basis and reduced significantly (I have clumps falling out in the shower).

Here is the catch. There is no quick and easy fix. You won't notice any difference in 1 week, 1 month or even 6 months (sometimes even longer than a year). It takes time and it takes money (almost $2 a pill). Less than 1% have sexual side effects. Me and the noid must be the most unlucky people in the world because both of us got that side effect. My gf started to get pissed off so I went and talked to my doctor about it and she said that they will pass within 1-3 months. 3 months later Mr. Pointy wanted to play again.

It really all depends how much you want to keep your hair. To some people they just don't care. It's not a big deal to them. Some (like me) care a great deal. I look stupid as fuck with a hat, and the one time I shaved my head to see how I would look bald I ended up looking captain jerk (or whatever his name is). It's worth it to me to go through 3 months of a reduced libido and $2 a day to keep my hair.

P.S. They'll have a reverse bald pill in a couple of years anyways.
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Science today is all about prolonging erections and hair, so I'm sure we'll see something soon.
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Science today is all about prolonging erections and hair, so I'm sure we'll see something soon.

its so true
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Something to consider: There are two kinds of hair loss. One can be treated with minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia), but the other can't. The rule of thumb for telling the difference is that if you're going bald from the front back (receding hairline), you have the kind for which the drugs don't work. If you've got thinning hair around the crown, then the drugs may work for you.

I'm with theNoid in that there's not really any stopping this right now, so learning to pull off the bald look is the way to go. I have the same problem, and I just trim my hair really short every few weeks.
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I've had this argument with you before and I still think you're wrong.

Propecia did wonders for me. I was losing a significant amount of hair everyday and I got really worried. You could tell my hair was thinning in the crown area and I got really depressed over this because I've had full thick hair my entire life. I talked to a couple doctors, tried the Rogaine and didn't have much help. I went to a dermo and she prescribed me propecia. It's been over a year now and there is HUGE noticeable difference. You can't tell I ever had thinning hair and what’s best of all the amount of hair that falls out on a daily basis and reduced significantly (I have clumps falling out in the shower).

Here is the catch. There is no quick and easy fix. You won't notice any difference in 1 week, 1 month or even 6 months (sometimes even longer than a year). It takes time and it takes money (almost $2 a pill). Less than 1% have sexual side effects. Me and the noid must be the most unlucky people in the world because both of us got that side effect. My gf started to get pissed off so I went and talked to my doctor about it and she said that they will pass within 1-3 months. 3 months later Mr. Pointy wanted to play again.

It really all depends how much you want to keep your hair. To some people they just don't care. It's not a big deal to them. Some (like me) care a great deal. I look stupid as fuck with a hat, and the one time I shaved my head to see how I would look bald I ended up looking captain jerk (or whatever his name is). It's worth it to me to go through 3 months of a reduced libido and $2 a day to keep my hair.

P.S. They'll have a reverse bald pill in a couple of years anyways.

You're right, there are some products that give great results. Propecia is something I'm scared of frankly I know a few guys who had some serious sexual side effects from the stuff (like no boners for months type thing). Don't get me wrong I would love to grow my hair back but until the smoking gun comes on the market I personally dont have the time, energy nor desire to spend that much money on what seems like a natural genetic process.

Also, being married means I care less lol.
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Something to consider: There are two kinds of hair loss. One can be treated with minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia), but the other can't. The rule of thumb for telling the difference is that if you're going bald from the front back (receding hairline), you have the kind for which the drugs don't work. If you've got thinning hair around the crown, then the drugs may work for you.

I'm with theNoid in that there's not really any stopping this right now, so learning to pull off the bald look is the way to go. I have the same problem, and I just trim my hair really short every few weeks.

Wrong. They work BETTER for the crown, but they still work for the front. The companies that sell Propecia and Rogaine knew this, so they only tested them on the crown (where better results would be had, leading to better clinical data, and so on).

However, it is nigh impossible to regrow hair on the slick bald areas of a receding hairline. Treatments will thicken up the hair around those areas though.
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Have any comparison pictures? I know a lot of guys who thought their hairlines were "receding" after someone mentioned it, but turns out their hairline had always just been set back far and it was brought to attention with a new hairstyle or something.
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Have any comparison pictures? I know a lot of guys who thought their hairlines were "receding" after someone mentioned it, but turns out their hairline had always just been set back far and it was brought to attention with a new hairstyle or something.
I hate this. I've got a high hair line - and at the age of 27, it hasn't budged an inch since I was about 17. Yet still people give me shit for having a "receding hairline". No motherfucker, it ain't moved in a decade, it ain't receding.
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Have any comparison pictures? I know a lot of guys who thought their hairlines were "receding" after someone mentioned it, but turns out their hairline had always just been set back far and it was brought to attention with a new hairstyle or something.

I don't have any comparison shots unfortunately, but I never remember it being back like that. Used to just be a straight across hair line. I always seemed to stop just before the hairline when I styled my hair up in my other pictures

http://www.uploderx.net/dphrag/100_0327685.jpg (my hair line sorry for amateur pic)

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I don't have any comparison shots unfortunately, but I never remember it being back like that. Used to just be a straight across hair line. I always seemed to stop just before the hairline when I styled my hair up in my other pictures

http://www.uploderx.net/dphrag/100_0327685.jpg (my hair line sorry for amateur pic)

Yep thats a receding hairline. I would def go talk to a dermo or more importantly a hair specialist about it. I don't know if propecia is for receding hairlines or not.
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Propecia will work for a receeding hairline if you catch it early enough. Keep in mind with propecia and rogaine you basically have to take them forever.

Rogaine works for the frontal areas as well. Mixing both rogaine and propecia is even better.
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However, it is nigh impossible to regrow hair on the slick bald areas of a receding hairline. Treatments will thicken up the hair around those areas though.

That's not true, I was nearly bald a few years ago and I have probably 90% of my hair back now and even more is still regrowing.

Then again I was taking a large amount of T back then for medical issues and I'm not anymore.

Everyone is different, the quicker you notice it and do something about it, the better the final results will be. The longer it goes on, the harder it will be to return to the way it was.
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