I'm 37, married and a father of 2, like mosty of you guys here, I'm very sensitive about my hair, It started when I was 22 ish, my temples receeded back very quickly over the space of aprox 1 year, to a NW2.. However it seemed to stop there for about 5 years, then progress again slowly, However the last year it has accelerated again, now my overall hair is much thinner and temple and temple peaks have receeded again,,
I have no family history of hair loss, my dad, grandfather have hair like colin farrell, my mother has 4 brothers and all have thick black hair, into their 50's now... worst would be NW2.. I have 3 sisters and no brothers, so nothing to compare to,,, My sisters & I started to go grey quiet young, says 30ish, But I'd take grey hair anyday over no hair...
You might say I'm obsessed about it, if I'm watching a football match on telly I'm checking the players hair, same with films, I brought my daughter swimming on saturday and found myself counting the fathers who were had hair loss vs those who didnt, if your interested there were 18 dads in total, 10 had some form of loss.. My sister posted a picture of me on facebook, and someone taged a comment about my hairloss.. I deleted it and closed my account straight away, Pubic attention to my hair problem is my biggest fear,,
If this makes sense to anyone,, I cant see a future for me,, I cant look forward... even at 37 and dealing with this for 15 years, I cant ever think of a day that I will accept this enough to shave it off and be content.. My wife initially though I was too obsessed by it and that its not such a big deal.... But I explained it to her like this,, Imagine as a woman being a dress size 10 today, happy and content with yourself, but imagine someone told you you were going to gain a dress size every year until you got to size 20, and there was nothing you could do about it .. I explained that there nothing wrong with being a size 20, but imagine what that would do to you confidence, self esteem, your peace of mind... your contentment.
So I have decided to try do something about it, thats why I'm here