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Old 06-09-2010, 05:36 PM
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Default 20 year old good looking bald kid

I started balding when i was around 17, my face didn't even look like what it looks like today at 26. When i was around 20 i was a NW3 and i still got lots of looks and phone calls from random girls.

Being considered attractive and loosing your hear is complete ****. I can't imagine nothing worse happening to a young guy interested in girls. I would probably choose being *** ***** every week for a year in exchange for having a great head of hair.... it really RUINS your life at this age. To think that this one factor is the only factor affecting you so much and your chances with girls is too much to bare. If i had never had any attention from girls at all and would be considered below average or average looking, at least i could be comforted by the thought that i wouldn't have THAT much going for me anyway.

You young attractive guys (except for your hair) ..... what the h*** can we do?? Is there really NOTHING we can do that is really viable? Hair transplants and hairpieces are pretty much out of the question at our age. I really can't believe that in the year 2010, there is no hope!!

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Old 06-09-2010, 06:57 PM
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You say you were a NW3 at 20. Where are you now?
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:46 PM
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norwoodsman,

Hair loss can be a devastating occurrence (even for the beautiful people ). Unfortunately, we are one decade into the 21st century with no baldness cure in our immediate future.

Since you have not posted any photos, it's difficult to assess your degree of hair loss but there are some viable, non-surgical hair loss solutions that you may want to explore.

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are both clinically proven to help stop or even reverse hair loss. Both of these hair loss treatments are considered to produce the greatest results in younger patients.

I recommend that you consult with your doctor or arrange for a free consultation with one of the quality hair loss physicians on the Hair Transplant Network.

All the best,
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:24 PM
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I know exactly how you feel .. have experienced the same thing, I'm only 24 but has chosen to have a ht.
you have the choice, forget it or do something about it

I chose to get my life back, and if it means finatride and ht for life then it's what I do
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:41 PM
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norwoodsman,


I know exactly what you are talking about, though I am a good bit older than you (41). All through high school and into my early 20s I literally had to beat girls off with a stick. It used to bother me back then, and I felt like a sex object. Then when the hair started going I felt like some beautiful fashion model who became disgustingly obese overnight, yet never even had the pleasure of eating all the food. It was amazing to see how women would completely ignore you suddenly for no other reason than having lost your hairline. You suddenly look 10-15 years older because of it. Girls start guessing your age to be 35-40 instead of 25.

If you had been ugly your whole life, then losing your hair would likely be no big deal. I have a friend who was born with a cleft pallette, so he has a deformed looking nose/mouth. Also, he's only 5'1" tall. So when he lost the hair it was a source of amusement for him. He was already psycholgically prepared for it.

But now that I look back on it, I am truly thankful that hairloss forced me to become a more spiritual, deeper person. It showed me the mendaciousness of our society really well, and it was also a big catalyst for me to pursue my education and career. If I could magically go back in time I really wouldn't change anything about my life, hairloss included.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:32 AM
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I know how you feel! I remember being in college and thinking I'm too young to lose my hair. And thinking if I was older ( 30s) I wouldn't care. Well I just turned 30 and I still care!

If your looks play into how you feel about yourself, it's always gonna be a factor. That guy that's not attractive may say "at least I have my hair!"
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:21 PM
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hero85, did you have a hair transplant? How did it go and at what norwood stage were you?
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:28 AM
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hero85, did you have a hair transplant? How did it go and at what norwood stage were you?
Yes I have .. I'm only a little over two months so I can obviously not see results yet, but I am very glad I have done something about my problem, of course it is hard to wait for it grow out, and what about the shock loss coming back and so on?? but am sure I am happy about a few months

I am probably in between norwood stage 2a and 3 .. but has also chosen to take finastride which I think is very important.

you can see my Story here, and can just write to me privately, can see you are from norway, we must stand together from Scandinavia

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Old 06-17-2010, 01:12 PM
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It is not a nice thing to go through as most women in this age bracket have been brainwashed by the media to admire men with long, thick hair but it does come with some benefits; you get a more matured stance on life - you end up focusing more on things that matter (for me that means working out more and focusing on my school and career).
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:31 PM
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You're not alone in this war with ourselves. I am 22 years old and I have MPB as well. I also used to be called the "ladies man" back in high school and have experienced A LOT of changes during these past few years. It's a tough thing to accept but once you do, you will be on the right path to fix it. Do not rush into anything, you will regret it. There are a lot of people out there experiencing the kind of emotions you are at the moment and it is good to let them out and talk about them. Just look at Prince Williams, he must be feeling the same way. It eats your confidence up but don't let it get to you. Think positive.
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