At peace but still hopeful.
Well it's been a good while since I posted anything on here.
Not much has changed since my last post and this is both a good and bad thing. I still have my receding hairline which drives me crazy every day, I still cannot afford to do anything about it becasue of overpriced treatments and surgeries plus rising living costs here in the UK. On the other side of the coin it has not gotten any worse and I am strangely at peace with where I am in my hair loss journey because of it.
It's been nearly 2 years since I stopped taking propecia due to the horrible inconvenience of having to make a doctors appointment every time I needed a refil plus the everv fluctuating price for the drug which always went in the upward direction and looking at my photos from around that time there really is no change and I am 36 this year. The rest of my hair is fine, thick and in good condition with no thinning of the crown whatsoever. I still keep it long so I can tuck the front behind my ears and that covers the receding bits, but my rock 'n roll days are pretty much behind me and I would love to have my hair a bit shorter but without looking like a 50 year old.
The lack of movement either way in my hairline, well Ill never know exactly why but I'd like to think it is down to a mixture of genetics and the fact I keep dietvery geared towards hair loss.
As I've probably mentioned before, I drink green tea religiously, I have fresh fruit and vegetable juices with wheatgrass (Which actualluy reverses grey hair in my head and beard) and I only eat whole foods like lean protein and complex carbohydrates. Never refined sugar. I also still use my derma roller once a month over my receding.
I firmly believe that my hairline would be worse, maybe not by much but still worse if I did not follow these dietary rules.
I also suffer from dermatitis and a few other complains that have virtually disappeared by change of diet so although it may not grow my hair back I truly think it is helping me, however small to hold onto more hair.
As for the issue of repair, I really doubt I'll ever be able to afford surgery or treatments. Which ever way you look at it it is far too expensive, even for the intricate work that is done. I know of no other profession where a days work can yeild £8000+ and this is with the help of a team to perform on an area about the size of my thumb.
When the prices come down to 1 pound/dollar/euro per FUE graft then I will certinaly consider it as it will be within a price range I can afford. £2000 a day for the procedure is still an extremely good deal for the clinics and as more people could afford that price then business would boom.
By that time though, I am hoping that advances will be made in the buzzing field of actual hair re-growth. There are many, many exciting researches going on at the moment, some throwing outragious claims of cures within 2 years or breakthroughs on mice which we all know have been happeing for years but the genuine research is continuing and I'm sure everyone would rather they could re-grow their own hair rather than have to suffer limited surgery.
Until then I will just have to bite the bullet and carry on as normal, which is no bad thing but the morning look in the mirror does bring it's daily dose of downer. On the fun side I'm having my last attempt at 'heavy metal hair' and seeing if I can get it down to my waist like I used to have when I was n my 20's but dreams of a managable, short, neat and receding free side shed will always be at the front of my mind as I drag ever closer towards middle age.
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