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  1. Has anyone here done this--grown their hair long (say shoulder length, ponytail length) when it was receding or thinning, say when they were around a Norwood Class III or IV? I believe my hairline is receding, it is currently a V or square shape, though the hairline itself is only a fingerbreadth above the frontalis muscle (though it does have thin, miniuaturized hairs at the very front); the corners have receded more than the actual center of the hairline. I just want to grow it out long for once before it all goes, but I'm worried about looking silly. Any thoughts, advice, personal experience?
  2. Is there anyone here who is balding or has had hair loss, who still has kept their hair long? Pictures? I am just curious.
  3. What was Brando's NW Class, going by these pictures, roughly from around the same time?
  4. Hi A 22 y/o guy here...I've noticed a lot of shedding in the last few months and I worry that my hairline is receding. I want honest opinions on both my hairline as is, and also, whether it looks as if it's receding or simply maturing. I am sorry I could not get better quality photos; My camera is not set up with my computer and as such they were taken with my cell phone.
  5. My hairline has been thinning slowly, but it seems to be staying within the NW 1-2 range. However, the right side is a bit different from the left. The left side looks unchanged from how my hairline always has been...But the right side is thinner, less full, and the temples aren't as sharp on that side, whereas on the left they're normal. What does this mean? Could it just be a maturing hairline (I'm 22) or will the other side follow and go the same as the right side? Or will I just end up with an irregular mature hairline?
  6. My maternal grandfather was a pure Caucasian, Italian and he had a flat hairline, all his life, pictured here age 52
  7. I do have at least one known NW 6, yes. My great uncle, grandmother's brother, was a NW6 by his late 30s. Now he was also alcoholic who looked like he was 59 at 39 due to his drinking so I dunno if it played any part. My grandmother's other brothers could all have been bald for all I know, I've never seen any older pix of them. My grandpa (Mom's dad) and his brothers, there was only 3 but none were beyond a II or at most III. I'm definitely not a Class I--Don't have that flat hairline. Here's me, now:
  8. Thanks. I don't put THAT much stock, but I look at them as some sort of an indicator. My dad is NW II, light IIv. My (maternal) grandfather was NW 1 or 1.5 at most at death (he died 55 years old). My dad's brothers, none of them are anything past a NW II. What I am worried about are getting recessive genes from my great grandfathers. Mom's dad's dad: Mom's Mom's Dad What were they??
  9. What are the Norwood classes of the following relatives of mine?:I ask so I can chart my own probable progress. Maternal Uncle (first pic is him at 31 in 1994; last pix are the last few years in his late 40s): Paternal Grandpa (pictures of him are between ages 65 and 68, last pic is him recently at 84. Note how in some pix you can see thinness while in others it appears like a full head of hair)
  10. At times when I run my hand through my hand, I'll get 4-6 medium/long hairs. This will happen each time I run my hand through, it stops after about 3-4 run throughs. Other days there's no hair at all when I run my hands through. Similarily, when I shampoo my hair, I'll get 5-7 hairs in each run through, for about the same amount of time, though sometimes none at all. Is this normal hair shedding or true hair loss?
  11. What exactly makes the NW 2, 3 and 4 classes different? Can someone post examples of each stage?
  12. Many guys I've noticed, older time guys, if they were a NW Class 3 or 3V or even slight 4 would grow the hair on top very long and push it back, and it made them appear less bald then they actually were. Like if they had short hair on top, it'd look bad. Take for example my grandfather. He is likely a NW 3V, with diffuse loss in the front as well. He grows his hair long on top and pushes it back and if you were to look at him from the front or sides you'd think he had a full head of hair. Or look at Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson. Likely both Class III or 3V respectively, but their hair was so long on top that they didn't "appear" bald per se: How does it work per se, growing it long on top makes it look fuller? I've noticed myself that since I cut my hair really short, people have (for the first time) noted that my hair looks like it's receding. Before I used to have it very long on top, down to my eyes.
  13. Over the past few months, I've had massive amounts of trauma and stress--a very bad breakup. As a result of the breakup, for a time I wasn't eating, and then only a meal a day, and even now, only two meals a day--I lost about 14 lbs in a month's span. And prior to that for the past year I'd been using a lot of gel in my hair, almost daily. And I've been suffering from a severe Vitamin D deficiency and have taken supplements because of it. Every time I run my hands through my hair, I get 3-4 long hairs, with each run through; same thing goes for when I'm shampooing. I'm not sure if it's the start of true hairloss or simply because of the physical/psychological stress and the Vitamin issue. I usually grow my hair very long on top--the front will reach my eyes or longer, slicked back. I got it cut very short for the first time in years on top compared to my norm. I've just noticed that to my hairline looks different. Compare my hairline here at age 16: to two weeks ago before the haircut (it was very long on top): to now: What NW class am I at? What is it likely I will proceed to? I am a 22 turning 23 year old male.
  14. Is there any correlation between a Vitamin D deficiency and/or using a Vitamin D supplement, and hair loss?
  15. Let's say a guy is in his early-mid 20s and his hair loss seems to accelerate, is there any possibility that it will stop or slow down? Or does hair loss ALWAYS go directly to a NW7? What I mean is, let's say a guy gets a lot of shedding etc in his early 20s...Could the hair loss possibly just stop at a NW3, or will he progress to a VII no matter what?