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Who was the first person to be honest and tell you that you were losing it? For me, it was one of my friends who first said I had a receded hairline back in 07 I was 21. But then in 2014 I had a really close friend tell me it was time to shave. That’s when I took the plunge, at the time it was devastating, but looking back I’m glad I stopped living in denial.

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I was around 22 years (about 10 years ago), a close friend in university told me that my hair was thinning. So I asked other friends if it were true because I didnt see any thinning, and no one noticed anything. So I thought that my friend was jealous because I got more girls :P But after about 2 years, I heard it from my sisters husband, and when I examined really closely I noticed that I really started to get thinner hair. I immediately jumped on minoxidil.

But around 2 years ago, the hair loss started accelerating and it became very obvious that I was balding and I couldnt keep the same hairstyle, especially when people would comment time and time again, so I shaved everything of. But to my surprise, I liked that way I looked with shaved head, so it didnt affect me that much at all. I also got married and My wife liked it... 

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7 minutes ago, Falconary said:

I was around 22 years (about 10 years ago), a close friend in university told me that my hair was thinning. So I asked other friends if it were true because I didnt see any thinning, and no one noticed anything. So I thought that my friend was jealous because I got more girls :P But after about 2 years, I heard it from my sisters husband, and when I examined really closely I noticed that I really started to get thinner hair. I immediately jumped on minoxidil.

But around 2 years ago, the hair loss started accelerating and it became very obvious that I was balding and I couldnt keep the same hairstyle, especially when people would comment time and time again, so I shaved everything of. But to my surprise, I liked that way I looked with shaved head, so it didnt affect me that much at all. I also got married and My wife liked it... 

that’s great what made you look into HTs?

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Melvin- Associate Publisher and Forum Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q&A Blog.

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18 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

that’s great what made you look into HTs?

The thing is that with a bald/shaved head, I only got one look, and that's the bad/tough and more masculine look (even though I'm far away from a bad guy). I get tired of having the same look day after day. And It became extremely obvious to me that people behaved differently towards me when I started shaving. I got generally more "respect" and taken more seriously but I also often feel like some people are little intimidated haha :P As my work is having me meet alot of people, I would love to have the option to switch my look depending on circumstances. And another big factor is frankly that I miss the "old" me, to style my hair. 

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ive experienced the exact same thing. If I shave my head under a number 4 girls stop smiling at me and dont approach me anymore. But as soon as I grow my hair long it somehow makes me seem friendlier, to everyone in fact. I guess hair has a way of softening the features.

Still sort of amazes me just how much of a difference it can make to your social interactions. Hoping you can get back to the old you Falconary :)

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My mum just after I turned 16 - she said I might be starting to recede. A few months later she took me to a trichologist who looked at my scalp under a microscope and confirmed MPB... I had a panic attack right there on the floor. 

 

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1 hour ago, Falconary said:

The thing is that with a bald/shaved head, I only got one look, and that's the bad/tough and more masculine look (even though I'm far away from a bad guy). I get tired of having the same look day after day. And It became extremely obvious to me that people behaved differently towards me when I started shaving. I got generally more "respect" and taken more seriously but I also often feel like some people are little intimidated haha :P As my work is having me meet alot of people, I would love to have the option to switch my look depending on circumstances. And another big factor is frankly that I miss the "old" me, to style my hair. 

Yea when I shaved my head I had this idea that I was gonna look bad ass, but instead I looked like this 

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It was at that time I said HT is a must.

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My Hair Transplant Journey

Melvin- Associate Publisher and Forum Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q&A Blog.

Follow our Social Media Instagram @thehairtransplantnetwork FacebookPintrest, Linkedin and YouTube.

 

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A colleague of mine mentioned I have a big forehead. 

Never did I think twice about my hair and I remember thinking just after that comment, "I hope I dont start constantly thinking about this".

2+ years later, I still think about my hair every day. 

When the comment was made, I had only started receding. I've now been on 9 months of daily Finestride & Biotin and my hair has stablised, with small baby hairs appearing at my hairline. Learning to love my hair again but I do plan for a HT.

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