So... anybody going bald yet? Page 9

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  • mrpon 27 Mar 2012 10:26:02 28,414 posts
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    And this counters your post in many ways :)

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deckard1 27 Mar 2012 10:29:47 27,066 posts
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    Fucking hell that still makes me cringe.
  • Deckard1 27 Mar 2012 10:50:13 27,066 posts
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    I'm bold balled. The ladies fucking love it.
  • grey_matters 27 Mar 2012 10:52:12 3,671 posts
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    :)
  • Salaman 27 Mar 2012 10:54:50 18,846 posts
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    TRUTH wrote:
    If your going grey or bold Except It! don't try and hide it, you'll just waste money and does not solve anything. No one really bothers if your balled or not, grey or not, as its so common and we see it everyday, everywhere.
    I tried but that didn't work. I the end I just had to accept it.
  • Blakester 27 Mar 2012 11:00:29 3,567 posts
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    Often your hairline follows the same pattern as the men on your mother's side of the family.

    In my case I had absolutely no chance of getting away it with my Grandfather and older cousin both baldies by the time they were 30.

    I seem to have slowed the process somewhat but am receeding at a rate of knots now I'm in my 37th year.

    My strategy is to have my hair cut as short as possible (a number 0 on the clippers scale). Shaving my head completely would seem like defeat.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • lucky_jim 27 Mar 2012 12:13:49 5,252 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    TRUTH wrote:
    If your going grey or bold Except It! don't try and hide it, you'll just waste money and does not solve anything. No one really bothers if your balled or not, grey or not, as its so common and we see it everyday, everywhere.
    I tried but that didn't work. I the end I just had to accept it.
    Although I'm going bald, I'm not particularly bold, nor am I (as far as I am aware) balled, unless balled means "in possession of balls". What am I meant to do? I'm confused.
  • Rusty_M 27 Mar 2012 12:20:06 4,565 posts
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    I've always had a really high hairline, so it's hard to say when it started receding. My crown is also thinning. At the moment, the longer my hair is, the balder I look.

    If I get my hairline from my mothers family, I'll end up with a really high hairline, but not bald. If I go the way of my father I'll be pretty bald by the time I'm 40.

    I'm 28 just now. Doesn't really bother me either way

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • Deleted user 27 March 2012 12:20:06
    I am receding quite badly but luckily my avatar still has a full head of hair.

    There was a recent article in that well respected publication the Daily Mail saying there may be a cure in 5 years BUT it doesnt regrow lost hair.

    This raises the doomsday scenario of me being one of the last generation of slapheads!
  • Fatiguez 27 Mar 2012 13:20:10 8,706 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I can completely understand why some people care about losing their hair, but I'm so glad I'm not one of them. I honestly couldn't give a shit.
    Yeah, fair enough. I'm pretty much with you there, I get why people fret over balding, but the whole idea of hair plugs just seems ludicrous to me. It's so excessive. Their choice, naturally, but I just don't get it.

    Also, I will hate James Corden forever, not for being an unfunny, talentless, irritating wanker, but for ruining Patrick Stewart for me. Seeing him stoop to Corden's level - and then be rubbish at it - makes me want to cry. Fuck you, James Corden.

    Edited by Fatiguez at 13:21:24 27-03-2012
  • sport 25 Apr 2012 08:19:40 12,508 posts
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    Right, those Regaine adverts seem to be popping up with increased regularity, and the claims that it "regrows" hair (no disclaimer either) seems a tad misleading.

    Have any fellow baldies here actually used the stuff? Amazon reviews suggest serious side-effects in some cases e.g. crippling headaches, itchy scalp and even impotence.
  • elstoof 25 Apr 2012 08:26:42 6,595 posts
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    It kills cats dead apparently.
  • kalel 25 Apr 2012 08:39:00 86,259 posts
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    If it's the same thing as the America product Rogaine (seems likely), then yes it does regrow hair.

    I think the main problem with it is that you are signing up to a lifetime of using it.
  • sport 25 Apr 2012 08:57:02 12,508 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I think the main problem with it is that you are signing up to a lifetime of using it.
    Yeah, that does seem to be the case - screw that. I'll wait another 5 years for a miracle drug.
  • DUFFMAN5 25 Apr 2012 09:08:01 14,387 posts
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    Alipan wrote:
    This raises the doomsday scenario of me being one of the last generation of slapheads!
    ;)

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Load_2.0 25 Apr 2012 09:54:13 18,846 posts
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    It grows back fluff and fine hair, mainly at the back rather than the whole scalp.

    It is a lifetime expense and hassle.

    Go with a generic brand, as the patent expired a while back, they all have the same amount of minoxidil but are 1/4 the price of Regaine.
  • sport 25 Jun 2012 13:15:55 12,508 posts
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    We're saved \o/

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9350916/Balding-men-offered-hope-of-waking-their-sleeping-hair.html
  • Lukus 25 Jun 2012 14:21:47 18,996 posts
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    I bet it's years away from release. I'm debating whether to go for the all over short shave. I think I'm entering 'it'd be silly not to' territory of late.

    Edited by Lukus at 14:28:20 25-06-2012

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  • Load_2.0 25 Jun 2012 14:23:44 18,846 posts
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    My hair is sleeping? Right time to rub an espresso into my scalp.
  • Lukus 25 Jun 2012 14:29:04 18,996 posts
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    Who knew hair was just incredibly lazy?

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  • X201 25 Jun 2012 14:41:17 15,124 posts
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    Sleeping!!?

    Mine has been in a coma for over a decade.
  • malloc 31 Jul 2012 21:11:24 2,298 posts
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    Trying the Maliniak method by Leon Maliniak at the moment. No drgs or lotions, only a one off cost needed. So far so good. Would recommend it.
  • mrpon 31 Jul 2012 21:21:41 28,414 posts
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    Placebo

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • sport 31 Jul 2012 21:34:32 12,508 posts
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    Before and After pics or GTFO!!
  • Kami 31 Jul 2012 21:42:45 2,413 posts
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    Despite my brother going bald at 20, in my 30's I'm still sporting a thicket of lush chestnut locks.

    That said, I can't grow a decent beard to save my fucking life and I'm bald as a coot everywhere else. And I mean - everywhere - else. My hair seems to just stay in place by virtue that it can't grow on any other sodding part of my body.

    Which is depressing, because I wanted an epic beard by this point and all I get is the vaguest hint of feeble, pathetic stubble...

    Master of Tekisuto No Kabe. *bows*
    And you're reading this why?!

  • jonsaan 31 Jul 2012 21:47:39 25,326 posts
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    I went bald at about 28.

    When I had chemo I had heard rumours that your hair might grow back a different colour or even curly.

    Deep down I thought my hair might return and I'd no longer be a baldy.

    It didn't :)

    Edited by jonsaan at 21:47:58 31-07-2012

    FCUTA!

  • sport 31 Jul 2012 22:49:50 12,508 posts
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    Kami wrote:
    Despite my brother going bald at 20, in my 30's I'm still sporting a thicket of lush chestnut locks.

    That said, I can't grow a decent beard to save my fucking life and I'm bald as a coot everywhere else. And I mean - everywhere - else. My hair seems to just stay in place by virtue that it can't grow on any other sodding part of my body.

    Which is depressing, because I wanted an epic beard by this point and all I get is the vaguest hint of feeble, pathetic stubble...
    You don't have a single pube? Really?
  • Deleted user 31 July 2012 22:57:28
    I had long hair all through my teens but i started going bald at around twenty. I have my head shaved down for the last decade of so but i have a horrible whispy widows peak/badly receeding hairline now. People think i'm well into my late thirties even though i'm only 29.

    I have a silly amount of body hair though. George "The Animal" Steele levels is what we're talking about.
  • Chopsen 1 Aug 2012 00:11:40 15,702 posts
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    Kami wrote:
    in my 30's I'm still sporting a thicket of lush chestnut locks.
    ...
    That said, I can't grow a decent beard to save my fucking life
    spudsbuckley wrote:
    i started going bald at around twenty
    ...
    I have a silly amount of body hair though. George "The Animal" Steele levels is what we're talking about.
    Heh, perfect examples.

    Testosterone causes male-pattern baldness and increased body hair.

    One of the treatments for baldness is finasteride, which reduces testosterone levels.

    So if you're bothered by your baldness, you could cut your testicles off.
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