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    Default Receding hairline adds how many years to your appearance?

    People are always telling me i look older. I am 19 with a receding hairline. can a receding hairline really add that many years to a person's appearance?

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    Yes, unfortunately it does add years to your appearance in most cases. However it will not make all people look older as this really does depend on a lot of other factors e.g their age, the stage on the Norwood scale and characteristics of their mpb and whether or not they have other physical traits of a person older than they are.

    Also bare in mind that you can do some damage control if you think something like baldness is ageing your appearance by working on another of aspect of your appearance to compensate (that could be hitting the gym more, wearing different clothing, keeping nice teeth, taking more care of your skin etc)

    For example you may have one person who is in bad physical shape who is completely bald at 25 making him look 10 years older where as someone else who is in much better physical shape who also goes bald at 25 may only appear 5 years older than they really are, or quite possible much less than that!

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    Years isn't unattractive. It is the frame of your face that you lose.

    It looks less fashionable. Something that women are quite obsessed with.

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    Yes definitely! I have a young face for a 28 year old, but a friend I've been confiding in says he can understand why my receded hair bothers me because it's the only thing that betrays the fact I'm heading towards 30.

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    It definitely does.

    I'm 23 and some people who don't know me, may think i'm a teenager....until they see my head.

    As long as i'm wearing a hat, I get the "Oh, I thought you were 18", when I tell them my age. If i'm not wearing it, well no one says anything.

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    I had a party on Wednesday night and one of the attendees thought I was around 20. Considering I'm 29 in July that's pretty good going. If I didn't disguise my hairline I think she'd have guessed closer to the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisis View Post
    I had a party on Wednesday night and one of the attendees thought I was around 20. Considering I'm 29 in July that's pretty good going. If I didn't disguise my hairline I think she'd have guessed closer to the truth.
    chrisis, how are you going about disguising your hairline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clandestine View Post
    chrisis, how are you going about disguising your hairline?
    I have a good hairdresser who keeps length at sections where it matters, so I can style it and blend it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisis View Post
    I had a party on Wednesday night and one of the attendees thought I was around 20. Considering I'm 29 in July that's pretty good going. If I didn't disguise my hairline I think she'd have guessed closer to the truth.
    Well you're lucky, I need a whole entire hat to disguise my ugly head. No hairdresser would help me lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post
    Well you're lucky, I need a whole entire hat to disguise my ugly head. No hairdresser would help me lol.
    If that's you in your profile pic, your head looks very nice imo.

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