Am I going bald?
Hello..my name is mickey and i am 18 years old, as the title says i dont know if i am balding and i would like to hear your opinion and maybe give me an advice.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/152/66030701.jpg/ As you can see on left side is like this and on the right side i didnt had hair since i was born i think, so its this what a mature hairline should look or i got a big forehead or going bald?
this is how my hair looks normally http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/img0665av.jpg/
Ah and yeh no one in my family is bald, except my grandfather on my mother side but he is 72 :| , also if i dont have beard means my dht is low?
Thanks you in advance and sorry for my bad english!
I think that your hair looks fine to be honest. I don't know about that beard theory linked with lower dht.
Actually facial hair and body hair growth is a sign of higher DHT. So the lack of body hair just means lower DHT yes - but that doesn't mean your hair folliciles are any less susceptible - it just may take longer for the slow "strangulation."
But the link has never really been studied, so its all anecdotal.
What sucks is you see some guys with hair *everywhere* and yet never go bald. Screw you Mother Nature!
My opinion, your hair looks fine. But the pictures aren't very good (blurry) so it is tough to make out any "extra" scalp that might be visible.
thank you for your replies. yes the pictures arent that good ...the scalp isnt visible ... i didnt knew if was normal to have that W shape thanks again
Enjoy yourself your 18yrs old
Buddy I do not think your going bold and you should not stress. Your 18 and you can hold your hair that is a big thing.
Just make sure you manage it and start early if you a worried.
Wish me Luck
thanks for your reply can you give me any advice how should i hold my hair? those things like propecia or...? i am kinda afraid to use them.
My advice from a medication standpoint (ps I am no doctor, you should always check with him)
1. Propecia - It easy to take, its a little expensive but you can find a generic brand that does the same. I have not had any side effects, but if you feel that you do then stop it.
2. Minoxidil - Its a solution you put in your hair. You can get it really cheap online, but you have to put it in your hair every morning and night. I also use a scalp roller, which helps for it to penetrate into the scalp.
These are the ones you want to stick with, as everything else has not been proven and could ride you. We have all been there.
Like anything monitor your hair lose to see if it gets better, take pictures if need be.
Just do not rush into a hair transplant. You need to have lose a bit of hair before you can get one because once they extract the donor hair thats it, you only have a limited amount. No more, unless your a hairy bastard like me and have it everywhere else other then the top of my head.
If anyone else has something they would recommend then do so.
In my opinion spend a little money on your hair now will save you in the future.
Man I wore a hat for a lot of my 20's till about 23 till i realised that i could take it off. By the looks of it you were not in the same boat as me. Just try and do a little to help your hair, and otherwise be 18...go get some girls
Looks like you're getting a mature hairline. You seem to have good density elsewhere so I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it gets worse, see a doc. Otherwise don't worry about it.
Originally Posted by Mickey93
thanks very much for your help guys
Your hair is fine!!!!!! I see people recommending Propecia for you at 18.... Pleased don't disrupt your hormone levels at 18.... Can I give you one piece of advise?.... Trust me, you will thank me later!!! Mickey93..... stay away from the balding sites.. It will drive you insane.. You will think there is shit wrong with you, that has nothing at all to do with you. When feeling even a little bit insecure.... your mind will, and can play tricks on you. Bro, your 18... Go to the beach, hang with girls, go to school... live life!!! I promise you, your hairline, and density are fine!!!!!! If you truly are concerned, go see a DR. Im sure you are probably covered on insurance, at least I hope you are.
Originally Posted by Mickey93
Go live life.... it goes by faster then you can realize!!! Once again, your hair is fine!!! Im not a sugar coat answer, kind of guy... Go live life!!!
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