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Old 03-05-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Guys who start losing hair in their lates 30s and 40s

Lets just first say im 19 years old dealing with hairloss. I just find that when guys come on this forum dealing with hairloss in their lates 30s 40s its mind boggling. I understand we all want to look good at any age but i find that its more acceptable for a guy that age to lose his hair without being ashamed of it. I love that guy joe from staten island and all but i found it crazy that he is 50 years old and can't get over hairloss by now. He has a wife and kids who love him, who else does he have to impress. I just find that if your married have have kids, its easier to get over hairloss. You should devote your life to your kids and maybe the setbacks you had in your life because of hairloss you try to live out through them. It just pisses me off when guys who are older complain about hairloss, when its really the younger guys who are the true sufferes. Maybe im just ignorant but i would like to know how an older guy whose married cant get over hairloss because it scares me when i get to that point, im hopeful i will be over hairloss. In my eyes the day i have my first son is the day i get over baldness.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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You think men just stop caring about their appearance and their youthfulness when they turn 30? Think again. It's not all about getting women, most men actually care about their self image for their own sake. It is almost as difficult in your 30's as is it is in your 20's to see your youthfulness fading away. The only upside for men who lose hair later on is that they tend to lose hair much more slowly and not become as bald as guys who lose hair early on. They also tend to have more money to address the problem.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Lets just first say im 19 years old dealing with hairloss. I just find that when guys come on this forum dealing with hairloss in their lates 30s 40s its mind boggling. I understand we all want to look good at any age but i find that its more acceptable for a guy that age to lose his hair without being ashamed of it. I love that guy joe from staten island and all but i found it crazy that he is 50 years old and can't get over hairloss by now. He has a wife and kids who love him, who else does he have to impress. I just find that if your married have have kids, its easier to get over hairloss. You should devote your life to your kids and maybe the setbacks you had in your life because of hairloss you try to live out through them. It just pisses me off when guys who are older complain about hairloss, when its really the younger guys who are the true sufferes. Maybe im just ignorant but i would like to know how an older guy whose married cant get over hairloss because it scares me when i get to that point, im hopeful i will be over hairloss. In my eyes the day i have my first son is the day i get over baldness.
Really? And when you have your first son - and you're bent over putting a DVD on, and he laugh's and say's in front of a room full of people "Daddy's got a bald patch" See how gut wrenched you feel about that. It ****in hurt me.

Yeah i feel for younger guy's very much. Drop the ignorance mate, if you give a **** about your self esteem and appearence - losing hair hurt's at any age.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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It is almost as difficult in your 30's as is it is in your 20's to see your youthfulness fading away.
Disagree completely. The younger you are, the more ostracized you will be from your peers. Hair loss sufferers in their late teens and early twenties are indeed a minority. The same can not be said for older men. Sorry.

Not saying it isn't hard at any age, and I do agree with you that it will never be easy, regardless of age. All I'm saying is the younger you are, the less likely your hair loss will be accepted by peers and those around you. Young hair loss sufferers are not the norm.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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I agree that the younger you are, the harder hair loss is to deal with. A friend of mine actually started losing his hair in high school and kids ridiculed him for it. I don't know how the hell I would be able to deal hair loss at that age!! I think baldness is much more acceptable to deal with later on in life because a lot more people deal with hair loss later on in life than they do earlier on. If you are a 50-year-old man and you are around other 50-year-old men, odds are that a good percentage of them will be dealing with hair loss so you won't feel ostracized and abnormal. But if you are a 20-year-old man, then odds are that most of your peers are not losing their hair, and that can make the 20-year-old think that they look ugly or abnormal. Plus, a 50-year-old man can look back and say that he lived for so many years without hair loss and can relish in the memories that he lived life as a young adult free and uninhibited by hair loss.
That being said though, hair loss can be devastating at any age. I'm 33 and I feel like hair loss is ruining my whole life, because I feel like my looks and my identity are being taken away from me. Hell, you even see plenty of guys in their 50's and 60's wearing wigs because they hate their hair loss. I have 2 close friends who do this. Lastly, I do have the utmost sympathy for Joe from Staten Island. I've listened to his story and not only did he start losing his hair early on, but he got butchered from a bad hair transplant so I'd bet he has noticeable scars and bumps on his head from the butchery of that transplant.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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I hear you DepressedByHairloss & clandestine - i'd hate to have started losing my hair in my teen's, it would have been even more devastating ten fold, i don't doubt that for a minute.

But - i also get pissed off hearing younger guy's saying i shouldnt worry about it. Well, i do - and i alway's will. Luckily it's been a slow process for me - started around the age of 27, and hasn't been a rollercoaster ride to hell, but the ride is heading there - and you bet it concern's me.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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It just pisses me off when guys who are older complain about hairloss, when its really the younger guys who are the true sufferes.
Take a moment to step back and try to imagine what it would be like to be a woman who is dealing with hair loss. Would you still think it is the younger guys who are the true sufferers?

Everyone's situation is different and everyone’s ability to deal with their hair loss is different. Some people are more emotionally equipped to deal with hair loss than others.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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completely agree with the poster. You are in your late 30s you lose your hair so what? Do you want a norwood 1 to get 19 year old hot girls?

Just shave it! It's the young ones who suffer the most, im only 23 and I was just planning a lot of things and they all went down the drain....i'll be a norwood 6 soon...imagine you late 30s guys being a norwood 6 at 25...yes...now move on be grateful that you enjoyed 20 years of hair in your life and shave it !!! what the hell did you want? look like ronald reagan and make it to past 100 with a full head of hair? haha pisses me right off guys...

Don't tell me I'd still be here if i was losing my hair at my late 30s....in fact most of us young ones would not have. Back then when i was a negative norwood i always said to people I wouldnt give a rat ass if i lost my hair in my 30s despite having no family history of baldness.

Oh and about joe, the guy was traumatized with hair loss since he was very young i think around 12.
That's why he is where he is at at 50 i suppose. He is a special case indeed. He never enjoyed a full head of hair in his 20s 30s. But I also think he should try to move on and open up his mind to the things he still has and be grateful for them.

love joe though .
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #9
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Wtf we can all disagree forever on this one. We've all got our own take on it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #10
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If hairloss bothers you in your teens or 20 's etc it will probably still bother you in your 30's and 40's.
It's a psychological thing

Look at some of the HT photo's , there are guys in the their 50 , 60 and 70 's with HT 's.
If I were to hazard a guess they didn't get their HT's to bag chicks .
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