Bald Truth Talk - Hair Loss, Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration Community  

Go Back   Bald Truth Talk - Hair Loss, Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration Community > Men's Hair Loss > Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
Mickey93
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Post 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/571/52800513.png/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/696/11447134.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/33613279.jpg/
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!
Mickey93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
Mike93
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 18
Default

I think that your hair looks fine to be honest. I don't know about that beard theory linked with lower dht.
Mike93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
NotBelievingIt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 576
Default

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.
NotBelievingIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
Mickey93
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Default

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
Mickey93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 03:54 AM   #5
kd
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 75
Default 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
--------------------------------------------
kd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 04:50 AM   #6
Mickey93
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Default

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.
Mickey93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 03:46 AM   #7
kd
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 75
Default

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
kd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 03:59 AM   #8
TheNitwon
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 56
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey93 View Post
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/571/52800513.png/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/696/11447134.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/33613279.jpg/
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!
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.
TheNitwon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 04:56 AM   #9
Mickey93
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 5
Default

thanks very much for your help guys
Mickey93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 06:13 AM   #10
stylus187
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 95
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey93 View Post
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.
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.

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!!!
stylus187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going bald, being bald, thinking bald! andyroberto Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story 0 01-27-2011 11:06 AM
My photos. I am 36 years old and bald, bald, bald. :( Red20 Hair Transplant Veterans 16 04-28-2010 06:39 AM

» The Bald Truth
» Recent Threads
8th World Congress For Hair Research - Korea (2014)
03-04-2014 01:52 AM
Last post by Arashi
Today 03:18 PM
Hair loss best thing that ever happened to me.
03-30-2014 07:49 PM
Last post by Notcoolanymore
Today 03:08 PM
» Newest Videos

Update On Hairloss 8/10/09...
My hair loss was getting worse, so I just got it cut really short now. I don't think it looks that b...


Hair Loss Remedy Myths Perpetuated Onlin...
We are sure these people mean well, but this is a prime example of why the snake oil industry thrive...


Hair Transplant | "SurgeonofNalts&q...
http://www.baldtruthtalk.comFounder of The American Hair Loss Association Spencer Kobren speaks with...


How Hair Loss Colors Our Lives | Spencer...
...


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:22 PM.