View Full Version : I'm looking for opinions on my hairline.

04-05-2013, 06:57 PM




Not only opinions on my hairline, but opinions on if a short hair cut would be an option at this point or if it'd look bad. Going to go seek professional help soon for itchy scalp. :\

04-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Nobody? :\

04-06-2013, 11:21 PM
You have thick hair with a receding hairline. A short hair cut may look good, why don't you try it?

25 going on 65
04-06-2013, 11:22 PM
Maybe NW3a-3.5a? Not sure how your crown looks but you have visible loss well beyond the hairline.
Hard to give styling advice since your pictures do not show how you style it normally. If you want to continue having "longish" hair I would recommend giving meds a try. I would say finasteride and ketoconazole shampoo at the least....minoxidil might help with regrowth as well. Maybe even skip fin and go straight to dutasteride since, I wont lie, your case is getting advanced. However you will want to read up on the possible side effects of these medications and then make a choice from there.

04-06-2013, 11:30 PM
It's really that bad? Not just mild?

25 going on 65
04-06-2013, 11:45 PM
Well mild is in the eye of the beholder. You have a strong forelock but your temples and hairline corners are pretty gone.
My concern if I was in your shoes (which I am not ,so you might not have this concern) is what looks like early loss beyond the forelock/hairline area. If you look at the top-down view there seems to be a widening part starting at the left-hand corner of your hairline, which could be the beginning of an "island" of hair developing in front (like what Jude Law has developed but he hides it by combing his hair forward to meet the island)
The shot of your right side also shows what looks to me like early diffuse loss.

But it is not easy to tell from photos....your best bet is to go see a hair loss specialist if you are concerned about it. (Most GP's and even dermatologists know jack about hair loss, so a specialist is the way to go) There are effective treatments you can use to stop your hair loss and even regrow some hair, if you decide you want to use these. Transplants are also an option but you will want to make sure your hair is relatively stable before any kind of restoration surgery.

04-06-2013, 11:50 PM
I will see someone about it, that's for sure. Not sure if any specialist are around here.

I was worried about that too when I saw it but I figured it was just a hair parting or something.

25 going on 65
04-07-2013, 12:10 AM
You might be right about the part. That is where a specialist could come in handy.
If you are not able to go to a specialist, even GP's and derms can prescribe finasteride. My honest opinion is that you will want to start a DHT blocker, assuming you want to treat your hair loss and are willing to risk the side effects. That means taking finasteride or dutasteride.
The fortunate thing in your situation is, you have light skin and light hair. This is cosmetically an advantage because it makes thinning less obvious....there is less difference in color between your scalp and hair. I have light skin and dark hair, which means if I let myself thin out it will look like crap (hence why I have used meds for years now)

04-07-2013, 12:27 AM
I'll set up an appointment really soon. I thank you for the opinions. I really hope that I'm not forming an island or anything like that. That's just a game ending type thing. I'd have no choice but to shave it all off. I couldn't deal with it otherwise.

04-07-2013, 01:33 AM
I would get one finasteride and nizoral ASAP, it will probably halt your hairloss completely and maybe see some regrowth. Then in a few years time if you're still not happy with your hair you could get a HT. I think it wouldn't be a massive procedure to get you to NW2/NW2.5.

04-07-2013, 02:36 PM
I'm going to try a short cut today if I don't chicken out of it first.