View Full Version : Losing Hair at 19. Advice Wanted for Best Course of Action

12-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Hi sorry I'm sure youre all sick of reading posts from young guys who are uninformed and freaking out but I was wondering what the best thing is for me to do. I started taking propecia 6 months ago and although I dont think its obvious in the photos my hair is significantly worse. I am willing to continue using fin even tho its a large amount of my student loan but at the moment my life is completely ruled by my hairloss. I often dont go to lectures if I dont feel my hair looks alright or if its too windy and my results have started to suffer but i still cant bring my self to leave the house. Even when i do go out I check my mini comb over every 30 seconds and is always in the back of my mind. Also socialising has started to be completely ruled out apart from a few select friends. I was wondering what people thought i should do

My main problem is recession but if i have a slight quiff you can see straight down to my scalp. I already had a massive forehead which might have scewed how bad my hairloss is. Would it be worth trying minoxidil on my hairline? Would it risk a shed every where else and also from what I've seen if people use it and then stop there hairloss is much worse. Is this true?

Also I am considering a hair transplant cos it is really starting to have that much of an effect on me. Next year i have a year in industry so i should get enough money for one. With my genes i am probably going to be completely bald although my mums dad just had a receding hairline from about 20 to 60 (which is what she uses to shut me down whenever i try to talk to her about it but i think ive nearly overtaken him already). Ive read surgeons are reluctant to do surgery on younger men, but why is this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I know the photos could be better/more consistent but its all ive got. The slightly yellow ones are the pre propecia pics. Also out of curiosity which nw would you consider me?

12-21-2014, 03:51 PM
I would say the best thing you can do is just stick to propecia and wait things out. I know it's tough to be patient, but it's really the key when fighting hair loss. You can add minoxidil, but any gains will be dependent on continued use. I started minox and I know I am pretty much stuck using it for the rest of my life if I want to keep my hair. If I were you, I would wait until you are 1.5 years on finasteride before changing up your regimen. Hang in there dude.