View Full Version : 18 and receding hairline

04-20-2016, 05:24 AM
Hey there, first time posting here. Not sure If anyone will notice but here we go. I'm 18, today me and my friends decided to trim our hair and it turns out that I have a very noticeable receding hairline.. None of my friends did and It honestly felt like my confidence was shattered.. I was acting like it was all cool outside but inside I was breaking apart. Hair was always a signature quality of mine and i used to have very nice hairstyles.. But now, I feel like this is all pointless, no girl will ever date me nor will they want to hook up with me or anything.
My question is are there any proven cure for this? I don't care about the side effects, please just tell me what I can do to stop my hair to recede even further.. This is how my hairline looks now

04-23-2016, 12:06 PM
wait, where? compare to older photos because I cant see any balding.

04-23-2016, 08:47 PM
Idk, I don't have any older pics that can clearly show my hairline, I'm not sure if I'm being too paranoid or not..

04-23-2016, 08:58 PM
Your hair looks fine currently. If trade you hairlines anyday. Keep an eye on it over the next six months. Take pictures every month or two in the same lighting, same room, and close to same hair length. If you notice change, then you can proceed with treatment. i advise you to see a hair doc or derm, for further evaluation and diagnosis. Medicinal treatment options shouldn't be pursued without a proper diagnosis, medical evaluation, and medical advice from a medical practitioner - especially at your age. Good luck friend.

04-23-2016, 09:25 PM
Thank you, I have been thinking of seeing an expert, I guess sooner better than later

04-24-2016, 08:38 AM
Hello 18bald and you DO NOT have hairloss.
Your hair is very good....
You may have experienced a maturing of your hairline and thats why you decided to join this forum.
That is understandable.
Hang around for a while.
You can learn more about any types of hair issues here
and also know about the good and current hairloss remedies too.
NOT THAT you have hairloss issues bro,,
you have a great hairline.

04-24-2016, 08:50 AM
Thank you, I have just been so paranoid lately.. It got me depressed as hell, didn't even want to leave home

04-24-2016, 11:20 AM
Hey there 18bald!~ first of all, Im sorry that I am responding so late.
I have been a bit busy here at home right now.
I want to say again, that you cannot ALLOW yourself to become
depressed, paranoid, stressed out or worried about your hair or anything else in your life.
Those issues WILL cause much more unnecessary problems to your hairline and eventually to your health.
It is a PROVEN fact of life that stress,depression and worry would cause serious issues to ones hair!
There is no reason to allow yourself to become like that for any reasons in your life.
Once you become much older (like me!) you WILL realize just how to keep yourself happy using good foresight and the ability to 'step back' a little bit to be objective.

04-24-2016, 08:59 PM
Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it

04-24-2016, 09:05 PM
You're welcome my friend!
Wanted to say this -that I've been very honest with you.
When I first joined this form in 2010,
I was here to see if I could find ways of improving my hair loss.
Many years later, because of my acceptance of what my hair loss was like, I would come on here to try to help others.
Especially the very young!!
I would never attack or insult anybody here.
I would never make assumptions either.
I go by commonsense and true facts of life.
Good to hear back from you, it's time for me to get to bed. Cheers my friend

04-24-2016, 09:06 PM
Cheers. Have a good sleep!

04-24-2016, 11:41 PM
And the official good guy award goes to artista again.

04-25-2016, 02:46 PM
Hello again JohnMPB!

That was a very NICE thing to say John', andI TRULY do thank you for this.
You know me to be a very sincere member on the BTT.

Have a good evening bro'...Lets have a conversation some time soon.

Hey there 18bald-HELLO. How are you doing today?!?!
I know that guys at your age (so very young) could
easily fall into unnecessary sadness and stress over issues like this due to emotions.
I hope that you are still doing A-OK.

04-25-2016, 08:40 PM
I guess I'm ddoin better now, finally mustered up enough courage to leave the house and it feels quite liberating.. Thank you for helping me with this issue, I hope you are doing well!

04-25-2016, 08:59 PM
I'm glad to hear that my friend!!
Just wanted to let you know that if you ever start getting emotional about this, please let me know right away!
I would do my best to help you!
I'm doing OK, 18' .
That minoxidil has really been helping.
I have been on it since November of last year, 2015!
Of course, if I never did anything to try and improve my hair, I would still be excepting of it!
My father had a NW 7+ hairloss .
He of course hated it but he had no choice but to except it.
Because he was excepting of it, he was always so happy and had a good life!!
He never allowed his hair loss to affect his life!!
By the way, My father passed away in 2008!
We miss him to this day!!
18' as I have said already, if ever you get emotional about this, lets have a good conversation! I would really want to help!!
You need to stay happy and healthy.

04-25-2016, 09:14 PM
Wow, to think people like you still exist on the Internet.. Amazing! My condolences for your father, and yeah, if I really feel down again, I'll make sure to message you!