View Full Version : 18 year old NWIII

05-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Hey everyone I'm an 18 year old Asian male (turning 19 soon) and I have genetic hairloss. I'm already a NWIIIish, frontal hairloss only, my dad is a NW5V so its safe to assume I will end up same as him, although I may have started a bit earlier. I've been taking finasteride for about 6 months now and started using rogaine once a day for about 2 months. Its definitely slowing down my hairloss but it seems like I'm still losing (unless finasteride is going to miraculously turn it around in the suggested 8 month use before evaluation). I'm thinking of just shaving my head bald when I can't hide it anymore. I wonder how I'll look as a bald asian male. right now my hair is parted down the middle so it covers the receding temples, most people cant tell. Hairloss at such a young age really sucks.

I'm interested in anyones story with a similar standing as me, with hairloss at a particularly young age.

And for any ladies that come across this thread, how do you feel about men who are losing hair?

05-24-2010, 08:07 PM

I am 20, I am also almost a norwood 3 at the front.

05-24-2010, 08:12 PM
lol hey at least you have 2 years on me =P

05-24-2010, 08:33 PM
Hey man, welcome :) It's not about what women or anyone feels about your hair loss, just how you yourself feels about it. You may look great with a shaved head, it's best to accept hair loss, but if you cant and want to fight it (like many of us do), you are in the right place :)

05-24-2010, 08:36 PM
haha yeah Mick i hear you. and i know its how we feel about it but im just interested in hearing what women actually think. i havent actually asked until now

05-24-2010, 08:41 PM
Sadly, without your hair you will have less impact on women. Thats just how it goes man.

I am living proof of this. It has impacted me BIGTIME. Girls loved my hair.

Now they smirk at me. It sucks. But I think my regimen is working in terms of not losing more hair. I might see some regrowth.

Best of luck to us all.

05-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Approaching 24 and NW2. Starting my regime with propecia in a month's time, current undergoing treatment for dermatitis so that I will be suitable for rogaine

05-25-2010, 05:49 AM
hey speaking of women im 26 an basically a NW3, and am going out with a babe tomorrow night, only problem is when i met her I was rocking a hat! AH this should be interesting

05-25-2010, 09:21 AM
I obviously work in an industry where I meet a lot of men experiencing hair loss and I donít find it to be a big deal at all. Through my job, I meet plenty of really attractive guys who just happen to be losing their hair but itís certainly not off-putting in the way some men fear it is. I see hair loss as something natural that most men will experience at some point in their lifetime. That said, I do sympathize with men struggling with hair loss, particularly those who must lose their hair before all their peers. I realize that itís even more difficult for men who are used to getting a lot of attention for their hair or looks- similar, I imagine, to how women who were really beautiful in their youth struggle the most with aging.

05-25-2010, 07:38 PM
Hey man I just turned 22 and I have been dealing with hair loss since I was 18. It's gotten me extremely depressed in the past, but I find the best way to deal with it is this...

1. Take propecia, rogaine, and use nizoral shampoo as directed
2. Style your hair so that you think it looks as good as possible, and cover as many thinning areas as possible (don't use too much gel or product though, because it will be obvious and/or look worse)
3. Forget about it! If you're doing step 1, you're doing everything you can do prevent or slow hair loss. Don't stress constantly, and try to focus on the positive things in your life such as family, friends, and significant others. They all care about you regardless of your hair, and you think about it WAY more than any of them do. It's never as bad as you think, so keep your head up!

05-25-2010, 07:55 PM
So question guys, date tomorrow night:
-do i Rock the hair in all its NW glory Chris nolan style (http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=christopher%20nolan&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi)
-Do i comb it forward and try to hide the loss as good as possible(sometimes works great other times looks like trash)
-Or do i rock a hat (its at like a sporty bar/resturant)

-Im leaning towards full out NW action

05-25-2010, 08:34 PM
i'd do the chris nolan. better to be up and front in my opinion. your hairline will be out in the open for her to see with nothing to hide.

and wishfulthinking, thanks for your tip. j/w, what hairloss stage are you at? how did you discover it and how fast did it progress?

05-25-2010, 08:46 PM
No problem, I like to help out if I can, although I know how hard it can be to follow my own advice!

My hair thinning is irregular, and isn't really represented by the NW stages. My hair is thinning at the crown (I style my hair to cover most of it) and more recently starting to thin all over. My story is long, and I can email it to you if you wish, but the short version is that my dad is NW5 and I first noticed my hair was thinning during my sophomore year of college. Stupidly, I waited until 6 months later to start propecia, and started rogaine about a year ago. The whole realization/denial process affected me pretty badly, and I wore a hat every single minute I could in 2008 and even some of 2009. Eventually, I became disgusted with myself and realized that everyone knew why I wore a hat and that I was only making things worse. About 6 months ago I forced myself to ditch the hat, switched up how I styled my hair, and now I'm starting to focus on more important things (career, etc.), although I still have my bad days. Honestly, I think I'm fortunate to have the hair that I do, although I fiercely dread losing any more of it in the future.

I'm free to talk whenever by email if you want by the way, just let me know! Best of luck!

05-25-2010, 08:54 PM
hey id love to hear your story, my email is my current account name @gmail.com
thanks for taking your time to write it out man

05-26-2010, 07:37 AM
Im gonna rock the nolan do for the date, I actually have more hair up front then nolan but his is thicker. I let you guys know how it goes, if she says something about my hair, which im pretty sure she wont, ill just call her a fat whore and throw a plate of food in her face.:D

05-26-2010, 08:46 PM
so heynow, how was the date?

05-27-2010, 09:39 AM
hey, the date was ok, the hair part was fine, im pretty sure she didnt give a shit or really even notice. We were talking for a while and i got pretty bored and started watching the baseball game on TV behind her head. She was really good looking though, much better then i remebered, that was about all she had going for her.

05-29-2010, 08:14 AM
I think you would be best buzzing it down and seeing if the style suits you.... then maybe shaving it off. Your lucky being asian - darker skin tone seems to suit the shaven look. You can continue with the medications whilst it is shaven, you may find them more successfull on a clean more penetrable scalp?
Finally, i have to come to the defence of bald guys! I have shaven my head for years.... it would be nice to the option of more hair but its not everything. I use topical products to try and maintain the hair i have.... and if a scar free transplant became available i may consider it!
The one myth i have to dispel is the 'no women will look at you' story. I have never had a problem getting a girlfriend - good looking ones too! I have no doubt some women dont find bald attractive..... but some women dont find stocky attractive and some do......some only like tall men, some couldnt give a stuff...etc etc.