View Full Version : Long Hair Guy, Am I Balding?

06-10-2011, 05:24 PM
Hey guys, nice to join the forum and a pleasure talking with you all. I can say that like most, the terrible paranoia of whether I am balding or not has driven me to join this forum. Denial can be a powerful thing! It is really unfortunate we can't look at ourselves the way others do, for me its making me crazy thinking I may be balding. I have really long hair, chest length. When you grow this long, there is a weird phenomenon where guys will bald and be completely oblivious to it. I, like most can't accept being a bald, long hair so I am enlisting your eyes to let me know if I am balding or just maturing and being really neurotic. I'll let the pics speak for themselves, but to preface, there is no balding in my family, My paternal side all has thick, though slightly receded hair in the corners. My maternal grandfather kept a thick, juvenile hairline till he died. My hairline has always been a prominent widows peak. I have two cowlicks in my hairline, both were always fine and thin but now it looks like they are "maturing??" away. I attached pics just after washing so you get a true look. Also when I was young the cowlicks on both sides of my central widows peak always arched up. I wrinkled my brow in some pics to show the juvenile placement. I am 27. Anyways, let me know and thanks!

06-10-2011, 05:27 PM
Jesus Christ, I'd give my left nut to have that head of hair!! u a metalhead like I am?

06-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Love metal, but that is not my reason for being a longhair. I just always dug long hair. Awesome reply, thanks!

06-10-2011, 10:43 PM
Itís difficult to tell from your pictures. Your hair still looks very good, just a bit of a mature hairline which is common at your age. Are you shedding a lot of hair?

06-10-2011, 10:59 PM
I don't think I shed but you do see hairs more when they are long. I would say between washing and brushing its like 10 a a day, maybe more. Never seen them on my pillow.

06-13-2011, 01:19 AM
I do see some receding at the temples.

06-13-2011, 01:55 AM
Dude you're ****ing FINE. If you are not going through a massive shed, you are just being paranoid. Get the hell out of this forum and go enjoy life.

06-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Yeah - Ozzy Osbourne would fkn envy you - get the hell outta here!