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Topic # 226007 15-Dec-2017 08:10
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Hey all,


Most probably know of myself and know that I am quite young (22), Well.
The hair on my head is not here to stay, It has been thinning and receding over the last 2 years. It is well timed with an increase in stress and other things so I am slightly leaning towards the fact that has maybe accelerated it.

My hairdresser said its getting a bit severe and that I need to take action very soon. He suggested Ashley & Martin is the best and only one who has an effective treatment to grow your own hair. 

Has anyone here had any luck with such treatments, its a very controversial topic and some people will say your doctor can prescribe treatment the same as A&M which is way cheaper $50 vs $350 minimum.
Whats peoples thoughts? PM me if you'd like to comment but not publicly and I'll respect your privacy. 

Appreciate any feedback I can get.

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  Reply # 1919982 15-Dec-2017 08:15
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Don’t worry about it, just get on with life. I am old and have never given a toss about losing hair(family history of hair loss) I decide young like you not to give a toss, when I started to thin I just cut my hair very short, number one comb and it’s been like that for many years. Easy to care for and damn cheap, my good wife cuts my hair with a cutter purchased many moons ago for $50.




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  Reply # 1919986 15-Dec-2017 08:21
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MikeB4: Don’t worry about it, just get on with life. I am old and have never given a toss about losing hair(family history of hair loss) I decide young like you not to give a toss, when I started to thin I just cut my hair very short, number one comb and it’s been like that for many years. Easy to care for and damn cheap, my good wife cuts my hair with a cutter purchased many moons ago for $50.

 

The only issue, I got an uneven shaped head and its a bit odd haha. Needs a little bit of hair to make it look normal :P
In all honestly, Its a massive confidence knock and I shouldn't let it get to me but heck, it does. 
The only people in my entire family that went bald is my Dad and his brother, At 45 they started to thin. The typical mothers father has a full head of hair, same with my fathers father. 
I suspect it has come from my Fathers Mother.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1919989 15-Dec-2017 08:32
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You've got to look on the bright side.

 

A one off investment in a set of hair clippers, keep what's left very short and you'll never have to pay for a hair cut again.

 

And in years to come when someone pulls out the old photos there won't be any embarrassing hairstyles to laugh at.

 

Works for me. laughing


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  Reply # 1919991 15-Dec-2017 08:35
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Coil:

 

He suggested Ashley & Martin is the best and only one who has an effective treatment to grow your own hair. 

 


 

 

 

Not quite.  Hair loss is actually a skin issue (the follicles are in the skin) and is treated by any dermatologist.  I have a dermatologist family member who recommended I try Rogaine Foam 5%, which you apply to your scalp twice a day.  It takes up to six months to work but should thicken hair and reduce further loss - although nothing is foolproof save for a hair transplant (very expensive).  I've never actually tried it, so can't comment on how well it works.

 

My understanding is that the active ingredient is Minoxidil, so anything with that should work. 4 month supply goes for about $160 online at Pharmacy Direct, and I understand prescriptions aren't much cheaper (or any cheaper).  

 

Great advice above about try and accept it, and live with it - that's what I'm trying to do - but I totally understand also wanting to explore your options!


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  Reply # 1919992 15-Dec-2017 08:37
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Don't waste your money just live life and let mother nature take it's course

 

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  Reply # 1919993 15-Dec-2017 08:44
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I started losing my hair after our first kid arrived (coincidence ?) in my early 30's, occasionally I look at myself and go "damnit..." but otherwise I'm "meh" about it like others. Nature happens. ;)

 

I'd like to keep what I have left, so will be interested in peoples solutions/attempts, but if it goes, it goes.... :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1919994 15-Dec-2017 08:44
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I know that some years a clinical trial was done on Propecia. It did find that it improved hair density.

 

But I agree with others; hair loss (and lumpy heads) are all actually pretty normal. Accept that, (just like everyone else) you're a little different from everyone else and move on.

 

 




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  Reply # 1919995 15-Dec-2017 08:45
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I'd like to keep it and try all options before I shave it off! 
I'll look into Rogain, A mate of mine in a similar spot to myself said to try that and he had some but I think he has not had any success.

Not keen for a hair transplant, That looks traumatic. 


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  Reply # 1919997 15-Dec-2017 08:49
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I thought bald men were supposed to be the most virile.

 

Flaunt your baldness, you might get lucky.





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  Reply # 1919999 15-Dec-2017 08:51
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So here is a trick to do

 

Propecia cost a bit to get (like $90+ a month) however if you go to the doctor you can ask for finasteride tablets (5mg) and cut them into 1/4's to have each day, total cost for 3 months is around $20.

 

Propecia is just finasteride (1mg) tablets :P

 

Been doing this for a few years now and my hairdresser can't work out why my hair is so strong and i no longer have hair falling out in the shower after washing it  :P.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1920002 15-Dec-2017 08:56
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Coil:

 

I'd like to keep it and try all options before I shave it off! 
I'll look into Rogain, A mate of mine in a similar spot to myself said to try that and he had some but I think he has not had any success.

Not keen for a hair transplant, That looks traumatic. 

 

 

Regain did nothing for me, plus it only helps the top back area of the head, not the front part if you have a receding hairline


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  Reply # 1920005 15-Dec-2017 09:04
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Just get a #1 haircut and issue is sorted

 

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I started receding when I was about 16.  By 22 it was pretty noticeable, so went for a #3 buzz cut.  Which then because a 2 and 1, then 0.

 

Now at 43, I cut it with clippers every couple of weeks at 0.  Best $40 I ever spent.

 

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  Reply # 1920007 15-Dec-2017 09:10
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Linux:

 

Just get a #1 haircut and issue is sorted

 

 

Thats what Im starting to look at :D I have a few friends who are balding, theyve just gone for the #1 as well :)

 

 





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DO what I did - shave it to the bone and grow a big beard to compensate!

 

 





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