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  Reply # 1920012 15-Dec-2017 09:24
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DO what I did - shave it to the bone and grow a big beard to compensate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got the beard going! 





 


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  Reply # 1920013 15-Dec-2017 09:24
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Shave it off and grow a badass beard.

 

 








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  Reply # 1920020 15-Dec-2017 09:33
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You're all going to look the same when there is a geekzone meetup.  I'll go and buy some name tags now :P


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  Reply # 1920029 15-Dec-2017 09:40
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No-one else has mentioned it, I don't have personal experience with it, but if medical options fail you could investigate tattooing. Like this place here in Auckland (not endorsing this company specifically). May not suit your appearance or colouring etc but it could be another option.

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  Reply # 1920034 15-Dec-2017 09:49
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josephhinvest: No-one else has mentioned it, I don't have personal experience with it, but if medical options fail you could investigate tattooing. Like this place here in Auckland (not endorsing this company specifically). May not suit your appearance or colouring etc but it could be another option.

Cheers,
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Oo, that is interesting, I would like to keep my length in my hair and avoid any form of transplant or tattoo!!

I'll try the cheaper medical option via the docs next week and also take up the free A&M consult to see what they have to say. Cheers





 




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  Reply # 1920036 15-Dec-2017 09:51
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You're all going to look the same when there is a geekzone meetup.  I'll go and buy some name tags now :P

 

 

 

 

Haha, I was thinking that ;), Few people here in the same boat as I. 
I'd still be on the younger end of the scale however :) 





 


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  Reply # 1920044 15-Dec-2017 10:00
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The podcast Science Vs did a show on the options last month; suggest that’s worth a listen.

https://gimletmedia.com/episode/balding-actually-works/

Mine really started thinning about a year ago (but I’m somewhat older - early 40s), and I’ve just elected to go with a self-inflicted number three all over. It’s just not worth stressing about, it I can understand that’s a harder point to reach when you’re in your early 20s!

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  Reply # 1920045 15-Dec-2017 10:02
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In all seriousness though, it doesn't look that bad in the photo.





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  Reply # 1920065 15-Dec-2017 10:33
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 ... and also take up the free A&M consult to see what they have to say.

 

 

I can tell you what they will say. They will say they can do wonders ... in the hope that an ongoing money extraction process will kick off.


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  Reply # 1920068 15-Dec-2017 10:39
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I can think of quite a few things worse than hair loss


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Just thinking if the hair loss came a more common issue in these days because of getting all sort of chemicals from "hair care" products?

 

Shampoo: SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, COCAMIDE MEA, POLYSORBATE 20, PEG-150 DISTEARATE, OLETH-3, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, GLYCOL STEARATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), DISODIUM EDTA, PANTHENOL, ALLANTOIN, SODIUM PCA, BENZOPHENONE-4, HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, PHOSPHORUS, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE, ZINC GLUCONATE, SACCHAROMYCES/ZINC FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/COPPER FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/MAGNESIUM FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/IRON FERMENT, SACCHAROMYCES/SILICON FERMENT, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE.

 

Gel: SORBITOL, VP/METHACRYLAMIDE/VINYL IMIDAZOLE COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 20, CARBOMER, PANTHENOL, PANTOLACTONE, ISOPROPANOLAMINE, BENZOPHENONE-4, DMDM HYDANTOIN, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, TROMETHAMINE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, PHOSPHOROUS, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE, ZINC GLUCONATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL.




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I can think of quite a few things worse than hair loss

 

 

 

 

I can think of a million things better too! 





 




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Just thinking if the hair loss came a more common issue in these days because of getting all sort of chemicals from "hair care" products?

 

 

 

 

Fortunately my parents were greenies and I only use natural products. 
I don't use any of the dove, pantene sorta brand. Currently on a teatree mixed with olive oil based product. Surely still has some crap in it..
I've never really been a hair gel or wax user and would always have hair come out on my hands when running my fingers through my hair from mid teens. 





 


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  Reply # 1920090 15-Dec-2017 11:21
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I am in the same boat. 33 and have used gel in my hair for the last 25 years or therabouts. So not a total surprise to see my hair thinning... Also started happening after I had kids.. wonder if that's related ;-)

 

Anyway, #1 buzz cut FTW... I just decided I didn't care about it. I used to really like my hair, etc.. but the last thing I want is to desperately hang on to every last bit of hair and end up with a combover... I'd rather embrace it and let it be part of me

 

I have plans for a total head shave in the next few years once people got used to my short hair and my head has had time to get a bit of a tan... I also have lost about 25kg this year through eating more sensibly and exercise and I have had heaps of people asking if I was sick so gotta be careful with the whole head shave thing...

 

This is me now, which you can compare with my profile pic

 


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  Reply # 1920092 15-Dec-2017 11:22
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My son, aged 19, also has this issue and is using Ashley & Martin for treatment. The service is good and they know what they're doing, but also very expensive - we're paying nearly $500 per month in a 12-month contract. They prescribe the pills and Propecia foam that others have suggested.

 

We took him along for the free consultation and got a hard-sell session - so watch out for that.

 

I really wish we'd just gone to the GP initially and got a prescription for the same drugs that A&M prescribe - it would have been much cheaper.

 

Another option is platelet-rich plasma injection which some GPs and small clinics can do. What this does is they take some blood from your arm, spin it in a centrifuge and re-inject the clear plasma into your scalp. If you have hair follicles that have just gone on strike then this has good results and will be cheaper than transplants.

 

 


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