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  Reply # 1920320 15-Dec-2017 18:25
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Coil: My hairdresser said its getting a bit severe and that I need to take action very soon.

Is it really that bad? There is like an 80%+ markup on these products. Sales training: Step 1: oh! I'm shocked, oh dear..

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  Reply # 1920325 15-Dec-2017 18:33
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Coil: My hairdresser said its getting a bit severe and that I need to take action very soon.

Is it really that bad? There is like an 80%+ markup on these products. Sales training: Step 1: oh! I'm shocked, oh dear..


Exactly. And most of those products, if you stop using them your hair will fall out again.

I think your hairdresser is wanting to meet their sales targets.




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  Reply # 1920349 15-Dec-2017 19:38
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My brother is bald, my father is bald, his father was bald. Mine thinned about 28, so it was straight to a number one. Though I now use a razor. I'm now 36, so when I first did I probably looked 40, so I figure I'll still look forty when I'm fifty!
I must admit it's probably more difficult for those where it's unexpected.

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  Reply # 1920350 15-Dec-2017 19:39
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I started going grey at 24. Then I discovered clippers!

 

Besides a year of absolute bleaching (billy idol white and have a passport photo to prove it) and about 8 years ago growing it for 2 years, the longest I let it get is about a number 3, then it's haircut time.




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  Reply # 1920366 15-Dec-2017 20:15
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CamH:

 

I'm the exact same. My hair has been receding since I was about 17 (If you can remember what I look like Tim - haha). Tried telling myself it didn't bug me, did Finesteride (Propecia) for like 4 years but got terrible side effects so I stopped that.

 

I decided it was bothering me enough so I'm getting a FUE transplant over in Sydney in January to sort the receding out for a couple more years. Wouldn't touch Ashley and Martin with a barge pole if I was you, bunch of sales people who just put 99% of people on Propecia + Rogaine and if that doesn't work, glue on a hairpiece.

 

I'll let you know how the FUE goes in a couple of months. At $7,000, I think it might just be worth it for confidence-sake.

 

 

 

 

Hey Cam,

 

Good to hear from ya! Hope all is well, I do remember well and I am in the same boat as you, very hard to just put it to a side at this early stage.
I've been a little skeptical regarding the side affects that those drugs can produce and it seems almost as if its not worth it as you experienced.
The FUE transplant is interesting, I read its a robotic operation and can take a few thousand follicles, It is a little expensive but it would be well worth it in the next 2 years if it keeps at the same rate it is going.
Thanks for chiming in!

 

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 1920374 15-Dec-2017 20:41
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a hairless tim, lol.





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  Reply # 1920379 15-Dec-2017 21:10
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Coil:

 

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.

Cheers

 

 

You poor bastard. I'm ancient, but I've still got masses of luxuriantly thick hair - silver, with a slight curl to it.  Most of it's sprouting out of earlug holes, nostrils, and other places I won't mention.

 

 


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  Reply # 1920381 15-Dec-2017 21:16
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mudguard: My brother is bald, my father is bald, his father was bald.

 

In theory, according to what I was taught, baldness was supposed to be heritable maternally - not paternally. (I actually doubt that this is true - despite the fact that clever people assured me it was).  More recently, I read that you look at your maternal grandpa.  Mine was buried with a truly fine head of hair, at the age of about 22.


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  Reply # 1920382 15-Dec-2017 21:16
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Started loosing mine when I was 16, (now 50) was heredity in the family. Like many others a set of clippers and a number one seen to things. For the last 10 years its been a razor in the shower every 2nd day. 

 

Had a friend who was very hung up about it he went an had a hair transplant in turkey of all places because it was the cheapest. Worked out well for him.





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  Reply # 1920451 16-Dec-2017 06:33
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mudguard: My brother is bald, my father is bald, his father was bald.

 

In theory, according to what I was taught, baldness was supposed to be heritable maternally - not paternally. (I actually doubt that this is true - despite the fact that clever people assured me it was).  More recently, I read that you look at your maternal grandpa.  Mine was buried with a truly fine head of hair, at the age of about 22.

 

 

 

 

Oh I'm well aware of that! My maternal grandfather died in his early sixties, full head of hair and barely any grey. So clearly we're a genetic anomaly...

 

I guess the OP could cut it close once, see how you feel about it, and if you don't like it, start looking at options? 


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  Reply # 1920488 16-Dec-2017 09:56
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My brother and I are in a pretty similar boat to you, but 15-20 years on.

I decided early that there was nothing that could be done, I got clippers and when it started to really show at about 25, I went shorter as it got worse. Started with a number 4, then 2, then 1, then 0. Now I use the same electric razor as my face and do it all at once. Been shiny for about 10 years now.

My brother is younger than me, and spends a fair bit on colouring and fancy hair styles to hide it.

IMO, hairdressers are probably worried about the modern trend of just shaving it off, it has to hurt their business.




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  Reply # 1920504 16-Dec-2017 10:41
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All I know is "grass don't grow on a busy street" - I line borrowed from a Morecambe & Wise sketch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morecambe_and_Wise

 

Having a 'high forehead' hasn't worried me and I think I lost the last comb that I owned years ago.  


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  Reply # 1920527 16-Dec-2017 11:46
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PLEASE Please please do not do a comb over - yuk yuk

 

Started loosing mine in the mid thirties when I also discovered my first grey hair - yiks.  Went from a scissor cut, to #3&2 to #2&1 to #1&0. Soon it will be a can of silvo and a lambs wool buffer. Also all this missing hair started to show up in my ears & nose, yuk, talk about increased grooming to keep this mug looking good, well semi good can't help the wrinkles.

 

And here is a whole forum dedicated to HairLossTalk plus here is one of their Topics - Why white people bald faster

 

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  Reply # 1920528 16-Dec-2017 11:49
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Coil:

 

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.

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Don't bother with treatments you need to eliminate your stress! Maybe quit your job and bum around home for 6 months or so and see if it starts coming back.  




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  Reply # 1920542 16-Dec-2017 12:36
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Coil:

 

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.

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Don't bother with treatments you need to eliminate your stress! Maybe quit your job and bum around home for 6 months or so and see if it starts coming back.  

 

 

 

 

This is something that has been suggested to me, Might have to do something like that. Live the simple life for the next few months!





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