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    Nizoral (suppresses androgens locally on the scalp)
    Minoxidil (topically applied - rogaine / regaine etc)

    Only two things for which I have found sufficient evidence to justify paying for.

    As I'm nowhere close to balding, I use Nizoral daily but don't bother with the Minoxidil.

    Edit: Give it some serious thought before you begin using systemic substances like Finasteride to screw with your hormones for cosmetic reasons. As a former sufferer of prostatitis in touch with other sufferers I know Finasteride to cause some quite serious side effects in some. If you're unlucky it could be the end of your sex life and a considerable drain on your energy. That said you may experience no sides at all - but if Finasteride gives pause to those who would use it to avoid constant pelvic pain - think twice before using it for something cosmetic.

    My vote is for local, topical intervention. Hormones effect too many other things to screw with for the sake of saving some hair.

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    I started to go bald within the past year. I suppose I actually could have before that, but maybe I hadn't noticed. I was petrified. We went to Wal-Mart the next day. I saw Rogaine, felt nervous and wanted to make sure no one saw me buying it. I ended up getting the Wal-Mart brand because I didn't wanna spend too much money. I got home, read the pamphlet, and never ended up using it. I realized that I would have more shame buying stuff like that than just going bald. I still feel uneasy about it, mainly because of uncertainty. Well that, and I've always had issues with anxiety, so it could just be another thing to be anxious about.

    Having said all of that, I think it will suit me quite well. I've always been more mature than my peers. In my Digital Design & Typography course, we were given an assignment to create a type foundry and sell four typefaces. The people around me opted for circus fonts, Halloween fonts, Christmas fonts, as well as other tasteless choices. They're all rather ugly and kitschy. What is my concept? Typefaces of the 18th Century. It all makes sense.

    Oh, and I intend on cutting it short, like Yannick Angelloz.

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    If a man is losing his hair due to hormones or heredity, I would say for him to embrace it. He's got testosterone and that's why he's bald.

    Using hormones for the sake of vanity is plain silly. Cur your hair short or shave the scalp. Nothing sillier than a swirl of comb-over or a rug.
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    A little digression is ok I hope.

    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    In my Digital Design & Typography course, we were given an assignment to create a type foundry and sell four typefaces. The people around me opted for circus fonts, Halloween fonts, Christmas fonts, as well as other tasteless choices. They're all rather ugly and kitschy. What is my concept? Typefaces of the 18th Century. It all makes sense.
    In my experience their choice is largely because they think caricatures are easier to pull of and they can claim "that was intentional" when it's just lazywork. When someone says they want to break the rules, they should know why the rules are there in the first place. You did good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    In my experience their choice is largely because they think caricatures are easier to pull of and they can claim "that was intentional" when it's just lazywork. When someone says they want to break the rules, they should know why the rules are there in the first place. You did good.
    That makes sense! Thank you!

    And yeah, sorry for the slight digression I'd made. It's that damned ADHD.
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    I use Kirkland Minoxidil (generic rogaine) from Costco. It cost $36 per year and it works for me. I used it for 1 year and thought to myself that it didn't do anything. I then stopped for 6 months and noticed my hair was looking thinner. I even had several people comment about it. I now have been on Minoxidil for 4 months and my hair is noticeably thicker.

    It won't work for everyone. You have to be consistent with it. Once you stop using it you will lose anything you've gained. Also you have to have realistic expectations. At first I was hoping for thick hair which never happened. I never had thick hair even as a kid. My hair has always been straight, flat, and thin.

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    Bald like a man. A side effect of fin is gynecomastia. Id much rather be bald than have a pair of moobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I concur with Stylin on this. Anything that can have serious side effects that must be used forever can't be all that good for you. Go the natural route if you can. Otherwise, embrace the fact that this is you--baldness and all. Confidence is the sexiest thing a man cam possess.
    Word! One of my best friends is fairly short, underweight, dresses a little too casually, doesn't have the 'best' looking teeth nor/and doesn't do anything special at all to his appearance (doesn't even wear fragrances. OK, he might wear Axe or some cheap crap)... but he has no problem with confidence. He can walk into a room full of people and command it. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous. I'm pretty good with confidence, but he's on a whole other level with self-assurance, body language and confidence. He's not even arrogant about it (good, cool dude). I need to take some lessons.

    Oh, and by the way, the guy is bald.

    I know my post didn't detail anything about hair loss, but it's just something I wanted to add as a personal anecdote from my life.

    I have hair, thick hair actually, and I don't have any problem growing it (FOR NOW... knock on wood) as it grows back quickly whenever I get a haircut. My thing is that I have very visible gray hair, which is no issue at all, really.

    Maintain your personal strengths, and question what your weaknesses really are: is it truly hair loss or is it insecurity over hair loss? Strengthen weaknesses, my friends.

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    The only thing that is shown to work somewhat is Propecia, and even that only slows loss.

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    Don't waste your time. Make an appointment with a hair transplant surgeon and get it done (find them in the Yellow pages, or ring up the AMA for their list). Most surgeons would spot whether you have classical balding pattern requiring a transplant, or if something odd is happening and some other treatment may be more appropriate.

    The best time to have a transplant is before the hair has fallen out, not after it has. Again, surgeons will give you a good estimate of when it will likely fall out.

    One well known firm that advertises on TV (which you will no doubt have seen) has lots of mysterous potions and treatments it uses on it's customers (all expensive of course), then after those tretaments all fail, they then refer the customers to a transplant surgeon and get a 15% spotters fee.

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    if you're self conscious get to the gym, change your look. stand straight and keep your head up.. thats better than any drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    If a man is losing his hair due to hormones or heredity, I would say for him to embrace it. He's got testosterone and that's why he's bald.
    Mm! I agree, Primrose! As a woman, if I were losing my hair, that'd be another matter. But, honestly, I think Patrick Stewart is far cuter than . . . oh, I'm even blanking on his name. The other captain.

    And Yul Brynner, and Chris Daughtry. . . I drool over him. And I'm married.

    And Vin Diesel. The list goes on. And now I'm thoroughly distracted. Thanks a lot, Primrose!
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    I forgot to include Michael Symon. . . . I drool over his cooking, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    The time to face my worst fears has sadly arrived. A bald patch is beginning to form at the top of my head and I don't like it. Ofcourse as of now I am powerless & can't do anything but see it growing.
    However I'd love to get in control and do something about it.

    So fellow basenoters, empower me. Is there anything....anything out there that you've used for a similar problem and see it work? My thrust is more on hair regrowth treatments and less on hair loss prevention as that balding area needs some new hair to cover the scalp.

    Thanks guys.
    hair transplant india
    I will tell you only about the treatment for hair loss or hair resotre. The advanced and safe treatment for hair restoration is Hair Transplant surgery. Hair transplant is surgical treatment in which they harvest hair from normally the back section (donor area) of your head, that is where most people have lots more hair at an placed the hair follicle on the bald area of head. Hair Transplantation is a surgical technique of hair restoration moving individual hair follicles from one part of the body to the balding sites its commonly used to treat baldness in both men ad women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    If a man is losing his hair due to hormones or heredity, I would say for him to embrace it. He's got testosterone and that's why he's bald.

    Using hormones for the sake of vanity is plain silly. Cur your hair short or shave the scalp. Nothing sillier than a swirl of comb-over or a rug.
    +1

    Don't waste money on expensive products just to keep your hair a while longer, they're not worth it.
    Don't try to camouflage the fact that you are losing your hair - the way some men comb their hair over bald patches I find frankly pathetic.
    Accept that your body is changing.

    About 15 years ago I stopped going to the hairdressers, I bought a hair trimmer, and since then I've been keeping it short at 2-4mm depending on the season. It's fantastic, no more hairblowers, I use very little shampoo, and my hair dries in a few minutes.

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    Don't waste your time. Make an appointment with a hair transplant surgeon and get it done
    A waste of money. I saw enought pictures of this, it doesn't look real. Really.

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    I've got a few friends who have had a transplant, it doesn't look that bad. Of course it's still thin in places but they keep it short and the hairline is appropriate to their age. Apparently Turkey is the place to get it done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decraew View Post

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    A waste of money. I saw enought pictures of this, it doesn't look real. Really.
    The finished product depends very much on the skill and artistry of the doctor in plan and execution. I have seen transplant cases where the outcome was terrible or so-so and some so well done they were indistinguishable from natural full head hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    If a man is losing his hair due to hormones or heredity, I would say for him to embrace it. He's got testosterone and that's why he's bald.
    Well said!
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    As the Ladies have said, It's all about Masculine Confidence.

    Carry on smelling nice....

    Get a Crew Cut...

    Get into the Gym. Squat Heavy. Bench Heavy. Deadlift Heavy.

    Enjoy the New Version of You.

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    First go see a dermatologist they will help you figure out if it is male pattern baldness or just stress related. Also tell the doctor if you are on any meds which can sometimes cause drug induced hair loss. Hair loss caused by surgery, stress and drugs usually grow back on their own once the stress is gone or you go off the meds. You can also request for a scalp biopsey, and they can figure out even more. High doses of biotin help some people with hair loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    The finished product depends very much on the skill and artistry of the doctor in plan and execution. I have seen transplant cases where the outcome was terrible or so-so and some so well done they were indistinguishable from natural full head hair.
    My hair started thinning in my late 20s and I'm in my late 40s now. I was going bald and I decided to do something about it.

    I started taking propecia to help prevent further hair loss and have had five hair transplants surgeries since '98. Due to the combination of both, I have a very nice head of hair and my hair transplants are completely undetectable. People don't know I've had hair transplants unless I tell them and sometimes, they still don't believe it.

    Anyway, you can do something about your hair loss and I'd suggest that if it bothers you, there are plenty of options out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    The time to face my worst fears has sadly arrived. A bald patch is beginning to form at the top of my head and I don't like it. Ofcourse as of now I am powerless & can't do anything but see it growing.
    However I'd love to get in control and do something about it.

    So fellow basenoters, empower me. Is there anything....anything out there that you've used for a similar problem and see it work? My thrust is more on hair regrowth treatments and less on hair loss prevention as that balding area needs some new hair to cover the scalp.

    Thanks guys.
    I was on propecia for about 15 months, I did not notice any problems with sexual side effects. what I did notice is that it made my face puffy and my legs were always sore and armpits smelled worse than normal. it did make my hair thicker which was noticeable about 6 months after starting it. my scalp felt less tight than normal while on it .side effects went away after a week of stopping .I have been off of it for a few years now and my receeding hairline is progressing and now I have a small bald spot forming on the back. overall I was spending around $1300 a year on the product w a script from a legit pharmacy. I don't think I will ever go back on it in the near future...
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    Id just like to say for the comments that hair loss doesnt matter and to embrace it. Well I dunno how old you guys are or again I kinda sterotype a lot of people on here being rich so they have that sorta "social proof" so it doesnt matter(as much). But I can tell you as someone who use to be a model and then I got sick when i was very young and lost most my hair. Hair is super important, and I can tell you it took me 2 years waiting for my hair to grow back and it was a awful experience.

    I can still tell you as someone who is sick and is in and out of the hospital a lot im a big believer in stuff like biotin, primrose oil, just vitamins in general. Every little bit helps. Getting a good shampoo and conditioner. I know in studies it has been shown shampoos with ketoconazole are just as effective as low does minoxidil. Personally ive never used minoxidil so I have no comment on it, but for ketoconazole shampoos for me personally theyve made me shed so I dont use them. But if they dont make shed and your scalp can tolerate it, studies show it is good for you and every little bit helps. Obviously if DHT is a problem propeica or other herbs to lower your DHT are going to help as well. Just make sure you dont go to low or else you could have those rare side effects. Anyway ya if your losing hair id get all your levels checked, iron, B vitamins, D, zinc, and of course stuff like thyroid. And try to get those into healthy ranges before you go on the route of propecia etc. Cuz I can tell you when my levels are just a little messed up I deff am very senstiive to hair loss, but I attribute the fact I take so many vitamins to why my hair even with being in and out of the hospital is still as "nice" as it is.

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    I use bosley. The shampoo and conditioner for almost 2 yrs and I love it.
    I noticed my thin hair at 26 or 27 and thought I should be proactive. Ive noticed new hair
    Also thicker hair but im pretty sure I will be bald some day but it helps slowing down the process.

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    Guys my age and older? I don't care at all about bald. They look fine either way, as long as the remaining hair is cut very short.

    Guys who start balding young? I understand the angst about this, how thick hair is seen as youthful beauty and how it can be disorienting to have to deal with losing it, but if you ARE healthy and strong looking, it probably isn't as big a hit to your looks as you are thinking. Minoxidil is affordable and reasonably safe, and is said to work best for younger men and for women. It works by vasodilation, relaxing the blood vessels to bring more nutrients to the scalp. I have been taking "tribulus" to manage my blood pressure and have noticed, in addition to a slight decrease in blood pressure, less hair fall, and an unfortunate increase in the severity of migraines (not frequency, they remain blessedly infrequent), both of which I attribute to the vasodilation effect of this herb.

    Truthfully I would never judge anyone for whatever they choose to do with their own body, we only get to be embodied for a short time and looks is our outward facing image. Do what makes you happy! It's also good to remember not to be too attached to what is temporary and ephemeral, and don't park too much of your self image in your looks. That's not the whole package, it's just the outside wrapping.

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