What's the best male pattern baldness treatment available? I'm currently 20 years old and my hair is thinning and starting to recede.
no treatment will work quite like self-confidence and generally not giving a shit you're bald. try rogaine, but don't expect wonders, you have to apply that shit twice a day and do kind of look like a faggot if you do it in front of girls.
if you're going bald at 20 you're only going to get more bald, accept it now.
Aspire to be Red Forman or, if you're evil, Clarence Boddicker. It's the best you can hope for.
Finasteride if your hair loss fits the common male pattern balding. It'll appear to recover a bit of what was lost (but really it's just making some hair that were too weak to grow become able to) and will also slow down further loss considerably. Minoxidil is also a good way of improving what hair you still have.
For hair that's actually lost, however? Transplants are all you can do. There is no way of actually recovering the ones you've already lost.
Eating a bullet would also solve the problem, but guns aren't really available where I live.
pills are dodgy and have side effects.
the transplant is a nightmare in many cases and only buys you 5 more years of hair, and plus you'll have a scar on the back of your head.
Minoxidil dear, get on it ASAP.
Get the kirkland brand, very cheap.
EVERYONE, if you think YOU MIGHT SUFFER HAIR LOSS BEFORE AGE 40, GET ON IT NOW.
I started to thin on the top of my head at 23, and it was bumming me the FUCK out... I play heavy metal drums and always loved having long hair to head bang like a mother fucker to some gojira
I got on kirkland minox as soon as I noticed and I got a lot of what I lost back, and nothing lost since.
THE ONLY draw back is you're on it for life, once you start you can't stop, or you're going to lose what you have/gained and it's going to get MUCH worse.
>7+ hours of sleep
>massage scalp to increase blood flow when you shampoo
BTW I do minox applications 2 times a day, one in morning, one at night
also TO BE HONEST I wouldn't waste my money if I was basically bald... sadly people think they can hop on minox after they've lost 50% of what's on top and they're going to grow like a chia pet... it really doesn't work and you'll be lucky if in years you'll have passable hair... at this point transplants are the best way to go
so what I'm trying to say is GET ON IT NOW, minox is only good if you're using it on hair you HAVE, not hair you want to GROW BACK
Im a junior at age 17 and my crown is thinning. It started when i was 15 and after a little research, I found out I was one of the 20% that starts loosing it before their 20s. Its to the point where it is noticeable no matter how I style my hair and it kills me inside every time I think about it. People are bringing it up and it only makes me feel worse. I found that people like me have simply come to terms, shaved their head and got it over with. Im considering shaving my head but im short and already ugly as is and the short hair may make me look worse but hey, you are not your hair, you are you.
This, OP. I'm 23 and I began balding at that age too. For a few months I was in the denial phase where I thought, "Eh, I can hold onto this - it's not too bad". Then I decided to shave it off and keep it short. Do I wish that I still had a full head of hair? Sure, but it's not so bad. For me at least, it's not like I had women soaking themselves at the sight of me when I had flowing hair as it was.
Bros, am I going bald? I'm 24, and my hair line has always been pretty fucking weird (even as a kid, I just spent hours looking at kid pics to make sure). The right side has always pulled slightly farther back than the left, but it looks like I've lost a bit more in that area since. Also my center hairline has always been weird looking but I can't tell if it's evolving into hair loss. Btw, all the thinning occurring around my widows peek is because I burnt that hair off accidentally 2 weeks ago. It just looks thin because it's growing back.
Does balding normally occur on only 1 side? My primary concern are the sides of the head above the temple but there may be signs I'm missing.
Starting balding recently.
I don't give a shit about having to shave it but, could this be a symptom to another disease?
What if it looks like this? Which vitamins help?
Pic is not me but similar.
If you're short and already ugly then it shouldn't matter. There's nothing worse than seeing a balding man trying to hold onto what's left on his head.
Instead of treating it as if it was an elephant in the room, just accept it as part of who you are. Same like people with deformities or even just unfortunate genetics like ugly noses, unibrow, big ears, fucked up teeth and so on...
This is you and dwelling on it will not make it stop or change anything.
Dude get on finasteride. Right fucking now. Shit costs me $45 A YEAR for the peace and knowledge of knowing that my hairline is solid as a rock. Buy the 5mg pills at Target and cut it up into fourths. Side effects are very rare and way overblown.
Minox can help some but I caution against putting too much hope into it. Its not a miracle worker but will help.
But anon i beseech you not to listen to these bald cucks who say just to shave it and be done with it. You will regret it. Maintaining is easy, however regrowing is likely not possible.
i use minox, shit works wonders. but as others have said you need to use it when you first notice hair loss. i should have started 3 years ago but i was in denial and thought i could mentally handle losing my hair. when you're staring into the reality of living your life without something you were born with and plays a large part in defining your aesthetic you accept that you need meds.
yes sir, finasteride is the way to go. ive been on it for almost 10 years now, no side effects - ASIDE FROM HAVING A FULL HEAD OF HAIR.
seriously, get on it. i responded really well to it, and the bald spot forming on the back of my head completely went away. if you're lucky you can grow a bit more hair back with it, but not much, its mostly a maintenance drug.
In all honesty there is nothing you can do however somethings do appear to cause 'balding' when reality is excessive thinning. This can be diet, steroid use and stress. Change your habits and you may recover the hair. As a general rule for actual balding you are looking for an M shaped recession of the hairline. Another big thing but risky way of confirming baldness is get your hair shaved completely and watch the regrowth.
Just cut it off. Being bald is badass when you own that shit
For fuck's sake. When will you hairlets stop making these threads? There's no cure for baldness. Just cut it and grow a stubble or beard. There's nothing you can do about it.
>had a noticeably receding hairline at 16
I agree that you shouldn't give to much of a shit, but when you have the hairline of a 35 year old at 20 it sucks.
Lifting helps tho, skinny guys who bald just look creepy
This. I have the same story except I had an aggressively receding hairline at the same age, ugly thumb-pad sized thin spot right between the eyes. The thin spot filled back in within 6 months and I've had no problems with it since. I am now 29.
Where there is no or very little hair it is too late. My thin spot filled in but the widows peaks I developed remained in place. Any hairstyle with bangs covers this more than well enough so I am not really bothered by this. Just very, very glad I got with the program when I did.
I shaved it for new year, end ended up getting both mires and more people cowering in front of me.
Either way, feelsgoodman!
Just accept it OP, you have no idea how good it feels afterwards
All from hair from my head went to my butt and it hurts to wipe now because of all of the tangling. It wouldn't be so bad if the hair was weak but it's thick hair with thicker roots. Healthiest shit I've ever seen. It even shines better than my head hair. I even had a prostitute make fun of my hairy ass. I felt awful
yeah, been there, theres nothing you can do, started at 16 and i tried literally everything for years. all it did was drag out the suffering for 5 years before i shaved. I still get as many chicks as my hairprivlaged friends, and im now in a 2 year relationship with the girl of my dreams
Yeah buzzing it off will look worse than having a full head of hair, obviously. Get the fuck over it. It will, however, look better than any of the alternatives (excluding the absolute best in hair transplantations which only the really, really rich can afford).
Fellow male pattern baldness fag here. Receding hairline since 16 fuck w me bwoi
Sometimes you can lose a lot of hair if you're under stress/don't sleep enough/don't eat enough fruit.
Ask your father when did he start losing hair (if your hair looks like your father's) if your hair looks like your mother's ask her brothers or something.
My father is nearly 64 years old and his hair looks like he's 30, I have the same hair but mine started getting thin last year (21yo) so I started eating more vitamin-rich food (oranges, melon, kiwi, apples and shit) I started sleeping for at least 7 hours every day, and I started working out (one of the best ways to get rid of the stress).
6 months later my hair was back to normal.
Also I heard cold showers help, but I didn't try it.
Note that this is relevant information only if you're losing hair due to stress, if you're genetically doomed to be bald, you will be.
Anyway these tips may at least help slow down the process.
I noticed that my one temple looked receded and my other looked like a NW0 when I was 17. Panicked a little and told my dad, he said 'Your head slants to the side because you got stuck during birth'. He was surprised I never noticed it. I am 21 now and I am really concious of my diagonal hairline. At least it is still the same though.
Grow a beard and embrace the buzz
I have full hair and plan on doing it, looks good as fuck
>derma roller once per week
>apply castor oil + rosemary essential oil
>avoid junk and proccessed food
>eat 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil per day
>eat plenty of fruits, veggies, lean meats and dark chocolate
>supplement with magnesium, biotin, ecklonia cava, vitamin d3, vitamin k2 and omega 3
Those will help you keep what you have.
Otherwise, buzzcut and go on with your life, and save yourselves a crapload of bucks
Use minoxidil or save up for a transplant. Either that or accept your fate and shave your head.
Literally this, everyone's hair is different and you just gotta ride it out. Thought I might be balding early because my hairline changed a lot in a couple of years when I was 15-16, but i'm 21 now and it's not changed at all since I was 16 basically. Just got a widow's peak (a very common thing in guys this age) and it's not lost any thickness
>Losing hair due to stress then regaining it. Does not sound very convincing to be honest.
>Eating fruit helps regrow your hair
get the fuck out.
This bro cience is the worst
Why not add nofap to the list as well?
all these fuckers telling you to açcept it, shave etc...
the point of hairloss prevention isn't to stop it forever, its to stall it so you don't have to deal with the stress of it during your younger years.
look for finpecia from all day chemist or another place. buy it bulk so a year is about a a hundred bucks. it works well enough and can be combined with rogain, just know that with both of those treatments if you stop you lose what they helped you save and what you gained back. that's the best we got.
should get you through your 20s and if you're lucky by then better treatment will be out, tho I doubt it because our drug research is obsessed with ineffective drugs you have to be on for life.
Accepting it and building it into your confidence and looks are probably a better option than waking up & worrying about it like a little bitch while you prepare your nogains enema.
>no treatment will work quite like self-confidence and generally not giving a shit you're bald
It's true but for different reasons than you think. I found out I lost the most hair when I was stressing out about something (fortunately not that much). Being chill literally prevents hairloss.
>hair slowly thins out over the years
>mainly started when my diet when down the shitter
>been eating and getting out of starvation mode for the past four months
>been taking biotin for six months
>hair way thicker than it used to be
>still can't tell if it's growing new hairs or not
>notice today i've got way more oil buildup on my scalp than usual despite washing it normally
d-does this mean my scalp is waking back up?
It's no more difficult and time consuming than brushing your teeth twice a day (which I sincerely hope you do) you lazy fuck. As far as investment versus payoff is concerned you are hard-pressed to find a better deal. And no you going bald doesn't make you look hard it just makes you look like shit. By your logic you might as well promote being a sweaty fat fuck, too. Absorb that into your confidence. Couldn't be any more fucking stupid.
>he spends hundreds of dollars a year on hair loss products so he can wake up everyday and minimize his insecurities
acceptance is inner peace. i suggest trying meditation.
Fuck all this bullshit
Get a hair system op, im going to do the same, the new toupees are light years ahead of the ones from the eighties and ninties. They attach with special glue that you literally cannot rip off your head and you only need to reattach once per week at most, also the lace systems hairlines are undetectable, you can lift weights, swim and do anything you normally would, also if you learn how to attach it yourself and buy direct from the manufacturer its gonna cost around 200 per peice, youll need two or three pieces per year
Bring in the hate
to everyone with naturally thin hair: don't buzz it. it will look terrible.
pic related. pretty unfortunate combination of balding on the whole top and thin hair.
Ironically, Oscar Isaac has GOAT hair genetics.
A warning to potential Minoxidil users.
I used Kirkland brand Minoxidil for a few years. Shit worked great. About seven years in, very suddenly, the skin on my face began to sag severely. I was 28 and looked 40. i was totally baffled and just chalked it up to aging, or stress, or fuck knows, until I happened upon a discussion in a forum about a rare unlisted side effect of rogaine where it can inhibit collagen production. I started googling that shit and found a ton of horror stories from other former minoxidil users.
I've since stopped using it. My face has kind of gone back to normal but not really. My hair has thinned out a lot. I just keep it very short. Beats having a saggy face, I guess.
Hairline is receding. Already got a nice widow's peak forming. My long hair mostly covers it up for now.
Derm suggested the rogaine and the finasteride. Who has experience with either?
Apparently half the people that use minoxidil never grow the hair back they lose from using it, and finasteride causes ED. Research suggests the side effects of both are minor, but there are shitloads of people whose lives have been ruined by both drugs.
Should I just accept the bald, or risk making my life worse for a potential relief, /fit/?
I have long hair and nobody in my family has gone bald, but my dad had a receding hairline at the corners. I've noticed that one side of my hair is getting thin but the other side is fine. I usually wear my shit in a ponytail and heard tight ponytails can fuck your shit up.
The fuck's wrong with my hairline?
Genetics. "Genetics" doesn't necessarily mean inherited. It just mean you drew a bad hand when it comes to hair. Unless you're bundling your hair like a nigress queen, putting your hair in a ponytail isn't making your hair fall out.
Enjoy your fucked up head, bro.
Looking at my dad's hairline, it isn't even that receded. He's in his late 50's and still has most of his hair actually.
You have to inherit male pattern baldness or a receding hairline from someone though. Also, for some reason every male in my family can grow full and thick beards, but mine's patchy as fuck on the cheeks and mustache. The fuck's wrong with my shit? Literally every single male has a full head of hair and beard. Why not me?
Pattern baldness, male or female, is NOT strictly hereditary. You are more susceptible to it if you have immediate relatives suffering from it, yes, but you can still just as well develop it.
If there were an effective treatment for baldness nobody would be bald.
My hairline started receding rapidly before I was even 18 so I had to do something. I buzzed it off and haven't looked back.
Just accept it, get strong, be happy.
Why do I see no people with good hairlines but complaining about losing hair density and thickness?
Is it such a rare case?
My hairline has stayed through the years but I've been losing density around the crown and my hair is naturally thin (pretty shitty).
While fin+rogaine can fix the former, is there any specific solution for thin hair?
This covers the DHT, PGE1/2 and inflammatory aspects of male pattern baldness. Personally not a fan of minoxidil, but if fin/niz doesn't work for you after 1 year then you might as well try it.
>daily reminder that a confident bald man will slay more pussy than some autist with perfect hair. Shave it off and carry on
>Apparently half the people that use minoxidil never grow the hair back they lose from using it
Never heard about that. Considering I just started on it, that's a little scary.
> and finasteride causes ED
On about 1% of the men which take it. Unsurprisingly, it also happens to about 1% of the men which are actually taking placebo. Tbh, I feel like that's just some retards which had unrelated issues but couldn't bear to just deal with it.
Can anybody here tell me if they know what my problem is. So I have been shedding lots of hair but it's in no pattern and all over my head. No history of balding in my family and I have very little body/facial hair so I've heard your less likely to go bald because of that. I just quit doing opiates and it's been about 3 months since then it seemed to start around that time. Do you /fit/ Bros think it's just stress related? If not I'm gonna do whatever possible to mediate it as much as possible
if it's in no pattern it isn't male pattern baldness - if it's all over your head (including the sides too) then it isn't female pattern baldness either - it sounds like a stress-related thing or it could be anything, I'd talk to a doctor if I were you.
balding man here, i knew i this was going to happen when i was 18, i'm grateful for the extra 10 years a got and have gone the buzz route. honestly no one says shit and those that do i just tell them that its better than holding shitty hair. shave or buzz are the only real options
>Never heard about that. Considering I just started on it, that's a little scary.
no no, you CAN and probably WILL lose additional hair from taking minox, but only if you get off minox.
That's why once you start, you're on it for life... if you take it for 7 months and then stop-- you're gonna be extremely sad a few months down the line.
Finasteride. Rogaine is just smokescreen fix. Don't listen to this retard >>35788677.
There is no reason for anyone who doesn't want to go bald, to go bald. Ask your doctor for the 5mg tablets, which will be very cheap. If he won't prescribe you, order from an online pharmacy for a cost of about $60/year.