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I Am Going Bald

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    What Rogaine Doesn't Want You To Know

    [ORIGINAL POSTED AS REPLY TO MAJOR TOM, BUT HE NO LONGER COMES TO EP]   Major Tom, I wanted to tell you something...One day I was watching that rogaine commercial, and I realized that one of the instructions was to...
    LeisaWolf LeisaWolf 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    I saw this day coming.

    Every guy in my family is going/or already are bald. Its happening to me, starting at my bangs..weak. I'm only 21 years old and I'm going bald. So lame, life is bogus I guess. Just not sure if I should own it like a man would do or cover it up? Of course I'm kinda self...
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    My Choice To Be Bald

    I have been bald since Oct 2012. I don't have cancer. I have a best friend who have trichotillomania. So I had came up with an idea of wanted to go bald. Because I heard of people are down because people make fun of them. I wanted to show those bully people that bald people are...
    cueball2012 cueball2012 26-30, F Jul 27, 2013

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    Stress Related?

    could stress be the culprit? i started noticing a lot of hairs stuck to the shower walls after i was done showering. during that time i could pull out hairs from the top of my head with no effort. i do wear caps a lot, but not all day everyday.  my life is crap, so i think...
    VomitEnema VomitEnema 26-30, M Apr 12, 2010

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    Baldness And Confidence

    If you are losing your hair as a man in your early twenties, then this might mean that you have noticed first signs even before that. And however standards of beauty have changed over the years, it really drags you down. I spent years avoiding mirrors whenever possible because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27, 2012

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    20 & Balding..

    I'm 20 years old, and since I was 19 I starte to notice my hair thinning. At first I thought I was just seeing things or something, cuz i didnt think you could start to lose your hair at such an early age, so I brushed it off and hadn't really noticed large...
    ItalianDude ItalianDude 18-21 3 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    I Like It

    Some people go to great extents to cover their baldness and in all cases the only person they deceive is themselves and they look so ridiculous.  In my case I love it and I wish for the rest of the hair to fell off so I do not have to shave it.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Bald At 21here

     For some stupid reason i was all about bleaching my hair when i was younger, my dad has huge couldasacs on his head and my mothers father has really thin hair, i thought that it was just hereditary but i really noticed a lot more hair falling out when i was in high school...
    dubleL dubleL 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    I Am Going Bald

    I have been going bald for quite some time now. I have worn it with the small band around the back of my head. Like I have it in my picture. I have also worn it completely shaved off. I have done theses two stiles back and forth for several years now. So I really hope women find...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    Just Like My Father

    and he was my hero when i was a little boy.  i wanted to be just like him, though maybe not quite to the point of being bald.i always knew it might happen, and it was no great tragedy when it did. 
    atadir atadir 51-55, M Nov 17, 2011

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    I No Longer Wear Hairpiece

    I wore a hairpice for 14 years, and this summer did without it. So, it has been 5 months free of hair. Upon going free it was the first time in 34 years when I did not have to be concerned about how my hair looked. For a period of 20 years I was gradually losing my hair, and I...
    patch15 patch15 56-60 Dec 28, 2012

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    Hey Baldy Mates

    i guess i ll join the club very soon :) ,my hair is becoming thin in the center of my skull and the hairline is receding, since i don't like to have patches in my head, i guess i ll take it all off very soon hahaha
    human01 human01 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Now Or Naturally???

    My hair started thinning out during my teen years and always knew the day was coming!! The males in our family look surprisingly the same from generation to generation, just a bit taller with each generation. After threatening to many times, I finally had my head shaved...
    lifeslife08 lifeslife08 36-40, M Nov 11, 2008

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    A Part of Life

    I'm going bald and I really don't care at all.  My wife is ok with it and she is the only person other than myself who's opinion matters.  When you think of all the other problems that people all around the world are experiencing, losing a bit of hair seeems quite minor...
    WeirdWillie WeirdWillie 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2009

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    I Am Bald And I Don't Care!

    I used to think going bald was a bad thing. Well it's been 2 years since my hair fell out completely and this time for good. It all started six years ago with a battle with cancer. I kicked its ***, but one of the side effects is hair loss during chemo. I cried when my hair first...
    MzTeri MzTeri 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    Please Read My Comment To Drwhins? Story.

    THIS IS MY PERSONAL VIEW AS A FEMALE.  I HAVE A GOOD FEELING THAT MANY MAY CONSIDER AND FOLLOW THRU WITH MY SUGGESTION. TO POST THE COMMENT I DIDNT HAVE TO JOIN THIS GROUP, BUT TO SUGGEST THAT YOU READ THE COMMENT I DID THIS FOR YOU GUYS.  I CANT WAIT TO HEAR WHAT YOU...
    krazeeKimberly krazeeKimberly 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    Tokyo Earthquake And A Jolt Of Clarity

    It was not long ago when an earthquake ravaged the city of Tokyo. Like everyone else, I read the newspaper articles and saw the news footage on television. What struck me was a doctor who explained the effects of radiation sickness. I was in the Navy more than twenty years ago...
    kudzu41999 kudzu41999 41-45, M Oct 14, 2011

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    First Denial, Then Acceptance, Now I Kind Of Like It

    I like being bald. I've embraced the masculinity of it. At age 24, I noticed my hairline retreating and it disturbed the hell out of me. I tried to rationalize it by assuming that it was only stress-related and temporary... but it just kept happening. My first step toward...
    Pinballs Pinballs 31-35, M 2 Responses May 5, 2012

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    receding at the front

    and every time I get my hair cut I find I am developing a bigger bald spot at the back
    smoothiescot smoothiescot 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    I Was Eager Going Bald

    I want share about my experience here...i have thick and long hair until bottom but oneday i feel excited for change my style...i cut bob hair 1 month ago but i am eager to do hair cut more short even bald smooth...i had dream since childs oneday i want shave my head clean but i...
    cicik8 cicik8 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    Chrome Boy!

    As early as my 20's, it was obvious that I had a receding hairline.  My Dad went bald fairly early and I've inherited that.  I try to keep the hair that I do have very short.  When I visit the barber, I get them to use No. 2 clippers.  It looks neat and is easy to look after...
    Koala1964 Koala1964 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2011

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    Anyone Have Tips?

    I have been balding for about a year now, I am pretty sure it has a great deal to do with stress and a bad diet. If anyone has any tips or simple changes that they have made that have worked for altering either of these I would appreciate it if you would either comment or hit me...
    slwat1st slwat1st 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Brother In Law.

    My brother in law has thin hair........but like he says ''Who wants fat hair?
    boatrace boatrace 66-70, M Jan 1, 2013

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    I hate it, my hair is always really short,

    like a 2 on the top and a 0 on the sides. It's sad I try not to care but it's weird like I can sense my hair loss happening all say everyday ... Seriously depressing the **** out of me. **** my dad's genes lol
    topman27 topman27 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    Not a Big Deal

    My hair started to fall out about 4 months ago.  I took some propecia, which held off any more hair loss but recently the hair loss started up again.  I went and saw my doctor who told me that while the propecia helps, it's no panacea -- it only slows down the...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 7 Responses Nov 22, 2007

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    20 & Balding..

    I'm 20 years old, and since I was 19 I starte to notice my hair thinning. At first I thought I was just seeing things or something, cuz i didnt think you could start to lose your hair at such an early age, so I brushed it off and hadn't really noticed large...
    ItalianDude ItalianDude 18-21 7 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    I'm balding and like it,

    though my wife doesn't. I think it's sexy because it signifies testosterone. Grrr!
    blnjms blnjms 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    Self Loathing

    I am balding but I hate you people who are balding or are bald but I need this group but I think you suck but please donr delete me I need help. p.s. go to hell
    BigBaldBro BigBaldBro 22-25, M Dec 10, 2012

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    But both my father and my son need up being

    balder than me. At l;east still have some hair.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Mar 30, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I have a bald spot ?? but I don't think it's getting any worse... but still I have a bald spot everyone at school that notices it says 1 of 2 things either "awwe you gotta bald...
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M Feb 15

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    Need advice from balding men, and anyone who is attracted to men, preferably women (as I am a het man but non homophobic, all advice greatly received). Since the age of 24 I've had...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M Feb 19

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    I love bald women and loved them for as long as I remember. It is so cool to touch smooth silly head free of hair. I would love to me a women who is bald and likes it.
    diamondsueder diamondsueder 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I am not a particularly religious person but at this point I just wanna belt to the sky HALLELUJAHHHH! I am RELIEVED. I have been in this hell of a relationship for the last 2...
    xsparklex xsparklex 18-21, F Jan 30

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    So, its been five months in my weight loss journey. Temptations to quit this new hard life is rising in me. I have been going really hard on my self for most days....jogging for...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im not really sure how to start. Theres really so much going on and anyone could give me some kind of insight this would help a whole lot, even if its a few words. Im sorry for...
    ConfusedNote ConfusedNote 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I've always hated going to the gym. hated it. not because I hate working out but I hate people watching you. like they've got nothing else to do while lifting or running. Well...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    yeah. and i swore i would never ever even consider going back to school,ever. but i am. and pretty soon too. this week i go to register and enroll into a local nursing homes CNA...
    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Where is the time going? People speak of the right time for this, the right time for that...For example, the right time for that first kiss, the right time to buy a house, the...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I am an introvert. I am going to be dragged to a party Saturday. Then I'm going to be accused of refusing to have fun and refusing to live a life. Then I'm going to think that they...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm tired of hoping people will wait for me, when I know they deserve the better version of myself that I've wordlessly promised them, now. This has been going on for so long, how...
    Friability Friability 18-21 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Sometimes the person we love or care about or are friends with are going through very tough & rough times. Life throws us so many different variables that ONLY JESUS understands...
    OpenMan44 OpenMan44 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    Yep, you read right. I am going to take the MCAT. Going to take it for the first time this fall and hope I do well. Luckily, most vet schools will accept a MCAT score allowing me...
    findingfae findingfae 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Tomorrow will officially 2 weeks. My heart still hurts. My mind has tons of unanswered questions. I feel like I've been trapped in a horrible nightmare. Someone please wake me up...
    candij1983 candij1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Well, it's been six months now. I was hoping, by this time I'd be completely over him. But, I'm not quite there yet. Still, I must give myself kudos as I've come a long way...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I stopped going to the gym because it was too hard. the "encouragement" and "advice" I got from people only discouraged me, because I was sure I could never be able to "go hard" or...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I stopped going to the gym because it was too hard. the "encouragement" and "advice" I got from people only discouraged me, because I was sure I could never be able to "go hard" or...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Feb 2

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    I stopped going to the gym because it was too hard. the "encouragement" and "advice" I got from people only discouraged me, because I was sure I could never be able to "go hard" or...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Feb 2

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    It turned out I hated my previous job as a health care practitioner, so I'm going back to uni to study a different degree. It's a scary thought that I might waste time and...
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have voices tugging and struggling, but there's good voices, that protect or fight the bad, but there seems to be more of the bad voices then the good, only a month ago, I heard...
    epicdjzach epicdjzach 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 6