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I Am Going Bald

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 113 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 4 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Most of my life I feared going bald and ageing. Now the ageing part I do not fear no more in years, But the balding I did.. I had 3 hair transplants since 2005 on the front of my...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    All my life I feared going bald. I feared getting older. I used to be very good looking, and feared loosing my good looks, which now I am ugly as hell, and do not care no more...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    I'm minutes away from shaving my head bald, I don't know what to expect but hopefully the barber knows what he's doing. Ahh this is overwhelmingly 😇
    XnOXnO XnOXnO 22-25, M Jan 9

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    A shiny bald head is the perfect choice for me. Goodbye hair for good.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 10

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    Hey! A couple of days later I wıll be comıng to Berlin to live there for a couple of months. I am very excited. I know I'm going to have a fantastic time there because I'm going...
    paintermusician paintermusician 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Been best friends 20 years, together 16, married 11. We have a 5 and 8 year old. On NYE we talked through divorce arrangements. I initiated but am devastated and don't want this...
    differentdrummer78 differentdrummer78 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Another member asked about the first time for going sockless. I grew up in a household where being barefoot wasn't allowed, even indoors (except on the carpet). It seemed so...
    fun2bnaked fun2bnaked 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I can't deal with the pain of losing my soulmate. We were so prefect together. My whole world is crashing down around me. I'm in incredible physical and emotional pain. Can't...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I feel like I'm going to end up all alone. I'm going to be living by myself in an apartment with 6 dogs and only have my career. While everyone around me is going to be married...
    itslala840 itslala840 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm determined to graduate at public school, I'm going back next year, and I'm going to do things differently.
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    5th of January, less than one week of freedom left. Gah, I'm excited and sad about it in the same time. I'm sure it's going to be an unforgettable experience, but time consuming...
    Axonos Axonos 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Im done with letting negativity and depression rule with my life, im proud of myself for making the proper changes and deleted all my negative depressing post on EP. The past...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I used to think I couldn’t go a day without your smile. Without telling you things and hearing your voice back. Then, that day arrived and it was so damn hard but the next was...
    WeLiveAndDieInTheseTowns WeLiveAndDieInTheseTowns 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I have been away from my desk for a loong time. At least it seemed so.Anyway I have been real busy and Happy New Years to all.I know this will be a good year.My life will never be...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F Jan 3

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    One of my main goals for this year is to be more confident when talking and socialising with people. As it stands, I am terrible at it. Talk about socially awkward. For example...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Update to my divorce Well I have moved out. As the process continues. We have put our house on the market. We have been meeting to sign papers regarding the sale of our house. I...
    thelefthandedboy thelefthandedboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    "The sun is filling up the room, and I can hear you dreaming. Do you feel the way I do... Right now?" All my friends sent me a snapchat this morning as they were up and awake...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Going to court for a misdemeanor trial. Going in completely blind...if anyone has any advice on representing yourself in court, please message me and help me out?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 14

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    As much as I try to be positive, when I am going through something I don't want to be told it's going to be ok. I think we all need a little time to cry or rant or release that...
    innergizer innergizer 36-40, F Jan 15

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    Don't say it's going to be ok, when everything is not! It's not ok, it's not alright! It's not ever going to be! So why say it when it won't be?!
    cookiedough6 cookiedough6 18-21, F Jan 17