I Am Going Bald

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    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

    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
    3 Responses May 5, 2012

    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

    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
    7 Responses Jan 27, 2011

    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. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 17, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2010

    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

    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

    OF COURSE. I am going bald.

    I literally feel like life has played me a ****** hand. I am not only gay, but im bald. My small dating pool has just been cut in half. I'll just buy a puppy.
    jrockthejoker13 jrockthejoker13
    18-21, M
    Nov 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    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

    And I love it! My hair has started to thin at

    a faster pace in the last months and now people is starting to notice it, and telling me I'm balding. My hair started to thin about a year or a year and a half ago, but now it's going faster. I think I will join the bald world very very soon and that's great as I've always...
    KeiranShayk KeiranShayk
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    I'm bald and I absolutely love it.

    I love how it looks and how it feels to have no hair on top and just the fringe on the sides and in back. I love the shape of my bald head and how shiny it is. Going bald is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Weird, isn't it? But I can't help how I feel. Turns out...
    Shnytop Shnytop
    70+, M
    Aug 13, 2015

    2015 and still the only viable treatments are

    minoxidil and propecia. doesn't look like there's anything in the pipe line for the considerable future so we have to live with this affliction and make out that we don't care
    theBIT theBIT
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

    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

    But both my father and my son need up being

    balder than me. At l;east still have some hair.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 30, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    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

    Related Experiences

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    22-25, M
    6 days ago
    Yes I am going to miss this place. It was an extensive human behavior research for me, first I couldn't believe this much nuts people were on the planet. Then I figured actually we...
    Gallantio Gallantio
    36-40, M
    a week ago
    Was on EP about a year and a half ago got to know some great people. Came back recently and its going away. Hope to see everyone on the new EP.
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    41-45, F
    1 Response a week ago
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    22-25, F
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    CosmicWeb CosmicWeb
    22-25, M
    a week ago
    Its really a great experience with all of ep friends.... Hope we all can meet in the new ep... Im going to miss ep... Especially my best friend from ep... For me ep is really a...
    hiyoshi hiyoshi
    13-15, F
    a week ago
    Going to miss you crazy farts. Too all my friends and users good luck to all. Hope you all have gained some thing or another from this experience. Until we meet again.
    arwhap13 arwhap13
    36-40, M
    a week ago
    Going to miss all of you. Don't know if who is going to other sites or just deleting accounts and being done.... But if you want to stay in touch feel free to email me Cmyk323...
    cmyk323 cmyk323
    36-40, F
    a week ago
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    18-21, M
    Apr 20
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    goodbye EP. im going to miss the space you have given me, to rant, to tell strangers my true feelings.. thank you. this is really sad.
    muymuyb muymuyb
    26-30, F
    Apr 20
    I really am going to miss this site, I haven't been on much sadly. But I hope you all have a nice day :)
    underwaterunicorn underwaterunicorn
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 20
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    HardyHar47 HardyHar47
    18-21, M
    Apr 20
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    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 20
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    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 19
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    jojosspam jojosspam
    16-17, M
    Apr 19
    I've wanted to be bald for so long, now that most of my hair has fallen out I've got the sides buzzed and the top shaved right smooth, I have the classic bald look, it's so awesome...
    fun1359 fun1359
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I am so happy being bald! After being so afraid of hair loss and covering up / combing over all the time I finally got the courage to face my baldness head on, down to the skin on...
    fun1359 fun1359
    56-60, M
    Apr 19
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    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 19
    After years of thinning hair and trying to hide it with a wimpy comb over I got my first bald guy cut the other day. Wow it was quite the huge step but it feels so good to now...
    fun1359 fun1359
    56-60, M
    Apr 19
    I am going to similar worlds. They don't pretend to be the same people as those who developed and ran this site. They are just going to do a better job that the people who...
    silmarilion456 silmarilion456
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    I am going to miss ep so much!!! I really hope it comes back!!!
    Takenandinlove Takenandinlove
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    I don't know why I think way but, Completely waxed body, natural pink lips , bindi and bug earings and small nose ring , indian dresses and clean shaved bald head
    Idontknowwhomiam Idontknowwhomiam
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 17
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    13-15, T
    Apr 15
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    IqbalStyles IqbalStyles
    18-21, M
    Apr 15
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    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
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    18-21, F
    Apr 11
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    Msprissy Msprissy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
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