I am very bald. The crown of my head almost completely bald as is the top of my head. The crazy thing is that I am only 20 years old!
I have looked online and read a few things and have yet to find someone who has had issues with balding that are as worse than or even equal to mine. I was maybe in my second year of highschool when I noticed it. I told people that I thought I was starting to experience hair loss and everyone told me I was crazy. By the time I graduated these same people were telling me that there are solutions to hair loss. Two years later people told me to shave it all the way off. I was good looking in highschool, played on the basketball team, had many girlfriends, great confidence and I felt like I was on top of the world. Since I noticed myself balding all of these things slowly went out the window, my confidence, the cute girls, and my over all happiness.
My balding is the worst case that I myself and everyone else I have talked to had ever seen at such a young age. It kills me everyday to look into the mirror and see how it looks. It kills me even more how noone truly knows how I feel because I do a pretty good job of making it seem that it’s ok. The truth is I can’t take it anymore and I want to do something about it. I’ve even thought about writing to a few places who advertise on T.V. to see if I could get free treatment for appearing on there commercial because it’s that bad. What can I do at such a young age that will be affective, but will also not require me to take out a loan? I am in college and work part time making about $12.00 and hour. Is there anything out there for me, and why at such a young age would I have gone so bald so quick? It would mean a lot if you would get back to me . Thank you!
Hair loss, especially at such a young age, can be tough. But please don’t let it hijack your life. I’ve seen too many people chose to place too much importance in what’s on their head then in it.
With that being said, I think getting on generic Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine 5% (minoxidil) are your best bets. You can also supplement this regimen with Nizoral shampoo and other complementary hair loss treatments. Give it a year and then re-evaluate where you’re at.
If it still troubles you, seriously consider going with the shaved head look, grow to love it and leave the anguish and expenses behind.
I hope you move forward in life and don’t let hair have more importance than it deserves. It’s only as important as you choose to make it. Confidence comes from within not from the top of our scalps.
Be well and Live Large, with or without sprouts,