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#1 matt4444

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:37

Hi, I'm 18 and seem to be balding mostly at the top-back bit of my head. I already suffer with anxiety/low confidence issues. I believe my balding may be male pattern baldness (MPB).

I heard the NHS won't prescribe any treatment and I also can't afford to buy any treatment. Is there any home remedies for this?

From today I'm going to start eating 5 fruit/veg a day, get to bed by 12 every night, exercise everyday and eat more healthily.

Please help.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:42

Buy a toupee..................

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:43

Check with your doctor, it may also be stress induced or other illnesses.

but even if it is MPB, so what, let it go, shave it off. don't try to cover it up with medication that don't work or implants or

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:04

Check with your doctor, it may also be stress induced or other illnesses.

but even if it is MPB, so what, let it go, shave it off. don't try to cover it up with medication that don't work or implants or

I was possibly thinking it could be to do with stress.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:05

but even if it is MPB, so what, let it go, shave it off. don't try to cover it up...

I completely agree with this. Baldness isn't something to be ashamed of. If I started to notice that I was going bald I'd just shave it all and be proud!

I had a friend at university who was already starting to go grey. Instead of running for the hair dye, he chose to embrace it and rock the look, and it worked. He was seeing more women than I could count those days. :laugh:

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:10

Typically no, whoever discovers a cure for baldness will become and overnight billionaire I'm sure. The worst thing you can do is try cover it up. I have many friends who have started losing their hair early and the best way to deal with it is the embrace it and go with a shorter hairstyle. Don't let it affect your self esteem, it's likely a result of you having fairly high testosterone levels, in which case you're just more of a man than the rest of us!!! :D

I completely agree with this. Baldness isn't something to be ashamed of. If I started to notice that I was going bald I'd just shave it all and be proud! I had a friend at university who was already starting to go grey. Instead of running for the hair dye, he chose to embrace it and rock the look, and it worked. He was seeing more women than I could count those days. :laugh:


Yeah man I'm rocking the greys and I'm only 26! I'm the brunt of some "just for men" jokes but tbh they're jealous of my "silver fox" persona! Or so I tell myself! :laugh:

#7 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:11

Check with yer GP, just to be sure.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:13

Shave it off and embrace thw baldness

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:24

+1 for a baldy coot, I hate having more than a couple mm of hair even in winter, that's what hats are for :p

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:26

Since it's a cosmetic thing, the NHS will normally won't pay out unless there's a health concern (breast reductions, for example, can relieve back strain). There are various "treatments" that you can buy, although to be honest it's normally just money down the drain.

How "bald" are you going at the back? I know the my crown is fairly bald, but I wouldn't consider myself "balding" to any extent. It's not really big enough to be considered a bald patch, I do have that to come though, since it runs in my family :'(.

I do tend to lose a lot of hair when I'm stressed. On a bad week at work, I can simply brush my hair and you can see the stuff falling out, but I'm not overly concerned, since if it ever gets to a point where I start to look stupid, I'll shave it off.

My question to you is: Have you actually asked anyone if they think you're going bald? If you have and they say you aren't, you don't have a problem, you're just overly concerned.

If you are really going bald, I'd say you've got two options: (1) Grow it longer, and see if the bald patch hides itself (I have very short hair, so any bald patches I have appear worse than they are), or (2) Shave it off and embrace the Walter White look.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:29

Princes William and his Dad Charles don't seem to care

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:33

+1 for a baldy coot, I hate having more than a couple mm of hair even in winter, that's what hats are for :p


Same nothing beats a number 1 all over


#13 The Laughing Man

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:34

Started happening to me when i was 17, of course the first person to notice was the hottest chick in school.....

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:34

I started to shave my head.. lol

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 13:37

Same nothing beats a number 1 all over


Ahh the joys of the golden shower.... :laugh: