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>> No. 5641 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 10:24 pm
5641 Hair loss and what to do
Since hitting my mid-twenties, my hair on top is thinning, which I'm pretty sure is male pattern hair loss. Seems to me there must be plenty of poofs that've gone through this so I thought I'd ask for some advice.

I'm not really that upset about it, I did use finasteride for 4 weeks but there doesn't seem to have been an improvement. So I'm ready to just suck it up and accept the loss.

What I'm unsure about now is how to carry it. Asking for my normal haircut, which I've had for about a decade, is no longer possible. Are there people I could rely on to advise me on how best I should carry it? E.g. full slaphead, number 3 all over, etc. I just don't trust myself to make a good call and once you commit to a drastic haircut like that, you live with the consequences a bit.
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>> No. 5642 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 10:37 pm
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Finasteride has side effects which aren't worth it even if the percentile is as slim as the manufacturers claim.

I'd suggest, in all sincerity, to stop masturbating, there hasn't been a whole lot of research into this specifically but there are numerous studies which link up to show a relationship between orgasm and DHT, and DHT and hair loss. Not to say this'll reverse anything but it may slow it down.

What've you got to lose by not wacking off anyway?
>> No. 5644 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 11:01 pm
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Do nothing. Buy a pair of clippers. Buzz cut all over. Razor sometimes. Man the fucking fuck up. The "consequences" last no more than a month when it all grows back and you look like a long haired fucker with a bald patch. Cut it all off and wear it with pride.
>> No. 5645 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 11:02 pm
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Also, when you do this, you no longer need to "ask for your normal haircut". You do it yourself.
>> No. 5646 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 11:33 pm
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I wonder if I'll be able to grow a beard if I stop masturbating five times a day.
>> No. 5647 Anonymous
21st September 2016
Wednesday 11:53 pm
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Maybe post, well, anything to prove your bollocks?
>> No. 5648 Anonymous
22nd September 2016
Thursday 12:03 am
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Unless you have a dicky ticker, minoxidil is quite safe. It's not particularly expensive if you buy the generic stuff, but it only works for about 40% of men.

To be honest, I think you're better off just dubbing your head.
>> No. 5649 Anonymous
22nd September 2016
Thursday 12:41 am
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There's no truth to it. You can be a chronic wanker and still grow a decent beard, if someone who definitely isn't me (honest guv!) is anything to go by. My uncle, 50 and balding, likes to have a go at my facial rug, and I just tell him he must be jealous he can't grow one now.
>> No. 5650 Anonymous
22nd September 2016
Thursday 5:15 am
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I went to a proper hair salon, first this poncy place in Chiswick and then when I moved up north a Toni & Guy. The head stylist in both places was an older guy who knew exactly how to cut my hair so that my on top thinning really doesn't show us much. I suppose once you get to a certain stage then even this kind of optical illusion won't really work and you'll have to just accept life and buzz the lot.

Personally I made a sort of pact with the devil where he gets my soul if I don't go bald or lose any teeth before 40. Looking back I should have shot for 50.
>> No. 5757 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 1:04 pm
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I'm just starting to go thin on my crown too. It's not much but it's obviously happening.

I do wonder if rogaine is worth a try, it seems pretty much risk free. But then again I look pretty good with a shaved bonce anyway - I'm certainly not worrying, but it'd be nice to have the option of hair. I do have nice thick hair otherwise.

Googling anything about it gets you a LOT of very worried/panicking men talking about their bald spots and asking if it looks bad. I'm a bit relieved I haven't reacted this way (yet?). It's basically the one and only problem men even have due to aging, women fucking start melting at my age but blokes tend to get better looking.

Sage for posting in a two year old thread.
>> No. 5758 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 1:21 pm
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Shave and be proud of getting old. I have one of these, it cuts the closest of all of them.
>> No. 5759 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 4:09 pm
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>Shave and be proud

I have no qualms with that, to be fair.

Appreciate the shaver recommendation, but would you happen to know the best battery powered one? I'm an international businessman you know.
>> No. 5760 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 7:51 pm
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>best battery powered one

Never seen a good one. You actually need quite a lot of power to get a good head shave, when it is short it is stubbly and beardy and you need a perfect cut else it a) hurts and b) looks terrible. The baldfader is the best out there.

You can try razoring it too for a really close shave, but it takes a while to make it look good, a bit too long for me in the shower in the morning, so I use the baldfader on grade 0 twice a week, with grade 1 for the beard - it comes with all the attachments and doo-dahs. Use the razor for dates/interviews..
>> No. 5761 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 8:25 pm
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>I'm an international businessman don't you know
>> No. 5762 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 7:06 am
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>You actually need quite a lot of power to get a good head shave

Fair play. I've done a grade 0 on a generic battery powered one before, and it's alright but it's definitely a bit 'fuzzy'.

I'll get one, they're cheap enough too. There's a hilarious review of it on amazon, a bloke has posted three pictures of his head with a few tiny red splotches, and has complained in all caps about how it's nearly killed him. The shave looks great though.
>> No. 5994 Anonymous
7th May 2019
Tuesday 2:01 pm
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It took me more than a year to take your advice but I finally bought a Baldfader - the slightly updated version to the one linked, apparently it goes a whole 0.1mm shorter now.

It's fantastic, I should have got one sooner. I've gotten used to shaving my head in the shower with a Mach 3, but it always feels like a waste of time since I still end up having a stubbly head six hours later anyway.

I thought I'd drag this thread out just in case anyone else has gone bald in the year or so since this post.
>> No. 6265 Anonymous
16th August 2020
Sunday 9:54 am
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My hairline recedes about an inch further on the right than on the left, although fortunately it isn't that noticeable as my hair covers it up. I doubt I'm going to have a bald spot or go thin on top so I guess it could be worse.
>> No. 6266 Anonymous
16th August 2020
Sunday 4:29 pm
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If you insist on battery power I can recommend a Philips One-Blade (watch out though, it comes in different "kits" but you really only need the base unit which can be had for £25-30). It's suprisingly capable.

As an international businessman I assume you're not fussed about cost, so if you want a closer shave after the clippers have done their work Skullshaver makes some handy head shavers which, while really quite good at giving a gentle close shave, are also seriously overpriced.
>> No. 6267 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 3:59 am
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I didn't think I cared about cost, but £150 for a shaver does seem mental.

I'm only really a national businessman these days, maybe I've lost my edge.
>> No. 6268 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 1:08 pm
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>£150 for a shaver does seem mental
If it saves you 15+ trips to a barber then it's not so mental.
>> No. 6269 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 1:10 pm
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Yeah but its about four times the price of all the other hair clippers.

I saw them advertised on the underground (they look a bit like the top half of a Phillishave) but had no idea of the price.
>> No. 6270 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 1:10 pm
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You'd also be mental to go to the barbers for a bald all over cut.
>> No. 6271 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 2:07 pm
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Not if you want to be sure there are no scraggly bits at the back and you've done the bits around your ears properly.
>> No. 6272 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 3:42 pm
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You get that with practice - the first couple of times its a bit of a horror show, but people soon point it out and you get the hang of it.
>> No. 6273 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 3:54 pm
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Also, you can feel it. It should be really obvious if you're doing a razor shave, and at least quite easy to tell with clippers/shaver.
>> No. 6274 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 4:12 pm
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It's not that obvious.
>> No. 6275 Anonymous
17th August 2020
Monday 11:58 pm
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Buy a second mirror you can use to check the back of your head (or use the camera view on your apple watch to scout out the area) and you'll be fine. As others have mentioned, pay attention to the area around your ears (behind the ears in particular), if using clippers there's really no harm in going over an area several times to make sure. Feel your scalp "against the grain", you'll need to figure out which way your hair grows, and you can find bits you clearly missed.

Your hair generally grows forwards on top of your head, downwards at the back and sides of your head and then you get the really nasty worly area where those directions meet. The large bits that grow in one direction are easy, the borders are what you need to pay the most attention to. With clippers you'll get nothing going one way, then change your angle slightly and you get a whole carpet's worth. Rub in circles to find what you missed.

If all else fails, you can use your phone to film a 360 view of your head, using as many angles as you can, to find missing spots. With a bit of practice, though, you'll know your problem areas and automatically pay extra attention.

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