Teenage baldness

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Guy Incognito XI, Apr 5, 2007.

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  1. Guy Incognito XI

    Guy Incognito XI Well-Known Member


    I was just wondering if anyone here started to lose their hair as a teenager, and if so how did they react?

    or if you have not started losing your hair how would you react to starting to lose your hair on your 18th birthday?
  2. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    Well this isn't about me, I have hair. But I have known someone who started going bald at 18, from how I have seen he didn't really react, but he had worse problems ( musclar distrophy) also I knew someone who had their hair go grey at 20 years old, he's now dead had cancer, but didn't seem to bother him either.
  3. Nosmanic

    Nosmanic Active Member

    I have a friend that started losing his hair during high school. He just started wearing a hat all the time. He makes freind quite well.:smile:
  4. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    I've got grey hair already coming through, because my dad got it when he was 18, as did his dad ... etc

    I just live with it, and get on with life - plus it doesn't bother me at all - I think, "This is me - if anyone who doesn't like me, why should I spend time bothering with them?" :) - That mindset works well :)
  5. Sil

    Sil Well-Known Member

    well I did start losing my hair when I was 18 or 19. I started to see a couple of generic doctors and use those crap that they sell in pharmacies but didn't really work out. So I suggest you not to try them. Find a good specialist. I did it. A DOCTOR. I repeat a DOCTOR, not a pharmacist or anyone else. A doctor that is specialized in baldness. They are dermathologists, but not generic ones, they work only with baldness. My doc told me that there was a discrepancy between the ratio at which my hair grew and fell because of all the crap I had on my skin. It was not really an alopecia, even because in my family noone had it. He gave me a topic lotion and some pills (nothing strong) made by a pharmacy and my skin was stabilized, so now my hair grow and fall at a natural ratio, and it seems now I have twice the hair I had until a couple of years ago. To make a long story short, don't despair! There are thousands reasons why hair may fall. And over 70% of problems between 18 and 35 years can be solved without surgery. so my doc told me. So, find out what is making your hair fall, see a good specialist, follow his instructions. Hope it helped
  6. Scum

    Scum Well-Known Member

    I had a friend that started losing his hair really young.

    He shaved his head and it really suited him. He is sitll pretty young now and keeps his head very shaven.
  7. Is This It

    Is This It Well-Known Member

    well I'm 17 and would freak out if my hair started falling out but I'm not worried because my dad who is 51 has not started balding and neither has my grandad who is nearly 80.
  8. Erebos

    Erebos Well-Known Member

    I'm getting plenty of gray hairs at 20. I've thought about dying it...all white.

    I guess it's the quick fix. If hair's falling out, shave it all off. If it's bleaching, then dye it.
  9. Smythe

    Smythe Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who started losing his in his teens, and is now sporting a rather
    tasteless thinning mullet. He's still one of the most boisterous people I've ever known, and doesn't appear to be affected by the hair loss too much.

    For me, my hair has been part of my identity for over a decade, I'd be devastated to lose it, at any age :p
  10. Raven

    Raven Guest

    Lost a lot of mine when I was pretty young, I just keep it very short now. It makes up for all the crap I gave my dad, know I think I have less hair them him.
  11. ellie

    ellie Member

    my old school captain was losing hair when he was around 18, he was still popular and smart. this sounds cliche but people liked him for his personality. i was even attracted to him because he didnt let his hair loss take him over,and he was just such an awesome cool person. i know im not in your position but dont worry.
  12. Darken

    Darken Well-Known Member

    welcome to the age of science my friend. There are numerous ways to prevent hair loss and recovery.
  13. paranoidxe

    paranoidxe Well-Known Member

    I started losing hair on the front when I was about 18, I was just out of high school though.

    I've been shaving my head since I was about 20, I really wouldn't care if I lost all my hair.
  14. Orbit77

    Orbit77 New Member

    if you are religious. "god only made a few perfect heads. the rest he covered with hair."

    or as the shirt my dad wears says. "who needs hair with a body like this"

    but honestly i was in that boat. i started losing hair my senior year in high school and i was really scared. It was actually do to stress. i got most of it back but now that i'm in my late 20s i'm actually starting to lose a lot of it. i like to pretend that it doesnt bother me but it does and it sucks knowing there is really nothing i can do about it.
  15. nuage_fractal

    nuage_fractal Member

    Not really teenage baldness but I've been balding since I was 22 yrs old and it's has drained all my life force. With all the other problems I had the balding was the icing on the cake and I just feel like dying.
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