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My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
01-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Post: #1
My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Hello everyone! So i figured the only way you could really help me is if i explained/provided some pics of what I'm dealing with,

I've sort of had my hair like this my whole life, I've had hard but at the same time thin (strange right) and curly not straight at all, and i even have split ends to top it all off. I think i have the worst hair combination for a white guy possible honestly

I'm not sure if its genetics or if my hair is damaged but i just want to do whatever it is possible so i can have straight/aesthetic hair like Brad Pitt for example Tongue

here's some pics (open image in a new tab if they're too big)

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keep in mind this was after ironing my hair and using hairspray, cause its the only way i can get it straight, as you can see good looking/healthy hair is no where to be found Sad I'm not balding or anything and i actually have a decent amount of hair yet you can still see my scalp. also if i start to rub my hands on my hair for a while like a few hairs fall off, I'm not sure if that's normal or not, also i dye my hair (but like once every six months) (as crazy as it sounds) because cause i have a lot of white hairs, not sure who i got it from.

if i was 40 i guess i wouldn't mind but I'm pretty sure due to the fact that I'm only 18 and already have hair like this , i'm thinking there's gotta be something wrong with me . I eat healthy, I workout, I don't know what to do honestly

is there any hope for me? any products i can use or something , please tell me there's a way to fix this Sad every time i see someone with aesthetic hair like you guys, or other people in real life I get really jealous haha cause i know that good hair is a good sign of a healthy person in general

this is how I would love my hair to look (not just the hairstyle but the hair quality as well)

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I'm guessing its impossible for my hair to look exactly like that because genetics play a big role and not everyone has the same hair type but I think that hopefully with the right products or treatment maybe i could achieve something similar or at least way better than what I have now right?

I'm sorry for making you guys read all of this but i wanted to take the opportunity because i think this might be the right place to ask this and you guys know your hair stuff from what I've seen, I'm kind of desperate right now and i lose a little more hope everyday :/

Thanks guys, I hope I can soon join you guys with your awesome hair and styles ! Smile
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01-22-2015, 07:21 AM
Post: #2
How to improve your hair with product and hair care tips.
Let's go by parts.

Your hair is OK, you don't have any inherent problems, and don't think that you have the "worst type of hair" as you put it; whatever your hair type, there are solutions for you to achieve aesthetic hair, however these solutions may not be the ones you have in mind. Your hair does NOT look like the hair of an older man, don't worry about that.

I can already see that your hair is damaged from using a hair straightener as it has the typical wiry look from not using a hair straightener correctly. As a result, you hair also does look a bit dry and could do with more moisturizing.

Your hair is wavy. You can see the hair on the front curving already in what looks like 2 inches of hair length that you currently have. This is typical of wavy hair and you can know more about it on our hair type guide. For the record, wavy hair is a variation of curly hair, in that wavy hair, given enough length, will curl, but this is just splitting hairs (no pun!) and the take-home message is that you have wavy hair.

You're right about hair genetics, and this is something many men refuse to acknowledge or don't know about. Just like your facial structure, how much of a beard you can grow and the color of your eyes, you hair is set genetically as to how it grows (curly or straight), how much of it there is (i.e. hair density), how thick it is (i.e. hair thickness) and how fast it grows.

You can maximize all the above hair traits, but wanting to have the same exact hair as Brad Pitt, Zayn Malik or Justin Bieber should not be your main goal; rather, your main goal should be maximizing your hair genetics and range of tools available and finding the right hairstyle, look or haircut that suits you. You can see in this forum section how many guys have been helped in the search for the right hairstyle and they've finally gotten results from looking at their hair first, and then making a hairstyle choice.

About your hair:

You should be able to replicate the Quiff hairstyle of Justin Bieber and the Brush Up hairstyle of Zayn Malik since you have wavy hair and enough hair density to support vertical hairstyles.

The first thing to realize is that you need more hair length on the top. So continue growing your hair for an extra 4 months so you achieve an extra 2 inches of hair length (hair grows about half an inch per month or about one centimeter per month). By having an extra 2 inches of hair length, your hair would be about 4 inches long, which is the perfect length for a Quiff or Brush up.

Your hair looks a bit dry and has the wiry look that usually occurs from damage due to a hair straightener. This can be fixed by paying a bit more attention to your hair care. However, hair damage cannot be undone as your hair cannot repair itself, so you may want to consider buzzing your hair (to a short length like a number one) and start growing healthy hair and being more careful about your use of a hair straightener.

With regards to using a hair straightener, it's imperative that you use a good hair straightener. Don't use the cheap ones that have irregular temperature ranges as those will fry your hair. Good hair straighteners ain't cheap, but they are a solid investment and will last you ages. We have many forum members using hair straighteners and the results are always amazing as this tool gives you more hairstyles to choose from.

A great hair straightener that is not too expensive is THIS one from Babyliss. If you already have a good hair straightener, then keep using the one you have, otherwise buy a new one like the one in the link I've suggested.

To use a hair straightener, it's imperative that you use a heat-protecting product and apply it to your hair BEFORE straightening your hair. The key here is avoiding as much heat damage as possible, so you're better off being conservative rather than carefree.

If you don't already have a heat-protecting product, then try THIS heat-protecting spray which is quite affordable and great at protecting your hair from any damage caused by straightener or hair dryers. Simply spray the heat-protecting product (it comes as a spray already) prior to straightening your hair. Don't use a lot, just a couple of squirts so your hair is lightly coated with the product.

Next product you should be using is a regular conditioner. Every time you shampoo, you must follow the shampoo with the conditioner; this is a must. After shampooing your hair, leave the conditioner on your hair for 2 minutes as you go about cleansing the rest of your body in the shower, then rinse the conditioner. Dry your hair and proceed to styling it.

A great and affordable conditioner is THIS one here. It works on wavy hair very well and you will notice a good-enough improvement on your hair after using it for about a week or two.

Don't use a hairstyling spray for now. Instead use a hairstyling cream. Hairstyling creams are great for keeping your hair moisturized and with sufficient hold for vertical hairstyles like said Quiff and Brush Up. An overall great hairstyling cream for you would be THIS hairstyling cream which isn't cheap, but all hairstyling creams aren't cheap. If that hairstyling cream is a bit too expensive for your budget, then use THIS styling wax for styling your hair.

Play around with your frequency of shampooing. I don't know if you've read The Men's Hair Book or not, but, if you haven't, go ahead and get it HERE. The book goes in detail over how to shampoo properly, how to find your shampooing frequency and a lot more stuff related to grooming, hair care and hairstyles. Even the hair type guide we use in this forum is based on the hair type guide from the book (known as the ISEZ hair type method).

If you are shampooing daily, drop your shampoo frequency to one day on and one day off. So if you shampoo today, then don't shampoo tomorrow but shampoo the day after tomorrow and so on. By starting with this frequency already, you should be able to notice an improvement on your hair.

As I said above, to make the most of your hair, you would be better off by buzzing your hair and starting to grow it again. To achieve the hair length for the hairstyles of Zayn Malik and Justin Bieber and starting from a buzz cut, it would take you about 8 months of hair growth to get that length needed for a Brush Up or Quiff.

If you don't buzz your hair, bear in mind that heat damage from straighteners as in your case cannot be repaired, so you already have an impediment. The recommended conditioner, heat-protecting spray, hair straightener and hairstyling cream I recommended in the link above, will go a long way in temporarily undoing the heat damage, but once you stop using the products, you hair will continue to have the wiry look.

In any case, you should be already be using a hair conditioner, it's a must for mens hair. The one I recommended above is quite affordable, so even if you decide to keep your current hair, you can keep it relatively healthy and without the wiry look for a very small price.

I hope that helps. And remember, your hair will continue to grow on and on, so any damage you do to it will be outgrown after a couple of months, so don't worry if right now your hair is not as aesthetic as you'd want. Smile

Do let us know how your hair progresses and update us with pictures whenever you want. Your hair will improve whatever you do from the above, but be patient and see this as a small journey where you need to find out the routine for your hair. Once you find it, it's very easy to maintain it for the rest of your life, so it's well worth the small effort now!

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01-24-2015, 05:56 PM (This post was last modified: 01-24-2015 06:01 PM by Theboy314.)
Post: #3
RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
(01-22-2015 07:21 AM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Let's go by parts.

Sorry for the late reply, this week has been crazy!

I cannot thank you enough for taking your time to read through everything and helping me out. I feel so much better now being able to know that there is a way for me to fix my hair and achieve aesthetic/healthy hair.

This has been bothering me for so long and now i know that there is no need for me to be worried about my hair anymore, instead I need to focus and dedicate my time to my hair just as I do in other things like working out consistently and eating a healthy diet

Since you mentioned that i would be much better off doing a buzz-cut, since you cant really repair damaged hair, I'm going to be getting a buzz-cut on Monday, I've never had hair that short, but since it seems the sacrifice is going to be worth it in the long run, I'm willing to do whatever it takes,

I just bookmarked all of the products that you recommended me and will be buying them next week!
I have just a few questions that i'm curious about,




1. I see that you linked a conditioner but not a shampoo, should I just go with whatever shampoo i can get my hands on? or is there also a specific shampoo that i should be using instead? If you could link it that d be awesome so i can buy everything from 1 go Smile

2.By the way, after i had done a little research on my hair, I read that i have thin hair, which is why you can see my scalp even though i already have a decent amount of hair, Is there a need for me to buy any hair thickening shampoos/conditioners? Do they even work? or will that already be taken care of with the products you recommended? I don't know anything about hair thickening shampoos or conditioners so It would be great if you could recommend some if you think they are necessary and they will take care of my scalp showing in places with good lighting because my hair is so thin

3. In the meantime my hair is growing is, is there a need for me to shampoo it or use conditioner on it? since it will be so short? about the frequency, I don't really have a frequency to be honest, I've gone sometimes a full week without shampooing or conditioning my hair just to avoid it getting curly, so i could keep it straight for a longer time. Kinda think it was a bad idea now, but ill do the 1 day on and off thing if its better that way

5. Here is a link to the Hair Dryer that I use, is it okay for me to use?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FS0...UTF8&psc=1

Unfortunately I lost the Heat Diffuser and I think I read somewhere that it might be necessary to use when you blow dry your hair,so you are protected from the heat of it, but If I'm using the heat protecting spray, do i still need it? If so, Does a normal basic diff-user work or do I need a specific type for this dryer?

The hair straightener I use is called: Corioliss C1, it was pretty expensive, but I'm not sure if its okay for me to use, it has different temperatures, they are 248 F, 356 F, 410 F,and 455 F, I always have had to use either 410 or 455 because my hair has always been tough to straighten, and the other temperatures have barely straightened my hair

Once again thanks alot TheMensHairForum, I promise I will keep everyone updated in this journey to achieving aesthetic hair Smile , Normally i would be shocked/embarrassed or scared to get a buzz-cut , but now that I know what I'm doing, that it will benefit me immensely, and I'm going in the right path thanks to you. I can say I'm actually excited! really eager to see my hair transform over time, and see the before and after

Thanks again ! hope everyone on here is having an awesome weekend Smile
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01-25-2015, 09:58 AM
Post: #4
RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Hey buddy, let me see what I can personally say more on Monday on this as I'm away this weekend Smile

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01-25-2015, 03:25 PM
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
(01-25-2015 09:58 AM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Hey buddy, let me see what I can personally say more on Monday on this as I'm away this weekend Smile

No problem! Take your time, I'm just happy your even taking the time to help me out haha Smile
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02-19-2015, 01:37 PM (This post was last modified: 02-19-2015 01:39 PM by Theboy314.)
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Hello everyone! been a long time since ive logged in here , i apologize, hasnt been easy getting used to school again these few weeks , (lots of sleeping haha)

wanted to give you an update:

finally got my haircut today and i did just as you said themenshairforum, i got a 1 all around, here are some pics



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time to recover my hair again Smile

unfortunately however i heard some really bad news from my barber while he was giving me my haircut, and now i am really worried about my hair. he said that i am right in every way about being worried about my hair, because it is indeed in very bad condition and falling, because the top of my heads hair tone, is different than the ones on the side even though they are the same haircut number. he told me i definitely should go see a dermatologist because these are clear signs of balding and if i didnt do anything at all, i would be bald in 2 years. this has me really scared right now because ive been with the same barber all my life (hes been a barber for 25+ years) so he knows what he is talking about and for him to tell me this now gets me even more worried.

i already scheduled an appointment with the dermatologist for next month, i just hope everything goes well because i will most definitely be losing sleep over this

thanks for the support guys
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02-19-2015, 02:35 PM
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Hi mate what's your age? You look like a young chap so you have the age factor in your favour.

I don't know to be fair, I think the last pictures you posted showed a little decrease in density from the hair on the sides, but I think it's the lighting in the pictures. You will be surprised as to how lighting can make one look like he's balding.

With a number one like you got it's very easy to see thru to the scalp too so I would need to see more pictures to really be able to say anything (i'm a barber too but not for 25 years - yet!). You can see how your scalp reflects the lite differently in each photo. For example the 2nd photo shows a really dense head of hair on the top as the light isn't reflecting as much. Your barber probably had a better perspective to say that but take into account that barbers aren't dermatologists or hair loss specialists. Yes we see a lot of heads and give buzzcuts to balding guys all the time but each lad's head is different.

What i think it could be and i think admin said something similar is that you have thick hair strands, but you're also on the lower end of a healthy density of hair. Cause of your thick hair strands you can get away with a couple of inches of length like you had in the first pics. A guy with the same density like yours but with thin hair strands would have problems with length, but you don't because of how thick your hair strands are Having thick hair strands is a blessing as it's what you get in the genetic lottery.

You also have a solid hairline, no signs of a receding hairline. Then again male hair loss isn't just about the hairline receding as you can have a perfect hairline and still lose your hair (see what's happening to Rafa Nadal and he's only twenty eight).

I would say 95 per cent you're absolutely fine and you simply needed a buzzcut and start growing your hair again to have aesthetic hair. Chances are your hair density is on the lower end but you're lucky you have thick hair strands (it's all genetics at this point). SO I think you have healthy hair and it will last you many years, just that you got a buzzcut and saw some of your scalp and panicked.

FTR I have seen guys with your same hair density and thickness. It only takes two centimetres, almost one inch, to have their hair thick as funk just like you had in the first pictures. Make sure you use a conditioner mate as that will save your bottom when it comes to avoiding the wiry look.

Damn i'm starting to write the huge chunks of text walls like TMHF above Big Grin I do feel bad tho because i can totally understand that you could be panicking because of what your barber said. But take it from me that we make lots of mistakes too, and i have seen your hair type on many guys who have great hair.
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02-19-2015, 02:41 PM
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Forgot to say that make sure you visit a real doctor and not one of those hair loss scammers. The best are dermatologist cause of them being doctors of the skin. An andrologist could also be a good choice if he has experience with hair loss. Then you have hair loss specialists but the field is riddled with scammers and doctors who will charge you an arm and a leg to hand you out a script of finasteride.

Post here your updates. The guys in this forum don't take any bs so they will be able to help you making any decisions if you run into an obstacle and need to make a decision and whatnot. I will repeat myself tho your hair is almost certainly fine, all you need is to get a better hair care. BTW the hair dryer is fine too.
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02-19-2015, 03:33 PM
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
(02-19-2015 02:41 PM)Bradley Wrote:  Forgot to say that make sure you visit a real doctor and not one of those hair loss scammers. The best are dermatologist cause of them being doctors of the skin. An andrologist could also be a good choice if he has experience with hair loss. Then you have hair loss specialists but the field is riddled with scammers and doctors who will charge you an arm and a leg to hand you out a script of finasteride.

Post here your updates. The guys in this forum don't take any bs so they will be able to help you making any decisions if you run into an obstacle and need to make a decision and whatnot. I will repeat myself tho your hair is almost certainly fine, all you need is to get a better hair care. BTW the hair dryer is fine too.

thanks a lot for the quick reply! i feel a little relieved now that you say that, and now i think that before i jump to any conclusions i should get the final word from my dermatologist which i'm seeing next month,

i really appreciate the help, by the way could you recommend me a conditioner that's good for my hair type?
themenshairforum provided me with a shampoo which i will buy when my hair starts to grow but i still don't know what conditioner to use, also is the ironer i linked okay as well? i'm guessing that its not so much the ironer but the temperatures that i'm using which are the problem maybe?

I am 18 by the way, which is mainly the reason that this worries me the most, because none of my friends or people that i know are going through anything similar to this, and that's what worries me the most,

one last thing id like to mention is both my doctor (that referred me to the dermatologist) and my barber told me to take something called Biotin, so since they both said it would really help i bought one today that's 10,000 mcg with 100 tablets, 1 a day with a meal, i'm going to start taking it today, wanted to hear your thoughts on that as well.

relieved to hear the my hair might not be as big of a problem as i thought it is!
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02-20-2015, 02:15 PM
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(02-19-2015 03:33 PM)Theboy314 Wrote:  thanks a lot for the quick reply! i feel a little relieved now that you say that, and now i think that before i jump to any conclusions i should get the final word from my dermatologist which i'm seeing next month,

i really appreciate the help, by the way could you recommend me a conditioner that's good for my hair type?

themenshairforum provided me with a shampoo which i will buy when my hair starts to grow but i still don't know what conditioner to use, also is the hair dryer linked okay as well? i'm guessing that its not so much the flat iron but the temperatures that i'm using which are the problem maybe?

I am 18 by the way, which is mainly the reason that this worries me the most, because none of my friends or people that i know are going through anything similar to this, and that's what worries me the most,

one last thing id like to mention is both my doctor (that referred me to the dermatologist) and my barber told me to take something called Biotin, so since they both said it would really help i bought one today that's 10,000 mcg with 100 tablets, 1 a day with a meal, i'm going to start taking it today, wanted to hear your thoughts on that as well.

relieved to hear the my hair might not be as big of a problem as i thought it is!

Good job getting the buzz cut and updating with the new pictures. I'm siding with Bradley: your hair is absolutely fine. I can see what he means about hair density, and your case is exactly what it is with men with low density/thick hair strands. Most people confuse thick hair strands with high density, but your case is exactly what thick hair is.

Low-ish hair density is common and fine. As an example of how this is absolutely normal, males of sub-Saharan African descent tend to have below average (but still healthy) hair density. This is simply an evolutionary adaptation to the particular conditions of equatorial Africa: very humid and very hot, thus the low hair density helps in "airing" and ventilating the long curly hair strands, the latter offering sun-blocking protection. So by having low hair density and very curly hair, they're well adapted to to the climate of said region. On the other hand, males of European descent tend to have a higher density and less curlier hair, as such provides cold-blocking protection.

Let us know what your dermatologist says. Like Bradley said, it looks to me like lighting is playing a significant part on tergiversating your real hair density, but a dermatologist can make the best diagnosis. Don't sweat it, you'll be fine and your young age plays an important (and good) part in all of this. Your hairline is perfect, so that's another good sign.

About the hair products, here are some that I highly recommend to you, especially since you really need to work on your hair care to avoid the previous look you had.
  • Get THIS shampoo: it's meant for dandruff but it also helps with hair loss. If your dermatologist confirms male pattern baldness, then let us know and I will recommend specific OTC shampoos that are stronger.
  • Get THIS conditioner
  • Get THIS hairstyling cream: I'd recommend using a hairstyling cream over pomade or wax given that you have wavy hair and it'd do you best to avoid heavy residue hairstyling products.
You can also read our list of recommended hair products as any product there is a great choice. We've listed the recommended products per hair product type, so it's a very useful hair product guide for just about any male.

Yes, the Revlon hair dryer that you mentioned is fine, get that one when you want to get that hair dryer. Considering that you'll be buying from Amazon, I would rather get the products sooner than later, or at least get the cheaper stuff (shampoo/conditioner/hairstyling cream) soon.

The hair straightener you mentioned is also fine. Just make sure that you're using a heat tamer and the lowest temperature that you can get away. The higher the temperature used in a hair straightener, the higher the chances of damaging your hair badly (however the lower the temperature, the less straightening results you get, so you need to find the optimal temperature point).

With regards to the heat tamer, go with THIS heat tamer. A heat tamer is used before hair straightening, you can also use it before blow drying your hair. Simply coat your hair with a little of the heat tamer (it usually comes as a spray) and then heat style (i.e. use the hair straightener or hairdryer). Most guys don't know the heat tamer trick, which is why those males who use a hair straightener tend to have burnout hair.

About the biotin, well it's more of a hit or fail approach. Yes it may help, or yes you may simply urinate it all of. Usually it helps with people who are deficient to begin with, especially vegans. However biotin deficiency expresses itself as (among others) hair loss, so it's worth a try.

I also suggest that you take a serious look at your diet. We cannot recommend it and emphasize it enough: your DIET is a huge influencing factor in hair aesthetics. You need a nutrient rich diet, including supplementation whenever not possible to obtain certain nutrients. Make sure you're eating sufficient protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil and especially cod liver oil is an excellent hair-enhancing supplement. Do ask your doctor about trying fish oil or cod liver oil for better hair. Also consider vitamin A supplementation as vitamin A is a great nutrient for the skin (remember, your follicles are in your skin).

Cod liver oil has a lot of vitamin A so you kill two birds with one stone. If you want to get cod liver oil, I highly recommend THIS one here as it's from an excellent brand and as good as it gets. If instead you get fish oil, then get THIS one here.

If you want to jump on the high-protein/fish oil or cod liver oil/vitamin A combination, I'd do that ASAP. However, only do that once you've asked either your doctor or dermatologist. Those supplements are extremely safe and actually useful/healthy (unlike the rats sold these days), but it's always best to ask your doctor first. You can still order the products now with the conditioner, shampoo etc and the intake of omega-3 fatty acids has much anecdotal evidence of helping against male pattern baldness as it works indirectly to reduce scalp inflammation (which is a big thing in MPB).

If you have more questions let them know. If you would rather try a protein supplement (simple whey), then let know here and I'll post good sources for it. However, simple eating more rich-protein products (or drinking an extra 2 pints of milk a day) will help a lot Smile

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02-20-2015, 02:21 PM
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
(02-19-2015 02:41 PM)Bradley Wrote:  Forgot to say that make sure you visit a real doctor and not one of those hair loss scammers. The best are dermatologist cause of them being doctors of the skin. An andrologist could also be a good choice if he has experience with hair loss. Then you have hair loss specialists but the field is riddled with scammers and doctors who will charge you an arm and a leg to hand you out a script of finasteride.

Right. It boils my blood how some doctors are too happy to give out finasteride scripts to kids. I've actually seen that at least once when the kid's hair loss was due to a nutritional deficiency (kid was bulimic) and NOT male pattern baldness. It too was one of those hair loss scamming doctors. A sad state of affairs with regards to the hair loss industry.

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03-21-2015, 02:42 AM
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
hey guys! update time Wink

once again i have to apologize for the super late response, but i didnt want to post anymore without finally going to the dermatologist (which i did!)

so after finally speaking to him, this is what he told me:

he said that to start off, my hair is all pure genetics, the way my hair looks is inherited by someone in my family who has my hair type, that is bald or soon to be bald, and had white hairs when young. it could be a great grandfather or uncle or grandmother, that passed away, if i cant think of any current family members.

he also said that he doesnt think that it will get worse, that its just how my hair is and i have to live with it because there is nothing i can do about it besides (if it worsens for some reason) get on rogaine OR as a last resort, get a hair transplant. he told me not to worry about it because its just how my hair is, and all i can do is in time see what happens

i guess i cant say that im fully relieved because the way that he said it leaves the possibility that there is a chance that i might be bald in the future, and have to resort to what he said, but he also said that its just how my hair is and i shouldnt be worried about it, plus what REALLY takes alot of stress off is all of you guys saying that my hair is fine, to stop worrying Smile

themenshairforum what you said about the density/thickness really helped me understand a few things, and i feel much better now that i read what you posted because it means that just like the derma said, its just how my hair is

here are some pictures of how my hair is currently looking, i must admit though that these past weeks ive only used shampoo/conditioner around once or twice a week because i felt that my hair was too short and there was no need to use any products on it. if i do please let me know so i can start using them much more frequently like 1 day yes one day no

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as you can see from the pics i still have those spots on my head where hair is missing, thats the hair density thing you guys were talking about right?

also, im not sure if this is normal or part of my hair type, but as you can see i already have alot of flyaway hairs, is this a cause of not shampooing enough or something?

im really desperate to hear you guys opinion on my progress and how everything is going so far, especially about the flyaway thing, so if i am doing anything wrong, i can fix it right now, my biggest fear is doing anything wrong and ending up at square 1 like i was on my posts in the OP.

thank you so much for sticking through with me in this journey, it hasnt been easy so far but im going to keep fighting and not give up until i achieve that aesthetic hair that i dream of every night, i can not thank you more Smile

P.S my birthday was last Wednesday! i turned 19 Smile i have a feeling this will be a good year for me Big Grin
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03-21-2015, 07:36 AM (This post was last modified: 03-21-2015 07:43 AM by Machado.)
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RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Yeah man the way your hair is is all about genetics so many people miss out on that and tons of rats products thinking that will do something. I say this because i was like this too Big Grin
I really don't know much about hair stuff and hair loss but if your dermatologist and the experts in the forum agreed about your hair just is the way it is then that's awesome because it means you aren't losing your hair.
I can see the density thing that tmhf mentioned but your hair like it was before looked dense and fine, maybe the buzzcut isn't a good haircut option anyway so grow it back to the medium length you had.
Maybe weigh for the other guys to post but i think your hair is too short for the conditioner, maybe keep up how your conditioning your hair.
How long is your hair btw??

Quick edit... have you tried cod liver oil or fish oil? according to the guys in the forum it helps a lot with the fuzzy hair look, i am finding it helps too, something to do with the natural oil from your follicles helping with the hair growth and making your hair smoother... one thing i have learned with this forum and the book is that nutrition is sooo important for healthy hair, much more than hair products actually!
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11-24-2016, 09:22 PM
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Thumbs Up RE: My hair has me really worried (pictures provided)
Hello. I have been searching the internet about this hair problem, and your hair looks exactly like mine. My hair is on the shorter side, but for the past 2 years, it's gotten to the point where it seems like I have tons of fly away hairs. I've tried shampoos, conditioners, keratin oils, but nothing seems to help. It almost seems like my hairs are curling in different directions. My hair used to be easy to style and straight, and I have no idea what is causing it. Huh

I also have premature grey hairs, mainly on the sides of my hair, and it doesn't make sense to me. I am a 27 year old male, but it seems to young for me to have grey hair.

I did some research online about what might be happening and some people say it could be thyroid related. I'm not completely sure if this is the case. I did get a thyroid test for my doctor, but it said I was within the normal range. (Barely in the range, however).

I read it is necessary to get a full panel thyroid test to get an accurate reading. I actually did a blood test yesterday, and I'm hoping it at least shows something wrong because I'm tired of this crazy hair growth. It doesn't seem natural. My hair shouldn't be looking like straw when I'm taking all of these health supplements and I'm eating well.

I have been under a lot of stress at my current job, so I'm wondering if that has affected my hair in the past 2 years. Luckily I found a new job, so hopefully all of that will change now.

see the texture of my hair.

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As you can see, a lot of my hairs bend in different directions. Please let me know if your situation has improved. If my thyroid tests show nothing is wrong, I might consider seeing a dermatologist. Sometimes they say the scalp can be clogged, and that is why hair grows all weird.

Hope to hear from you soon!
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