Hello people. First of all, what a great website / forum Truely, this is the best place to go on the internet if your having hairproblems. No doubt.
That aside, I'm of coarse not happy to find my hairline receding at this age. At this point, it's only the temples or front area that are problematic. Up untill recently I've always been able to hide my high forhead well with my long hair. It has grown thinner since last year however, and I'm not happy about it as you can imagine.
I still have my long hair. In fact, it's longer than ever and I like it a lot. At least, on the days it falls well. I always had to correct my hair a couple of times by "brushing" my hands through it (no mather the lenght) but as years went by I had to do it more often, whereas now I basically do it al day long (say, once every 10 minutes). It's not really frustating me, but it could be better, and yet it's looking like it'll be a lot worse.
I have some bad photos here I posted on a dutch forum a month or so back (I'm from the Netherlands) which I'll upload here. The angles might be bad, and I have made new pictures but I can't upload them to the pc yet, cause I'm using my parent's pc for the time being.
Top of my hair:
The haircut itself:
Front view (tightly pulled back):
Left side recesion:
Right side recesion:
Front view (loosely pulled back):
Family history: on my mother's side yeah. Both grandparents from mother's side had male patterned baldness. Though my grandma had it cause she had a hormonal imbalance, don't know if it counts. My grandpa on mother's side I never knew personally. Uncle from mother's side is about a NW4 to 5 in his mid fifties.
No history of hairloss in my father's side of the family. Maybe a bit of age related recesion. My father himself has mild recesion as well, and has a similair hairline like me (though he's 48 now) but might be losing it later on top as well (looks thin, though it hasn't got worse in years).
For further information, here is a picture from when I was 15. Believe it or not, this was my teenage hairline (censured my whole face here cause it was a horrible picture besides the hairline, believe me):
Might be difficult to see, but it's there nonetheless. Was I already going bald when I was 15?- is what I asked myself when I saw this picture. As far as I know, I always had problems styling my hair.
Anyways, here is me at 12 (has anyone ever had thinning hair since their 12th? Eyes centured here as well, as the only thing they show was "I play too much Nintendo"): http://img16.imageshack.us/i/naamloosbg.jpg/
So I'm really curious what you guys think?
Currently, I am taking Finasteride daily. And even Dutasteride 2 times a week. 5% Kirkland minoxidil in the morning and night, and Saw Palmetto in the night or just after working out (dunno why really, is there more DHT in your blood after excercising???). I drink green tea all day, and try to eat loads of protein.
Also, I want to say that everyone who's fighting against hairloss here should keep it up! We might be the first generation to keep our hair intact! Survive, cause we got a story to tell our childeren and grandchilderen!
EDIT: I see the images are not working. I'm removing the [ img ] tags now, so I'm sorry you guys will have to click the link to see my pictures.