My father was bald and from the age of 16 I was petrified of it happening to me. Then one day, I saw it, the first sign of the dreaded Male Pattern Baldness. I was mortified. I became depressed and lost my spark and thought the world had ended. I thought that my life would be crap from now on, friends would laugh at me, in fact I would probably lose all of my friends and I would never be able to get a girl ever again. That was it finito, I might as well be dead.
And do you know what happened?.....................I was WRONG, big time WRONG. I did lose most of my hair that is true, but strangely the world did not end, friends made the odd comment initially but I just ignored them then they forgot about it and I had as many friends as before but the really really weird thing was that I could still pull girls. At first I was not as confident but that didn't seem to matter I was still pulling the same as before. There were 3 girls who told me that to them baldness was manly and I said "there is no need to be kind, I know what you are really thinking" and they said "no, we really mean it!" and I ended up with all of them so they were telling the truth!
Now there may be the odd shallow girl who doesn't like it, but stuff them cos there are more that it reallly doesn't bother or actually prefer it because it is more sexy.
I had what hair I had left cut very very short and so there was no more worrying about it, no more messing about with combs and brushes. I also bought one of those DIY razors and trust me when I say they are so easy to use and it comes out just as good as the barber's, so I saved money on haircuts too.
I am now 40 and look back on the time when I started losing my hair and think "I don't know what the hell I was worried about".
My only regret? That I didn't have my hair cut very very short at the start of my loss and that would be the best advice I could give to guys going through the same thing.
So if any of you guys are reading this and are at your wits end with worry then I know what you are going through. I know it is no good me saying "don't worry" because you will and that is only natural, but please take some reassurance from my story because I can promise you, the world does not end, life is just as good and there are many more postives than negatives.
PS dont waste your money on trying to save your hair, if they really worked you wouldn't see any bald men. Going through any treatment regimen just makes you focus on your hair more every day and wastes time. My best advice is to get your hair cut really short ASAP and I promise you that after the initial shock of that first cut you will not look back. Go for it.