Hi All, I started loosing my hair when I was about 22..23. Fortunately the process went rather slow and I payed attention on this problem when I was 28 already. Oh! You are balding, mother said, watching my heavily receded temples during regular haircut process (she is a barber for me and my family). â€œDonâ€™t!â€ I was answering, askance looking at my mirror reflection. As I am a person whose visual type of perception is not dominant I never focused my attention on hair style of other people. Of course, apparent baldness stroke my eyes, but usually, on subconscious level, I never correlated inharmonious appearance of some people with the condition of their hair. I just saw that something was wrong but couldnâ€™t understand what exactly. I began to worry about my hair not immediately, but from some moment I was keeping in mind hair condition of everybody whom I saw. Statistics was unfavourable: my hair was in worse condition than most people of my age have. Similar hair to mine is typical for men of 40..50 years old, but I was only 28. Conclusion, which I didnâ€™t want to believe in, stood in front of me as unavoidable fact. Iâ€™ll be BALD. Browsing the internet and studying the topic I discovered that Iâ€™m loosing my hair exactly by the scale of Norwood-Hamilton. This is ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA. This dreadful diagnosis means that my life, I mean the Life (with the capital letter) is ending. And this end is very very close to me. â€œI am only 28â€, this fact transformed in my mind to â€œI am ALREADY 28â€. I began to scrutinize my old photos to trace the dynamic of my alopecia and to understand how much time I have. Photos didnâ€™t say a lot. I always had rather long hair which usually hid my bald temples, nevertheless I noticed that even when I was 23 I had already first symptoms of developing androgenetic alopecia. I've learned that there are only two proven treatments which are able to withstand this evil: minoxidil and finasteride. I've bought both: 5mg Dr.Reddy's Finast which I'm cutting into 4..5 pieces and Europian Regain 5% which was replaced then by cheaper American Kirkland minoxidil 5%. 10 months passed. I'm 29 now. I can surely say that meds work! Here are my "before-after" pics: May 2006 July 2006 May 2007 PS: English is not my native language, I've studied it at school.