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19 And Think I’m Balding. How’s My Hair Looking/norwood Level?

Discussion in 'Men's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Busboy, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. ScaredOfBalding

    ScaredOfBalding Senior Member My Regimen

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    Ur analysis is correct if he was born with a straight hairline, to me it looked like he was born with a widows peak. It makes receding look worse than it is. I know because i was born with a big widows peak. In the end it doesn't matter, considering his hair genes it's a good time to start finasteride.
     
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    So the finasterides got a pretty good shot of freezing my hairline? Been in it about 2 months now, still noticing some shedding
     
  3. Wolf Pack

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    The creases give away how his hairline was initially. Sorry for the late reply but best of luck in your battle. Sounds like a combo of finasteride and a hair transplant will give you what you need. The front is the hardest to perfect/hold onto and at the same time the most important for the face.
     
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    Is this the start of crown thinning or am I having a BDD moment?
     

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    I’m at about 10 Days no finasteride, trying to get a European perscriotion still. Am I totally fucked? Still using Nizoral 2x a week. Should I just shave already and get it over with
     
  6. ScaredOfBalding

    ScaredOfBalding Senior Member My Regimen

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    Man u have good hair still , start finasteride and u will be good .
     
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    This is me todaydirectly under harsh white light. I’m kind of fucked, won’t be able to get more finasteride for about 5 weeks due to being abroad. Should I just buzz now and get it over with
     

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    To the OP:

    STOP freaking out. You're fine.

    Regarding the hairline, you have that V shaped mature hairline that started as a widow's peak, I know, I had one as well as a child. Everyone will tell you that you're NW3 because of how sharp the hairline is. What they truly should be looking for (as a previous poster mentioned) is hairline/temple notches in relation to the earline. A V-shaped hairline can still be NW1, or 2. Your hair has incredible density with small amounts of miniaturization at the hairline which is normal.

    Regarding the crown, you have very straight hair. which contributes to a prominent whirl (totally natural). This is often a difficult area to monitor and make objective claims on, but you appear fine.

    Everyone thinks Male Pattern Baldness is a solid line, you either have it or you don't. That's not how it is, everyone has it to a degree and what matters is the level of severity. All that matters for now is that you're hair is GREAT. If you wanna stay on finasteride that's fine, but hair loss is a normal part of life, just hope it doesn't happen too soon. By the looks of your hair, it isn't.

    Tip to everyone here, make peace with that fact that you will develop some level of male pattern baldness, at some age. That way you can rationalize your hairloss; "oh ok, yeah I got some minor recession but its proceeded slowly because I'm XX years old and its stayed the same since roughly XX years old" that will help you make a clear and not panicked decision about treatment.
     
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    Update: back on finasteride for good this time after 3 months without. Don’t think I lost any ground really but hair is longer so the temples might be more pronounced. Thoughts?
     

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    Just keep taking it and check back. Good to see your dermatologist as they can evaluate your progress better than we can.
     
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    Hairline update! How am I lookin boys, been sticking to treatments religiously
     

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    Looks good man, did you experience any shedding in the past fee months?
     
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    The first time got on finasteride I did notice some shedding the first couple of months, but I ran out in early November and wasn’t able to get more until late December (student abroad, hard to get a prescription here). I’ve been back on for about two months and decided to try and not track shedding this time to spare some anxiety. I think there has been some but not too bad
     
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    Did you notice shedding all around your scalp? Even on the back?
     
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    Not on the back I don’t think. I honestly don’t know where the shedding was from specifically
     

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