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Old 06-23-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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genetics, stress and nutrition are main culprits after all the curable causes of balding are ruled out..
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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Diet plays a big part in it, in most cases. Particularly certain proteins. There is plenty of evidence to support this. Google is your friend. Nice try though.
My coworker is obese and has hair like Novak Djokovic. Tons of homeless men have full heads of hair. Diet makes no difference.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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. I'm 36 and have a full head of hair with zero hair loss.
36 with no hair loss? Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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36 with no hair loss? Pics or it didn't happen.

Look at Congressman Paul Ryan. He's 40-something and no hair loss. Same with Secretary of State John Kerry. Neither of those guys would be successful politicians if they were bald.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I've always heard the baldness gene is inherited from the mother. Makes sense because my paternal grandmother has always had thin hair. My dad was balding in his mid 20s, but so far I still have a full head of hair at 35.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Nope. My Father was bald at 30. I'm 36 and have a full head of hair with zero hair loss.
Whats the difference between my father and I? I eat and drink very healthy for the most part. He didn't.
Nope. You mght have got the good genes from your mom's side. It's not linear.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Nope. My Father was bald at 30. I'm 36 and have a full head of hair with zero hair loss.
Whats the difference between my father and I? I eat and drink very healthy for the most part. He didn't.


very wrong. Healthy habits are always great but I don't think it saved your hair :P Genetics (and not linear genetic thinking like you are providing) rules. You can be the healthiest eater and a world class athlete and lose your hair if your genetic coding falls that way. Sure, if genetics were NOT against someone, then healthy patterns always help. But being healthy is not a sure-fire prevention against baldness at all. Genetics, genetics, genetics.

my dad's father was a drunk, ate terribly, smoked nonstop, never exercised or played sports in his life and had a full, black head of hair until he died.

My dad has stayed pretty active and eats fairly healthy, never smoked, and has rarely drank and lost his hair early. I stay very active (multiple sports, lifting, running), never smoked, drink socially (lightly), and eat very healthily and I lost my hair just as quickly as my dad.

Eating healthy has very little (if even anything) to do with it, especially if it is already written into your genes.

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Old 06-23-2014, 09:19 AM
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I believe there are some catalysts, not causes, of baldness or hair thinning today compared to ancient history. Think what everyone does on a daily basis...they use soap and other chemicals that were not in use in the ancient times on a daily basis, thus stripping your roots of protective oils. Your skin then goes into oil production mode, heavy oil production leads to stimulated DHT production within your hair follicle and is done via the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, it's the same reason people have oily skin on their face all the time (and thus more acne in the population).

Obviously it will be genetics, but I believe the above is a catalyst. In order to help the process I would recommend some natural cleaners (homemade stuff...google) and some saw palmetto supplements (which blocks the 5-alpha reductase). I have a rich head of hair, but I had to study this for biology in college.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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My husband lost his hair by 30. My son is four months and he has thick, wavey brown hair, I'm so obsessed with it, I need to spend time just fluffing his little head incase it goes the way of his father's hair.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:15 PM
 
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My husband lost his hair by 30. My son is four months and he has thick, wavey brown hair, I'm so obsessed with it, I need to spend time just fluffing his little head incase it goes the way of his father's hair.
It most likely will go the way of his dad's, but that doesn't matter because women think bald guys are sexy and confidence is what matters anyhow. Right? (*Sarcasm*)
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