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Old 06-23-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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I think the reason the OP did not notice hair loss as much as a child was that she couldn't see the tops of people's heads as well as she can now.

I also agree that men today wear shorter hair during hair loss. They also wear fewer hats! To my mind, as a middle-aged woman, that's a good thing. Whether it's in a tidy ponytail or cut short, it looks way better if a man just owns his genetics and makes the best of it.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:18 PM
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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*)
Not trying to offend anyone, but bald guys look like giant babies to me.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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balding is primarily caused by wearing baseball caps and will be accelerated if the cap is worn at anything other than perfectly straight. I should know, I'm practically a scientist.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:38 PM
 
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Not trying to offend anyone, but bald guys look like giant babies to me.
My family was watching a World Cup match yesterday and my mom remarked that one of the bald players looked like an alien. It kinda made me feel sad because I might go bald (I've receded in the temple regions a few inches) and if I do then my mom will be disgusted by the look of her son. I've heard my mom make many negative comments about bald men.

One time I was at a political conference with my dad (who has a good head of hair for his age) and we were talking to each of the prospective gubernatorial candidates. There was one candidate who we thought would make the best governor after talking to him. My dad says to me, "He's not going to be the candidate." "Why?" I ask. "Because he's bald. That's a huge disadvantage."

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Old 06-23-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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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.
I have not gone on to read to see if someone corrected the mistaken belief that the baldness trait is on the fathers side. In reality the research I read on this says it is from your mothers, father. So if grandpa on your moms side has a full head of hair, you are going to be fine. If he is bald or balding, you likely will too.

As to the OP's belief it is happening more often, that could be true. However I tend to think it is that hair styles have changed to where men are more likely to shave their heads than ever before. So instead of comb overs, toupees, or hairstyles that help to cover the area, men are just shaving it all off.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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They're not all balding by 40, OP. There are plenty of men who look great in their 50's, 60's and even into the 70's. You must be noticing it more than when you were younger.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Some medications cause or accelerate hair loss, so I've heard. Any truth to this?
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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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.
That holds true in my family.

My father was bald in his 20's {his brother too}, my brother is 59 and still has all his hair.

My mother's father and brothers were never bald, their hair just thinned a bit in their old age.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:59 PM
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My family was watching a World Cup match yesterday and my mom remarked that one of the bald players looked like an alien. It kinda made me feel sad because I might go bald (I've receded in the temple regions a few inches) and if I do then my mom will be disgusted by the look of her son. I've heard my mom make many negative comments about bald men.

One time I was at a political conference with my dad (who has a good head of hair for his age) and we were talking to each of the prospective gubernatorial candidates. There was one candidate who we thought would make the best governor after talking to him. My dad says to me, "He's not going to be the candidate." "Why?" I ask. "[I]Because he's bald. That's a huge disadvantage.[/i]"
That's just silly, just because they are bald doesn't in any way reflect how they will work. Balding will always have a negative light cast upon it due to it not being normal. Is there anything wrong with being bald? Hell no.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I'm not alone on being bald these days because so many men are bald that can have hair but choice not to.
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