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Old 11-08-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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I am only 20 years old and balding. It's only noticeable from the back where I have an open bald spot. I even have my scalp showing in the front areas but it's not really as noticeable unless I look at myself closely in the mirror or if my hair is wet.

I've been putting up with so much crap, socially, since I was 12 years old, a little while after I just started high school. Putting up with bullies, backstabbers, lack of social skills really stressed me out all throughout high school. I was really unhappy. When I was 15 I noticed that when I would shampoo my hair, there would be hair coming out as I washed it. But there was no balding yet. So I just ignored it and let that hair coming out happen. I had a thought back then that it had to do with all the stress I was putting up with. The social problems and bullying were a much bigger stress than the actual schoolwork.

A year after high school, I started a trade course. I was 18 at the time and I met a then-great group of people in my class who I got along with. After a few months, the guys who I wanted to be friends with started picking on me for lame reasons, including one major EXTREME IDIOT S.O.B. who seriously got on my last nerve. Later on when the course was almost over, I was screaming at this guy in my head while coming home from school and while I was at home, wanting to hurt him sooo bad.

It was during this time that I noticed the balding, got a little worse a few months after I turned 19. My dad says it's it my genes. He's has a bald spot and his dad was also bald. Though he knows nothing about what I had gone through over the years.

I'm now 20 years old in a new course and job with people I get along with. I'm trying to make it work with them and I'll avoid them as much as I can if they start making any trouble for me. I don't need that kind of stress anymore. I'm also using a new shampoo, which doesn't remove any hair. There's one other thing I noticed with hair. After wearing anything on my head for even a short time like a hat or cap, my hair would become oily after taking it off. This has been going on for a few years and now no longer wear a cap during sunny summer days outside.

So what do you guys think about this? Does it sound like my hair problems come from stress, genes, or both? Should I have seen a doctor about it?
I started balding when I was in my early 20's too. It started in the front, about an inch behind my hairline in a U-shape the whole way around the front of my head. Initially, it wasn't very noticeable....but as the years passed it started looking weird. Eventually, it looked as though I had two hair lines. Finally a couple of years ago, I decided to just shave off what was left of my original hairline. I tried it, and it looked natural....Just looks like I'm receding. I shave it daily along with the rest of my face, and it's just become a routine for me...no big deal. I'm starting to notice less and less stubble on my upper forehead now, and hopefully one day I won't have to shave it at all. That's the extent of my saga with hair loss. It sucks, but there's nothing you can do about it.

Just be thankful that you're going bald "normally". The way it happened to me looked like I was exposed to radiation or something. It was very unnatural, however I've since seen guys who are afflicted with the same hairline I had. My fix isn't noticeable, so I've always shied away from revealing it to the poor souls I've met who obviously haven't discovered my easy correction. As for the cause, who knows? I blame stress on mine, as baldness doesn't really run in my family....although thinning does later in life. I'm only 33 though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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After wearing anything on my head for even a short time like a hat or cap, my hair would become oily after taking it off. Does it sound like my hair problems come from stress, genes, or both? Should I have seen a doctor about it?
A cap or other tight hat will not affect hair loss, nor will perspiring heavily. You're right about stress and genes, though.

We have a young relative who was a little older than you when he experienced his hair receding. I did not realize how upsetting hair loss is for young men until he talked about how he felt. He went to an M.D. (who told him about the cap myth) and he takes Propecia. The doctor said that Rogaine is not suitable for young men because the hair produced from it looks unnatural. Propecia is expensive but apparently the generic version will be available next year.
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