A lot of people joke that being an infant and being old are the same: no teeth, can’t control bathroom habits, can’t really function, and most importantly no hair.
I wanna tell you my story about men’s hair loss and the impact it had on my life.
I knew I was going to have an issue with hair loss early on. Just by looking at the different men in my family I could see it’d be only a matter of time before my hairline began to recede. I didn’t realize just how soon that would be.
Most men experience hair loss later on in their life. Usually it doesn’t rear it’s ugly bald head until they’re in their 30’s or later. Not me. I began to see hair thinning and my actual hairline receding already in high school. It was easy enough to hide. Hats, posing, even growing out my hair to try to hide it was enough- but ultimately a temporary fix.
College it was still pretty easy to hide, but I felt uncomfortable being forced to wear hats all the time or feel uncomfortable because I seemed to be the only person hitting hairline levels that a 45 year old should have. One day I was having an honest conversation with a good friend and they suggested I just shave everything off.
It seemed like a good option at first. Nobody really would wonder why a 20 something year-old had absolutely no hair. I felt confident for the first time in many years. However, as time went on, the constant upkeep of keeping my head close shaved (and so cold) began to wear on me. Some people had joked with me too, saying I looked like a ‘skinhead’. It wasn’t a comfortable thing to be called, even if it was in a joking manner.
Still, I didn’t know where to go. I was going to shortly be entering into the professional world, you couldn’t really wear a hat to work everyday, even if at all. Being a ‘skinhead’ at work wasn’t really anything of an option either.
I began to consider alternative options. I wasn’t going to be one of those old dudes with really bad toupees or comb-overs. I couldn’t really do it. I was highly skeptical of the ‘miracle’ hair growth serums, and even more wary of their hefty price tags. What other options did I have?
I searched the internet vigorously to try to find some sort of solution for myself. I began the tedious process of attempting to grow out my hair. I was pretty discouraged though, more of my hairline had disappeared since I had decided to buzz everything off. To be honest, I am still looking for something that’ll really work for me.