Hair loss at 19 (male)?

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Any other guys suffering from this? I'm only 19 and started to lose hair, obviously makes you feel like a bit of a s***. Does anyone know cures or ways to prevent further hair loss?

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As long as you're not clearly insecure about it, i.e combovers and wigs, I don't think it matters...

The only treatment that works is hair implantation, I think. That's expensive and time consuming, though.
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Wash your hair with cold water instead of hot, I think it helps.
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DON'T implant hair when you're 19!!
Your hairline will keep receding and you'll have this fake hair at your temples while the rest of your hair is gone. Wait until it's gone at the back. Anyway.

I've seen a few people at 6th form with receding hairlines actually, including this guy from my secondary school whose hairline started going at 14. He gels it and I've read the gel makes hair loss worse.
If it's diffuse (all over) rather than in the hairline region, then it might not be male pattern baldness.
If your hair starts falling out in the crown, then you can do a pretty convincing combover which doesn't look like a combover at all.

Chin up! My hair started falling out at 15, it's growing back now and stopped, but I know what it's like (: If yours isn't MPB then it's probably stress or something like dermatitis, which should be pretty easy to target. Grow a fringe, don't wash your hair too much, do brush it every day to get the excess hair out (it's not nice when it comes out all in one go in the shower) don't straighten it so it looks fuller...I hope it goes slowly for you (:
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(Original post by perrytheplatypus)
Wash your hair with cold water instead of hot, I think it helps.

That doesn't do much, except for long hair. It's better than cold hair because hot water stretches the hair and makes it weak, but it won't affect whether it comes out or not.

OP- check whether the fallen hair has a root at the end, if it does then it'll grow back. If it's a tapered, pointy end, it won't.
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Perhaps you have an iron deficiency? Do you have a well-balanced diet or take any supplements? I'd go and see your GP about it, just to see what they say.
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I'm practically bald already at 20. Nothing I can be arsed to do about it really, though I've had the signs since before 16.
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(Original post by legaleye)
Any other guys suffering from this? I'm only 19 and started to lose hair, obviously makes you feel like a bit of a s***. Does anyone know cures or ways to prevent further hair loss?

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I am a little (same age as you) and I know a hell of a lot of people in the same position.

Hair gel/wax/shampoo/conditioner DOES NOT make hair loss better nor worse. Neither does washing it in cold/hot water, blow-drying, straightening or anything else of the sort. The only thing doing this will affect is the condition of your already existing hair.

Go to a real hair stylist and ask for options that will help conceal the problem, you'd be surprised at how effective certain cuts are. If it's starting to get really bad, go to your GP where you'll be able to discuss your options. There are treatments to hair loss (two to be exact), one that exists in the form of a pill and the other in a lotion (often marketed as rogaine). They are not available on the NHS and will be expensive but can be picked up via a prescription from your GP. Hope this helps.
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(Original post by legaleye)
Any other guys suffering from this? I'm only 19 and started to lose hair, obviously makes you feel like a bit of a s***. Does anyone know cures or ways to prevent further hair loss?

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I am losing hair too.... hair just above the temple has halved in 3 months, I just turned 18, 12 days ago... :cry2:
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That doesn't do much, except for long hair. It's better than cold hair because hot water stretches the hair and makes it weak, but it won't affect whether it comes out or not.

OP- check whether the fallen hair has a root at the end, if it does then it'll grow back. If it's a tapered, pointy end, it won't.
how long is 'long hair'?
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I literally have too much hair... lol
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There is nothing you can do. Hair loss is inevitable you can't treat it without surgery. Home methods to prevent it are mediocre at best and wont really slow your hair loss down any further. You will have to learn to do deal with it - besides it's not all that bad, some people actually suit a receding hairline lol.
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Have you seen your GP yet? It might be some sort of vitamin deficiency or hormonal thing that's causing this.
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(Original post by perrytheplatypus)
how long is 'long hair'?
Gosh I don't know, hair that gets damaged more easily past a certain length
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Try different hairstyles to hide it?
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yeh its really harsh and ****, mine is mainly due to stress from women. However, there's not mucnh you can do about it, just wait for medical industry to come up with a cure.
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There are no cures or magic remedies to stop hair loss. If you are going bald then you need to just accept it, get over it and not let it affect your life. If you don't have a problem with being bald then nobody else will.

Many girls won't care about your hair, they will just look at you for the person that you are.
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(Original post by DopplerEffect)
I am losing hair too.... hair just above the temple has halved in 3 months, I just turned 18, 12 days ago... :cry2:
Mine started going like that at about the same time. A year on though and i don't seem to of lost anymore
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Many have tried all the commercial products and found they simply do not do what they claim. They do not stop loss or grow new hair. I did a lot of research and this NATURAL treatment was the only one I found that truly works. It stops thinning & loss almost straight away and forces new growth. My hair has completely regrown on crown. Where receded at front regrowth is slower, but has grown a lot and though sparse at beginning, each month it becomes denser. Massage thoroughly with natural oils - olive oil is excellent - then brush vigorously using a brush with stiff short bristles so you really feel it stimulating scalp (90 /100 strokes or even more each day focusing on where loss is). Will unplug blocked hair ducts indicated by painful small spots like pimples and a cause of hair loss and It will grow faster, thicker and It will force the new growth. Brushing before you apply oil is equally OK. A little shedding and breakage may occur at first but quickly stops as hair gets anchored and stronger. Initially hairs will be weak looking and sparse. Don't be concerned if brushing uproots them as they will re-appear even stronger. It demands perseverance week in, week out to get the same results. I've found most do not persevere and so fail to get them. Genetics probably are a factor in hair loss. My immediate family members have severe loss. I believe this treatment saved me from the same fate. Try it you will be happy that you did!
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My hair started going thin at around 16/17, I could get away with it until I was about 23 so I've only recently started shaving my head You just have to accept it unless you can afford to buy Minoxidil or/and Finasteride every month.
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