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  1. #1
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    i think i might be thinning out a tiny bit on my crown. i prob know the answer but i have to ask - does anything work to curb it? (herb/vit supplements etc) or should i just forget addressing the apparently fatal lack of zinc and omega 3 in my diet and shave it all off? im also unsure why god felt the need to make testosterone and hair a trade off for men.

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    There are two things that are known to work and approved by the FDA:
    Minoxidil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoxidil (mostly known as Regaine in UK) and
    Finasteride http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finasteride

    yeah - getting a bit thin myself and I've just sort of accepted it (runs in the family). This until a (totally bald) mate told me that there are things that do work, but you have to keep in taking these things or your hair will go (which it of course might do anyway, but those numbers on wikipedia are impressive if you just want to stop hairloss).

    Edit: oh dear - "Propecia [finasteride] has sexual side effects associated to it such as less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, and a decrease in the amount of semen"
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Propecia_or_Rogaine_better

    might have two wait two years for this:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...two-years.html
    Last edited by Ness Rowlah; 02-09-2012 at 04:28 AM.
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    How bald are you now five years down the line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    How bald are you now five years down the line?
    Baldy, baldy over there,
    What's it like to have no hair?
    Is it hot or is it cold?
    What's it like to be so bald?

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    i've still got a full head (albeit gray) on top but the hairline has receded a bit over the years. either that or my forehead has grown, not sure.

    guys are lucky nowadays, it's so common/acceptable (fashionable, even) to buzz or shave your head instead of the horrible bald spot on top or dreaded comb over of the past. although some white guys have ugly heads when shaved, it must be said.

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    my thinning has more or less stabilised.
    i hope.
    not exactly ideal though, has to be said.
    all these supplements/treatments look tempting but im sceptical.
    OTOH i dont think the shaved head would look right on me.
    theres a guy at work who i think has a bald crown and has resorted to basically shaving it all off except the very front/top.

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