I am only 17 :(..
Hair line is receding through the sides and on the crown. I have my hair sort of medium length shaggy, which has kept the receding from being noticed for a while.. And I couldn't decide whether I was really balding or not.. But now I am 100% sure as it is noticeably getting worse, and both my parents agree...
There is no way I can escape having to shave my hair really short by the end of 2011, otherwise it will look ridiculous. Actually it's kinda looking bad now.. Well it's slowly gotten worse for a year or two.
I know I should shave it short now BUT.. This is really annoying, one of my ears sticks out.. And I don't want it being noticed.. Plus I don't think my head is a good shape for being bald.. Some people look cool bald but I don't think I will.. Family can't really afford to get my ear pinned now. Cost like 3K+ for a good surgeon..There are probably cheaper less experienced ones though.
I am thinking about buying a hat. Like this one:
Is it ok? I like it. I'm thinking about starting a hat collection.. One for every occasion.
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I don't advise you to wear hats, at least if you're insecure about the hair loss. People will pick up on it, and attack any perceived flaws. Covering up is a really bad solution to hair loss full stop. People can always tell, trust me. I remember I was receding a bit at the front, it wasn't necessarily hugely advanced, but I was probably on 20 or so at the same time. Naturally I would style my hair to compensate for it. I did notice people staring at my hairline, and various other things. In short, people will begin to pick up on it if they sense something wrong. Moreover, there will always be more formal situations where people will expect you to take it off, a bad habit to get into. Furthermore, with regard to meeting new people and new women, you don't want to create a certain impression with a hat, and then for you to take it off, and to possibly get unexpected reactions.
It's good that your natural instinct is to shave it off. There are treatment options out there, but they basically amount to butchery, erectile dysfunction, huge financial burden, and ultimately you're never free from the insecurity of it all, because you're constantly checking the results and whether it's noticeable to others. A lot of people don't realize this.
I can't comment on how your ear looks, I haven't seen how you look. But we don't tend to focus our own flaws, with other people often not even noticing any problem; no one is perfect too. With regard to worrying that it won't suit you. Hmm, I thought exactly the same thing, actually I genuinely thought it would look horrific. As it turns out, it looks rather good, and I still get female attention. It's one of those things, where you can't tell til you go ahead and do it. The majority of people who I've seen with a shaved head look decent, or at least respectable.
I feel for you, it's daunting to have to deal with that at such a young age. All I can tell you, is I razor shave my head, and I love it! I'm genuinely at the stage where I'm not in the least bit insecure about it. Well except sometimes I worry that people won't perceive me right, that I come across as brutish, when I'm quite the sensitive soul. But any worry that balding is a major issue has gone. There will be women that don't like it, but I couldn't care any less. These tend to be the superficial types in my experience anyway, who I wouldn't have dated when I was 'perfect'.3
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