I'm 22 and already quite far on my way to being bald. My hair loss is hereditary, not caused by ill health. I currently use nizoral shampoo and minoxidil foam to try and prevent it, they don't really work, although I think it has slowed down slightly. My only other possible treatment option would be finasteride/dutasteride which I'm afraid to take because of the potential side effects (erectile dysfunction, loss of sex drive, gynecomastia), especially since some people claim these effects are permanent.
I currently hide my receding hairline with a fringe but its getting harder to do so, within the near future (2-3 years) I'll probably be noticeably bald. I really don't want to be bald since I look awful enough with short hair, let alone no hair.
What would you think of a guy who wore a wig? Assuming it was convincing, would you be willing to date him? How about if you started dating him and didn't know, how would you feel when he told you?
In some ways I feel pathetic just asking this question, but then I think about how everyone wears certain clothes to project a better version of themselves, the same is true for make up/heels/hair dye/tanning/ etc , so maybe its not such a big deal? I mean everyone spends huge amounts of money, effort and time on trying to look good so is wearing a wig so bad? I'm not really sure and just wonder how everyone else thinks on this.
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Do not go down the wig route. Men are supposed to go bald. It can be attractive. Just cut your hair short and go with it. The wig will have to come off eventually and I'm guessing you'll have kept your remaining hair long. The image alone makes me nauseous. Wigs are for girls/women who have gone through chemo, have Appalachia or some other sort of illness that's causing hair loss.
I've always found the close shaved guys attractive even knowing they're balding. I'm seeing a guy now who has a full head of hair and a teen hairstyle and it makes him seem less manly than the other guys. It's not uncommon for a guy in his early 20s to start going bald.1