If you’ve read My Story then you’ll know age makes no difference when it comes to losing your hair, it’s all to do with genetics.
Don’t be fooled by what you read, there is no miracle cure or any treatment to help ‘cover up’ those bald patches. There’s lots of false claims out there that will to cost you, now and probably for the rest of your life.
If you are worried that you might be losing your hair at an early age then the best thing to do at first is visit your local GP just to make sure there is nothing else medical causing the problem.
If, however, it’s down genetics then there’s no need to worry. You might be thinking the opposite but trust me, it’s not the end of the world.
If you think I don’t know what you’re going through, then you’re wrong; I was 17 when I first noticed my thinning hair, a young man in the prime of his life thinking about getting a hair transplant.
Looking good, being attractive to the ladies was important to me. I wanted to be popular and flirt with the girls at college, just like any other teenage boy reaching manhood would.
The thought of losing my hair young was heartbreaking, especially when all the cool guys in my year were showing off the latest haircuts every other week which made me feel even more insecure.
So now to the positives
You are not alone, many young men have been through the same thing as me and have come out feeling better about themselves, much better.
These days bald style is pretty much normal, look at all the movie stars, sports stars, TV hosts, musical artists, reality contestants and adult movie stars that sport the bald or shaved head look – it’s pretty cool actually.
Do you think Vin Diesel was turned down for having a bald head, or Jason Stratham? Look at them now!
You may think why me? But so do millions of men every single day of the year when they notice hair loss.
In some cases, it can take years but in my case (and I’m sure quite a few of you reading this), only a few years.
Again don’t worry, things get better.
I can remember what an older female friend of mine said at the time, “Look at it this way, if you go bald now at least you’ll deal with it at an early age, find your style and anyone that meets you, falls in love with you will because of how you look now.”
“You have nothing to hide or be worried about, and you know what, lots of women love men with bald heads”.
Coming from an older and rather sexy woman was a massive confidence boost, and you know what, it’s true, you will meet other men or women and you will fall in love, you will have a successful career and you will be happy, it just takes time to adjust and build your confidence.
Dealing with things when you’re young can sometimes be easier than when you’re older, I have some friends in their 40’s and 50’s that have really struggled with losing their hair, they think that without it, their world is going to fall apart, they are going to lose their wife, girlfriend boyfriend etc… it just not true.
If the person you are with truly loves you then they will continue to love you – all I would say is embrace your new look, get some style and build your confidence – no one likes a snivelling wreck!