SurveyYou are afraid of becoming bald
      – BorgClown, 2008-10-15 at 16:16:34   (26 comments)

On 2008-10-15 at 16:23:30, BorgClown wrote...
Hair loss can happen to anyone, man or woman, although it's mostly a male problem. I personally am not afraid of being bald, having shaved my head for fun several times, in fact, being bald has many practical advantages.
On 2008-10-15 at 16:24:49, BorgClown wrote...
Though I'd prefer to have the option instead of being forever bald.
On 2008-10-15 at 19:25:00, Lee J Haywood wrote...
My hair has been receding for a long time now. I started saturating it with hair gel around 1992, and was getting through about a tub a week. My hair came down to my nose, but was flipped back and flattened against my scalp. In the end, it started to look as though I had no hair - see http://fruise.googlepages.com/deth4.jpg - so early this year I had it cut and stopped using the gel, so it actually looks like I have more. So my crown has always been covered, until this year, and is still healthy for the moment (in my mid-30s). Hopefully it will stay that way until it doesn't matter any more.
On 2008-10-15 at 20:10:38, BorgClown wrote...
What do you mean with "until it doesn't matter anymore"? Even my dad at his 60 is afraid of becoming totally bald. I find annoying the attention (completely shaved now), but being without hair frees me of bed-head, dandruff and showing gray hairs. The only drawback I imagine is sunburns =)
On 2008-10-15 at 20:11:47, BorgClown wrote...
Maybe when I start to lose hair I'll value it more, for now it's kinda an annoyance, too rebellious.
On 2008-10-15 at 21:48:08, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I mean the only reason I'd have to be concerned is if I'm still single when I start going bald. I don't think it matter so much if you're happily married.
On 2008-10-16 at 03:43:29, BorgClown wrote...
Don't worry, I've seen that women who are interested in a serious relation don't rank hair among their top priorities. But it must be a tragedy having baldness in your early twenties. One of my ex-coworkers went bald from very young, and he opted to just shave his head and forget about it. And strangely, his baldness accentuated his personality, or so my female co-workers told me. In my opinion he was stupid, but the ladies liked him.
On 2008-10-20 at 17:06:57, Forevermore wrote...
This is silly because I am a woman. I think it's part of my OCD. I've asked my husband a million times if my hairline is receding and he rolls his eyes at me. The rational part of me knows how stupid I am being, the irrational part of me just needs something to worry about, I guess. I'm also afraid of my teeth falling out, even though I take good care of them. lol. I'm a weirdo.
On 2008-10-20 at 18:52:06, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I suppose that being concerned about your teeth is a good thing if it means you continue to take good care of them. (-: Just don't scrub so hard that your gums bleed...
On 2008-10-20 at 20:56:47, BorgClown wrote...
What really worries me is getting to old age and forgetting what an erection was. People use to think that old people having sex is creepy, and I really don't know if old people lose the sex drive or learn to repress it. Time will tell.
On 2008-10-26 at 14:21:05, Thewrit wrote...
well im afraid but doesn't matter anymore since it already started.
On 2008-10-26 at 14:59:55, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Of course, we also have grey hairs to think about...
On 2008-10-26 at 19:45:58, Thewrit wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: i would gladly change empty fields to come for grey hairs.
On 2008-10-26 at 19:52:22, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Unfortunately we get both... It's a slow progression, but how many people can avoid going grey? On the bright side, there's always a spray to reverse it. (-:
On 2008-10-26 at 23:37:59, BorgClown wrote...
What about hair transplants? They take a hair with its follicle and split it in three, then transplant each third as a new one. I've heard that you need several sessions because a percentage of those implanted hairs die, and that it's expensive, but in the end, you'll get your natural hair back.
On 2008-10-26 at 23:42:09, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I've never known them to be considered reliable. I suppose it could work if you get the right people to do it, but it's still very experimental I'd guess.
On 2008-10-26 at 23:49:14, BorgClown wrote...
Still, they make the valid assumption that hair on the sides of your head is much more stronger than hair on the top, and therefore more likely to last. That assumption is useless if the problem lies in the skin of the top of your head not providing enough nutrients for the follicles to survive, though.
On 2008-10-27 at 00:36:21, Thewrit wrote...
i know some men who did those implants and i have to tell you it's crap. at least until now. the scientists should focus on a way to avoid hair loss instead of transplants (imo).
On 2008-10-27 at 02:10:46, BorgClown wrote...
I met one guy who went for hair implants. After the first session almost half of the follicles died, and he looked worse, with scattered bald patches. I don't know if he got additional treatments.
On 2008-11-12 at 08:33:00, Despicable wrote...
Two bald is better than one.
On 2008-11-12 at 17:00:07, BorgClown wrote...
I don't get it...
On 2009-09-25 at 22:31:04, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Scary... http://yepyep.gibbs12.com/2009/09/never-giving-up-a-collection-of-combovers/
On 2009-09-25 at 22:41:35, Baslisks wrote...
I have awesome hair. I have an awesomely shaped head. I am good either way.
On 2009-09-26 at 01:15:31, BorgClown wrote...
Because you have the choice, smartguy. Wait until you grow a bald patch and tell me you're good either way.
On 2009-09-26 at 01:18:19, BorgClown wrote...
The last combover one was cool, almost anime-like.
On 2009-09-26 at 10:14:29, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The video on that page is actually quite amusing, for an advertisement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnJ8pPSEW6k