Started losing my hair

Apple sigiaq
Jul 2 38 Comments

Does somebody here have a hair loss problem?
I noticed I started losing my hair pretty intensively, I can see it on my desk, bathroom etc, I noticed it even before but it was very rare and just a little and I assumed that was a normal process.
What can be a reason? Stress, age (early 30s), vitamins deficiency or something else?

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  • Uber / Eng newbier
    Nature's programming bud
    Jul 2 0
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    Let me save you the trouble. You’re going bald. It happens. Rogain foam 5% right now to slow it down. Skip the bonor killing man boob propecia. Don’t mess with your hormones.

    There’s a shit ton of gimmicks that don’t work but is designed to steal thousands of dollars from you. Forget all of it. Apart from a few things, it’s all shit. Nizoral shampoo is a must.

    Stick with rogain for a few years. Eventually balding wins. When it’s advanced enough, talk to a hair transplant doctor about options. There’s an awesome one in Los Gatos. But don’t rush this option.

    When it’s thin enough, buzz your head. Wear it with pride. Go though the 5 stages of grief.

    Apart from rogain to slow it down and a semi positive result of hair transplant surgery to give you a permanent cancer patient survivor look, nothing else works. Wait for a cure like everyone else and accept the realities of it all.
    Jul 2 7
    • Amazon HouseBezos
      ^This... But I would like to add that if you have enough beard and body hair, they can be used to transplant...I did it and it's a disgusting "advantage" over other balding guys with no beard and body hair. I'm pleased with my results..
      Jul 2
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      Lol. I will add that you need to hustle and commit to hair preservation with proven FDA approved approaches until you’re married. Because if you wait until after you’re bald, you lose a huge advantage in the hunt.
      Jul 2
    • Twitter wow2
      The cure is death. Don’t need to worry about not having any hair then.

      Edit: Elon musk doesn’t have the cancer patient survivor look.
      Jul 2
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      Haha in the same boat. I used rogaine for 5 years. Slowed it but couldn't win. Right now I'm buzzed. I use regenepure instead of nizoral. Look up r/tressless. I also started dermarolling. Its okay, I have hustled but lost in the end. Pretty much accepted that other than hair transplant there's nothing else I can do. Balding is an eventuality. No worries. I'm in shape and have a full beard.
      Jul 2
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      Yes. This is the proven process to buy you time. Time to accept it. Time to grow a beard and go buff hipster with the look. Time to find a wife before it gets much harder. Time to let your ego break and embrace the new you.

      Transplants may work great. They may not. But accept the possibility that you’ll look like a cancer patient with a ear to ear scar on the back of your heard or look like someone shot you in the back of the head with a shot gun spray (FUE bs FUT).
      Jul 2
    • Xilinx LWkj71
      Don't think FUEs cause scarring. Yes I need to find a wife. That's all, after that I don't need to give any fucks. Online dating is tough if you're balding but that's the hand I am dealt, make the best of it. I'm actually neck training so make my head look smaller. It sounds bizarre but it will get you to look buff.
      Jul 2
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      FUEs can still scar. They’re just smaller and less visible. I saw one guy that was the outlier in this. Had hundreds of small round scars on the donor area and was still bald on top from an ineffective transplant. It’s rare, but it happens.

      This is why I just cut it all off.
      Jul 3
  • Google GfTq22
    It’s cuz you’re going bald 👨‍🦲
    Jul 2 0
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    • Twitter wow2
      Why aren’t you mentioning genetics? White ppl lose hair like no other. Asians don’t (see current president of China and current president of Philippines, they r 60, 70+ years old and full head of thick hair, he’s the same age as trump and has way more hair) You listed a bunch of shit to prevent but failed to mention that 70% of it is genetic and there isn’t much you can do about it short of getting a hair transplant (see Elon musk). (Or take that drug that blocks DHt but then the risk is u might not get hard in bed. Nothing comes for free. Cannot fight Mother Nature. )
      Jul 2
    • Seasun FlRs27
      Why are you giving advice when you have no idea what you're talking about
      Jul 3
  • Uber john_list
    Early 30s is standard age for male hair loss. Look around at guys and you will see it’s like 50-50 of men 30 and up who have noticeable thinning. Most people around you wouldn’t notice it until it gets really bad. The only people who notice it ironically enough are other self conscious balding men, lol.
    Jul 2 1
  • Cisco meoww
    Shave it off . It’s sexy
    Jul 2 0
  • Microsoft Harambe’
    So many diagnosis being provided here. If its balding its inevitable but can be delayed by anti dht treatments. If its vitamins/cortisol related can be checked and stopped. Get a blood test and stop asking here imo
    Jul 2 4
    • PayPal kochikame
      Cortisol related ... that’s the first I’m hearing as a reason .... is it high cortisol or low ? Do I just ask my pcp for a cortisol test ? Sorry, new to the US.
      Jul 2
    • Twitter wow2
      Don’t mess with your hormones. There are always side effects to every drug. You can’t get something for nothing. God won’t let you win.

      Blood test can’t test if you are losing your hair.
      Jul 2
    • PayPal kochikame
      @wow2 I want to check if my cortisol isn’t already messed up .... or at least not abnormal
      Jul 2
    • Microsoft Harambe’
      Cortisol is related to stress. If you do a full blood or hormonal test it will include all the details.
      In my case the doctor recognized the pattern itself which signals male pattern baldness. Been using Minoxidil for a year.. not sure if its helping though.
      Jul 3
  • OFI Global / Design ZZZ999
    i started shaving my head in my early 20’s, and i’m more confident now that i’ve ever been in my life. a few words of advice if the thinning accelerates: avoid r/tressless like the plague and go on r/bald instead. lots of doctors recommend propecia but i never trusted it, i think it’s better to accept your genes and find confidence in that. and if you shave your head accept that fewer women will be attracted to you at first glance but those that are into you will see confidence and self assurance
    Jul 3 0
  • Twitter wow2
    Happens to most software engineers
    Jul 2 0
  • Uber zhdbwb
    See a doctor, my non-scientific anecdata - started losing hair a few years ago and lowering stress significantly stopped it. Touch wood it doesn’t recur.
    Jul 2 1
    • PayPal kochikame
      But was it male pattern baldness? MBP is due to genes
      Jul 3
  • ViaSat / Eng slote
    All the advances we are making in DNA/RNA science, but still nothing to solve baldness :-(
    Jul 2 1
    • PayPal kochikame
      Yup it’s not covered by insurance ... so it could be a small market for expensive DNA treatments
      7d
  • Tell me someone that doesn’t lose hair
    Jul 2 1
    • New / Other
      DuQvV7y

      New Other

      BIO
      Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
      DuQvV7ymore
      My dad died with a full head of hair.

      Me, not so lucky. Shaved it all of 12 ago. Hit the gym.

      Hey, it even worked for Besoz
      Jul 3
  • Arista Networks jfkjfjci
    Reduce Sodium intake in your diet.
    Jul 2 1
    • Twitter wow2
      Proof that actually works?
      Jul 2
  • eBay whyblind?
    Leetcode?
    Jul 3 0
  • Amazon oeajxy7
    Most of the times hair loss is normal. To make you feel better:
    https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal

    Apart from other remedies stop taking stress and make sure you don't wash hair with hard water.
    Jul 2 0
  • Microsoft Minkle
    Dude use Caboki
    That shit is magic
    Jul 2 0
  • Airbnb / Eng 14159265
    Early 30s is pretty good. I knew someone who started balding before 20.
    Jul 2 0
  • Boeing ySWB75
    Yes, stress, diet, etc could cause hair loss. But the big factor here is genetics. If your father is bald, most likely you will be too. Although sometime it skips a generation.

    That said, there are ways to slow it down. Keep washing your hair regularly. Oily scrap keeps hairs from growing and eventually kills it. Rogaine can help too but it could be costly on the long run and it doesn’t work for everyone. Surgery such as moving your existing hairs from the back of your scalp to the front is another option.
    Jul 2 0
  • Talk to a doctor. Seriously. Rogaine doesn’t work for everyone, neither does biotin, neither do XYZ nutrients.
    Jul 2 0
  • Uber bagpack
    Lipogaine is your friend
    Jul 2 0
  • New / Eng rresoisnco
    High DHT most likely. Man or woman? What's your diet like? Do you have other skin/health conditions?
    Jul 2 0