What’s up readers?
Today we’re discussing something that a lot of young men across the world struggle with…
GOING BALD at a young age (under 30 or even under 23).
That’s right. It happens to some men.
First, I’ll give you my backstory and qualifications to write on this topic.
Basically, all the men on both sides of my family were noticeably bald by 25 or younger.
Ever since I was about 8 years old I knew that my beautiful hair would eventually disappear.
My baldness kicked into high gear right after my 22nd birthday. It became noticeable to other people shortly before my 23rd birthday. Currently approaching my 25th birthday and it’s pretty f*cking noticeable and makes me look about 35 years old.
So yes, I’m overly qualified to write about this. Anyway, I’ll write this as if I’m having a conversation with my younger self, which might be kind of cringey. It will make this more useful to people.
“WILL 18-25 YEAR OLD GIRLS STILL FUCK A BALD GUY?!?!?!”
Seriously, girls don’t care about balding on men. It’s just not how they are biologically programmed.
Women don’t look at men and say, “Ew. You’re balding, I don’t want to have sex with you.”
Actually, they say that all the time lol. I’ve literally had women say that to me.
Women also tell me they want a nice guy that treats them like a princess, buys flowers, and licks their toes. Despite that, they fuck the most mentally (and physically) abusive guys while putting Mr. Flowers and Toe Licker in the friend zone.
As they say: “Nice guys finish last; assholes finish on her face.”
Short story, don’t listen to
what a thot says she wants in a man.
The only caveat is that you probably won’t get many Tinder matches… Vietnam is great for Tinder, so you’ll do fine here. Anyway, women don’t actually know what they want in a romantic partner, for reasons I won’t get into on this website, so they just say they want a hot guy that treats them like a Queen.
Ok. Moving on.
“Can I take medicine like Propecia or Rogaine?”
Sure. You can take Propecia or Rogaine. It might extend the inevitable by a few years.
I took minoxidil (generic version of Rogaine) for about a year when I was like 20. I think it made my hair grow back a little bit, but it gave me the worst dandruff of my life. Seriously, I had massive snowflake sized pieces of dandruff. Not to mention it made my hair super greasy and gross.
Propecia is a different ball game. It has very minor side effects on some men that include depression, anxiety, breast enlargement, and sexual dysfunction (!).
I read a report about a guy that lost the ability to have an erection…
Imagine that, you have your hair, but your wee-wee doesn’t work.
Kind of defeats the whole purpose of keeping your hair.
Seriously, you don’t want to mess with your endocrine system and DHT levels.
“Can I get a hair transplant?”
Sure. A good one will run you over $25,000, which is a lot of money for a younger guy to spend on an unnecessary cosmetic surgery.
More importantly, they just don’t work that well on guys that will eventually go fully bald. You’ll also be stuck taking Propecia for the rest of your life…
and probably still go bald.
“Well what can I do?”
Stop being a pussy and shave your head. That’s what most young bald guys seem to do.
I do that, sometimes.
It looks great and makes me feel good.
“I’m still worried.”
According to the Kübler-Ross model (5 stages of grief), you will probably suffer denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These steps were first observed in terminally ill cancer patients.
It may as well apply to balding though because balding and terminal cancer are the same thing to a lot of guys.
Most balding men probably experience these five stages.
You’ll deny that you are balding and convince yourself that your hairline is fine and it’s all in your head. Yet you still check your hairline every morning and count how much hair you lose in the shower.
You know that your hairline is receding. Admitting that to yourself is difficult. This falls into the whole, “Ignore it and it’ll go away” line of thinking.
This is the stage where you cannot deny that you are losing hair and YOU ARE PISSED OFF.
“Why did this happen to me?” and you are jealous of people that have a lot of hair. Don’t get stuck in the anger phase too long or else you turn into an angry guy posting on hair loss chatrooms.
Bargaining is the next step. This is the stage when you usually begin taking minoxidil, Propecia, and considering a hair transplant. You probably say, “I’ll be happy if I can keep this level of hair.”
You’re still probably angry and will start wearing a hat to cover up your baldness.
Yeah, you’ve accepted that losing your hair is inevitable. You’re depressed about it and think that your life is literally over.
“No woman will love a bald man.”
You have enough life experience and maturity to realize that being bald is not that big of a deal. Plus, you can’t change it without some (potentially) nasty consequences, so you just have to accept it.
Women are obviously fine with bald men. People don’t really care if you have hair. Honestly, people don’t really care that much about you in general.
Life goes on.
Unfortunately, lots of guys never reach the acceptance stage. They live their whole life depressed about being bald and try to hide it. They’re that guy that always wears a hat indoors and has had like 10 hair transplants.
Don’t be that guy.
Speaking of that, I always thought it was strange that my dad has never shaved his head, never did any hair loss treatment, rarely wears a hat, and has never had a combover in over 30 years of being bald. Naturally, he was the first person I asked about how to cope with this huge problem.
“I dunno. I never thought that much about it,” was his advice.
That’s the best way to deal with going bald. Just don’t even think about it at all.
Overall, my advice is to stop being a girly-man metrosexual bitch about your male pattern baldness. It really is not that big of a deal.
Shave your head and move the fuck on with your life.
Or don’t shave your head. Shaving your head takes a decent amount of time and I tend to cut myself since I use a safety razor.
Men have much bigger things to worry about than the hair on their head or the clothes that they wear. As long as you look well put together you will be fine. Really, just don’t like a slob.
Stuff like building trillion dollar businesses, literally building civilizations, breaking world records, conquering the world, and pretty much everything else should be a higher priority.
Leave the worrying about hair and looking fabulous to women, brainlets, and metrosexuals.
Men were put on the world to make it our bitch. Don’t waste your time worrying about your hair because some marketing company says you should feel ashamed about it.
Just don’t get a combover, please. Have some level of decency.