Re: What do I do with my long hair now that I'm balding?

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Posted by yoshiki (other posts) on August 25, 2022 at 11:00:15 Previous Next

In Reply to: What do I do with my long hair now that I'm balding? posted by Balding Longhair on August 25, 2022 at 02:39:32:

Here's an interesting article I saw in the news just days ago:

Might be worth checking out before it's too late :) .

: So I've had hip length hair for some time now- started growing it out around age 20 and I'm turning 25 very soon. In the past few months though I've been seeing my hairline recede, currently sitting around a Norwood 2 but I think it will progress further. This was not entirely unexpected since my mom's dad and brothers both balded, but still sucks.

: I guess the reason I'm posting- what do I even do now? Many of you can probably relate to me on that long hair carries special meaning for you, and that it is an integral part of your identity and confidence (it certainly is for me). I put a lot of time and love into my hair because I really love having it long, and cutting it off would just devastate me- almost like losing someone close to you, in a way. But at the same time there is no way to prevent balding from taking its course, and I don't really have an option.

: It just feels so cruel to me that something I love so dearly is being taken away from me. It's hard for me not to get depressed when I go out in public and see other people (usually women, who are very lucky in that they don't have to deal with balding) with hair the same length as me, but without the Norwood 2... it feels so unfair. I know that life is meant to be unfair but this is just something I never thought I'd have to experience. Growing my hair long gave me so much confidence in my life because I really do love how it looks on me. I can't let go of it now... if I was older (maybe 40/50ish) I would probably be more willing to part but at this age feels cruel.

: Thanks for reading and being supportive. I hope none of you have to go through what I am going through, nobody deserves this.

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