No, no no, there is no reason to let your hair go that young. My hair started to recede when I was 14 and I am convinced it was from a poor diet. I'm also convinced that baldness does not have to happen, and pre-mature baldness before age 40 is a cruel side-effect of other things going on in your body. I was starting to get a bald spot visibly at age 24 and now at age 25 I'm back to the hair I had when I was 21. I'm still trying to get my hair to regrow at the temples but other than that, I have a full head of hair. I don't mind a little bit of recession but I will get my temple hair back one day. Here is what I posted on the eczema thread, that a purported doctor told me was "nonsense". ------------------------------------------------- To get rid of it I would try balancing your omega 3:6 levels. The western diet is heavily weighted towards bad omega 6s, which will totally jack up your system and cause inflammation. Without going out and paying $200 for an essential fatty acid test, I would suggest swallowing at least 3g of a potent fish oil (2g breakfast, 1g dinner), as well as 1g of blackcurrant oil (1g breakfast). For fish oil, the most affordable brand I have found is at Costco. You can either get the Kirkland signature brand or Natures Way (which I take). Whatever you take, make sure that the EPA and DHA content add up to at least half the weight of the pill. Beware of brands that contain PCB and mercury too. -------------------------------------------------- Do you have dandruff? Is your hair oilier than when you were a little kid? Is your scalp greasy? Does your scalp itch like crazy? Any thyroid problems? I'm convinced that there are several different reasons for hairloss. For me, it was the micro-inflammation in my scalp and body. Basically, the widely regarded theory is that DHT binds to androgen receptors in the follicle and causes the hair to miniaturize, that is, grow smaller and smaller each hair cycle until it barely even breaks the skin. This is only half of it though, I believe hairloss is caused by an inflammatory response triggered by DHT. Once DHT binds to the receptor, the immune system flags the cells for deletion and your immune system starts throwing everything it has at your hair, which eventually kills it. However, there are different kinds of immune system cells and you want to minimize the pro-inflammatory ones, which can all be done through diet. So don't worry, you won't turn into an AIDS patient with no immune system.
Also, there are hairloss forums that would be a much better source of information, most people will try to push propecia and rogaine down your throat though, so be cautious. I was on propecia and started to get bitch tits and some serious brain fog. I stopped immediately and the side effects went away. Propecia (finasteride) is some mean stuff that messes with your hormones, I wouldn't take it if I were you. Limp dick for the first week taking it wasn't fun. Also, finasterid has been used for a while in prostate medication. In fact, all propecia is, is diluted Proscar which is much cheaper. Rogaine (minoxidil) I haven't tried but keep in mind that minoxidil is a heart medication and some people get irregular heartbeats even from applying it topically. I think rogaine is much safer than propecia though. With both these drugs, they are costly and only really work to slow down your hairloss. Waste of money IMO, and toxic. If you have bad dandruff or oily hair then I would definitely try the fish oil and blackcurrant oil and a multi-vitamin of choice. You will notice your dandruff go away completely in about a week or two. I'd take these anyways though just because they are good for you regardless. After that, I would add in some potent grape seed extract and any other anti-oxidant you can think of. Green Tea Extract and GliSODin are really good anti-oxidants. You could then also add in some MSM to make your hair grow faster only. Prevention is the cure though, much easier to keep your hair than grow it back.