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post #16 of 26
You sound more in need of etiquette consulting.

No, it is not all in the face. Probably mostly, but not all. A tough face on a toothpick body is hardly intimidating. Hypermasculine face with padded shoulders vs. soft shoulders - of course it can make a difference. There are many other examples. Also, color affects impressions - e.g., black shirt vs. pink shirt - and can even affect perceived facial coloring. For instance, although it's overdone above, pink-looking skin is not as masculine-looking as some other shades.
post #17 of 26
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You sound more in need of etiquette consulting.
No, it is not all in the face. Probably mostly, but not all. A tough face on a toothpick body is hardly intimidating. Hypermasculine face with padded shoulders vs. soft shoulders - of course it can make a difference. There are many other examples. Also, color affects impressions - e.g., black shirt vs. pink shirt - and can even affect perceived facial coloring. For instance, although it's overdone above, pink-looking skin is not as masculine-looking as some other shades.

Tell us more "mensimageconsultant" .

post #18 of 26
Of course the original poster is long gone.

Use Mike Tyson as an example. Iron Mike in a pink button-front shirt vs. a black button-front shirt. Shouldn't that make a difference? Also, consider that in the real world, people often make approach/avoid decisions from a distance, without a good look at the face (and many people don't see with 20/20 vision). In such situations, clothes and hair are more important. Bald sends a special message (actually a few different messages, depending on other appearance factors).
post #19 of 26
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Have you tried Biotin? I understand baldness is hereditary but Biotin promotes hair growth. Perhaps worth a try.
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You may also want to see a trichologist. Now would be better than later.
Welcome to Styleforum.

Biotin is unlikely to help (you may have been joking, I cannot tell). Propecia (prescription drug) is likely to help with hair loss, but will not regrow hair already lost. If you want to stop hair loss, start taking this now. If you wait until you're 30 and your hair is mostly gone, it's too late. It works, the problem is, it runs > $1,000 per year, so not easy for a young man to afford. Nobody I know that has tried Rogaine has had success regrowing hair. It works with a certain specific type of hair loss, and grows only invisible peach fuzz for most guys. The best option is to prevent the hair loss in the first place, i.e. Propecia.

Actually, the best option is to not give a shit in the first place.

Regarding clothing tips, I agree that the sames rules apply, hair or hairless, I have just noticed myself that being bald or baldish and cropping your hair close makes your head look smaller, so you don't want enhanced shoulders on jackets, suits, etc.
post #20 of 26
If you buy the generic form of Propecia (Finasteride) and get the 5mg tabs (which you then split in four using a pill cutter) it is waaaay cheaper than $1000 per year. Do the research and then take some info along to your doctor and s/he should have no trouble giving you the right script. I've also bought it from online pharmacies with no problems.

It may not work as well for everyone, but I've been taking it for years (I'm 34 now) and had frankly fantastic results. I've even had some regrowth.
post #21 of 26

If the thinning is noticeable, but not too bad, hair transplant surgery is hard to beat.  The challenge here is not to get butchered by a quack.
 

post #22 of 26
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If the thinning is noticeable, but not too bad, hair transplant surgery is hard to beat.  The challenge here is not to get butchered by a quack.

 

And just as important is stopping any further loss of the native hair. Most people forget hairloss is progressive and it just doesn't stop. Stop hair loss first with proven treatments such as minoxidil/propecia/laser therapy and then research hair transplants if you still feel you need more hair.
post #23 of 26
Holy shit you have a low post count for an eight-year member smile.gif
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Have you tried Biotin? I understand baldness is hereditary but Biotin promotes hair growth. Perhaps worth a try.
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You may also want to see a trichologist. Now would be better than later.
Welcome to Styleforum.

Biotin is unlikely to help (you may have been joking, I cannot tell).

Though I am no expert on this subject I would never joke about such a sensitive issue. My own hair is thinning but not alarmingly so. Biotin was recommended to me and I have been using it for about 6 months now. I have no idea if this would assist in battling progressive hair loss but my own results are that my thinning has slowed down. I gladly concede to those who know more on these matters.
post #25 of 26
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Holy shit you have a low post count for an eight-year member smile.gif

Ha! Yes, I rarely feel the need to post but do a lot of lurking.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Though I am no expert on this subject I would never joke about such a sensitive issue. My own hair is thinning but not alarmingly so. Biotin was recommended to me and I have been using it for about 6 months now. I have no idea if this would assist in battling progressive hair loss but my own results are that my thinning has slowed down. I gladly concede to those who know more on these matters.

I am glad to hear it's working for you. I did say "unlikely" and not "impossible." I have not been able to find any blinded studies whereby biotin statistically improved hair growth (as opposed to finasteride, for which there are reams of data). If someone could direct me to one, I would be interested. All information I've found is anecdotal (as is usually the case w/ supplement treatments). Biotin deficiency can result in hair loss, so I could see where someone with a biotin deficiency would see results.
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