Welcome. The journey you are embarking on is one that will truly test your character. The emotions will run-high, ranging from insecurities to social anxieties to pleading every night for your hair to stop falling .
If you read nothing else on this site, just remember this: “This too shall pass.” The road ahead will be tough, but you’re gonna walk out a stronger man than ever before – trust me.
Now, most of you must be thinking, who the **** are you? Glad you asked. I am your average-joe millennial. I’m in my early 20s, just finished college (somehow), and am trying to make it like everyone else. Almost 4 years ago, I woke up in my girlfriend’s apartment – thank God she wasn’t there – to a shocking realization; ya boy was balding at the tender age of 18. What the ****, bro. Yeah, I knew my dad was bald. Not I did not think I would go bald, and definitely not in college. This is supposed to be prime-time baby. The time of no regrets. The time where you’re supposed to be the hottest thing in town since Megan Fox in Transformers.
The journey over the last 4 years cannot accurately be described in one post. I started freshman year of college as “the joker.” I knew how to win friends, how to make them laugh and be good company. I had become relatively attractive and to be honest, for the first time in 18 years, I had received even the slightest amount of female attention. However, this would all change very soon. As the hair-loss sped up over time, so did the insecurities, the teasing, and the social anxiety. I spent hundreds of hours researching ways to stop, or at least, slow-down this stupid process. Don’t even ask much money I threw on different hair-oils.
This site is for me to share what I wish I knew 3 years ago in order to help you on your journey. It is still socially prevalent to tease a young man about his receding and thinning hair. Few realize the dramatic impact it can have upon a person’s thoughts and emotions. However, despite all the pain, all the countless double-takes in the mirror, all the increasingly frequent trips to the barber, baldness in a way, has transformed me from a boy to a man.
Welcome to the ride of a lifetime, fellas. Of course, I don’t expect you to listen to most of my recommendations or advice. However, if nothing else, I suspect just reading the various posts on the site, will plant these seeds in your brain. As you continue on your journey, those seeds will always be in the back of your mind. When you come across your obstacles, those memorable (for good or bad) moments that will change your character going forward, I hope those seeds will help enable your transformation into a better, stronger version of yourself.
Till next time.