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I love the smell of Brylcream. I sometime use it at home - " a little dab 'll do ya"
 

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I am seriously considering Propecia or finasteride. How to get a prescription without begging my cousin I don't know. The weight loss hasn't helped and I take an hour to make it tidy when I leave my flat. I caught myself looking without my glasses last night after the gym and was jolted.

Of course I know if I had George Clooney hair I would only moan about the next biggest piece of vanity.
 

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Even if I had the hair, I wouldn't be going with the late 2010s herd.
 

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  • Most common side-effects:
    •Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    •inability to have or keep an erection
    •loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
Yes mate. I know. I'm vain. I guess one can take Viagra to offset that, but then I'll need to take another drug to offset the Viagra side effects.
 

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Yes mate. I know. I'm vain. I guess one can take Viagra to offset that, but then I'll need to take another drug to offset the Viagra side effects.
Hair transplant is supposed to be most effective. Elon musk had it done
 

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Hair transplant is supposed to be most effective. Elon musk had it done
I looked into it. About $60K of work for a lifetime.

Problem for me is my hairline is not receding much. I don't have that triangle going. I'm going the diffuse frontal route - at least so far. I went to get a consultation and he said he'd need to wait for me to bald into a horseshoe more before he'd implant hair and shape a receding hair line (not enough donor hair to cover everything). If I get it done now, some of the existing hair - whether weak or strong, will fall out from shock loss or get killed by the implanted hair.

Going the non surgical route, I could be the 2% or 10% who can't get it up anymore and crash my endocrine system and grow man breasts from playing around with my hormones.

Growing old is not for cowards.

I've seen it done in lots of celebrities with pretty good results. Some of them mix it with hair systems or concealers.
 

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I looked into it. About $60K of work for a lifetime.

Problem for me is my hairline is not receding much. I don't have that triangle going. I'm going the diffuse frontal route - at least so far. I went to get a consultation and he said he'd need to wait for me to bald into a horseshoe more before he'd implant hair and shape a receding hair line (not enough donor hair to cover everything). If I get it done now, some of the existing hair - whether weak or strong, will fall out from shock loss or get killed by the implanted hair.

Going the non surgical route, I could be the 2% or 10% who can't get it up anymore and crash my endocrine system and grow man breasts from playing around with my hormones.

Growing old is not for cowards.

I've seen it done in lots of celebrities with pretty good results. Some of them mix it with hair systems or concealers.
Don't mess with your hormones. Pretty striking difference:
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My dad had transplants in the 80s and then a top-up in the 90s. Worked well for him because he kept a realistic hairline instead of trying for a twenty year old's hairline.

Having good hair to impress the ladies and then not being able to seal the deal is almost like a Faustian pact.

Good luck!
 

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1980s and 1990s - that's the Joe Biden era.

So I am going to have to wait a good 5 years to get sparse like Mr. Musk. It was only 5 years ago I even noticed I was shedding more than I was growing.
 

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I'll see you there! My hair is receding at a snails pace, but I know bald won't suit my head shape. Transfusion hair in my early 50s or a miracle cure for baldness are my options.
 

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Men who ask their barbers to 'shave in' a part in their hair. Baffling. Especially to someone who has had the same part since age 7.
 

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Men who ask their barbers to 'shave in' a part in their hair. Baffling. Especially to someone who has had the same part since age 7.
I have it. I got it when I just started working and needed every minute of sleep I could get. It saved me a few minutes every morning having to find and redo my part, so could sleep in a little longer. Now it's just become a habit.
 

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I have it. I got it when I just started working and needed every minute of sleep I could get. It saved me a few minutes every morning having to find and redo my part, so could sleep in a little longer. Now it's just become a habit.
Okay but if I jump out of the shower and wash my hair, my hair's already settling the way of the part because after so many years they're naturally moving (growing?) that way. It just takes time to cultivate it.

What do people do when they want a different style after?
 

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Okay but if I jump out of the shower and wash my hair, my hair's already settling the way of the part because after so many years they're naturally moving (growing?) that way. It just takes time to cultivate it.

What do people do when they want a different style after?
My hair doesn't do that. You can just have your part slightly higher and comb over the shaved in part. Should only take a few months for it to grow out, no biggie.
 

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I have it. I got it when I just started working and needed every minute of sleep I could get. It saved me a few minutes every morning having to find and redo my part, so could sleep in a little longer. Now it's just become a habit.
Any other time saving tips?
 

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Any other time saving tips?
Pretty basic stuff, but if you really want me to spell it out for you: Decide what you'll wear the night before, so your sleepy brain doesn't have to do it. Skip breakfast. Brush your teeth and shower at the same time. I've tried shaving the night before, but the 5 o clock shadow will be a 9 o clock shadow. Loafers take less time than shoe laces. Tie your tie in the elevator down. Always have the exact same morning routine, after a while it'll become a habit and you'll be very efficient.
 

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Been using solid shampoo bars for the last little while. Works great. Natural, not full of shite. Little bit lathers a lot.

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I don't know if I have enough hair to be abrasive like that. That reminds me when my father taught me how to wash my hair when I was a wee one with soap; working class upbringing and all.
 

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I've actually cut down on how much I wash my hair the past year or so. I'm such an office schlub now I never get it all that dirty.
But how do people maintain this little to no shampoo policy for 3 or 4 days and work out? There is no way I can work out without washing my hair.
 

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I don't know if I have enough hair to be abrasive like that. That reminds me when my father taught me how to wash my hair when I was a wee one with soap; working class upbringing and all.
It isn't abrasive. you need to keep it out of prolonged contact with shower spray or it will dissolve quickly. Throw it back in the tin and bobs your uncle. You can also work a lather up in your hands.
 

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But how do people maintain this little to no shampoo policy for 3 or 4 days and work out? There is no way I can work out without washing my hair.
I wash my hair if I've been sweating. I mean I don't wash it every day like I used to.
 

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But how do people maintain this little to no shampoo policy for 3 or 4 days and work out? There is no way I can work out without washing my hair.
Talk to a top top hairstylist for a solution. It isn't necessary. Rinse with water. Rinse with conditioner. Pre-workout sprays. Dry shampoo (spray it in, massage your follicles with no water). But you do not have to use shampoo and wash your hair even after a sweaty workout.
 

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Really trying to figure out whether I want to try propecia/finasteride. Just noticed at some angle even the back part of my hair is thinning.
 

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I usually tell the barber what I want: number three back and sides, tapering up. Couple inches on top, just a little longer in the front.

I have an appointment this arvo with a kid who seems to know what he’s doing, so I’m tempted to tell him to do what he thinks would look best on me.

Full disclaimer: I usually get a whiskey or beer from the receptionist while I wait for my appointment, so when I sit in the chair I’m just happy with whatever they do.
 
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