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(Telegraph)   First, the good news: Scientists have found a cure for baldness. Now the bad news: The cure involves extracting your blood, feeding it into a machine, and injecting it back into your scalp   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 103
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2013-05-05 07:49:50 AM  
think they call hat dialysis
 
2013-05-05 07:55:13 AM  
I'll do it. Sign me up.
 
2013-05-05 08:24:37 AM  
I'll do it.
 
2013-05-05 09:21:58 AM  
If it's not too outrageously expensive I'd do it.
 
2013-05-05 09:34:22 AM  
I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.
 
2013-05-05 10:10:43 AM  
Step Two doesn't sound so bad, and Step One is tolerable as long as they don't wrench the needle around looking for a vein.

/tries not to think about Step Three
//clings protectively to hair
 
2013-05-05 10:11:53 AM  
Baldness trifecta in play?
 
2013-05-05 10:13:05 AM  
I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-05-05 10:13:41 AM  
I also read recently that maybe they will be able to get rid of gray hair permanently. Nice for me since I'm going white on the sides....
 
2013-05-05 10:14:42 AM  
Go in, get put on the Nitrous oxide, get one shot to generally anesthetize the area and let the work commence.  I would imagine that this sort of thing would be done by very fine needles which wouldn't leave large scabs or injured scalp.  Any pain could likely be dealt with by standard means and wouldn't persist for more than a day.

Compare that to the way most bald men feel about being afflicted with the condition (and have been for eons) and it's not a very high price to pay at all.
 
2013-05-05 10:14:43 AM  
Lots of chrome dome links showing up. Who's the baldmitter?
 
2013-05-05 10:16:05 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


I'm lucky.  I look OK with a shaved head.  I'm glad I didn't have to chase these half-ass cures for the rest of my life.
 
2013-05-05 10:17:09 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa



Depends on the shape of the skull

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2013-05-05 10:17:41 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


I'm completely hairless, like a baby mouse.
 
2013-05-05 10:19:12 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.
 
2013-05-05 10:20:39 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa




And some men are much less sexy without it. Some women don't mind a receding hairline too much, for others, it's a deal breaker. There is no doubt in my mind that my life would have been much better if I had not begun going bald at the age of twenty one. I haven't had a good hair day since about 1991. I last got lucky in 1989. It's no coincidence.
 
2013-05-05 10:24:45 AM  

Branniganslaw: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Depends on the shape of the skull


I watched that yesterday on ABC Family. Still find it hard to believe Chunk and Sloth made it all the way through all the other booby traps that the Goonies and Fratellis didn't spring. But it's really the only glaring plot hole in an otherwise fantastic movie.
 
2013-05-05 10:26:15 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Sure if you're Vin Diesel. I'm rather skinny so when I go bald I'm going to look like a cancer patient.
 
2013-05-05 10:26:32 AM  

Cymbal:
For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.


Depending on how into it she is you may end up farking Goofy.
 
2013-05-05 10:27:16 AM  
That's hair doping and it's a big problem. Google competitive hair.
 
2013-05-05 10:27:17 AM  

Branniganslaw: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Depends on the shape of the skull

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Amen.  Narrow face, with a slight ridge running from front to back, male pattern receding is the only saving grace.  And a hat.
 
2013-05-05 10:27:56 AM  

Hoarseman: Cymbal:
For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.

Depending on how into it she is you may end up farking Goofy.


That's weird, what the hell is Goofy anyways?
 
2013-05-05 10:29:32 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


It's a choice thing. I find many women to be sexier with smaller boobs, but you get the choice of getting implants. Women get the choice of being able to lose weight, or wear makeup, or perfume, or sexy clothes.

All we get is height (can't choose), money (it's more about luck and personality-type), muscles (which we have to work for on top of our jobs), hair (which some of us lose at 19.)

I want to be able to choose if I lose my hair or not.

And I don't give a damn what you find sexy or not.
 
2013-05-05 10:31:29 AM  

Notabunny: I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.


Says a guy who didn't start balding in high school.

Seriously, being bald isn't the worst thing ever, but it's like a facial tattoo or horrible scaring. It's a disability and it holds you back a bit. Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.
 
2013-05-05 10:31:51 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


Bald = old and undesirable.

I mean, everyone's psychology is different and if you hunt long enough you can find someone who finds anything sexy, even morbid obesity, but those people are rare, and usually only mention their weird sense of aesthetic after they're off the market.

So generally fat, flat-chested, short, bald, gray, saggy, and hairy anywhere but up top are all traits that are people will do all sorts of things to try and get rid of.  So just as women will get chemical burns bleaching their assholes, men will hook up to a vampire machine to not be bald.

And you can say, "why don't we just learn, as a society, to stop judging people on looks," but that statement is so naive and so long-rebutted that people will laugh at you for saying it.
 
2013-05-05 10:32:20 AM  

Hoarseman: Cymbal:
For people who have big ears, or normal ears that stick out, going bald is not really an option. Unless you find a chick with a Mickey Mouse fetish, then you'd be farkin' golden, man.

Depending on how into it she is you may end up farking Goofy.


And if she isn't into it, you can still end up farking Roofie.
 
2013-05-05 10:32:34 AM  
Curing baldness is great. Now we need a pill a inhibit hair growth all together. Imagine if you could take a no side-effect pill every morning that keeps your hair from growing. No more shaving. No more hair cuts. You want to change your styling? Go off the pill until you hit your desired length. That's a future that I want to live in.
 
2013-05-05 10:32:52 AM  
Such "vampire" treatments are already used in some cosmetic procedures, where injections of PRP are used in an effort to reduce the effects of ageing on the face and hands.

Ah, Madonna/Sarah Jessica Parker-hand syndrome...

momgrind.com
celebrities.ninemsn.com.au
 
2013-05-05 10:37:41 AM  

Badgers: Such "vampire" treatments are already used in some cosmetic procedures, where injections of PRP are used in an effort to reduce the effects of ageing on the face and hands.

Ah, Madonna/Sarah Jessica Parker-hand syndrome...

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[celebrities.ninemsn.com.au image 600x400]


That's not SJP's hand. ET is  obviouslysneaking up behind her in that shot. And he's standing on a crate or something.
 
2013-05-05 10:37:52 AM  
I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??
 
2013-05-05 10:38:19 AM  

louiedog: Curing baldness is great. Now we need a pill a inhibit hair growth all together. Imagine if you could take a no side-effect pill every morning that keeps your hair from growing. No more shaving. No more hair cuts. You want to change your styling? Go off the pill until you hit your desired length. That's a future that I want to live in.


Not to mention no more hair balls to cough up after I snack on the Red Snapper.
 
2013-05-05 10:40:12 AM  
For a reasonably objective, well written column, why the fark was this randomly thrown in:

"The new treatment could have helped Sir Elton John, inset, who invested in a hair transplant."
 
2013-05-05 10:41:24 AM  
Don't click a UK link. I learned that one early on; it seems many of you didn't.
 
2013-05-05 10:42:39 AM  
How is this any less for the faint of heart than most of the other options out there?

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-05 10:43:06 AM  
Think I'd just go with the Annie Lennox look.
But I Do know a woman who gets freaky over bald heads.
Real freaky.
She tends to scare guys so bad they get "performance issues", which don't bother her in the least, because it's the big bald head she likes anyway.
Strange lady, but loads of fun.
 
2013-05-05 10:43:31 AM  
All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.
 
2013-05-05 10:48:02 AM  
I WANT THIS.

HalfOffOffer:
All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.

I kept mine short too when I had it.

It's not the problem. The problem is that a full head of hair, short or not, is a sign (rightfully or wrongfully) of youth, vitality, and virility.
 
2013-05-05 10:49:18 AM  

Dear Jerk: Google competitive hair.


Why would anyone even consider googling that?
 
2013-05-05 10:49:28 AM  

dv-ous: I WANT THIS.

HalfOffOffer: All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.

I kept mine short too when I had it.

It's not the problem. The problem is that a full head of hair, short or not, is a sign (rightfully or wrongfully) of youth, vitality, and virility.


For the record, I am young, vital, virile, and bald as hell.
 
2013-05-05 10:54:00 AM  

Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??


He's just too awesome to have a full head of hair.
 
2013-05-05 10:59:06 AM  

doglover: I'll do it. Sign me up.


You bet tour sweet ass I'd do it. I don't even mind my current big forehead, but if I could stop the thinning at the top with just needles? No-brainer.
 
2013-05-05 10:59:22 AM  

HalfOffOffer: All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.




And all of the money you save by having no dates, no wife, no children. Where's the downside?
 
2013-05-05 11:02:37 AM  
I'm happy to see the positive attitude about this process. I hope we'll see the same attitude when the first real anti-aging drugs arrive.
 
2013-05-05 11:03:05 AM  
Mine's at a really obnoxious phase where my hairline has receded enough for it to be noticeable but not enough to shave it all off. I'm also skinny and have kind of a pinhead so I don't like the completely shaved down look. I'd give this a whirl but I'm sure it'll be ridiculously expensive. I'm not all THAT vain but my chosen career is in entertainment so having crummy hair is a strike against me... and I already have enough strikes against me.

Balding, deformed and barely able to walk is not exactly what the hip kids of today want to see.

FML
 
2013-05-05 11:05:50 AM  
"The study involved 45 patients, who received the injections on just one half of their head"

Worst. control group. ever.
 
2013-05-05 11:07:58 AM  

doglover: Notabunny: I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.

Says a guy who didn't start balding in high school.

Seriously, being bald isn't the worst thing ever, but it's like a facial tattoo or horrible scaring. It's a disability and it holds you back a bit. Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.


I suppose you're right. I never really thought about it, but I can see how people could feel that way.
 
2013-05-05 11:08:14 AM  
gunsmack 2013-05-05 10:49:18 AM
Dear Jerk: Google competitive hair.

Why would anyone even consider googling that?

That's the joke.
 
2013-05-05 11:08:45 AM  
OK, I'd do it.  I've got alopecia areata on the right side of my head and in a few spots on the left toward the back.  I was on some steroid salve and that did exactly zip.

I don't mind the receding hairline, but the patchy hair loss on the side is annoying.  I get people asking if I had surgery or if I've had radiation treatment for cancer.
 
2013-05-05 11:09:24 AM  
I'm OK with this as long as insurance doesn't pay for it, as it is  offensive to my religious beliefs.
 
2013-05-05 11:14:27 AM  

wildcardjack: Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??

He's just too awesome to have a full head of hair.


I was actually imagining Gandalf, but clean shaven.
:)
 
2013-05-05 11:17:16 AM  

doglover: Notabunny: I'm not a big fan of needles. I can't imagine doing this once a month for vanity.

Says a guy who didn't start balding in high school.

Seriously, being bald isn't the worst thing ever, but it's like a facial tattoo or horrible scaring. It's a disability and it holds you back a bit. Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.


DUDE WATEVAR
 
2013-05-05 11:20:40 AM  
How do I volunteer for this?
 
2013-05-05 11:23:04 AM  
Does it work for back hair? My body hasn't completed the entire rug back there yet and NASCAR season is coming up.
 
2013-05-05 11:28:22 AM  

Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??


Supposedly in the future mankind is no longer hung up on appearances and being bald doesn't matter. Which is just as full of shiat as every other prediction Trek makes about what mankind is like in the future.
 
2013-05-05 11:28:55 AM  
And I'll just throw this up here...
 
2013-05-05 11:31:02 AM  
I think the shaved head is the new combover, and I don't like doing it, but the women prefer it by a wide margin. It's a bit unsettling, like they think I'm some sort of different guy on account of being bald. Which also plays a role in me not liking to shave my head, and why, despite being so thin on top, I'll still grow it out every couple of years. I feel like a complete tool otherwise.
 
2013-05-05 11:39:40 AM  

Notabunny: I never really thought about it, but I can see how people could feel that way.


Unless we make it illegal for romantic partners and employers to see you, some kind of predator cloaking maybe, a cure for baldness is necessary.

And honestly, it's about time. FAR too many people have PhDs in medicine for balding to still be uncured. It's not life threatening, but it's step one on a road we should have already been going down for 100 years. Regeneration isn't just a goal of medicine, it's THE goal.
 
2013-05-05 11:55:50 AM  
I'm not seeing the bad news.
 
2013-05-05 11:58:29 AM  

swahnhennessy: I think the shaved head is the new combover, and I don't like doing it, but the women prefer it by a wide margin. It's a bit unsettling, like they think I'm some sort of different guy on account of being bald. Which also plays a role in me not liking to shave my head, and why, despite being so thin on top, I'll still grow it out every couple of years. I feel like a complete tool otherwise.


I've seen people say this, but I disagree completely for the simple fact that the shaved head is a style choice embraced by men of all follicular (weird, my spellcheck doesn't recognize that totally real word) ability. Yes, it's replaced the combover for bald(ing) men, but they're not comparable to me. It can look good on many people. The combover never looked good on anyone and was an embarrassment throughout history. No one who isn't employed as an actor playing the lead's slob of a friend would ever go for that look if they have a full head of hair.
 
2013-05-05 12:12:15 PM  
"Nina Goad, of the British Association of Dermatologists, said: "Alopecia is known to lead to overwhelming effects on the patient's quality of life and self-esteem. This could offer hope to thousands." "


For some of us, it doesn't do fark all for our quality of life, pro or con. When I had hair, some women found me attractive, some women didn't. With no hair, some women find me attractive, some don't (though I've discovered that the number of women who find me attractive is inversely proportional to my weight ... and it's a little past time I went to the gym, but I digress.) So no big change for me.

It would be nice to be able to go outside without a hat when it's sunny out, though, but a hat's going to be more cost-effective than paying a dermatologist a few thousand bucks.

I suppose, if anything, once this treatment is commonplace, baldness is going to be associated with lower income/low socioeconomic status even more than it is already. Oh well.


lawboy87: Go in, get put on the Nitrous oxide, get one shot to generally anesthetize the area and let the work commence. I would imagine that this sort of thing would be done by very fine needles which wouldn't leave large scabs or injured scalp. Any pain could likely be dealt with by standard means and wouldn't persist for more than a day.


Won't be necessary. The scalp doesn't have a lot of nerves. I had to get a bunch of stitches on the top of my head once (I'm pretty tall and I caught the top of a doorway when I was running through it), I didn't have any anaesthetic, and I still didn't feel a thing.

 
2013-05-05 12:14:38 PM  
Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?
 
2013-05-05 12:15:02 PM  

louiedog: swahnhennessy: I think the shaved head is the new combover, and I don't like doing it, but the women prefer it by a wide margin. It's a bit unsettling, like they think I'm some sort of different guy on account of being bald. Which also plays a role in me not liking to shave my head, and why, despite being so thin on top, I'll still grow it out every couple of years. I feel like a complete tool otherwise.

I've seen people say this, but I disagree completely for the simple fact that the shaved head is a style choice embraced by men of all follicular (weird, my spellcheck doesn't recognize that totally real word) ability. Yes, it's replaced the combover for bald(ing) men, but they're not comparable to me. It can look good on many people. The combover never looked good on anyone and was an embarrassment throughout history. No one who isn't employed as an actor playing the lead's slob of a friend would ever go for that look if they have a full head of hair.




At least a shaved head is honest. Possibly the most pathetic part of the combover is the self deception; guys who do it and look in the mirror and convince themselves that no one will notice that they are bald. They are possibly even worse than bad toupees.
 
2013-05-05 12:15:14 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?


rae = are
 
2013-05-05 12:23:09 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?

rae = are


Are you also mystified by why people get cosmetic surgery? Does it confuse you when surveys find that physical qualities such as height, or being muscular, or being pretty actual enhance the quality of life for people who possess those qualities when compared to people who are short, overweight, and/or not pretty?
 
2013-05-05 12:24:40 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?


Patrick Steward vs George Clooney

One is a brilliant actor who's been a delight nearly every second of every performance he takes part in. The other's a hack with a nice jaw line. Which one is more successful?

Hair is important because potential lovers and employers are shallow.
 
2013-05-05 12:28:01 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?


they AREN'T
they pretend like they DO to sell hair products to people
 
2013-05-05 12:34:21 PM  
Zalgo and Yog-Sothoth are pleased.
 
2013-05-05 12:37:11 PM  

Mugato: Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??

Supposedly in the future mankind is no longer hung up on appearances and being bald doesn't matter. Which is just as full of shiat as every other prediction Trek makes about what mankind is like in the future.


Meh.  For myself, I only had to look at my parents' wedding picture and my pop's 23 year-old bald pate to know where I was going to end up.  Going back to that picture again, hair or not, it was patently obvious I was never going to make a living on my looks anyways (feel free to check profile for supporting evidence).  And for the most part, nobody really cares, including me.  I keep myself in reasonably good shape, make sure I'm moderately clean and not stinky when I'm out in public, and I don't overcompensate with body art (I have none at all), or hats/doo-rag/comb-over/whatever.  I'm happy with what I got - don't like me, well, hey, feel free to fark off anytime, and that's about as far as my vanity goes.

I dunno.  Male vanity over hair goes way back - from powdered wigs, to toupees, to implants and hair gel, enhanced with dye and guido-tans, it's all just...weird.  To me, anyways.  I still have a donation can on my desk given to me 20 years ago that proclaims "Hair Fund - All Donations go Directly to the Top".  Yah, occasionally one of my drinking buddies gets irked with my smartassery and will retort with a "STFU, ya bald, ugly-ass motherfarker" or somesuch,  but really when I hear something along those lines I can be assured that I have indeed achieved some insignificant victory and can sit back relax in my bald smugness.

Oh, and because it probably matters to someone, yah, I probably have boinked way more girls that most men, hair notwithstanding and the one I've been seeing for the past ten years can still make most heterosexual men drool uncontrollably.  Pipe, put, smoke.

The research is interesting though.  Hopefully the efforts can be channeled into something more...profound (?) than just cosmetic vanity.

But seriously - guys - cut it out.  If you think it's your hairline holding you back in life, chances are you've got much bigger problems than your hair.  Stop obsessing already.
 
2013-05-05 12:41:08 PM  

Repo Man: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

And some men are much less sexy without it. Some women don't mind a receding hairline too much, for others, it's a deal breaker. There is no doubt in my mind that my life would have been much better if I had not begun going bald at the age of twenty one. I haven't had a good hair day since about 1991. I last got lucky in 1989. It's no coincidence.


http://youtu.be/uIRXhL-NFc8
 
2013-05-05 12:52:09 PM  
Meh I've been bald since 20. The procedure does not sound too bad but I think having to wake up earlier to brush my hair isn't worth it.
 
2013-05-05 01:04:37 PM  

Mugato: Resident Muslim: I know for a fact there isn't any treatment.

Those who have glimpsed the future know that.

/can you imagine Picard with full head of white hair??

Supposedly in the future mankind is no longer hung up on appearances and being bald doesn't matter. Which is just as full of shiat as every other prediction Trek makes about what mankind is like in the future.


Not a fan I take it.
:)

I actually liked TNG. Deep space nine really, really wasn't enjoyable for me. Have no idea why. Neither was Voyager.
 
2013-05-05 01:12:41 PM  
When my mother's father died at 98 years old he still had every hair on his head. No baldness whatsoever.

I'm 42 and I still have all my hair. Considering my grandfather's genes, I don't believe I'll have to worry about losing any of it, ever. In fact, it grows too fast.

I'm totally against this procedure.  I enjoy having this advantage.  You bald guys should stay bald!
 
2013-05-05 01:23:54 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


This is true, but not for me... multiple instances of head trauma resulting in tbi have left my skull shape with some to be desired.... genetics seems to be unaware of my desire to cover that up.
 
2013-05-05 01:31:43 PM  

Resident Muslim: Not a fan I take it.
:)

I actually liked TNG. Deep space nine really, really wasn't enjoyable for me. Have no idea why. Neither was Voyager.


Sure I'm a fan. More of a fan of TOS and DS9 but a  fan nonetheless.
 
2013-05-05 01:32:32 PM  

firefly212: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

This is true, but not for me... multiple instances of head trauma resulting in tbi have left my skull shape with some to be desired.... genetics seems to be unaware of my desire to cover that up.


Baldness does not work for everybody.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-05 01:34:26 PM  

HalfOffOffer: All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.


Yeah same here. I got the landing strip pattern of balding but tell everyone even if I didn't have this issue I'd still shave down for the ease of life that a shave-once-a-week style gives me.
 
2013-05-05 01:36:06 PM  

Repo Man: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

And some men are much less sexy without it. Some women don't mind a receding hairline too much, for others, it's a deal breaker. There is no doubt in my mind that my life would have been much better if I had not begun going bald at the age of twenty one. I haven't had a good hair day since about 1991. I last got lucky in 1989. It's no coincidence.


Gwat?!! Dude you seriously haven't gotten laid since the 80's? If you have paypal I'm down to sending you ten roses so you can score some off craigslist. Anyone else wanna help out this Farker?
 
2013-05-05 01:38:53 PM  
Still got a good head of hair but baldness does run in mom's mom's side if the family, so I cant assume that is permenant.

IF I start going bald Ill go Mr. Clean with it, Im not going around with a fringe of hair and Im definitely not doing a comb over or a rug.
 
2013-05-05 01:43:06 PM  
i like being bald.  then you don't have to pay for haircuts
you just shave it yourself
 
2013-05-05 01:45:31 PM  
For those who worry about losing their hair, just listen to Patrick Stewart on the subject:

Now,  You be yourself....no more hiding.

Look at all the big time Hollywood actors. Not one bald guy. A couple shave their heads, but they can still grow out their hair.

No more so than the rest of the male population. Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Brendan Fraser, Ted Danson, Al Pacino, etc, all wear pieces. Even more have had some 'work' done re: transplants. If you're a guy in the business of being on camera, and your hair looks 'great'....more than likely, it's had some help.

Also, when they mention Elton John...yes, he did have a hair transplant, way back in the late '70s early '80s, but what he's wearing now is a wig / weave / 'permanent' hairpiece. Nobody has THAT much donor hair.

One of the best things I ever did was just to buzz-cut my hair when it reached a certain point. I get much more mileage out of being physically fit and confident than I do about having to worry about how my hair looks.
 
2013-05-05 01:47:26 PM  
Beldar?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-05 01:52:17 PM  

TheBigJerk: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

Bald = old and undesirable.

I mean, everyone's psychology is different and if you hunt long enough you can find someone who finds anything sexy, even morbid obesity, but those people are rare, and usually only mention their weird sense of aesthetic after they're off the market.

So generally fat, flat-chested, short, bald, gray, saggy, and hairy anywhere but up top are all traits that are people will do all sorts of things to try and get rid of.  So just as women will get chemical burns bleaching their assholes, men will hook up to a vampire machine to not be bald.

And you can say, "why don't we just learn, as a society, to stop judging people on looks," but that statement is so naive and so long-rebutted that people will laugh at you for saying it.


That's the deal breaker for me. So I avoid a lot of wasted time when I meet women by asking to see their asshole right then and there. Nothing worse than an asshole that looks like it has had shiat coming out of it.
 
2013-05-05 01:59:29 PM  

HalfOffOffer: All you hair-heads have no idea what you're missing out on.  Even if I could grow a full head of hair, I wouldn't.  Life is so much easier without hair.  Seriously.  Imagine taking that whole part of your life and getting rid of it.  Haircuts.  Washing.  Brushing.  Styling.  Hair products.  Current styles.  Wind.  All gone.  Once a week I run clippers over it.  Done.  More time to fap.


I work with a guy that does that. Almost pulls it off too. But it's easy to distinguish the shiny part from the area that still supports hair growth. I hope you are having better luck with it than him.
 
2013-05-05 02:10:45 PM  
Fact: Stay fit, shave it all off (your head and back), get a little bit of skin color...and you'll be doing just fine with 90% of the ladies out there that would have been into you with a full head of hair.

Also:

http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/07/12/1948550612449490
 
2013-05-05 02:51:24 PM  

Mugato: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

Sure if you're Vin Diesel. I'm rather skinny so when I go bald I'm going to look like a cancer patient.



Could be worse...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-05 02:53:46 PM  
Thanks but I'm just trying to find a way to keep this hair from growing on my palms.
 
2013-05-05 03:01:49 PM  

Tsar_Bomba1: Mugato: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

Sure if you're Vin Diesel. I'm rather skinny so when I go bald I'm going to look like a cancer patient.


Could be worse...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x480]


Christ man, now I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

Biggest Fears
1) Snakes
2) The Rise of the Machines
3) the Guy from Poltergeist 2
 
2013-05-05 03:09:47 PM  
Been battling my thinning hair top since my early twenties, it's been a rough and enlightening ride the at decade trying to come to terms and attempting to deal with what I felt was my last ace card with woman, my thick head of brown hair. Attempted to use rogaine with little success, hair loss pills, used hair thicken shampoo and in the last few years, did a reversd comb over by growing my hair long and then combing it backwards to help cover up thinning top vs my thick sides. Having bad OCD and self esteem issues also doesn't get helped by losing your hair in a vanity and style based society that is America.

Thanks to my gal pal and fark buddy I finally said fark all this vanity bullshiat and perception that without a thick head of hair, I'd have no chance with good looking woman. I went to great clips a few months ago and told them to give me a military style buzz cut and leave the top a little longer to even out the thicker sides of my hair.

Feels so damn good and liberating to finally say goodbye to fighting my shiat hair genes and also not have to deal with my hair in the morning. I gained confidence in myself that I never had before and if some *girls* and I say girls became real mature woman arnt shallow to dismiss a good man on the basis of his hair alone, if some girls ignore me on the the basis of my lack of hair, then they arnt worth my time or energy in the first place. I'm 32 and I'm sick of playing the farking high school popularity and vanity games.
 
2013-05-05 03:22:35 PM  
www.craveonline.com

/hot
 
2013-05-05 04:08:21 PM  

1ceTr0n: Been battling my thinning hair top since my early twenties, it's been a rough and enlightening ride the at decade trying to come to terms and attempting to deal with what I felt was my last ace card with woman, my thick head of brown hair. Attempted to use rogaine with little success, hair loss pills, used hair thicken shampoo and in the last few years, did a reversd comb over by growing my hair long and then combing it backwards to help cover up thinning top vs my thick sides. Having bad OCD and self esteem issues also doesn't get helped by losing your hair in a vanity and style based society that is America.

Thanks to my gal pal and fark buddy I finally said fark all this vanity bullshiat and perception that without a thick head of hair, I'd have no chance with good looking woman. I went to great clips a few months ago and told them to give me a military style buzz cut and leave the top a little longer to even out the thicker sides of my hair.

Feels so damn good and liberating to finally say goodbye to fighting my shiat hair genes and also not have to deal with my hair in the morning. I gained confidence in myself that I never had before and if some *girls* and I say girls became real mature woman arnt shallow to dismiss a good man on the basis of his hair alone, if some girls ignore me on the the basis of my lack of hair, then they arnt worth my time or energy in the first place. I'm 32 and I'm sick of playing the farking high school popularity and vanity games.


What was your experience with the pills? (I assume it's Propecia). Same as Rogain?
 
2013-05-05 04:51:39 PM  

1ceTr0n: Feels so damn good and liberating to finally say goodbye to fighting my shiat hair genes and also not have to deal with my hair in the morning. I gained confidence in myself that I never had before and if some *girls* and I say girls became real mature woman arnt shallow to dismiss a good man on the basis of his hair alone, if some girls ignore me on the the basis of my lack of hair, then they arnt worth my time or energy in the first place. I'm 32 and I'm sick of playing the farking high school popularity and vanity games.


The good news?  As you get older, you'll care less and less about it, until you could honestly give a fark less about it, or what some asshole thinks.

The bad news?  This is usually because of the REAL health problems life will throw at you later, or the inevitable tragedies of life we have to go through.

So yeah, the sooner you quit giving a fark and find a woman that doesn't give a fark, the sooner you can put it behind you and enjoy life before the real bullshiat hits.
 
2013-05-05 04:58:14 PM  
What was your experience with the pills? (I assume it's Propecia). Same as Rogaine?

Minoxidil might slow down your hair loss.....but just barely, and not for everyone. It'll also stain your pillows so much they look like Civil War bandages.

Propecia also slows down hair loss....but it also has some 'undesirable' side effects. Choose hair or boners - you can't have both.

Doesn't matter what it's called, a weave, extension, replacement, etc....it's a rug. Doesn't take much to spot even the best of them. If I can spot it in a 20 million dollar movie, you can bet it can be spotted on the street.

Surgery is just that - surgery. No matter how skilled the surgeon, you're slicing up one side of your head to hope that hair grows on another. If it doesn't work, you're kind of stuck - and the only 'fix' after that is a full-on toupee or wig.
 
2013-05-05 05:31:24 PM  

Novart: 1ceTr0n: Been battling my thinning hair top since my early twenties, it's been a rough and enlightening ride the at decade trying to come to terms and attempting to deal with what I felt was my last ace card with woman, my thick head of brown hair. Attempted to use rogaine with little success, hair loss pills, used hair thicken shampoo and in the last few years, did a reversd comb over by growing my hair long and then combing it backwards to help cover up thinning top vs my thick sides. Having bad OCD and self esteem issues also doesn't get helped by losing your hair in a vanity and style based society that is America.

Thanks to my gal pal and fark buddy I finally said fark all this vanity bullshiat and perception that without a thick head of hair, I'd have no chance with good looking woman. I went to great clips a few months ago and told them to give me a military style buzz cut and leave the top a little longer to even out the thicker sides of my hair.

Feels so damn good and liberating to finally say goodbye to fighting my shiat hair genes and also not have to deal with my hair in the morning. I gained confidence in myself that I never had before and if some *girls* and I say girls became real mature woman arnt shallow to dismiss a good man on the basis of his hair alone, if some girls ignore me on the the basis of my lack of hair, then they arnt worth my time or energy in the first place. I'm 32 and I'm sick of playing the farking high school popularity and vanity games.

What was your experience with the pills? (I assume it's Propecia). Same as Rogain?


Been awhile so I can't recall what it was exactly but I only took half a pill a day and it didn't help me in any in the few months I tried it
 
2013-05-05 05:33:16 PM  

born_yesterday: 1ceTr0n: Feels so damn good and liberating to finally say goodbye to fighting my shiat hair genes and also not have to deal with my hair in the morning. I gained confidence in myself that I never had before and if some *girls* and I say girls became real mature woman arnt shallow to dismiss a good man on the basis of his hair alone, if some girls ignore me on the the basis of my lack of hair, then they arnt worth my time or energy in the first place. I'm 32 and I'm sick of playing the farking high school popularity and vanity games.

The good news?  As you get older, you'll care less and less about it, until you could honestly give a fark less about it, or what some asshole thinks.

The bad news?  This is usually because of the REAL health problems life will throw at you later, or the inevitable tragedies of life we have to go through.

So yeah, the sooner you quit giving a fark and find a woman that doesn't give a fark, the sooner you can put it behind you and enjoy life before the real bullshiat hits.


Well your a real pleasurable and positive person arnt ya? I don't fear death, it's his little biatch of a brother pain and suffering I'm not fond of.
 
2013-05-05 06:07:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-05 06:48:31 PM  
I'd use it IF I was going bald. Which I"m not. Obviously.

fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-05-05 07:13:12 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa


I think your understanding of your own understanding is misunderstood. Or something.

\I'm just going to let the fivehead grow all the way to the back of my neck. I'm already married and I wear a hat all the time anyways.
 
2013-05-05 10:30:24 PM  
Why does anyone care about going bald?
 
2013-05-05 10:32:21 PM  

Mi-go amigo: Why does anyone care about going bald?



Why does anyone care about being short?
 
2013-05-05 11:18:29 PM  

louiedog: Curing baldness is great. Now we need a pill a inhibit hair growth all together. Imagine if you could take a no side-effect pill every morning that keeps your hair from growing. No more shaving. No more hair cuts. You want to change your styling? Go off the pill until you hit your desired length. That's a future that I want to live in.


That is retarded.
 
2013-05-06 02:42:19 AM  

Repo Man: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why, exactly, are some guys (and some women) bothered so much by being bald instead of being happy with they way they rae?

rae = are

Are you also mystified by why people get cosmetic surgery? Does it confuse you when surveys find that physical qualities such as height, or being muscular, or being pretty actual enhance the quality of life for people who possess those qualities when compared to people who are short, overweight, and/or not pretty?


That's only because of how society tends to be toward people who are not what's considered to be "attractive," considering what they look like on the outside as a factor in liking or disliking them.
 
2013-05-06 09:40:16 AM  
Xena certainly made a statement about baldness.  On that show, all the good guys had full heads of thick luxurious hair.

The bad guys were pretty much all bald.  Occassionally you'd see a bad guy that wasn't bald.  But apparently, during the Xena era good guys never suffered from male pattern baldness.
 
2013-05-06 02:31:41 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: AbbeySomeone: I don't understand why people are hung up on baldness. Some men are much sexier without hair.

/dnrtfa

It's a choice thing. I find many women to be sexier with smaller boobs, but you get the choice of getting implants. Women get the choice of being able to lose weight, or wear makeup, or perfume, or sexy clothes.

All we get is height (can't choose), money (it's more about luck and personality-type), muscles (which we have to work for on top of our jobs), hair (which some of us lose at 19.)

I want to be able to choose if I lose my hair or not.

And I don't give a damn what you find sexy or not.


I'd like to be bald without the 5:00 shadow of shaving, how does this choice thing work?
I am sincerely surprised there isn't equal advances in hair removal for places where men and women don't want hair.  I looked into laser hair removal for my neck below the beard, but it's expensive and you have to keep going back every few weeks... so it continues to require maintenance.
 
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