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How Many Of You Have Norwood (male Pattern)

Discussion in 'Living with Androgenetic Alopecia' started by Bluelilac, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Bluelilac

    Bluelilac New Member

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    How many women here have the male pattern of Androgenetic Alopecia? What about DUPA (Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia)? How about APKH (Acquired Progressive Kinking of the Hair)?

    For those of you with the male Norwood pattern, don't you think the female Ludwig pattern is much more forgiving? I have friends with the Ludwig pattern and they are all jealous of my hair because I can wear tape in extensions and cut bangs and no one can see my hair loss, but I have 56 hair extensions in and they are failing to work as I'm also thinning diffusely and it is becoming more difficult to hide the plastic tape pieces. My sides from ear to ear have receded and my temples are almost 2 inches back! My hairline across the forehead is now receding. My temples are literally slick bald and shiny now, I used to get by with Batiste tinted dry shampoo or root touch up and I could still wear my hair up at the gym, etc. Now it is like spraying tint on skin, even my vellus hair has reduced at the temples, it's that Mr. Clean look there now. I worried about FFA but it's not, it's just Androgenetic Alopecia...although I never had a biopsy.

    It's so unfair to have the male pattern, sure I'm able to hide my loss easier for a little while, but ultimately I will end up in a full wig and women with Ludwig can pull off toppers. Women who retain their hairline still look like themselves, once you lose the hairline you no longer look the same, even your head looks larger. There is even a stupid theory about MPB being caused by bone enlargement AKA skull expansion theory...it's ridiculous..it's just your forehead/temple area looks huge when you don't have a hairline. Who knows, maybe the theory has some weight if DHT is hypothesized to promote bone formation and growth...but my DHT is always flagged low and won't even register within the lab range...I guess I have a super duper sensitivity to it... Doesn't help that my hair loss appears to be aggressive too, early 2018 I had no temple recession that anyone could visibly notice (including myself). I lost most of my hair within about a year thanks to a massive TE, which ended in August 2018, but no density ever filled back in, my hair just progressively became thinner and thinner. I think I'm destined to end up like Riff Raff from Rocky Horror. Seriously.
     
  2. alexia35

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    Bonjour. J'ai un modèle assez semblable Alopecia Universalis vôtre. Une chute diffuse: temples, front. Je suis plein de cheveux vellus. Est-ce lisse? Mes cheveux sont bouclés mais j'ai beaucoup de cheveux crépus. J'avais peur de la FFA mais la biopsie était négative.
     
  3. Barbarina

    Barbarina Established Member

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    Bluelilac, I also have problems on my temples, in fact this Norwood pattern started 6 years ago and now I also lose thickness of my hair and their ability to grow anywhere beneath my chest. Wearing so far 3rd time extentions, just want to have this Wow ! factor anytime I look in the mirror. Gave my hair a break of nerely 1.5 year, so now I decided to put them back again.
    However, if that are your temples which bother you most - don`t know how well off are you finantially, but I did lots of research several years ago and there were those videos on youtube about little triangles of hair, designed for men mostly, because it is mostly male problem, which were glued on by specialists in special hair salons. However, they needed to be re-glued every 3-4 weeks. But as it seems, that now many things are possible in both - hair and plastic surgery department, one must only have enough money, what is unfortunately not the case for all of us. However, just enjoy your extentions, we dont know what future brings. I am slapping myself for my obsession with my hair loss last year - I was on long holidays, staying with my boyfriend and instead of enjoying my freedom fm job and big city stress, I was sitting online and researching and agonizing over the mirror and counting hair in the shower, because I was sure that the speed with which I was losing my hair will leave me with bold(is), definitely very see-through scalp by X-mas time and we were like in late October back then invited by one family to celebrate Xmas together and I said to my bf, that I dont want to go. My real reason was, of course, to be in a crowd of women with gorgeous hair and me - having see-through scalp. It never happened of course (touch wood ) I still look presentable now, yes, got my extentions back - less than last time, due to diminished volume of my hair. But....Lets not poison ourselves with this obsession, but look for solutions instead.
     
  4. Sandy

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    Well, here I am again and I am noticing daily more and more hairline loss, it is incredibly distressing, I used to camouflage it by combing my hair a different way, now no matter which way I part it the scalp still visible. I have a lot of hair still in the back so the docs say I have good donor area, so I am really seriously thinking transplant. I was hoping when I noticed the losing hairline that I could find regrowth through alternative methods, I have tried stinging nettle root which acts sort of like finasteride, I tried flax seed, B vitamins, iron, changing my thyroid meds and hormones, it just gets worse, it is so upsetting, I don't want to even go out anymore. I have been to 4 doctors and all recommend the transplant.
     
  5. elixirhtc

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    Well I am not soure about this that how much people are suffering from the norwood hair loss baldness , it required of the normal checkup of you hair conditon by the dermotalogist ...
     

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