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How I Gained My Confidence Back when Suffering from Hair Loss.

It all started one morning in 1993 when I first experienced hair loss. I noticed a few hairs on my pillow as I got out of bed. At that moment I ignored it, thinking I was just paranoid. I read somewhere that it's natural to shed hair, since it grows back.

A few weeks went by and as I was brushing my hair, I noticed my hair brush started to accumulate more and more hair. I looked down at the sink drain and saw a few more hairs and thought to myself, nah it couldn’t happen to me. I'm only 23, five years out of high school. I still got at least ten - twenty something years to go before I need to start worrying.

Another week went by and got up one morning to do my daily routine. I looked in the bathroom mirror and my hairline seemed a little higher. I peered closer in the mirror, and the light penetrated my hair at a certain angle. And there it was... in all its glory for the entire world to see... my scalp was having a coming out party! Right then and there, it hit me like a ton of bricks, I was going bald.

This was the start of one of the most stressfull times in my young life. When you're in your twenties, it was supposed to be fun times. You're supposed to be thinking about the college life and partying. I felt young, but it was like somebody put my scalp in the time machine and set it 20 years ahead!

Every time I looked in the mirror, my confidence was shot. The bald jokes racing in my mind at 100 miles per hour. And the worst thing about this, I knew I would have a tough time dating because I was considered “different.” Let's face it, a guy in his 20s with thinning hair doesn't exactly make the ladies melt.

It was going to be a rough road ahead of me.

The Bald Gene is Looking for a Few Good Men

hair loss in menBack then, I thought it was tragic to experience hair loss at a young age. Maybe it didn't affect you that badly or maybe you had less drama. But however your story went, we are all in the same boat. We are the chosen ones, unlucky enough to get recruited by the bald gene.

Yup, this is the same gene that wreaks havoc on men’s scalps causing receding hairlines, thinning hair, and bald crowns. But hey, it affects 40 million men, so at least you’re not alone, right? Heh.

Chances are if you have bald relatives, you probably new this day was coming. For me, my dad was bald but someone told me that it comes from the mom's side of the family. Yah, right.

So the next couple of years, I was spending time trying to hide that bald spot and thinning hair with products such as hair thickening shampoo and hair masking lotions. I was doing everything I could to reduce the light exposing my naked scalp. If there ever was a product invented for hiding baldness, believe me, I tried it.

But as time went on, I realized that these were only temporary solutions that wouldn't last as I experienced more hair loss. I could only cover up so much before I knew I would lose it all. I was tormented with stress and obsessed with my thinning hair which probably caused more hair loss!

Reasons for Hair Loss - Why Do Men Lose their Hair?

I thought, it’s not fair- I'm only in my 20s, this should only happen to men in their 40s or 50s. I'm still young and need to look my age.

So I did my research on the Internet, trying to find out why I was going bald.

Here was my findings:

You can blame it all on the chemical called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is a natural metabolite of the body. Basically DHT kills the hair follicle by preventing any kind of nutrients to the follicle which inhibits healthy hair growth. It's like preventing a plant from getting any food, water and sun... you get the idea. If your hair follicle is not resistant to DHT, then you will go bald.

So how do we stop DHT and stop hair loss?

Back then I didn't have many options or none that I knew about. Then a brand new product hit the market with much hype. This product was called Rogaine and I was so excited that I could finally get my confidence back.

I was willing to try anything to stop this hair loss train wreck. I went to see the doctor to get a prescription, then went to my local pharmacy to buy it. I walked out of there thinking I was armed with a secret weapon that would save mankind.

To my frustration, it didn't work very well. I went back online and did research on case studies and found out for most people it only keeps more hair from falling out, but doesn't regrow hair very well. I wish someone would have told me that before I forked over hundreds of dollars. Month after month, using this "secret weapon" I didn't see any change in hair growth.

Although this didn't work for me, it doesn't mean it won't work for you. If you are in the very early stages of hair loss, you may be a good candidate for Rogaine or another product called Propecia. You would have to consult with a doctor to see if its right for you.

However, be aware there are possible side effects when taking these products. You should go to the product websites and read as much as you can about it before moving forward. Oh and one last thing, you’ll need to continue taking this for the rest of your life or you will go bald again. Bummer.

Hair loss and it's Affect on Society

As the search for the solution to my hair loss problem continued, I was tormented by how I would be looked upon. That's just me, image is important and I didn't want to be the only guy in my circle of friends that was genetically different. Always being the blunt of everyone's jokes is not fun.

In this society, everyone wants to look their best, no one wants to be bald or look old beyond their years. Unfortunately, a person with a full head of hair is treated differently than a bald person. They have certain advantages, whether it is in dating or in a job interview situation.

In an even playing field, who do you think is going to get picked more often 9 times out of 10? Take two people with the same qualifications, with baldness being the only difference. I'll put money on the guy with hair any day of the week.

This society is unfair but it has been like this for decades. If this weren't true, they would have never invented wigs, hair pieces, or toupees. Hair loss is a multi-billion industry because no one wants to be bald. Let's face it, when people have to choose, they won't go for the bald guy. Why do think there's never been a bald president elect?

You’ve heard the old saying “bald is beautiful.”  But why are most bald guys in movies associated with bad or tough guys? When most people think bald, they think of old, ugly, different, peculiar, etc. If you want to be part of the “in” crowd you have to have hair.

Hair Loss Solutions at AIC

This story does have a happy ending. The day that I found AIC is the day I had a life changing experience. I called them and set up a free consultation.

I met with a friendly technician who emphathized and listened to my hair loss problems. She explained everything I wanted to hear and presented to me a variety of hair loss solutions, weighing the pros and cons of each.

After listening to all the options, I set up an appointment to get my hair back. The procedure itself was an easy experience and the staff treated me with kindness and care.

After the procedure was finished, I was amazed how natural the scalp and hairline looked. Not only was the technician a beautician, she was also an artist. She cut the hair to match the density and texture of my own hair, and gave me a trendy hair style.

I was ecstatic walking out of there with a full head of natural looking hair. I finally felt free and I now had options to style my hair instead of hiding the thinning areas. I was confident that I could go back on dates and people wouldn't perceive me different anymore.

I've been real happy with their services and been a client for over 10 years. Take it from me, you owe it to yourself to get your confidence back.

Don't let the hair loss stress take its toll on you and do something about it. You too can have a full head of hair that looks natural, like it’s growing out of your head. Best of all, it doesn't require expensive surgery.

All of this can be done at a reasonable cost. Even lower than all of the big name hair loss companies- with the same results.

With the hair loss solutions at AIC, you can go through that time machine and bring yourself back to your younger days.

Get your confidence back and call now for a free, no-obligation consultation at
425-883-2900 or Toll Free 866-533-4247.

AIC's friendly staff is waiting to discuss your hair loss problems with you!


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