My advice is, don't let hair loss stand in the way of your dreams and goals. I started losing my hair right after turning 20, at the time I was enrolled in college, had a part time job, a boyfriend, a good amount of friends and a great relationship with my family. I had hopes for a good future.Stan22 wrote: ↑4 weeks agoI actually have many passions and goals that i want to accomplish in life. I want to study, work, looks-maxx, become rich, etc. But fucking hair loss is always stuck on the back of my head. It's like chains holding you back when you try to move forward and improve your life.
Fuck hair loss.
Then, hair loss happened, and when I found out I was actually going bald and not just shedding hair, my whole world crumbled. I didn't deal with it well at all, I had to drop out of college after finishing only 1/3 years, I lost my part time job, my boyfriend at the time dumped me because he said he couldn't be attracted to a balding girl, I became a recluse and lost most of my friends, and my once great relationship with my family turned sour because I was so depressed and angry all the time. It went like this for the next 3-4 years, living off welfare and living at home, barely ever leaving the house - before I finally picked myself up and got my life together. That was around the time where I decided enough was enough, I had to do something about my problem as it was getting too bad, and none of the treatments that I'd invested time and money into had worked, none of the doctors or specialists that I'd seen could give me any real advice. The turning point was when I decided that I had to get a hair piece, and the ball just rolled from there. Because I inherited some money from my grandparents I was able to get a loan, and buy and renovate my own apartment, and so I moved out. I started working as a graphic designer with my mother as my boss, and soon after I met my now fiancé by chance at a grocery store. Life sorta fell into place, and here I am. My life is nowhere near perfect, but I feel lucky to have the things I have.
Anyway, I'm rambling here but my point is I wish I'd never wasted those 3-4 years of my life being a recluse and obsessing over hair loss, that is time I could have spent getting my life together, getting an actual education and making something of myself. Those are years of my youth I won't get back.
You're only 18, but time flies and soon you'll be my age or older and perhaps you'll wish you spent your time more productively. You can only do so much for your hair, you're already doing it so you should put your time and energy into fulfilling your other goals instead of spending your time worrying about your hair.