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    Question My Brother is balding

    I'm worried about my older brother's hair. Not even two years ago he had thick beautiful APL hair. He is only 25 but his hair is now very thin on top. I think why his hair is thinning is environmental. He shampoos his hair daily, never conditions it and rakes a brush through it (even befor LHC I would cringe). His hair is 3a, f and was like ii/iii(now like i). Is there any way I could help him?

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    Default Re: My Brother is balding

    Well, if he's treating his hair that badly, I would say tell him to STOP doing that and START treating his hair well by brushing it gently and conditioning his hair! If he absolutely has to wash everyday, have him deep condition at least once a month.

    Since he's already thinning, the only thing I can think of to help it grow back is Rogaine or something similar. :/ I know they have procedures now to restore hair, but I'm not sure is he wants to go that far.

    I hope this helped.

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    Has he asked you for help?

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    Default Re: My Brother is balding

    And does male pattern balding run in your family?

    It's not uncommon to start thinning at his age.


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    Default Re: My Brother is balding

    Yeah, all my brothers started thinning at that age. It isn't necessarily because of bad treatment, although I am sure that doesn't help. If you have male pattern baldness in the genes best of luck fighting it, I think Rogaine is a possibility. Maybe there are more ideas out there.

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    I have two brothers who both started balding at that age or earlier. My husband started balding at around age 21. So, it might just be male pattern baldness. Is his hair still long?

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    I would guess it's male pattern baldness... but just my guess.

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    hair transplants are really cheap in Iran, I think they go for about $1300 US if he ever decides to do it.
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    Default Re: My Brother is balding

    Like others have said, it sounds like it's probably male pattern baldness. He's the perfect age for it. Treating his hair nicely definitely won't hurt, and encourage him to put some conditioner in his curls to make the combing easier.

    As others have said, encourage him to try Rogaine. DH started using it due to slow thinning on top, and the results have been surprising. You can get the generic liquid quite cheap, on the order of $20 for 3 months' supply, but he's got to be the one to use it.
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    Default Re: My Brother is balding

    My son in law is only 25 and nearly completely bald. Not unusual for guys, unfortunately.
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