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    training/diet connected to hairloss?

    lately i've noticed i have less hair than i used to. i am 20 years old and i am known for having had a VERY full head of hair.

    i took up the slowcarb diet from the 4hour work week

    http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog...-any-exercise/

    anyways, i went like a month and a half, maybe 2 on this thing. i loved it. got to the point where i didn't even like eating carbs (would feel like a million bucks right after training, and then would feel like crap once i ate bread or something).

    i also noticed my hair had receded quite a bit. so i stopped the diet. my hair quickly repopulated close to where it was before. but every time i train, when i shower right after, i get a bunch of hairs in my hand while washing it. this doesn't happen at home during the weekends when i have not trained. i get like 3-5 hairs max coming out when i shower.

    anyone have any similar experiences? my mom actually made an appointment with a specialist, because she is crazy about my hair (is making me grow it long again) so we'll see how that goes as well.

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    You are 20 years old and your mom is MAKING you grow your hair long? Weird. Are you sure it's not genetics. I had a friend in high school that you could tell his hairline was receding. Just bad genes.

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    she's not MAKING me. she just begged me to... on mother's day. hard to say no.

    plus, i had it long for 3 years or so. then cut it damn short. it's almost been 2 years since that, so im a bit bored.

    my ex-gf also demanded i grew it out when we were together up until recently, as she would drool over me when i had it long (even though the genius never told me about it), so that was a bit more motivation too...

    my dad has a receded hairline, yes, but he's in his 50s, and still has hair all over his head, just less. so i don't really know.

    comparatively:

    me 3 years ago:

    http://twistedvibes.cyberia.fm/img/bday2005.jpg

    me a month ago:

    http://twistedvibes.cyberia.fm/img/%40clivehenry.jpg

    you can see some indentations in my hair methinks.

    thanks for the article link snake. will get to modifying my diet ASAP.

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    I believe baldness in most cases is inherited from the mother's side and usually skips a generation so look at your maternal grandfather as a clue. Oh and mod your diet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldk
    she's not MAKING me. she just begged me to... on mother's day. hard to say no.
    She wanted a daughter, didn't she?

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    perhaps she's just disappointed in the one she has.

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    I have heard that a diet rich in omega-3's, particularly flax seed, has been shown to slow hairloss. In fact, my hair, which is naturally a little thin but has never started to recede, actually seems a little fuller since I started adding ground flax to my protein shakes.

    Its good for you anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsteel
    I believe baldness in most cases is inherited from the mother's side and usually skips a generation so look at your maternal grandfather as a clue. Oh and mod your diet.
    Yes, Yes, Yes - I speak from experience (as does one of my brothers - oddly the other 2 will never go bald and have inherited my father's full head of hair).

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    Get a haircut you hippie!

    Seriously though, at your age, even with a thick head of hair, you're going to see some loss and recession. No body in my family has ever been bald but when I turned 20ish I started getting deeper widow's peak. Seems to be the norm with most people in my family as well, but after a half inch or so of deepened peak the recession stops. Maybe something similar?

    Even more seriously though, get a haircut hippie! ;)

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