By ROBERT DREW
When I was only 32 a doctor gave me a choice between my hair and my sex drive. I’m not even joking.
My hair had been falling out for weeks and I was pretty freaked out. The last thing I wanted to be was bald. I loved my hair. I loved running their fingers through my hair. What were they going to grab onto? What were they going to brush out of my face as we lay there talking about life? I know, cue violins, right?
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I went straight to the doctor and begged for help. He said there was a medication I could take but it would interfere with my sex drive. So I had to make a choice and…my libido won.
I don’t know any man who would choose his hair over his sex drive. Am I right? Hair is just hair and after my initial panic about complete baldness I decided to get a crew cut. Problem solved, libido intact, look out world, here I come (pounding chest in primal way).
It’s just that every now and then I sort of wish I did have a good head of hair, you know, something to shake when I get out of the shower. I’d comforted myself about my lack of hair by looking at all the attractive male celebrities who shared my dilemma – Prince William, Vin Diesel…but my mind kept straying to celebrities like the boys from One Direction, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. I was suffering from major hair envy.
I read about celebrities like John Travolta and Mel Gibson using spray on hair and it just looked wrong. Stuffed if I was going to do that. I didn’t want anything that would look fake. Hair in a can? No way.
Male hair loss is common and it’s usually to do with heredity. But there are other factors that contribute to male hair loss especially in young men. Stress, poor nutrition, hormonal changes caused by lifestyle factors, medications, diseases and smoking.
I do have a pretty stressful job and I’ve often thought about techniques to help me deal but I’m just so busy. When will I find the time for even one more thing?