Fresh off the press, headlines announcing a new cure for baldness. Could it be? Could this be the silver bullet, the decisive break-through that will put all those suffering with male pattern baldness at ease? These headlines seem to pop up every couple of years. In this case, the article in question comes from the LA Times.
There are a few things I want to talk about in this post. First, let me get something out of the way off the bat: there could be a cure for baldness one day. In fact, there could even be a cure that is painless, 100% effective and free of side effects. Maybe this will come to pass.
If this cure came to pass – a cure that does not compromise your health in other ways – I wouldn’t fault anyone for opting for it. I don’t have an issue with the idea of hoping for a baldness cure. I have an issue with hoping for a baldness cure and at the same time suspending your life, hiding from hair loss, and generally compromising your happiness until such a cure arrives. For more on that, see this post on why I think waiting for a baldness cure is stupid.
This particular article from the LA Times talks about a study that has discovered a proliferation of a certain receptor, called PGD2, in bald spots on both mice and humans. The study goes on to say that the scientists will now figure out a way to block that receptor. That’s all well and good. Hey, it could really work out.
But what if it doesn’t? What if it works out, but it takes another 5 years for them to get anywhere with it? How much time and how much of your mental and emotional energy are you going to devote to covering up your male pattern baldness in the meantime? It’s not as if you can pause your life while this cure is developed. What’s more, the cure could come out and end up producing side effects for a large number of guys who want to take it. Many guys find that they can hang on to their hair if they take propecia every day. Others find that it causes devastating sexual side effects.
As far as I’m concerned the whole baldness cure is a hazy vision in the desert. It could be a mirage or it could be something substantial. Either way, you will have a miserable walk to get there and find out. But what if you could teleport out of the desert. What if you didn’t need to take that walk?
That’s why I’ve created this site. To tell you otherwise. Join the email list. Browse around. Check out the ebook I have on How to Deal with Hair Loss. Get in touch with me on the contact page. If you are not convinced that you can find happiness as a bald guy, I would be happy to have a conversation with you.
My life is different, better, transformed – whatever positive word you want to employ – since I got over male pattern baldness by accepting it. Don’t waste another minute of your life waiting for something that might never come.
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