After receiving a clipper set for Christmas so I can cut my own hair, I realized how bald I am becoming. This isn't cool at all. The point of this thread is to discuss balding in general. Are you bald by nature (as opposed to by choice)? At what age did you begin to notice and by when were you at your worst? Also, does anyone have any insight as to how to realistically prevent or delay the balding? I don't mean special shampoos or Rogaine, but more along the lines of eating certain foods or supplements that actually work? What are the facts? I'm certainly having trouble finding them in the sea of myths and sales pitches Google brings me. I am going to be 21 in less than 3 weeks and I'm not bald, but well on my way. My hairline resembles the following: My dad was nearly completely bald by 22, and both him and my grandfather are completely bald. My mother and her parents and relatives all have very thick hair, so I am convinced that the whole "it comes from your mother's side" BS is just that. I don't really mind too much, though, because I was never big on any particular hairstyle, and my girlfriend happens to like bald men, so that always helps. But I'd rather be bald by choice than to not have a say in the matter. Please discuss.