I’d classify myself as one of the many worrying teenagers (18 years old) as I have always had a really high hairline. I was wondering how much of a telltale sign is shedding? The reason I ask is because I don’t actually notice any shedding whatsoever, which is why 2/3 in my towel after a violent rub manages to unsettle me which I know is ridiculous. However, I seem to have a slightly receded hairline at the corners. I didn’t notice shedding whilst this was happening and I believe it may have stabilised.
Do balding men necessarily shed more, or is it possible for a man to shed the same amount as a non balding man, and just not have it grow back?
Men who are actively balding do usually shed more than non-balding men. So while it is normal to lose 100 hairs a day, those that are losing hair will probably see more than that. There are usually hairs that fall out throughout the day that you wouldn’t notice, too. Vigorous rubbing of your hair with a towel will cause more hair loss if you have genetic balding occurring, as the weakened hair will more easily get pulled out.
If you do not know if you are balding, then I recommend you get a bulk analysis done.