Well I’m 17 years old and i have a few questions. My hair is completely different both in color and in type from my mum and Dad. My dad suffers from baldness yet my grandpa from my dads family tree didn’t suffer from baldness. My Mother’s family doesn’t suffer from baldness at all. Lately I’ve noticed some thinning in the crown of my head, but i don’t know if i suffer from premature baldness, I blow dry my hair every day, and i wash it everyday I hardly ever comb it, I also touch my hair alot which might make it oily, could all of this be the reason for the thinning or is it really premature baldness?
Genetic balding can start in the teenage years. I can’t say for sure whether you’re losing hair due to genetics as I haven’t seen you, but if your dad has balding you could’ve gotten the gene passed from him. It can come from either side of the family. Also, oily hair isn’t a cause of loss, nor is the lack of combing.
My suggestion is to do a miniaturization mapping of your scalp hair and find out if you are balding. You can learn how to do it yourself if your doctor can’t / won’t do it — click here.