Hi. Enjoy reading your blog here.
29 year old male that is noticing what appears to be thinning in the crown area. I have very long hair, shoulder length. (not cut in a few years) Not really bad thinning yet, or necessarily noticeable to others than me… but certainly seem to have less hair there than on the sides of my head. Not crazy.
What I’m trying to figure out is hair quality. From the thinning area I have plenty of hairs that are every bit as thick as the stuff on the side of my head. In fact, some of them are thicker. A few thinner, but not many.
Would it make sense that hair quality could be similar… yet one area has much more coverage? I should think that I would find more evidence of miniaturized hairs in my thinner area. Maybe I’m just missing them?
I’m a little confused by your question, but if you are searching for a diagnosis you should see a doctor who can examine you and even conduct a miniaturization study at various locations on your scalp, as well as a hair bulk measurement if your doctor has the tool available.
But you even state that your thinning is “not really bad” and not “necessarily noticeable to others”, so anything is a possibility. Some areas of the scalp may have less hair density and more miniaturization. That in itself may be what you are seeing.