I am a 28 year old male, and have a few questions. When I was 21 my hairline changed a bit, going up in the temples, about an inch or so. Literally since then there has been no change in my hair, in either the hairline or the density. Despite this I am constantly worried about balding. My mother’s Dad was bald, but her brothers were not, and it doesn’t run much at all on my Dad’s side. Also I have very little facial hair, and just blonde vellus hairs on my arms, being a fair, blonde haired person. I am hoping this means I don’t have much DHT, as I have heard DHT is what causes the facial hair to grow thick and the head hair to fall out. Basically I guess I am just looking for reassurance to what I think I know, that is, since I have had essentially the same hairline, which would be a Norwood 1.5 at worst, since I was 21, that the odds of me suddenly going bald are quite small. If I do the hair shed test, I always end up with 10 hairs max, and having fine, blonde hair, I would notice if it was getting thin. Lol please put my mind at ease!
Hair loss in men is mostly genetic. You either have the genes for a certain pattern of hair loss. You may not go completely bald (Norwood 6 or 7) but the genetic predisposition is what you are dealt when you were conceived. In general most men notice balding or thinning in their 20’s and 30’s.
If you are looking for reassurance, you can seek the comfort of your parents or your significant other. If you’re looking for a medical diagnosis you can see a doctor for an examination.