Hi, i’m 22 and i’ve always had a high hairline but i’ve noticed that it moved up slightly lately. When I was about 18/19 I started to notice maybe between 5-10 hairs would come off in my hand when I was shampooing my hair. i’ve always had an extremely thick head of hair and still do so i’m thinking this could be normal and just the hair finishing its cycle hopefully.
I checked the last wrinkle on my forehead and noticed that my hair line has moved up maybe half an inch or less from the last wrinkle and my current hairline runs in the exact same shape as the highest wrinkle. I always check for miniature hairs and couldn’t find any obviously examples of any, maybe 1 or 2 hairs at the front of my hairline were slightly thinner but all were the same length.
In terms of family history on my fathers side of the family they all have my same extremely thick black hair and no one on the that side of the family have ever went bald, father is 53 and his got a full head of hair with no greying. on my mom’s side of the family all my uncles still have good hair and they’re in their 50-60 age group, grandfather that side still has a good head of hair into his 80’s. Only one cousin I can think of in my whole extended family has a receding hairline and he is about 35.
Should I consult a doctor or wait for further signs of hair loss?
It’s normal to lose hair in the shower, as the water can dislodge some of the trapped hair (from hairspray or other styling agents) that would’ve fallen out throughout the day as part of the normal hair cycling process. That part doesn’t sound unusual to me.
If your hairline is moving up, that could either be the maturation (normal process) of the hairline or it could be genetic hair loss. There’s really no way for me to know that just based on reading your email. If you’re concerned, get a consult with a doctor that can measure your hair bulk so that you can have a metric to compare to in another year.