I have started worrying about losing my hair. Until recently I hadn’t worried about losing my hair since my temples receded slightly as a young man. I had no reason to believe I was losing my hair. Since I have started worrying (triggered off by the fact that I am about to turn 33 and feel that as a hairy bodied man, I must start losing my hair soon) I have started to spot signs of losing hair.
I have looked at the hairs from the top of my head and they seem to be finer than the hairs at the back of my head. However, I have no way of knowing whether this was always the case. The hair seems a little thinner in the temples and doesn’t seem as thick overall as it used to but I am aware that hair naturally thins over your life and this isn’t necessarily MPB.
Basically this has become a problem for me because I can’t stop worrying about it and constantly check my hair, look for information on the internet, and stress out. If you saw me you would think that I was worrying about nothing – I have a full head of hair at 33 and as such am unlikely to go completely bald, if at all. Also, balding in older men is often part of the aging process so I am effectively worrying about getting old. Am I just being neurotic?
If you’re not actually seeing any hair loss, but THINK your hair MIGHT be getting thinner up top, the only thing I’d recommend doing is getting your hair bulk analyzed with the HairCheck instrument. Beyond that, stressing out and worrying about maybe losing your hair might actually cause hair loss due to the stress. I hope I didn’t stress you out more by saying that!
There’s no point in being anxious about possibly losing your hair, especially since you’re in your 30s and aren’t seeing loss by now. Most men that are destined to lose hair due to their genetics will start to see the process starting in their 20s.