Hello, I’m 21 and I always had much hair loss. I’ve gone 2 times (on 2010 and 2008) to a dermatologist who said it was a normal hair loss (and the fact that I have very long hair makes it even more normal). However I have always been quite nervous about it, I wash my hair every other day, the day I don’t wash it I lose about 45 to 65 hair all day, and on the days I wash it I lose between 165 to 190. I have some shorter hairs in the temples and I’m afraid that it may be a sign of miniaturization (they appear to be as thick as the other hairs tho).
I’ll send some pictures of my hairline (two from 2010 and the rest of them I took a couple of days ago), feel free to use them in your blog, and sorry for the bad grammar.
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Your pictures shows changes that are consistent with a developing mature hairline, but it does look more ‘ratty’ than I would expect it to look.
Losing 100-150 hairs per day is average as another 100-150 hairs grow out per day. These start off very short as they emerge from the scalp and then grow out at a rate of about 1/2 inch per month, so if you see short hairs, those probably reflect these new hairs. Between the hairs that fall out and then regrow there is a short 3 month cycle where the hairs rest before regrowing.
Miniaturization is where the hair shafts get thinner and thinner over time. I suspect that you need to see a doctor who can look for miniaturization and also do hair bulk measurements which will clearly tell you if you are balding. So I would need to have full access to your scalp and frontal hairline to determine what is actually going on.