I am 17 years old and I have started to worry about my hair line. The corners + the center of the hairline looks sharper than before. When I pull my hair back, the frontal hairs are actually smaller and thinner. I also have not seen any significant hair loss, so this is confusing me. According to forums like hairlosshelp.com, I am a Norwood 3 and my hairline is indeed receding.
What I would like is your opinion judging by some photos. I have no earlier ones to compare it to, which is unlucky.
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We’ve been getting a lot of emails like this from teenagers asking about their hair loss. I’ll do my best to answer some of them here, but for everyone else, post your photos to BaldingForum.com, and you can get feedback from other members of the site. Keep in mind that there is only so much I can offer advice wise without an in-person examination.
Your pattern shows a Norwood Class 3 pattern. This is balding, as shown, when you pull your hair back. The corners have risen higher than a maturing hairline. You’re 17 years old, so you should get a parent involved and see a doctor if you’re concerned.