(male, early 20s)
Would you agree that it is men with finer hair that lose out when their hairlines mature? I was used to having a very low, straight hairline which really gave a youthful appearance up until I was about 19/20, and even then it still hasn’t risen much on the right hand side. For a man with fine hair it was easier to accomplish a ‘thicker’ look with that kind of hairline (for example a hairstyle like Jensen Ackles). I am worried this look will disappear completely if and when my hairline completely matures. It seems as though, for people with fine hair, mature hairline can look like perpetual recession without actually going bald.
Conversely, men with thicker, coarser (often straighter) hair seem to look great with the rounded corners, as they still can achieve that thicker, bouncier look whilst also appearing more mature due to the raised temples/more prominent forehead.
Given this, I would seriously consider some form of juvenile hairline restoration some time down the line if I was confident I wouldn’t go bald straight after.
I can not really answer your questions well without being able to examine you. I have fine hair and a perfectly normal mature hairline, so using me as an example, that fine hair works well for many people without causing hair loss. That is, unless you either have genetic balding present or abuse your hair during the styling process.