I’m a male who has just turned 18. In the last 4 months, I have had growth in my facial hair, but am losing hair on my head as fast as I am gaining it on my face. As soon as my facial hair started thickening, my pattern baldness got aggrivated. The hairs on the edge of my hairline are thin, small and weak (like a baby’s hair). Why is this happening now?
What you are describing is the unfortunate results of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) doing its job on growing your beard and taking advantage of your genetic defect in causing hair loss. Your facial hair isn’t the reason for your hair loss or vice versa. If genetic hair loss is the case and you confirm it, then the drug Propecia (finasteride 1mg) will be the best approach to this problem. Don’t wait, as time appears to be working against you. You should see a doctor to find out if you have genetic hair loss, as Propecia is only available by doctor’s prescription.