My brother is in his early 20’s and has begun losing his hair. He has had inherited hair from my mum’s side of the family, lighter and thinner since he was born. My mum’s side, it is common for the males to bald early. I on the other hand have always had thick and really dark hair from my fathers side of the family. My fathers side does not begin to thin until in their 40’s.
I’m curious as to if I will bald early as well, or is it less likely to happen until later because I have always had my fathers hair.
I do not know for sure when you’ll go bald. It is commonly thought that genetic balding tends to be inherited from the mother’s side, but this is not a definite rule. You cannot predict hair loss on mother/father/family history alone. You can expect nearly a 50/50 chance of inheriting from one side or the other, like a roll of the dice. It might actually be 52/48 in favor of the mother’s side, but it is close enough to not rule the father’s side out completely.