Hi there. I have always had a low density of hair around the top part of my scalp since my early teens however I have recently become much more conscious about it. For example after a shower my scalp is quite visible on the top part of my scalp and also when i part my hair when it is dry i can see through it under bright light. I have not undergone any considerable amounts hairloss nor have undergone any noticeable thinning of my hair but simply just feel that my scalp is quite visible on all parts of my top scalp. At a closer look its quite easy to see that my individual hairs are quite equally spaced out and is the main reason why i can see my scalp under the light. I am wondering whether this could just be my natural hair density that i have inherited from my mum (who also has a similar issue) or an early sign of male pattern baldness from my father’s side. Your reply and advice would be much appreciated. Thank you very much :)
If your hair is wet it will obviously look thinner as your hairs are separated from each other to expose the scalp. When you’re under a bright light it also will look thinner as the light illuminates your scalp between the hairs. This should be common sense.
If you are wondering if you are going bald you will likely see a pattern of thinning (see: https://newhair.com/resources/assessing-hair-loss/).
If you are still not certain you can see a a doctor for an exam and bulk measurement. We offer this in our practice in a free consultation with specialized instruments that measure, with good accuracy, your present hair loss status. We can often use this information to predict your future direction of hair loss.