Hello, I am 19 years of age. Over the past year I have found that I have lost alot of hair. All my life I have had thick hair. my whole family has relatively high hairlines, even my 13 year old brother. I have always had one although there was always alot of hair around the hairline. In recent months my hairline has been receeding noticably and I have found that hairs have come out when showering, sometimes just randomly in the day, and I find them in my mouth. There are no patchy bald spots. However the hairline is extremly thin and around the crown it has also thinned out. Even the hair at the sides do not feel half as weighty as they used to. I used to badly need a haircut every two weeks, now although I still do at times, it is more in the vain hope it will make my hair look better. It is whispy looking on top also. I also find my scalp feels odd although this could be in the mind. It has all happened suddenly.
You need to have your scalp mapped out for miniaturization to determine if you have genetic balding. If you do, it will follow a pattern much like those shown on the Norwood chart, as your hair starts to thin in these patterns before it becomes bald. Over 50 years ago, General MacArthur said, “Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away”. I will rework his quote by saying, “Hair never dies, it just fades away”. Some day, when hair cloning starts up or we figure out the missing link in the pathway that stops the hair from cycling in the normal manner, we might be able to revive those hairs that are present even in the baldest of men, but at age 19, lets start to crawl before we walk. Don’t live in fear of what may not be. Get a good doctor to diagnose you and then treat you appropriately, if treatment is needed.