As of now I don’t have any apparent signs of male pattern hair loss. However I am 25 now and my hair is definitely not as dense as it was 5 years ago. There is also a texture change from 5 years ago as well. The texture of my hair back then was thicker and harder and now it’s a lot softer. Is this an indication that my hair loss is occurring at a very slow rate? Also why am I able to pull out more hair from the crown vertex area of my scalp when tugging lightly as opposed to the front of my scalp? In the frontal area I can never see as much when lightly tugged on. Is this a sign that I may go bald in this area of the scalp? You’re answers are greatly appreciated. Thank you Doctor.
If there is a ‘texture’ change when you compare the back to the top or crown areas, you may be experiencing early hair loss. The best way to tell is to have your scalp mapped out for miniaturization and then the diagnosis will be evident, one way or the other. The loss of crown hair from pulling or brushing may also be a sign of early hair loss. The drugs like Propecia (finasteride 1mg) for those early in the process in your age group can be miraculous and you should see a change in the amount of daily hair loss within a few months of starting a drug like Propecia, assuming the diagnosis is confirmed.