Hi Dr. Rassman,
First off, I would like to say you have an excellent site here and it has been the source of many of my answers while I suffered with my paranoia of hairloss.
I wanted to ask about a type of hairloss I noticed while talking to a person. The man exhibited diffuse baldness and was almost completely bald on top however all over the top of his head he had a few thick hairs that were buzzed down. All the hairs that I could see were all thick. Also, his hairline was completely unharmed. It was covered in thick hairs from left to right. I was wondering if this is normal MPB or not since from my understanding in the diffuse form of MPB, all the hairs slowly thin out on top of the head. I know it is normal to see some thick hairs among thin hairs in someone who’s going bald, but this guy had only thick hairs on top of his head.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Some men who bald can have a persistent frontal hairline. Some never go bald in the front. These are a few exceptions to the classic Norwood patterns. You can also have thick (non miniaturized) hairs on balding areas. It is just that the proportion of thick to thin are different.