Hello I am 21 years old, male. My grandfather on my father’s side is bald and my uncle my father’s brother is balding, my father however did not go bald. He has a receeding hairline but he is 47 and i think its just his natural recession since he hasnt really lost much of his hair. I however have my mother’s hair, which is very thick/wavy and we have a lot of it. No one on my mother’s side is bald but im concerned becuase i recently shaved my head and I noticed that on ONE of the sides of my forhead my hair is a little thin and is blonder, yet on the other side its still thick and strong. I used to have long hair and I noticed that that side of my hair was thin as well. I dont really see hair fall out in my shower or my pillow but I am concerned that I may be starting to lose my hair. The funny thing is that I am not experiening the horse shoe loss, I just see a thining on one side. Is this a sign of early balding?
To determine this, you need to have the diagnosis of male pattern hair loss made with a good thorough mapping of your scalp for miniaturization. It is not unusual with male pattern hair loss that one side is ahead of the other. The side that is not bad, will unfortunately catch up with the good side. The hair can miniaturize first and then disappear without ever falling out. At 21, the Master Plan that you need to develop may not show the balding as far back or to the sides of the permanent rim of hair, assuming the you will go that far back (Class 7 Pattern). But the miniaturization measurement will show how far back the early part of the balding process is.
Propecia is the best treatment for balding in the young man. Get a diagnosis and then start the treatment quickly. There is a good possibility that if you are just miniaturizing your hair, at your age much of it may regrow or thicken with Propecia.