Originally Posted by chrisis
Why assume I'll lose more hair? My maternal Grandad's loss stabilised at recession only. My maternal uncle's hair loss has stabilised at frontal loss and nothing more. I think some of you guys are guilty of generalising, or applying what happened to you to other people. Everybody is different, therefore advice needs to be tailored individually.
That doesn't mean your hair loss will be like that. I'm not saying your hair loss is guaranteed to be worse than frontal recession but it's not necessarily going to be like your grandfather's. Baldness can even skip more than one generation.
I'm the only one in my family who has diffuse thinning. Nobody developed this thinning. Anyone who lost hair lost it as frontal recision first. My mother's father was bald in the latter manner. His sons still are NW 1-2. My father and his brother are NW1. His father is NW3 at 87. I've looked at old photos of great grandparents and uncles and nobody has diffuse thinning.
I think it's a conservative approach to anticipate losing more hair as you age and possibly needing a transplant. If you do this you are preparing yourself for the worst rather than being blindsided by it.