View Full Version : Newbie Here and Needing Some Advice

04-08-2015, 11:42 AM
Hey guys,

A little bit about myself. I'm 23 years old and have some questions, as I'm seeking some advice about the state of my hair before I start looking into dermatologists in my area. Lately (past month or so) I've been feeling like my hair has less weight than it used to, feels frizzier, less resistance when I run a brush through it.

I know a lot of factors can weigh in to how your hair feels, like the way my barber cut it (he did use a razor to layer it at my last haircut), shampoo, etc, but I want to get some thoughts on MPB and me.

Some family history: my uncle on my moms side went totally bald in his late 20s/early 30s, other uncle had thinning hair throughout his life, maternal grandfather had a full head (of thin) hair until he got cancer and passed away from it.Dad had a full head of hair at 60 and so does his brother. Paternal grandfather had a full head of hair til the day he died.

Anyways, let me know what you all think.

Thanks guys, nice to find a place where I can feel peaceful and chat about this.


Attached some pics:


04-08-2015, 01:18 PM
Update with another shot of the crown area, cowlick showing. 38513

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
04-08-2015, 06:44 PM
At this point it does not look bad. You are a mix of both sides so depending on how strong the hair loss is overall, you may want to talk to a physician about pre-preemptive management.

04-09-2015, 07:22 AM
Thanks for your input Rashid. Would you say I'm somewhere on the Norwood scale? Or even experiencing mpb at all? Some days I wonder if it's all in my head. I know it's tough to say.

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
04-09-2015, 07:30 AM
From the pictures its hard to tell but I think its very early.

04-10-2015, 07:52 AM
Thanks for taking a look Rashid. You mentioned pre-preemptive measures. I'm in the process of looking for a derm in my area now, but what might some of those measures be? I know the big 3 are finasteride, minox, and nizoral shampoo but aside from that I have pretty limited knowledge.

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
04-10-2015, 07:54 AM
I think you are on the right path. Consider using the iahrs website or aad.org website to make sure you get personalized and official medical advice, guidance, and counseling.