View Full Version : Questions about hairline
05-12-2015, 04:38 AM
1) Is it normal for a non balding head, say NW 1-1.5(that is say consistent without change for 3-4 years) to have miniaturized hairs at the very leading edge of of the hairline? Or in general, no matter how the shape of hairline is, is it normal to have miniaturized hairs at the very leading edge?
2) Can hairlines be genetic traits? My grandfather's hair receded a little when he was 15 but stayed like that till he was 50 when he started balding and my father also followed the same. So can teenage hairline or non balding hairline be a genetic trait?
05-12-2015, 04:43 AM
05-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Frontals have more miniaturized hair than the rest of the part. U r noticing it at very leading edge because that is the easily observable area. U can find something related to this on Dr.rassman's balding blog.
Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
05-12-2015, 05:26 AM
1)yes it can be normal in some people
2) also yes but you are a mix of mom and dad so it may not be exactly the same as one side of the family.
05-12-2015, 06:00 AM
Thank you for the reply Dr. Rashid. I asked the first question because my friends have such minaturized non vellus hairs at the very leading edge of the hairline an hairline corners. I see many women having it too. Since you said this is normal, shouldn't one look for miniaturisation beyond the leading edge, and if so, how far into?
Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
05-12-2015, 06:21 AM
This finding can be seen everywhere in the scalp. It is just more common and easier to see in the front. The ratio of these to other hairs is sometimes measured in a scalp biopsy by microscope, but visual exam isnt very accurate so it does not tell you much most of the time.
05-12-2015, 07:38 AM
Oh thank you for clarifying doc. I now have a better understanding. I guess the leading edge hairline and leading edge hairline corners miniaturized hairs are like a transition zone to a thicker line of hair. Thank you for the clarification sir
05-12-2015, 07:47 AM
Going by the same reasoning, if you were to check the of a NW3 with a leading edge(hairline and corner) miniaturisation but extremely thick hair every where else would you say his /her hairloss has stabilised for that point of time?
05-12-2015, 09:00 AM
I hope I'm not bothering you too much Dr. Rashid :)
05-12-2015, 11:26 PM
Any other views?
05-13-2015, 08:59 PM
1) Yeah, as Dr.Rashid said, it is normal. Yesterday I saw an older guy (20-21) sitting next to me with a thick head of hair. He had miniaturized hairs all along his leading edge. Info on this is also there on baldingblog