View Full Version : Am I experiencing hairloss?
06-25-2015, 06:29 AM
Hey I'm nearly 16 and I have been wondering if I have been experiencing hairloss or showing signs of MPB. My dad started losing hair in his late twenties but both of my grandfathers had full heads (one started losing hair later in his life) of hair and out of eight uncles only two have shown signs of hairloss. One in his thirties and the other in his late 50s, but none are NW7. I do have anxiety problems and I have been stuck on wether or not I am truly balding or I am just seeing things. The sides of my head have always seemed to be rounded though and I do style my hair in the front. Can someone please help me and give me an honest opinion?401594016740166401654016440163401624016140 16040168
The last two images show my hair when I was very young and my hair now and how i style it.
06-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Oh and another thing I forgot to mention is that I haven't been experiencing an abnormal amount of shedding. Also if I am experiencing hairloss what is recommended for young kid like me to help stop it?
06-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Do you have any pics of yourself with your hair back from a couple years ago? Have you always had a widows peak? Does any MPB run in your family? If so, which members and at what age did they start experiencing it. It looks like you may be, but it's hard to entirely diagnose without some reference points. In my opinion, For your age, nothing is recommended, except some natural supplements... You need to wait until your at least 18 to start trying things like finasteride and minoxidil.
06-25-2015, 08:23 AM
Do you have any pics of yourself with your hair back from a couple years ago? Have you always had a widows peak? Does any MPB run in your family? If so, which members and at what age did they start experiencing it. It looks like you may be, but it's hard to entirely diagnose without some reference points. In my40181 opinion, For your age, nothing is recommended, except some natural supplements... You need to wait until your at least 18 to start trying things like finasteride and minoxidil.
Thank you from what I can remember and looking at old pics I have always had those rounded edges to my hairline. The pic is 81 weeks old. My father stared in his late twenties but his brother has a full head of hair and I have one uncle the started thinning young but he still has some hair up top. I'm not sure when he started but that is only one of eight uncles. My moms dad had a full head of hair his whole life. The forehead wrinkles should show my juvenile hairline right?
06-25-2015, 08:27 AM
This also is around my 11th birthday I think it shows a widows peak.Ive also been told that the little duvet in my hairline is from my hairline cowlick and I have seemed to always had that.
06-25-2015, 08:38 AM
40183Here is another photo from when I was about third or fourth grade. Does it show a widows peak? Also can I please get other opinions I really want to know if I am and I'm really nervous because I don't want to start balding at such a young age.
06-25-2015, 09:11 AM
06-25-2015, 03:22 PM
Is a maybe the best answer I can get at this time? I'm super anxious and just want to know
06-25-2015, 03:48 PM
It is very hard to say if you are experiencing mpb hair loss right now, as you may just be developing a mature adult hair line. You are most definitely not balding in your crown or vertex area. Your left temple seems to be fine; however your right temple may have suffered from mpb hair loss.
Given that you are under 18 it is not advisable that you take any medication for hair loss because they can most definitely impact on your reproductive organ and its development. I would also not advise you to take Minoxidil right now as you may not even have mpb hair loss right now and taking it can indeed make your hair worse in the long run.
So, what can you do? Well, you stated that you suffer from anxiety. If you are on anti-anxiety medication you need to try to get off them as they are associated with hair loss. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which are used to treat anxiety and depression, can indeed cause hair loss. Also, stress itself can cause hair loss.
I would suggest that you try meditation, hypnotherapy or music therapy to try to deal with your deal with your anxiety issues.
In addition, I would also suggest that you do cardio exercise like swimming or running to get your natural endorphins flowing.
06-25-2015, 05:09 PM
*I would suggest that you try meditation, hypnotherapy or music therapy to try to deal with your anxiety issues.
06-25-2015, 06:05 PM
Thank you so much I have a question what is a mature hairline I heard that is just a euphemism for going bald? Also my forelock area and my right temple haven't seemed to recede at all as they meet the top of my wrinkles. Could my left temple be the first to go? Also most of my cousins seem to have a similar hairline to me but have more rounded ends. I have an appointment with a derm on the 28th of june and an appointment with a therapist of the 23rd of June. Could this just be my natural hair growing back in? Also is it normal for a male to develop a mature hairline at 15? Is this a sign for further hairloss?
06-25-2015, 06:06 PM
I have also always seemed to have had those rounded ends to my hairline. Is there anyway possible that I'm not experiencing any hairloss at all? I just don't want to be this young
06-25-2015, 06:12 PM
I understand how MPB works but could this just be my hairline changing as I go through puberty? I read that is a thing also my friends and family tell me that they see no difference in my hairline
06-25-2015, 07:48 PM
I understand how MPB works but could this just be my hairline changing as I go through puberty?
As males get older their hair line changes. The hair line you have as as child is rarely the same hair line that you will have as an adult. When I was a kid my hair line was round. When, I became a teenager I developed a widows peak. However, my older brother always had a widows peak from when he was a kid. You can not make or draw conclusions about your own hair growth pattern based on that of any of your relatives. Everyone's hair growth or hair loss is entirely unique. This also applies to identical twins. Male pattern baldness can also skip generations, and not occur to all male siblings .
If you are worried about hair loss the last thing you want to do is stress yourself out about it as this can lead to you actually experiencing hair loss. It is good that you took pictures of your hair now. I would advise you to wait another 6 months or even 1 year and take more similar pictures to the ones you have already taken, and then evaluate your hair situation.
As of right now, there really is no point in you stressing out about it because even if you did have male pattern hair loss it is not advisable for you to start taking treatments due to your age.
06-25-2015, 08:16 PM
Ok awesome thank you so much I know I am working on my stress!
06-25-2015, 09:02 PM
However in the end it is still a maybe if I show hairloss or a definite yes?