View Full Version : 16 years old - going bald or going crazy? (pics)

12-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Hi! I'm 16 years old - I know a lot of people say I'm "too young" to go bald, but I know that it's happened before and I think the people on this forum know what they're talking about, so any advice and information would be very much appreciated.
About 8 months ago, I started shedding a LOT of hair. I went to the doctor, and was told that it was just a period of more-than-normal shedding that everyone goes through. Sure enough, it went away in a month or two.
But over the past couple of months I've realized I can see my scalp through my hair in places I don't remember being able to do so in the past. Maybe it's just in my head - but I'm convinced that this is the case. Mostly around the "parts" in my hair: where the sides meet the top. When I'm in the shower, I lose about 5-15 hairs, which is normal (I think). And throughout the day, i would estimate maybe another 25-50?
My mom's brother is totally bald, and it started around 23-24, according to my mom. Everyone else on my mom's side is thinning or already there, but a lot of them are over 50. And my dad has a pretty good set of hair at 53 with just thinning that comes with age, as do most of his brothers
I've included some pictures, and some opinions on whether I'm losing my hair or losing my mind over the situation and just scaring myself would be awesome. Thanks!




12-10-2011, 01:25 PM
your story sounds really similar to my story lol. looks like youre thinning a little bit though. you should go see the derma though so you can get more of a definitive answer

12-10-2011, 09:58 PM
thanks. i've thought about it for a while and i figured it's not really the end of the world.. but i think its just a little too early, you know?

12-10-2011, 11:12 PM
In those pictures your hair is/looks wet? It seems okay to me personally (especially if your hair is wet) I dont really see anything out of the ordinary but double check with a dermatologist just in case

12-11-2011, 08:27 AM
yeah, its a few minutes after i got out of the shower, it's damp

12-11-2011, 09:24 AM
yeah, its a few minutes after i got out of the shower, it's damp

then your fine man, wet hair always makes it look worse than it seems cause it bunches up.

As I said you could always double check with dermatologist tho (but Id say your normal and shouldnt be on these boads)

12-11-2011, 09:29 AM
lol dude calm down! There is no sign of MPB or what so ever (just my opinion)! :)

12-12-2011, 10:28 AM
At the moment, your photos show absolutely no sign of balding. It could be that a mature hairline is developing however.