i am eighteen years old and have noticed that my hair all over the top of my head and even on the sides to some degree has become finer. I already have naturally fine hair but it has gotten even more fine, however i still have a full set of hair. Does hair becoming finer always mean it is undergoing miniturization and balding or can it just be naturally occuring with age and not undergoing balding?

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There is no clear way to tell without a physical examination and history. If you are miniaturizing rather than going to a finer hair, the regularity of the mapping will tell. Real miniaturization will have variable hair shaft widths while a change to a finer hair will show complete regularity in hair shaft widths. A fine hair can undergo miniaturization.

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