I am currently 24, I have been orphaned since 4 years old. so I have no idea if this problem of mine is linked to genetics. At about 16 years old I notice my hairline receeding, I was kind of ignorent then. About a year ago someone mentioned the (dreaded fact) since then I’ve been looking for alternatives to Medical drugs. I came across an article written about the 5-alpha Reductase inhibitors found in EGCG (green-tea)I was wondering if you know if and when there might be conclusive evidence with American Science, I do hope I don’t come off sounding like a (Jack-ass), but it really scares me to think that especially in (starting my own family )is lost due to the American Standard. Oh yeah on the Norwood Diagram, I am currently Type II.
What should scare you more is letting the hair be lost while you, as an amateur, try to do what hair professionals do every day. You need a diagnosis (even more important for you, because your genetic family line is unknown) and you need your scalp mapped out for miniaturization to find out if you are balding from genetic causes.
As far as green tea is concerned, I frankly do not know. If it really worked, more and more people would be using it and telling me about it. Just something to think about. I am curious, does one drink it or pour it on their head? Ha!