Hi, I am 25 and male.
I have for the past year or so been losing my hair round on the sides of my head to the point that you can now see the scalp through it. The hair round my ears falls out even if I gently touch it and the thinning is worst just above and behind my ears to the point there is almost a bald spot above/behind both.
Although I am in early stages of MPB (between II and III vertex) could you please advise whether this is anything more than MPB – as pretty soon I won’t even be able to shave my head without looking slightly odd? Thanks
Hair loss around the ears is not from male pattern baldness (MPB), as that area of the scalp is considered the permanent fringe area. That doesn’t mean you do not have MPB, but it should not affect the hairs around your ears. It seems you need a diagnosis and I cannot provide that here.