I’m 24 and I can’t live with this anymore. What can I do short of a hair transplant?
You have what is called a Class 4A pattern of balding with a suggestion that it may progress back to the crown area in time. There is still considerable frontal hair present in the balding front, so maybe this will respond to either Minoxidil or Peppermint Oil, or the drug finasteride avoiding a surgery for the moment or even adding miconeedling which has been shown to work well in young men. If this doesn’t work, a hair transplant would work but you should find a good doctor and develop a Master Plan (https://baldingblog.com/need-master-plan-think-hair-transplants-photos/) to assure yourself that you will always have hair as you get older.