Hi, I am a big fan of this blog.
I am a male of 24 years from India and have been losing hair since I was 18. Here is the condition of my hair:
-I think I am Norwood 1.5 and my hair seems full to others
-I lost much of bulk on my balding zones, non balding zones are okay.
-I lose hair which are so thin. Most hair strands that I lose are thick at the tip, but gets so thin towards the root (the bulb portion). The root portion is also whitish in colour.
-My scalp is so freakishly oily and have dandruff only on the balding zone. Whenever I scratch I find hairs that are almost invisible.
-Some long hairs can be pulled out easily. They move in the slightest of wind while holding at the root. Those strands are medium thick but very lifeless.
-My crown is feeling very thinner. The scalp can be seen at bright lights
I think I am in early stages of balding. I want to do something to treat early before it is too late. I am a bit scared of fin but I wont mind giving it a try. What do you say about my hair condition? is it mpb? Can i take fin without seeing a derm? or should i wait for histogen?
If you’re seeing a Norwood class 1 or 2, that isn’t really considered balding. It is normal to lose hair daily, as new hair grows in (hair cycling). It is also normal for your hair to appear thinner under bright, direct lighting. All in all, what you’re describing sounds pretty… normal.
If you are concerned that you’re in the early stages of male pattern baldness (MPB), you should see a doctor. Do not just take finasteride without a prescription. It is a prescribed medication for a reason, and you must see a doctor (dermatologist or otherwise) that can tell you if what you’re seeing is even MPB.
I couldn’t tell you if Histogen or other future treatments will become a reality, or how effective they will even be, or when they will even be public. There are still a lot of questions about future treatments, but we’re all waiting to know.