I’m Obsessing and Stressing Over My Hairline (with Photos)
ok, here is my situation. i am a 23 year old male. i am black and mexican and have naturally thin hair like my parents. about two years ago i noticed that the left edge of my hairline looked a little thin while looking in the mirror. i never really noticed it before so i began to obsess over it. i spend every day examining my head not really noticing any change some days. then other days i begin to think i’ve lost a lot of hair. i’m not sure what to look for in terms of a receding hairline. my dad is 48 and my grandfather is 76 and they both have normal looking hairlines for their age as well as my grandmothers on both sides of my family including my mother.
i have been obsessing and stressing non stop over this and its beginning to get depressing. i’m losing sleep over this every night because i cant keep my mind off of it. also the part of the hairline that runs downward on the sides of my head have always been at a slant for as long as i can remember. i’m not sure if that’s even normal or not. i’m not sure if i’m just making things up in my head or if my hairline is really receding.
please help me find some answers, please! here are photos of my head.. feel free to post them
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Unfortunately, the pictures do not help me to help you. Even with the short haircut, it appears that you have a normal young man’s hair density, but a good examination for miniaturization (with a hand microscope) will show if there is any early balding.
What you might be noticing is slight hairline maturation, which is completely normal and nothing to stress about. You could do yourself more harm by stressing over possible loss, as stress could cause thinning.
I think the ‘slant’ you mention is just your temple peaks are very large and extensive but your hairline won’t reach that far unless you’re 5 years old so that’s perfectly normal. You certainly don’t seem to have any hair loss just from the pictures though I think you should see a hair doc just to get some peace of mind. On the off chance you have some balding you can halt it with propecia at your age. Though, if you have hair loss you can stop stressing once you know for sure.