Hi, I just turned nineteen and have become concerned about hair loss. The corners of my hairline seem high and an abundance of small hairs have sprung up around the hairline. Are these signs of recession, new hair, or can it be either? No one on either side of my family has ever been bald except my great uncle on my father’s side. What are the odds of me becoming bald?
There is no way to predict your hair loss completely, that is, until you are older. This site is full of information to educate you and if you are concerned, then take charge of your problem. The hairlines in men generally rise between the ages of 19-29 (see Maturation of a Hairline).
Overall, 50% of men develop some level of balding by the time that they are 50 years old and only 7% will have the most extreme form of balding, Norwood Class 7 (see image at right).