My hair has been falling out/shedding a lot lately. I am not sure if I’m balding or if it’s something else. The hair that is falling out appears to be extremely thin/fine and almost looks white/clear. My actual hair is not white as I am 20 years old. Is this a sign of male pattern hair loss or something else? Thanks for any help you can provide.
It could be simple hair shedding that all hairs go through every couple of years. However, given the hair characteristics of the fallen hairs are thinner and lighter in color, it could indeed be the beginning signs of male pattern baldness. If you’re not yet seeing visible signs of hair loss, you may want to consult with a dermatologist who can check for signs of miniaturization under magnification. After all, hair loss is usually only noticeable in an area of the scalp after 50% of the hairs fall out.
I hope this helps.
Bill – Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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