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What's your Norwood scale?

1 15 51.72%
 
2 9 31.03%
 
3 1 3.45%
 
4 2 6.90%
 
5 1 3.45%
 
6 0 0.00%
 
7 1 3.45%
 
Total:29

We all get older so how is your hairline doing?

The Norwood scale has seven stages. Each stage measures the severity and pattern of hair loss.

  • Stage 1. No significant hair loss or recession of the hairline.
  • Stage 2. There is a slight recession of the hairline around the temples. This is also known as an adult or mature hairline.
  • Stage 3. The first signs of clinically significant balding appear. The hairline becomes deeply recessed at both temples, resembling an M, U, or V shape. The recessed spots are completely bare or sparsely covered in hair.
  • Stage 3 vertex. The hairline stays at stage 2, but there is significant hair loss on the top of the scalp (the vertex).
  • Stage 4. The hairline recession is more severe than in stage 2, and there is sparse hair or no hair on the vertex. The two areas of hair loss are separated by a band of hair that connects to the hair remaining on the sides of the scalp.
  • Stage 5. The two areas of hair loss are larger than in stage 4. They are still separated, but the band of hair between them is narrower and sparser.
  • Stage 6. The balding areas at the temples join with the balding area at the vertex. The band of hair across the top of the head is gone or sparse.
  • Stage 7. The most severe stage of hair loss, only a band of hair going around the sides of the head remains. This hair is usually not dense and may be fine.

Last edited by numberwang - on 21 August 2019

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Still at #1 so far. My moms side of the family doesn't really start losing their hair until their 50s. If I were lucky, I would have my dads genes. He still had a full head of hair when he passed at 78.



Closest to #2. You should have used Karl Pilkington as a poll option instead of #7.



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2 - 2.5. It's been there for over 15 years and thankfully seems to have stopped. I have an uncle that was a 6 by age 16.



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I had something between 1-2 all my life. Thanks, dad.



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vivster said:
I had something between 1-2 all my life. Thanks, dad.

I've read that you inherit it from your maternal grandfather so you should thank your mother 



I'm more like 2, but that's how it been since i was a teenager



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crissindahouse said:
vivster said:
I had something between 1-2 all my life. Thanks, dad.

I've read that you inherit it from your maternal grandfather so you should thank your mother 

It's not like I needed more reasons to hate my maternal grandfather.

But still, I almost look identical to my dad, including the hairline. So I assume there is some of him in there too.



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I think closer to 1 than 2.
My dad doesnt have any signs of balding either...... I dont think balding is a issue in the family.

Alot of this is genetic right? not health or how you take care of your body, what you eat ect.



Judgeing by those pictures.... once you reach stage 4.... you just shave your head or trim it way down right?