Balding At 20: Here's How To Stop It And Regrow Hair

Medically reviewedby Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry M.B.B.S.
WrittenbyLuat Duong
Last updated

It's too terrifying to think that we are starting to go bald as early as 20 years old. We fear the look and feel of balding, so we avoid it like the plague.

Balding can be embarrassing at any age, but for men over 20, this is a personal tragedy. It's a sign of aging, a sign that you're running out of time! Just when you start to make your mark on life as an adult, this starts happening...suddenly it feels like everything is lost. Your entire identity crumbles.

I'm not telling you this to make you feel bad or anything-we all know there's no point in sugar coating things-I'm telling you because it's important to know that everything CAN be reversed with the right treatment and methods!

Is it normal to lose hair in your 20s?

Most people think balding is a problem that only affects men in their 40s or 50s, but this isn't always the case.

In fact, it's common for men or women to lose their hair as early as their early 20s.

Here's what others have to say about their personal experience with balding at 20:

"I started noticing my hairline receding when I was just 19 years old. At first, I tried to ignore it and hoped it was just a temporary phase. But as time went on, it only got worse. I remember feeling incredibly self-conscious and constantly worrying about how others perceived me. It wasn't until I embraced my baldness and started shaving my head that I finally felt comfortable in my own skin."

"Balding at a young age can be incredibly isolating. When all your friends are in their prime, dating and having fun, you're stuck worrying about your hairline. I remember feeling like I didn't belong and struggling to find my place in the world. It wasn't until I started connecting with others who were going through the same thing that I finally found a sense of belonging."

"I was devastated when I first started losing my hair at 20. I remember spending countless hours researching different treatments and spending thousands of dollars trying to regrow my hair. But as time went on, I realized that my baldness didn't define me. It's just a part of who I am and I've learned to embrace it."

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What percentage of men go bald in their 20s?

According to this study, almost half of all men have moderate to extensive hair loss.

The percentage of men with moderate to severe hair loss increased as they got older. This ranged from 16% for men aged 18-29 to 53% for men aged 40-49.

Research suggests that approximately 25% of men experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 30, and this percentage increases to 66% by the age of 60. Furthermore, the severity of hair loss is likely to be higher in men with a family history of baldness.

What are the stages and signs of balding at 20?

Balding at age 20, also known as early-onset hair loss, is often due to genetics. Stress, diet, and hormonal imbalances can also contribute. Treatment options include minoxidil, finasteride, and lifestyle changes. It's advisable to consult a dermatologist for tailored advice.

The stages and signs are:

Stage 1

The early stages of hair loss, where there is minimal h or hairline recession.

Stage 2

Moderate hair loss, where the thinning is more widespread, and the hairline has receded further.

Stage 3

Severe hair loss, characterized by extensive thinning and complete baldness.

What are the causes of balding at 20?

There are many possible causes of hair loss in your 20s, including-

  • Family history or genetics: If you have a bald family member, you may be more likely to experience hair loss. This is called hereditary hair loss (and it's usually permanent hair loss).
  • DHT: Dihydrotestosterone is a male sex androgen hormone that helps men develop male-body characteristics and hair growth. But a high level of DHT shrinks hair follicles. As a result, hair follicles die, and hair growth gets stopped.
  • Stress: Stress is also responsible for thinning hair and hair loss. Nowadays, young people are under a lot of pressure, leading to long-term stress and causing temporary baldness. Although stress-related hair loss is temporary, it can also accelerate the baldness process.
  • Lack of vitamins: Low levels of biotin, iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, vitamin A, and B-complex vitamins can cause hair loss and receding hairlines.
  • Autoimmune disorder: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system surrounds and attacks your hair follicles. Its attack on the hair follicle causes the attached hair to fall out.

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Before going deeper, let's take a step back and learn a little more about how hair loss at 20 can occur in the first place.

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Why am I balding at 20?

There can be several reasons why you are balding at 20. the most common ones are genetics, hormones, nutritional deficiency, stress, thyroid disorder, medical condition, medication, or unhealthy habits such as smoking, harsh haircare, lack of sleep, and lack of nutrients.

Men's most common cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness (also known as androgenetic alopecia). This hair loss is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors.

Male pattern baldness is characterized by a receding hairline and thinning hair on the top of the head. In some cases, balding men eventually go utterly bald without proper treatment!

Hormones play a vital role in male pattern baldness. Testosterone (the male sex hormone) is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

DHT is a male hormone that shrinks hair follicles, and too much DHT in the body can lead to hair loss. Again, the most common cause of hair loss in women is an autoimmune disease called alopecia areata.

Alopecia areata is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles. This can lead to a bald patch or complete hair loss.

How to cope with going bald?

Again, if you notice the first signs of baldness, you don't have to panic - there are certain steps you can follow to slow or stop the process.

Here are some tips on how to prevent hair loss:

  • Eat healthily: A healthy diet is needed to keep your healthy hair. Make sure you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Avoid crash diets: Crash diets can cause nutrient deficiencies that can lead to hair loss.
  • Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is vital for overall health, including the health of your hair.
  • Manage stress: Stress can lead to hair loss. Make sure you control your stress levels by getting enough rest, exercising, and relaxing.
  • Avoid short hairstyles: Hairstyles that pull on the hair can lead to hair loss. Be gentle with your hair and avoid styles that are too tight.
  • Use a soft brush: Brushing your hair too hard can lead to hair loss. Always Use soft brushes to brush your hair gently.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is hair loss at 20 normal?

We commonly believe that only older men lose their hair, but baldness can happen at any age. 16% of men between 18 and 29 have hair loss, so baldness in your twenties isn't uncommon.

How common is balding in your 20s?

Balding in your 20s is more common than you might think - 16% of men aged 18-29 have hair loss. If you notice any signs of baldness, there's no need to panic - there are things you can follow to slow or stop the process.

How to stop balding at 20?

You can do a few things to help stop balding at 20. First, try using a hair growth solution like minoxidil, finasteride, or naturally with Bio-Pixilin. You can also try using an essential oil like peppermint and rosemary oil. Lastly, ensure plenty of protein and nutrients for healthy hair growth.

Is balding normal at 21?

It's not unusual, but it's not the norm either. If you go bald at 21, you should see a doctor rule out health problems. Some treatments can slow down or stop hair loss. If you're worried about your hair, don't hesitate to seek professional help...

Will I go bald if my dad has one?

Many people think they'll be too bald if their father is bald. However, this isn't always the case. While balding can be hereditary, many other factors contribute to hair loss. Age, hormones, and stress are just some of them. So if your father is bald, you have an increased risk of going bald, but it's not a guarantee. There are ways to prevent baldness, even if it runs in your family.

How soon will you go bald?

The average man goes bald by the age of 20. So if you're in your twenties and your hair is thinning, you're not alone.

While it's normal to lose some hair as you age, balding can be premature and devastating. If you're already balding in your 20s, it's important to find out why and take steps to prevent further hair loss.

Can hair grow back after baldness?

Yes, hair can grow back after baldness. However, it can take time and patience for hair to grow back ultimately. Sometimes treatments or surgeries are necessary to promote hair growth.

Luat Duong

Luat Duong is a Copenhagen-based writer and content strategist specializing in hair loss and health. His work has been featured in MyHealthGuide, The Right Hairstyles, and Woman's Era. He is a graduate of Vaasa University. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.