Why do some men go bald from the hairline and others go bald from the crown?


Is there a biological reason that some men go bald from their hairline and some men go bald from their crown?

I’ve seen some men that look fine from the front and then they’ll have a bald patch on the back.

Or, like me, my hairline is going back but my crown is still full and thick.

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Dihydrotestosterone and DNA play a major role in the loss of hair, so sometimes you get a receding hairline and sometimes male pattern baldness. https://youtu.be/zxR5K8zqdEw




I think the jury is still out on this one, but I have heard a compelling theory that head shape may have something to do with it. Higher domed heads may be at more risk for balding at the vertex because the skin is more taught and gets less blood flow https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18789604/#:~:text=Studies%20of%20human%20cranial%20anatomy,facial%20and%20body%20hair%20growth.