I started noticing hairloss around age 21, and then REALLY started to notice it around 25. But it wasn't until last year (age 28) that it got so crazy bad and was going so fast to the point where i couldnt have it long anymore. The barber started giving me combovers. That's when i knew i had to shave it. I only just started on minoxidil 5 months ago (1-2x daily 5%), along with microneedling (2-3x/month 1.5mm with dermapen, 1-2x/week 0.3mm with dermaroller). I also started using RU a month ago. And i frequently apply emu oil and various EOs. Haven't really noticed any regrowth as of yet but i think the shedding has slowed down. My question is, what Norwood am i? How bad is it, and is it too late to do anything about this? Should i abandon all hope to regrow any hair after 4 months of minoxidil and microneedling? I will continue with the RU as i have about 1 more month worth of it left but this sh*t is pretty expensive for it to turn out to be pointless. I might switch to topical finasteride instead, as it's way cheaper than RU. Heres some pics. (One where i let it grow out for 2 months, the rest shaved) Any thoughts?