So thought i'd finally make a post. I'm almost 21, always had a thick head of hair that was so thick it wouldn't lie flat and would annoying stick out at the back of my head My hairline has receded a bit over the past few years but I convinced myself not to worry because my hair was so thick elsewhere. Over the past year or so though, my hair has been falling out a worrying amount in the shower/when i run my fingers through it. I've been growing my hair for over a year, and started to part it in the middle once it got long enough. As you can see in these pics, this parting is not normal and has definitely got worse over the past few months with the scalp becoming more and more visible. I'm not too worried about my receding hairline since it's not really gotten any worse but i'm becoming obsessive over the hair i'm losing from the top and crown area. It's got to the point where I don't want to part it in the middle anymore because of how thin the hair looks in the middle. Neither of my grandfathers went completely bald and still had a decent head of hair until they reached old age, my dad has a full head of hair, both brothers are in their 30s, one has a thick head of hair with no hair loss, the other has a receding hairline but no balding at crown. I've been called a hypochondriac, but as you can see i am definitely losing hair on top. how bad will this get? Should I just cut my hair short and start on minoxidil?