Most of the people whatever stage of baldness they may be have hair on their sides .This holds true even if they are in Norwood 2 or Norwood 7. Even in hair transplant I have heard hair follicles from sides are used for this procedure.
Any explanation for this ?
Is this because naturally the hair follicles present here are resistant to DHT? or
In these regions we have occipital muscles as well as temporal muscles on the side . So does these muscles bring required blood to this region and help in lymphatic drainage?
Similarly many develop whisker type hairs on their sides . What might be the reason ? Quoting from keratin.com
http://www.keratin.com/ac/baldnesspatte ... ears.shtmlit is a commonly held belief among dermatologists that development of whisker like hair above and behind the ears is an indicator of future severe androgenetic alopecia. The underlying cause of whisker hair development is not known but is assumed to be related to the influence of androgens. The link between whisker hair and pattern baldness has not been investigated with any detail. It's development is most frequently observed in young men of late teenage years or early twenties
I myself have whisker hairs and this depressing fact was one of the reasons that I reached this website before an year. In fact I also have observed several persons who had this whisker type hairs have developed severe MPB.