One popular myth is that hair loss in men is passed down from the mother's side of the family while hair loss in women is passed down from the father's side; however, the truth is that the genes for hair loss and hair loss itself are actually passed down from both sides of the family.
Will you go bald at the same age as your dad?
Yes. There are chances. Apparently, the gene for Male Pattern Baldness isn't detected only on X-chromosome, androgen receptor locus, which comes from mother, but also from another region on chromosome 20 called 20p11 , which is said to be associated, through recent studies.
Can baldness skip a generation?
As with many genetically inherited conditions it is possible for MPB to skip a generation, however, it is certainly not assured.
What age do most men go bald?
By the time you turn 30, you have a 25% chance of displaying some balding. By age 50, 50% of men have at least some noticeable hair loss. By age 60, about two-thirds are either bald or have a balding pattern. While hair loss is more common as you get older, it doesn't necessarily make it any easier to accept.
Is baldness 100% hereditary?
For women, it is more common to experience hair loss after menopause. The balding pattern for women is commonly referred to as the Ludwig pattern, a gradual hairline recession along the part of your hair.  A study investigating the baldness gene in twins found that genetics account for 80% of male pattern baldness.
What are my odds of going bald?
What percentage of men go bald? Approximately 25 percent of men who have hereditary male pattern baldness start losing their hair before the age of 21. By the age of 35, approximately 66 percent of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss.