What about bald females? Sometimes I just hate the hassle of styline hair.
And male-pattern baldness is definitely passed through the mother. It's on the X, which men receive from their mother.
This means that the baldness trait can be inherited from the mother's side of the family or the father's side. The commonly held notion that baldness comes only from the mother's side of the family is incorrect, although for reasons not fully understood, the predisposition inherited from an affected mother is of slightly greater importance than that inherited from an affected father.http://www.newhair.com/resources/hair-loss-causes.asp
For many years our schools have taught - quite erroneously - that hair loss is always inherited from the mother's father. Medical science now knows that baldness genes are passed down from both sides of the family. They also can skip generations and are utterly random in terms of which siblings they will affect. It is quite common for a woman to keep a full head of hair while her sister begins experiencing severe thinning in her twenties.http://www.bosley.com/hairloss/causes.php
Just some of the first few that popped up on google