Receding hairline (RH) is more common in men than women. It is commonly caused by inherited genes (it runs in families, though not always). Can it be prevented and treated? The treatment you need to follow to stop and regrow your hairline is closely dependent on the cause of the problem. For example, if it is linked to controllable factors, it may be reversible and medical intervention is not necessary.
In men, it is often associated with the early sign of androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness (the most common kind of male hair loss, it affects about 30 to 40 % of men), according to Cleveland-Clinic. It is more common in older men. Nevertheless it also can occur in the age of 20s (in a few cases).
In men with pattern baldness, receding hairline is the common early symptom. The hairline will gradually recede,which may also be followed by thinning hair at the crown of your head. Over time, this can lead to a bold spot at the crown and receding hairline on both front hairlines.
Again, the inherited genes often play a key role! Hairline that recedes is rarely associated with lifestyle factors.
Receding hairline is much more common in men. It is rarely found in women, including for those with pattern baldness. Instead, women with pattern baldness are likely to have thinning hair over their entire scalp, not specifically on their hairline.
And while men can notice the symptom as early as their teens, the symptoms of female pattern baldness is more likely to occur (noticeable) at the age of 40 or older.
In many cases, heredity (inherited genes) and hormonal changes are often to blame. That’s why home remedies alone are usually not enough to treat the problem – medical intervention is often needed to stop and regrow the hairline.
In the case when both mother and father don’t have pattern baldness, the answer of which one of mother’s side or father’s side that has more contribution to cause the problem is more difficult to understand. But it’s clear that having a history of pattern baldness on either side of your family can increase your risk, according to Mayo Clinic.
Inherited genes are not the only one to blame. The problem can be attributed by a number of factors such as certain medical conditions & medications (like cancer and its treatments), bad hair treatments, wrong cosmetic procedures, and lack of certain essential nutrients (poor nutrition) – but still, a family history of pattern baldness often plays a key role.
To treat and regrow hairline, there are several conventional treatment options to choose from. Here are some facts you need to know!
Another challenging issue to discuss is whether the treatment will provide permanent result. Each treatment has pros and cons. Finasteride is relatively more affordable, but the result is not permanent (you need to use it continuously on regular basis to maintain the hair growth). Hair transplantation is more expensive, but the result could be permanent.
Since the cause of problem is commonly associated with inherited genes, lifestyle approaches alone are not enough. But they can help improve the overall health of your hair follicles!
Natural treatments and home remedies should be used for ‘complementary treatment option’ along with the conventional treatments, particularly true if inherited genes are to blame. But a few studies suggest that some of these natural approaches may help a lot to cope with pattern baldness. These include: