currently there is no ‘cure’ for receding hairline (if it has to do with androgenic
alopecia), you have a few options to regrow or hold on to what you’ve got. With
appropriate hair regrowth products, it’s possible to keep your hairline lower
as normal as possible. Unfortunately, we can find lots of snake oil products
out there. Also, each case varies so a little homework is required to find the
best one that meets your requirement most!
though there are many anecdotal reports of ‘potent’ or ‘alternative’
treatments, it’s hard to skip the conventional proven treatments such as finasteride,
minoxidil, laser therapy, and hair transplant. Which is the best one? There is
no clear cut answer since again each case varies.
Hair transplant could be your best bet since it promises a permanent, quick-fix solution. But it costs a fortune. So it sounds a good choice when money isn’t tight.
well it works is dependent on several factors. The main ones include the
quality of your donor site for hair transplant, the extent of your hair loss,
and the surgeon or clinic you use!
How about finasteride? In most cases, receding hairline is a consequence of the action of DHT, an androgen hormone. Men with pattern baldness usually have a genetic trait of the same condition. Their hair follicles are more sensitive to DHT, making miniaturization of hair follicles more likely .
Here finasteride, also popular marketed as Propecia, may help. It’s an effective DHT blocker. It can inhibit the production of 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that provokes high DHT production in your body. Although it carries some side effects, many people find it works effectively in treating their pattern baldness. In general, we can say it provides benefits that outweigh its side effects.
it’s also important to make sure you use it safely. Therefore, people usually get
it with prescription. You may also find it online, but be careful since it’s
easy to get scammed. Seeing your dermatologist /doctor is more recommended!
Since a comprehensive evaluation from a doctor /dermatologist is usually required for finasteride and hair transplant, this article is mainly focused on the other two treatments; minoxidil and laser therapy.
is probably the most common topical solution for hair loss since it has been
approved by the FDA from a long time ago. It was originally used to treat high
blood pressure (hypertension). But after a while, interestingly many people
with hypertension started reporting unexpected hair growths. Then not much
longer after, topical hair loss treatment with minoxidil was born.
are several minoxidil brands to choose from. One good choice to start is
probably the topical minoxidil solution from Kirkland.
topical foam solution contains 5% minoxidil. One study in Germany showed that
5% minoxidil is quite promising to help promote hair regrowth and reduce hair
Pros: Although Kirkland signature is not an exclusive brand in hair loss topic, we know it markets everything from shirts to garbage bags, this Kirkland minoxidil foam is worth a try. This is especially true if you’re looking for a safe budget alternative. With subject to same regulations and same active ingredient, it should give the same results as most topical minoxidil products.
at a lower price and available in a pack of three containers, about $10 cheaper
than Rogaine, we can say it is a good idea for your best budget foam treatment.
With 2.11 ounce canister, each container would provide about a month’s worth of
easy to use and comfortable! Just squirt the foam as needed on the treatment
area where you expect thicker growth. Once absorbed in, you may experience a
tingly sensation as the foam quickly dissolves into a watery liquid. The good
news, there is usually no ‘burning’ sensation.
Cons: If you scan reviews on various online marketplaces (e.g. Amazon and WallMart), you would find a few reported issues about a bit lower quality of the canister or probably the foam! Some consumers found it worked effectively at first, but its effectiveness declined as they used it for about half empty.
keep safe, purchasing it through an online site with a return policy is more
recommended. Costco Wholesale, for example, may offer it with a great return
a few people find it’s likely to cause side effect than Rogaine. But for most
consumers, this product is safe and well tolerated. If side effects do occur,
they are usually nothing more than mild redness, itchiness, or flakiness.
Kirkland minoxidil foam, Rogaine contains 5% minoxidil. Its effectiveness to
slow hair loss and promote hair regrowth has been clinically proven, according
to some studies  . It could be worthy of deal as
a ‘game changer’ for both men and women with androgenic alopecia.
Pros: Although it’s a bit higher in price, it’s more established than Kirkland minoxidil foam and other minoxidil brands. It’s the first FDA-approval brand to patent topical minoxidil solution for treating hair loss. With decades of satisfied consumers, it has more than enough testing done to confirm that it is a trusted, effective minoxidil brand.
product gets FDA approval for use on the crown of the head. However, decent
results are also likely possible when applying it on receding hairline. Some
people also use it for a patchy beard. Plus, it’s less likely to cause negative
reactions. It rarely causes side effects such as irritation and itchiness.
gain the benefits most, make sure the active ingredient (minoxidil) reaches the
scalp and gets absorbed optimally rather than just settling on your hairline.
That’s why, Rogaine foam is more recommended than Rogaine liquid. Also, the
foam version of the product is less likely to drip and be messy than the
Cons: Although many consumers have no problem with a bit higher price of the product, its price tag is still a drawback that stands out. And like other minoxidil brands, it also takes time to work. You’ll see a difference within months (3-5 months, which can vary by individuals).
in a few cases, it doesn’t work at all, depending on your situation. For
instance, it could be almost useless on a completely bald area. It’s more
effective for the first signs of hair loss and most effective if you’re at the
age of 40 or younger .
manufacture says it took about 20 years of research to create this easy-to-use
hair loss laser treatment. With a safe, effective low-level laser technology –
it’s quite promising to help stimulate hair growth.
it work on hairline? This may vary from person to person, but I think it’s the
best choice among laser comb products.
science behind hair loss treatment with laser is the role of low-laser energy
in stimulating hair follicle cells. The laser may boost metabolism of the cells,
promoting thicker growth and durable hair shafts. Some studies have yield
encouraging the effectiveness of low-lesser light for hair loss treatment  .
Pros: It’s worth a try if you’re looking for the ‘extra’ action of combing something through your hairline. It’s easier to use and quite affordable, though it requires manual use. Along with foam treatment mentioned above, it would provide positive results more quickly.
with safe FDA approval of 12 medical-grade lasers, it’s more powerful without
hurting your scalp. It won’t cause burning or something else. Just use it
properly, about 8 minutes each treatment and do it 3 times a week.
it is the leader in most laser comb reviews. We can say that the manufacture
has put in the research and time to make it.
Cons: While it’s the leader in the field, you need to spend $395 to get the comb. But it lasts longer – it’s a good investment (tool) that you can use for years.
effects are rare, as mentioned before. But a few users experience minor
irritation and itching. So it’s important to use it appropriately, read the
user manual and follow the instructions!
thing to consider, the effectiveness on hairline is not fully known. The claim
of the results is mixed. This suggests it may work for some people, but
probably not for you (depending on your situation). Like Rogaine, it’s usually not
effective for completely bald area.
derma-roller is a handy tool to help boost blood flow to the scalp by rolling it
on the treatment area. The roller is equipped with numerous tinny needles. It
triggers minor damage to the scalp, then the treatment area will begin to heal
and regenerate afterwards, allowing more production of collagen and better
it’s rolled over the treatment area, you’re going through a 3-step healing
process; you experience small incisions to stimulate inflammation (which
shouldn’t cause bleeding or pain), then proliferation (an increase of the
number of cells), and eventually maturation (recasting with scar tissue
As a result, you would have an increase of collagen and new skin cells from proliferation. Therefore this technique is also used to improve the appearance of the skin. This stimulation, which is also found in hair follicle stem cell proliferation, might induce thicker hair growth .