are a number of female receding hairline solutions to choose from. Which is the
best one? This usually depends on several factors. For example, the underlying
cause of the problem often plays a role in your treatment plan. Your personal
preference may also have an effect!
First off, is there
any damage to the skin of your scalp?
Some types of hair loss occur when there is something wrong with the skin of the scalp. Changes of the skin on the scalp such as flaking, redness, itching /irritation, and scarring would make hair to fall out or stop growing. Sometimes damage to the scalp is severe, resulting open sores. If you have one or some of these skin changes on your scalp, this may signal a group of conditions called as scarring hair loss.
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hair loss can be attributed by several causes. Sometimes a negative reaction of
hair products (e.g. a new shampoo or hair dye) could be a trigger. In case when
your hair loss and scalp problem flared up after you started using a new hair
product, discontinue using the product right away!
a doctor if skin irritation or changes of your scalp doesn’t improve over a
couple of weeks. It may take time to see your hair regrowth, even the
improvement may not noticeable after the affected scalp has completely
you think your scalp problem has nothing to do with a new hair product, it
probably is caused by something else. Other possible causes of scarring hair
loss are as follows 
- Psoriasis, seborrhea, or other
- Fungal infections such as
- Lupus or other connective tissue
good news, with the right medical treatment, it’s treatable and hair will grow
back normally afterwards. Treatment depends on what causes your scalp problem.
For example if it’s caused by fungal infection, anti-fungal medication is
required to get rid of the infection.
What if your scalp
normal, healthy scalp – it’s less likely that your hair loss has to do with
skin conditions mentioned above. In such case, it’s not always easy to figure
out the underlying cause of the problem. But your hair loss’s pattern would
help a lot.
If you’re losing your hair just from certain places, especially such as your front hairline or crown, pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) is likely to blame.
pattern hair loss is usually characterized by gradual, diffuse thinning of hair
over the part line and crown. It rarely causes front hairline to recede. On the
other hand, receding hairline is often associated with pattern hair loss in men.
But this doesn’t mean that all women are free of it.
are less likely to bald following the male pattern hair loss. Although receding
hairline in female pattern hair loss is very uncommon, it may occur if there
are very high excessive androgens produced in the body.
pattern hair loss, you’re going into an abnormal shortened hair growth cycle.
With a shortened cycle, your hairs don’t obtain their usual length. You’re
likely to have increased hair shedding, also called ‘telogen effluvium’. As a
result, you would notice hair loss or thinning hair from certain places of your
hair loss is a genetic cosmetic issue. The risk of developing this hair loss
increases if you have a family history of the same condition.
hairline (androgenic alopecia) solutions
every woman would experience this kind of hair loss in varying degrees, so
you’re not alone. Women in any age group ‘after puberty’ can have it, though it
is more commonly found around and after menopause.
In general, we can say that female receding hairline is not more than a cosmetic issue.
However, the problem could be more frustrating in women. It can factor into a low self-esteem and feeling of unattractiveness. It often carries a greater impact with significant psychological stress that it does on men, because in fact it’s less socially plausible for women especially for those who live in a society that puts great value on attractiveness and youthful appearance.
it would have an effect on a woman’s emotional well-being and quality of life,
treatment is usually necessary. Shedding hair period may last for months
(around 3-6 months), then followed by 6-18 months stability periods. But if
left untreated, the problem is likely to progress in severity and become
advanced over the next few decades of life.
this type of alopecia has no cure. But a number of treatments are available to
approved FDA hair loss solution can be used for men and women. Some experts say
it’s less effective to treat receding hairline in men since it doesn’t target
DHT (dihydrotestosterone), an androgen that is responsible for most cases of
male pattern hair loss. But sometimes it’s recommended for female pattern hair
general, it’s thought that pattern hair loss has to do with the action of
androgens (hormones for numerous body functions, including regulation of hair
growth). Therefore it’s also called as androgenic alopecia.
the story is probably different in women. Unlike male pattern hair loss, in
which androgen have a role to cause the problem — the definitive role of these
hormones in female pattern hair loss is still harder to understand.
this reason minoxidil could be worth a try if you’re looking OTC hair loss
solution. Although it doesn’t work for all cases of female pattern hair loss,
some women find that it do carry improvement in their hair loss problem.
studies say? Minoxidil was quite promising to help treat female pattern hair
loss, according to a systematic review in 2012 .
can find it as 2% to 5% solutions. It’s relatively safe for most women.
Possible side effects include skin irritation, redness, dryness, or unexpected hair
growth in the wrong areas. The use of stronger 5% solution will make side
effects more likely. To keep safe, it’s good idea to always do a patch test
first to see whether the product is safe to use.
Does it carry permanent result? No, it doesn’t! People usually need to use it in long term to sustain the benefits. It may work best if your pattern hair loss has nothing to do with a hormonal imbalance.
In case when the problem is caused by a hormonal imbalance, which usually doesn’t respond to minoxidil, your dermatologist would usually suggest hormonal treatment.
treatment for female pattern hair loss is primarily aimed to reduce, control,
or block the effects of androgens. Here anti-androgens could be your best
solution – though it may cost a fortune (which is probably not OK if you’re on