We have a line of hair follicles that draws up the outside edges of our hair, this is called hairline. From a number of queries about hair loss problem, uneven hairline on forehead is a common concern. It can affect both men and women, which could be devastating and terrifying to both genders. What causes the problem and how to fix it effectively?
Your hairline looks weird, why is
hairline on forehead is a condition in which the hairline looks asymmetrical.
Typically, there is one side with less hair, farther back than the other side.
are many questions when it comes to discussing uneven hairline, but one of the
most common ones is probably what causes the problem.
First things first, natural hairline in most people is rarely completely symmetrical. It can change naturally with age, making uneven hairline more likely. This is also called maturing hairline.
The shape of hairline will usually changes slightly during puberty. This natural process varies by individuals. It may change very slightly, which is barely noticeable. But sometimes it could also be significant enough to be more apparent. Since the hairline can recede naturally, it’s likely to have different hairline than what we had at the age of 17.
yourself when and how the change appeared. The recession of maturing hairline
is usually mild, not aggressive. In case if hair loss is barely noticeable
(slightly hair loss) along with very mild recession, maturing hairline is likely
As your body matures, so does your hairline. Maturing hairline will stop on its own. In such case, treatment is usually not necessary.
factor to consider, the face may also change with age and become less
symmetrical over time. If the symmetrical of your face change, so does your
journal in 2018 showed that facial asymmetry might increase with age . Asymmetric skeletal remodeling
could be one of the contributing factors.
structures of your face do change with age and skin start to sag, it’s natural
to assume that your hairline may also be similarly affected.
uneven hairline on forehead usually occurs as a part of natural changes in the
body with aging, sometimes it could also be a sign of androgenic alopecia (a
common hair loss problem in both men and women).
women, androgenic alopecia is less likely to cause hairline recession. So it’s
unlikely to blame if you’re a woman.
men, androgenic alopecia often causes receding hairline that will get worse
over time if left untreated. In time, it will cause significant recession of hairline
with M-shaped pattern, in which hairline on both temples recedes significantly to
form an ‘M’ shape.
causes the problem is not fully known. But it’s often associated with the
action of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), an androgen. It’s thought that many men
with androgenic alopecia have sensitive hair follicles to DHT .
alopecia is hair loss that occurs due to prolonged tight hairstyles (e.g. tight
ponytails and tight braids). Repetitive tension from tight hairstyles may result
in destruction of hair follicles and hairline recession, causing uneven
hairline. This alopecia can affect anyone, including people with healthy hair
factors that may make traction alopecia more likely include negative reactions
from chemical relaxers or rollers, excessive use of hair extensions, and pulling
pressure on hair follicles due to excessively long hair .
most people have varying degree of asymmetry on the face, the same applies for
or some of your relatives have uneven hairline on forehead, and you don’t have
any hair loss problem to concern – then it’s likely that your uneven hairline
is your natural hairline and there should be nothing to worry.
androgenic alopecia also runs in families. So it’s good idea to find out
whether your relatives experience it or just a maturing hairline. In case if you
have a family history of receding hairline associated with androgenic alopecia,
you may also have one as well.
How to fix uneven hairline on
for uneven hairline is not always necessary. Even though if it has to do with
androgenic alopecia, some people may choose to ignore it! Because it is usually
nothing more than a medically inconsequential thing!
sometimes hair loss problem could also lead to psychological problems,
especially in women. Here treatment may be necessary.
treatment options are available if your uneven hairline is more than natural
consequence of maturing hairline. Treatment is dependent on the underlying
cause of the problem.
and finasteride are two conventional treatments approved by the FDA for
androgenic alopecia. They work as long as you use them continuously. If you
stop using them, hair loss is likely to return so continued use is required.
Minoxidil. The way of how this topical
treatment stimulates hair growth is probably not fully understood yet. But it’s
thought that it dilates blood vessels, improving blood flow to hair follicles.
As a result, hair follicles will have enough nutrients and oxygen supply to
sustain their normal life cycle.
remember, minoxidil doesn’t target DHT. So some experts say it’s less effective
than finasteride. Nevertheless, it’s quite effective to help treat the
recession of frontal hairline, according to one study .
takes quite a long time (6 months or probably more) to see a difference. You
may also have an initial period of hair shedding before noticing new hair
Finasteride. This ‘pill’ hair loss treatment
can block 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that increases the production of DHT in
the body. It may reduce the concentrations of DHT in the scalp by about 60-70
percent respectively .
it’s more powerful than minoxidil, it may cause more side effects. But in
general, it is well tolerated in most men. In addition; in general it’s only
approved for men’s hair loss (unlike minoxidil).
quickly it works? It also takes quite a long time, about 3 months or more, typically
depending on the number of doses you take.
Many people are not satisfied with two treatments mentioned above, so they’re
likely to look for alternative solution. There are some ‘potential’ alternative
hair-growth stimulating ingredients. These include saw palmetto, biotin,
caffeine, pumpkin seed oil, magnesium oil and emu oil.
although there are probably many potential ingredients for treating hair loss,
most of them are not backed by scientific conclusive evidence. But absence of
scientific proof doesn’t mean that something isn’t happening. In fact, we can
find some anecdotes end up growing supported by science down the line.
not bad idea to also consider trying different alternative ingredients as long
as they don’t cause noxious side effects.