Tips // Receding Hairline
Published 12/17/18, 3:49 PM by Fleur Scalp Care
Dealing with receding hairline can be distressing. It can occur in both men and women but is more commonly seen in men. Women are more likely to experience hair thinning. Though receding hairline is a natural part of ageing, it can still happen to anyone prematurely at the end of puberty or throughout adulthood.
Hairline recession is an early sign for pattern balding. When the recession does not slow down or stop, it could gradually lead to balding.
The process usually begins above the temples growing into a distinctive ‘V’ shaped hairline in front. It could also extend back across the top of the head, resulting in a ring of hair around the bare scalp up top.
The best way forward is to get a scalp analysis to see your hair condition in high resolution.
Another common mistake is confusing maturing hairline with receding hairline. Maturing hairline is a natural process due largely to hormonal changes and changes in facial shape where the hairline moves slightly and often evenly across the forehead and not just above the temples.
Receding hairline usually begins early on above the temples.
At the early stages of recession, the hair above the temples may be noticeably thinner. Run your fingers through the hair and see if you notice a difference in texture and thickness as compared to other parts.
Maturing hairline happens pretty much uniformly across the forehead. If the recession happens only at above the temples, then it could be a early sign for receding hairline.
Don’t start panicking when you see clumps of hair in the shower drain after your shower. Losing 50-100 strands of hair is a totally natural biological process and part of our hair cyclical growth.
However in receding hairline, you may notice that the fallout rate is increasing steadily.
What are the possible causes?
Part of Ageing
Balding is usually a natural part of ageing for many. As the hair cycles through its shedding and regrowth, the follicles may be weakened or damaged resulting in slower regrowth.
Hormonal and Genetics
Stress and hormonal changes can play a part in receding hairlines. A hormone - DHT or dihydrotestosterone can cause follicles to shrink and may be linked to male pattern baldness. Family history of balding also seem to play a role in receding hairlines.
Though there are no outright cure for a receding hairline, there are still treatments and methods available to slow down and promote hair regrowth. It’s best to start by first identify the condition through a detailed scalp analysis.
A Balanced Diet
Our hair derives the necessary nutrients and building blocks needed for hair growth and regrowth. A balanced diet can help provide the optimum conditions to help your hair.
Here are the essential vitamins and minerals for healthy hair:
- Vitamin A
- B Vitamins
Biolight Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Biolight therapy uses an array of LEDs that deliver wavelengths of energy to stimulate the cells, improves blood circulation and cellular metabolism. Studies have shown the effectiveness of biolight treatment for hair loss problems. Find out more here.
Prevent Further Damage
Chemical damage and heat damage can also contribute and aggravate the receding hairline further. You can switch to gentler hair products and reduce or space out any hair treatments like hair straightening and hair colouring.
A massage not only provides a soothing experience but also help stimulate the cells through improved blood circulation. So take time to massage your hair in your next shower or leave it to professional hands and take a look at our Scalp Spa Therapy.
Early detection is key so it’s best to get started with a scalp analysis here.