High Hairline: Best Ways to Protect & Regrow Your Hairline
Developing what is known as a “mature” hairline doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re on the verge of going bald. It’s perfectly normal for a man’s hairline to move up by about one centimeter between the ages of 17-30. Still, it’s a good idea to get serious about hair care if you notice your hairline creeping upwards. Up to 80% of men (and some women) will experience a receding hairline at some point during their lifetime, so early intervention may be key to protecting your locks. A number of safe, gentle treatments are available to prevent and even reverse a receding hairline.
How to Protect a High Hairline
1. To look after your hair, take care of your body.
A number of medical conditions—including chronic stress and anxiety—can lead to premature hair loss. If you’re under 30 and already losing a significant amount of hair, you should visit your doctor to rule out thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, vitamin deficiencies, and other possible causes of alopecia. If your hair loss doesn’t have a medical cause, try improving your sleep habits, practicing mindfulness therapies, and adjusting your work-life balance to reduce stress levels.
2. Try an all-natural hair growth cream.
Chemical hair growth formulas have been linked to a range of potential side effects, so they’re not generally recommended as a front line approach to early hair loss. Instead, try an organic topical treatment that uses compounds derived from plants to stimulate hair growth. You can also try mixing your own therapeutic scalp oil using olive oil, castor oil, and a small amount of tea tree oil.
3. Avoid potentially damaging hair treatments.
Most at-home hair treatments, like hair gel, hair spray, and hair dye, haven’t been linked to an increased risk of hair loss. However, some treatments, like permanent waves and chemical hair relaxers, can injure the scalp and therefore contribute to alopecia. If you’re worried about your hairline receding, either avoid these type of treatments or have them done by a professional.
4. Consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP therapy is a relatively new addition to the field of hair restoration. During PRP therapy, platelets—which are rich in human growth factors—are isolated from a small sample of the patient’s blood. These platelets are then injected into areas of the scalp where hair cover is sparse. PRP activates hair follicles that have grown dormant over time, causing them to become productive again.
PRP therapy doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals or irritants, so it’s a ideal choice for patients seeking a natural solution to hair loss. This treatment is hypoallergenic and has no known side effects.
If taking preventative measures doesn’t stop your hairline from gradually receding, don’t be afraid to experiment with professional hair restoration. Advanced, minimally invasive procedures like follicular unit extraction (FUE) provide a permanent (and painless) solution for male pattern baldness. To learn more about the many benefits of professional hair restoration, contact Dr. Christopher Varona today.