Receding Hairlines: Causes, Myths, and How to Stop It
One of the best things about living in today’s age is the easy access that we have to any piece of information that we are looking for. As convenient as it is, it is also an issue when that information that we come across isn’t accurate. In regard to all thing’s hair related, there are countless pieces of misinformation and myths flying which is why it is important to check the credibility. Today we’ll be going over a few causes, remedies, and myths regarding receding hairlines.
What Is A Receding Hairline?
So what is a receding hairline? Well, they are extremely common and can typically be the first sign of hair loss. Impacting both men and women, a receding hairline is simply the thinning of your hair at the crown which can happen in the front, the back, or even both in some cases. During this process, the hair typically gradually continues to fall out and recede until both ends meet. Though most think that hair loss starts at a late age, a receding hairline for both men and women typically beginning showing after puberty.
Receding Hairline Causes:
Receding hairline causes can be attributable to a number of different factors. One of the most frequent causes of this is simply genetics. Our genetics play one of, if not the largest determining factor on what happens to our scalp. In addition to genetics passed down from our parents, hormones, specifically, DHT play a direct part in the recession of your hairline. Like anywhere else on your head, DHT causes hairs to shrink until they’re actually nonexistent! As previously mentioned, this effect of DHT can begin on either side of the crown until it meets in the middle.
Outside of genetics and hormones, our lifestyle from the foods we eat to the way we handle our stress and style our hair can lead to the recession of your hairline. Though people frequently cite stress as a major cause of hair loss, it is a very small reason behind the shedding. Your diet or improper diet can lead to your hair and scalp not getting the proper nutrients causing the hair to recede.
Hair Loss Myths
One of the most common hair loss myths regarding haircuts for men is that edging or tapering their hairline can actually lead to the start of receding hairline issues. This has actually been debunked! Cutting our hair isn’t invasive enough to damage hair follicles or to negatively impact growth. So go ahead and get that buzz cut. On the other hand, we have what is called traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is the weakening of hair follicles caused by hairstyles that pull on the scalp such as braids and ponytails. Though stylish the constant tug weakens hair and often leads to a receding hairline!
So How Can This Type Of Hair Loss Be Treated?
Luckily for those dealing with a receding hairline, there is hope! Capilia Orlando has a number of different options that can fit your receding hair loss needs from preventative to replacement. As we mentioned in one of our earlier blogs, the best thing to do to combat hair loss or a receding hairline is to contact us early!