How to Deal with a Receding Hairline

A receding hairline can affect both men and women.  The first stages of baldness occur as the hair follicles in front of the hairline begin to stop maturing and producing healthy hairs.  There are ways that you can be effective at stopping or even recovering from this.  Here are a few truths and myths about things you can do to stop a receding hairline:

  • Truth –Androgenic alopecia or pattern hair loss is often gradual and if often thought to be genetic in nature or hormone changes.  One of the most important things that should be done to reverse the hair loss is to first understand the underlying cause.  For many the underlying cause is often tied to a variety of hormone levels.  By running thyroid and other tests the hormones in question can be determined and with supplements help to stop or reverse the hair loss process.
  • Myth – For many with the first stages of balding, Propecia is a recommended drug to reverse the effects.  While Propecia can work well for some areas of hair loss, Propecia doesn’t work on a receding hair line.  Propecia is used to disrupt some of the hormones that are responsible for disturbing hair follicles and has had proven results in areas of hair re-growth.  However, these areas are often along the crown of the head and not typical receding hairline locations.
  • Truth – Taking essential vitamins and minerals as well as adding amino acid supplements is one method to stop a receding hair line.  When taken consistently these amino acids can help to wake up your hair follicles, increase blood flow to the scalp, and encourage hair growth.
  • Myth –Minoxidil is often prescribed for those experiencing hair loss.  However, Minoxidil doesn’t work for a receding hair line.  While Minoxidil is a great topical medication that is often used to support hair growth, it has shown to be more effective in other areas of the head than the front hairline.  Minoxidil must be used consistently and applied at least twice daily to achieve the desired hair growth effects.

As you learn more about the various causes of hair loss, you can begin to watch for symptoms.  The sooner you notice your hair thinning and begin to take action the better results you will find with any of the products you decide to use.  Taking care of or correcting problems as they first appear is the best way to avoid going bald and reverse the effects of hair loss in the early stages.

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