Hairline is not really a line, but in fact a zone in which hairs become more fine and less dense until the bare forehead is apparent. It is important to understand this region of our head, the different types of it, what causes it, it’s signs, and how it can be restored.
The types of hairlines depend on many factors, including genetics, hormones, age, and lifestyle habits. Some of the most common hairlines for males are:
Considered most common in boys and young men, who have not experienced hair loss. They are relatively close to the eyebrows and give the appearance of a narrow or short forehead.
Also referred to as an average, or normal hairline. This type sits in the middle of the forehead and has a proportionate look to their foreheads. This is the most common type in men during their teens and twenties.
Cowlicks are patches of hair that grow in a different direction than the surrounding hairs. They can happen anywhere on the scalp, but are more common in the crown, or hairline. They can happen in both male and female but are more common in men with short hair.
Males may start to notice a receding hairline any time after their 20’s, this can be a sign of male pattern hair loss (MPHL), or androgenetic alopecia. Receding hairlines can take on the appearance of high hairlines, which make a large forehead appearance.
This is what separates a good surgeon from an excellent one, an excellent surgeon will take into account each person's unique head as well as their age to design a hairline that looks natural and age appropriate.
Prevention of thinning hair and hair retention becomes crucial to maintain a natural hairline once transplant has been done. There´re many options to achieve this, mainly through the use of treatments, either take-home or outpatient options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
As with everything medical or surgical, the very first step is to talk to a specialist, to determine the best treatment to restore your hair for your specific case, as well what are the correct steps to take after the procedure is done.
If you are thinking about starting a procedure for yourself or a loved one, we highly encourage you to talk to a specialist to make the most informed decision.
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Many factors can lead someone to experience a receding hairline, from a stressful lifestyle and medications to a hormonal imbalance and poor nutrition.
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Both offer a permanent solution to hair loss problems, with surprising results translated into a completely natural hair look.