What is a widow's peak hairline?


A widow's peak is a distinct hairline that forms a “V” shape when the hairline comes together in the middle of your forehead, it can be very distinct or very subtle. The name actually comes from a type of hood worn by widows in 18th century England, that had that very distinct form of a falling pint on the middle of the forehead.


Is a Widow’s peak a sign of receding hair?

This hairline is surrounded by many myths, but one of the most popular is if a widow's peak can be a sign of hair receding. The answer is yes, but only if the hairline developed a widow’s peak later in life. If the original shape of the hairline was as a widow’s peak then it's a no, but that doesn't mean that it can’t recede or mature.

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What are the causes?

There is no concrete cause for the appearance of a widow's peak, although it is very possible that it is related to genetics.

A widow's peak is a natural hairline for those who inherited it from their parents, but it can also be a sign of a receding hairline for those who start developing one in their adulthood.

If you feel that you are developing a widow's peak, and is not your natural hairline, we recommend consulting with a hair professional.