Whether your hair loss is due to genetics, aging or caused by a medical condition, a receding hairline can leave you feeling defeated and can be devastating for both men and women. It is important to understand why your hairline may be receding so you can take a proactive approach to stop further hair loss.
Let’s dive into the top three reasons why your hairline may be receding.
As you age, it is completely normal to experience some sort of hair loss. This is because the rate of hair growth slows down, and shedding occurs quicker than new hair can grow. Women typically see a change in their hair thickness by age 40 and beyond. For men, a receding hairline typically starts in their mid-twenties.
Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern hair loss or female pattern hair loss, is the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. Male pattern hair loss begins at the temples and sometimes the vertex or crown of the head, resulting in a receding hairline and/or a bald patch.
For women, the hair typically becomes thinner all over the head. Androgenetic alopecia may be caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors.
All women will experience menopause at some point in their lives. This is when the body goes through numerous changes as it adjusts to fluctuating hormone levels. One common occurrence is hair loss. Hair loss caused by menopause is related to a lowered production of estrogen and progesterone.
According to the National Women’s Health Network, estrogen and progesterone help hair grow and stay strong. When levels of these hormones drop, hair grows at a much slower rate and hair follicles shrink, ultimately leading to hair thinning.
Men also go through a decline of hormone levels, which is known as andropause. Andropause carries a set of symptoms that are linked to declining testosterone levels, including hair loss. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen and a byproduct of testosterone that binds to receptors in your hair follicles, causing them to shrink, weaken and eventually die.
How Can I Treat My Hair Loss?
While a receding hairline may seem like the end of the world, there are treatments available that can limit your hair loss and help preserve your hairline. Don’t know where to begin? LaserCap Company, creators of The Original LaserCap technology, can help.