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Can A Receding Hairline Grow Back Again?

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Some people say it’s nature, while some say it’s not. Anyone it turns out to be, just know experts have confirmed that receding hairline is a sign of male pattern baldness.

Does this mean you should be afraid?

Well, I think you should not because it could also mean a sign of maturity. But you should be worried when the rates of thinning hair and falls increase.

So can a receding hairline grow back again? The answer is Yes, and No, receding hairline due to aging and hereditary cannot stop and grow back, while receding hairline due to environmental and medical conditions can grow back again if necessary medications interfere.

After researching this topic, this was what I found.

In this article, I have written down the major and minor causes, signs, and possible ways to slow down or stop receding hairline.

So let’s get started.

Signs Your Hairline is Receding

Here are signs that your hairline is receding.

  • The hair strands on temples become thin.
  • The middle hair may stay closer to the forehead.
  • Then the hair finally forms “V” shape at the widow’s peak.
  • Lastly, the thin hair strands at the hairline start falling, leaving the hairline scanty.

You can notice these developments with two clear photographs of yourself (before and after shot maybe 3-5 months interval).

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Receding Hairline Causes

Many factors contribute to receding hairline, but these first two connects with 90% cases I have seen since my career.

1. Genetics

The family trait has a connection with most cases of hair loss, grey hair, and receding hairline.

Dawn Davis, M.D., Dermatology, Mayo Clinic said:

“To assess your chances for hair loss, look at all relatives in your mother’s and father’s families.”

Hereditary can also determine how fast your hair falls, recede, the pattern, the extent, and the age it starts.

2. Aging

In men, baldness starts from the hairline as they grow older.

Studies have shown that receding hairline after the age of 40 is normal. And when you get to this stage, just know that there is no going back.

At old age, your hairline will continue to recced as you get older until you finally go bald.

3. Infection

Scalp infections like ringworm and dandruff can cause inflammation making it difficult for hair to grow.

And if not treated correctly and on time, these infections can be hair loss, which can start from the hairline or anywhere.

4. Lifestyle & Habits

Human stress, diet, and smoking should fall under this category.

“When you have a stressful event, it can shock the hair cycle, (pushing) more hair into the shedding phase,” explains Marc Glashofer, MD, a dermatologist in New York City

5. Hair Styling and Care Products

Hairstyles, product build-up, and tools sometimes add pressure to scalp and hair strands; Some build-ups can hinder the growth of new hair.

You shouldn’t underestimate the care and treatments you give to your hair; some can directly or indirectly affect the hair life cycle.

However, if you are a woman and your hairline starts receding as a result of the hairstyle you wear, if it’s not the permanent hair loss, there is hope that it will grow back again.


The raw truth is that no guaranteed treatment can stop a hairline recession once it’s started.

Notwithstanding, here are some possible remedies that can slow down or even stop and grow back receded hairline (depending on the factor responsible).

1. Cut Down the Use of Tools and Products

This remedy may not be very necessary, but it will help you figure out if hair products and tools are the things that contribute to your hairline issue.

Just a piece of advice, though.

2. Scalp Massage and Essential Oils Can Be Of Help

Researchers found that scalp massage and essential oils can stimulate hair growth and thicken hair.

However, this may not work for everyone, but a trail may worth it.

So add 5 minutes to your routine to massage your scalp and hairline. Also, feel free to try out essential oil on your hairline as well to see if it make a significant change.

3. Eliminate Stress and Anxiety.

Findings showed that smoking, stress, and anxiety have a link with hair loss. There’s no point doubting research findings when your hair is at stake.

Do away with cigarettes and stressful task; it’s not going to cost you that much.

4. Stop Hairline Shape Up

Whether myths or nature, some men still believe that hairline shape up can make your hairline recede more, maybe I am one of them or not.

However, I think you should avoid it (it’s not going to stop or make it grow back, but may slow down the process)

5. Allow Experts Handle The Situation

Sometimes doing it yourself is not enough. You need to bring in an expert for diagnosis and treatment.

Allowing them to do their job will cost you money, but they will help you find the cause and best possible treatment that will work for you.- if it’s not linked to the family.

The expert could be your doctor or dermatologist.

6. Go For Hairline Transplant or Micro-pigmentation

When you don’t want to embrace the upcoming appearance, hair transplant could be another option for you.

However, it not suitable for everyone. Opting for this demands for a review from your doctor and I advise you know much about it as well, so you will be aware of what to expect at the end (the negative and positive sides)

Another option that can replace hair transplant is micro-pigmentation.

Just like hair transplant, before you make up your mind- endeavor to discuss with your doctor to know if it’s going to be best for you.

Here’s an example of micro-pigmentation before and after.

Micro-pigmentation Before and After

Another great option that can fake and cover your hairline is the Toupee hairpiece or wig, but the pricing and cost of maintenance are not bank-friendly.

Other Helpful Remedies

  • If dandruff or ringworm is the cause, then strike it down with the right products.
  • Watch your diet because some nutrients your scalp and hair needs are present in the foods you eat. Consult your doctor or dermatologist for diet recommendations as related to your hair concerns.
  • Some food can also cause hair fall, as well.
  • Don’t use a hard brush on your hair, and don’t brush too hard or too much.

Does a receding hairline always mean baldness?

It is evident that baldness begins from the hairline, but that doesn’t always mean you are going bald, so don’t be too scared.

Can a Receding Hairline Stop?

Yes! A receding hairline can stop with or with the help of treatment. But will start again when the time is due (maybe on or before 40 years)

Now I Would Love to hear from you.

Did you find our article on receding hairline helpful?

Or maybe you have something that has helped grow back your hairline again naturally and would love to share with us.

Either way, do let us know by leaving a comment below right now, and don’t forget to share.


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I am Stanley. A Unisex Hairstylist, Writer, and book lover. After 12 months of the apprenticeship program as a stylist, I started working with my boss for an extra one year. This time frame made me accumulate knowledge and experience in the hair industry, of which I will love to share with friends all over the world through my blog.

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