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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 it’s the first 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 and hair fall increases.

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

After doing my research on this topic, this is 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 may stay closer to the forehead.
  • 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.

These developments can be noticed with two clear photographs of yourself (before and after shot maybe 3-5 months interval).

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Receding Hairline Causes

There are many causes of receding hairline, but these two are linked with 90% I have seen.

1. Genetics

The family is linked 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.”

This factor contributes to how fast your hair falls, recede, the pattern, the extent and the age it starts.

2. Ageing

In men, baldness starts from the hairline as they grow older. Also, studies have shown that receding hairline after the age of 40 is normal. But the sad news is that has no permanent fix.

Other Causes That Contributes Includes:


Scalp infection like ringworm and dandruff can cause inflammation making it difficult for hair to grow. And if these infections aren’t noticed and treated properly and on time. the next result can be hair loss which can start from the hairline or anywhere.

Lifestyle & Habits

Stress, diet, and smoking fall here. The things you eat as well can disturb the hair cycle.

“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

Hair Styling and Care Products

Hairstyles (women), product build-up, and tools sometimes add pressure to scalp and hair strands, Some build can hinder the growth of new hair. You shouldn’t underestimate the care and treatments you do 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).

Cut Down The Use Of Tools and Products

This 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.

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 just add 5 minutes to your routine to massage your scalp. Feel free to test out essential oil as well to see if it make a significant change.

Eliminate Stress and Anxiety.

Smoking, stress and anxiety have been linked up 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 gonna cost you that much.

Stop Hairline Shape Up

Whether myths or nature, some men still believe that hairline shape up can make your hairline recede the more, maybe I am one of them or not. But from my experience so far as a barber. I can’t tell if shape up can be the reason.

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

Allow Experts Handle The Situation

Sometimes doing it yourself isn’t 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.

This expert could be your doctor or dermatologist.

Go For Hairline Transplant or Micro-pigmentation

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

However, it not suitable for everyone. Opting for this demands for a review from your doctor and it is advised you know much about it, so you will know 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 to go with this- endeavour 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 out your diet carefully because some nutrients your scalp and hair needs are present in the foods you eat. some food even causes hair to fall as well. Consult your doctor or dermatologist for diet recommendations as related to your hair concerns.
  • 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 very clear and common 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.

What do you think about this issue?

If you are an expert in the field, can a receding hairline grow back again naturally?

Let’s hear from you now by leaving a comment below right now.


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I am Stanley. A Professional Unisex Hairstylist, Writer and books lover. After 12 months apprenticeship program as a stylist I started working with my boss for extra 1 year. This time frame made me acummulate 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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