Early signs of hair loss can be quite a worry for some and sometimes it can be quite confusing to know if it’s a problem that needs addressing or not. We get a lot of questions regarding hairlines and if your hairline is a sign of future hair loss.
An uneven hairline is a relatively common issue and can be experienced by both men and women. There are a few different reasons you could be experiencing an uneven hairline.
In your younger years, you might notice that your hairline changes slightly and can become further back or slightly uneven. As you age, your body changes in many different ways – which is completely normal and similar to this, your hair will change too.
The process is known as a maturing hairline and your hairline will become slightly higher. The most obvious change happens to the hairline in the teenage years and your juvenile hairline will change from having slightly rounded edges and being quite low to becoming slightly higher up and less defined.
In most cases, you’ll start to notice a maturing hairline at around the age of 17 but this can differ from person to person. The maturing hairline can for some become uneven, however, it is not always a sign of future hair loss to come.
An uneven hairline can often look like a receding hairline that is caused by hair loss, however, it could simply be a genetic hairline that you have inherited from another member of your family. Your hairline might sit naturally further back on one side of the scalp than the other, it doesn’t always mean that you’re going to then experience hair loss.
Traction alopecia is a hair loss that happens gradually and is caused by a pulling force on the hair that can happen when you have tight hair styles such as ponytails, buns, or braids. This can happen to both men and women. If you feel as if your hairline is uneven due to traction alopecia it is recommended to try a looser hair style.
Male pattern baldness is one of the most common types of hair loss and it can be one reason that your hairline can change and appear uneven. Male pattern baldness is caused as a result of hair follicles shrinking due to the effect of two androgenic hormones, testosterone and dihydrotesterone (DHT).
The hormones work to break down the growth cycle and over time they shorten the growth cycle, however, the shedding stage will remain the same, this change in the growth cycle can result in you losing hair faster than it can grow. Overtime, this can cause the hairline to recced and for some look uneven. Unfortunately, there is no cure for male pattern baldness and it is likely that the hair loss will continue.
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