If you’re having trouble reducing the appearance of your receding hairline, don’t give up.
Dealing with male pattern hair loss is no fun. As many men get older, they start to notice a rapidly thinning spot on the crown of the head, accompanied by a receding hairline.
As your hairline recedes, it can take a toll on your appearance, making you look older and more disheveled. Covering up a receding hairline with a hat often isn’t an option, and it can be discouraging when you feel the need to keep your head from being exposed to the world.
While a receding hairline is nothing to be ashamed of, it’s also not something that you need to be stuck with.
In this post, we’ll outline some steps that you can take to successfully reduce your receding hairline, preventing it from getting worse and even reversing its thinning effect on your hair’s appearance.
If you’ve been looking for a way to reliably improve your hair’s health and appearance, look no further than the tips outlined here!
Step 1: Reduce Stress
It may sound like an old cliche to blame stress for your hair loss. However, a high-stress life is often a contributing factor that can cause your hair to thin out. When you experience high levels of stress, your hair follicles can spend prolonged periods of time in their telogen (resting) phase of growth. This condition is known as telogen effluvium.
In addition, stress can also release the hormone cortisol in your body, which can cause your immune system to weaken and have a negative impact on your hair’s growth. A high-stress life can cause a condition called alopecia areata, in which your body’s immune system ends up having a negative effect on your hair, causing it to thin and fall out in certain areas.
If you are struggling with a receding hairline, reducing stress in your life can be a big help.
Life can be inherently stressful sometimes, with work, relationships and other factors often causing more of a strain than you would want them to. However, by including health-promoting habits like exercise and meditation in your life, you can naturally reduce your stress levels and improve your overall health.
Step 2: Wash Your Hair Daily with DHT-Blocking Shampoo
One of the primary causes of hair loss for millions of men is a common condition called androgenic alopecia. Also known as pattern hair loss, androgenic alopecia affects 50% of men over the age of 50, and many who are younger. Androgenic alopecia does not cause complete baldness. Instead, the condition typically manifests itself in males in the form of a receding hairline and a balding spot at the top of the head.
Androgenic alopecia is primarily caused by high levels of a male sex hormone, or androgen, called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the androgen that promotes the growth of facial and pubic hair during puberty, the deepening of your voice as you age, and even the development of male genitalia in the womb. It’s a key component in physical development for both males and females.
However, because DHT is found more abundantly in the male body, it often more commonly has hair loss-inducing effects on males than on females.
While DHT serves important purposes in your body’s development at key points in your life, the hormone can start to negatively affect your hair as you get older.
When your body’s DHT levels are too high, your hair follicles can end up spending longer in the telogen (rest) stage than in the anagen (growth) stage of their natural growth cycle. DHT can also shrink your follicles, causing slower, thinner hair growth.
Fortunately, your body’s production of DHT and its hair-thinning effects can be inhibited by washing your hair with a shampoo that includes DHT-blocking ingredients. Natural DHT blockers include saw palmetto, stinging nettle, caffeine, Korean red ginseng, and others that are all included in GroMD’s DHT-blocking shampoo and conditioner.
Step 3: Use a Hair Treatment that Includes Minoxidil
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is one of the most popular topical hair loss treatments on the market. It also has one of the highest success rates of anti-hair loss topicals, working to reduce hair loss and promote increased growth by increasing blood flow and stimulating the hair follicles.
Rogaine is available without a prescription, making it easy to get without a doctor’s appointment. The treatment is also easy to apply, and is available in several different topical forms.
Minoxidil has a strong reputation and has produced great results for many men and women dealing with pattern hair loss.
However, the treatment is often more effective when used in the earlier stages of hair loss. Past a certain point, androgenic alopecia is more difficult to reverse. However, no matter what stage your hair loss is in, minoxidil may help.
One consideration to make when using minoxidil is that the treatment often can make your scalp dry and irritated.
To keep irritation and dryness at bay, pair the treatment with GroMD’s shampoo and conditioner. Our shampoo and conditioner combo includes argan oil, a powerful moisturizer that can help keep your hair and scalp hydrated, reducing any irritation, dryness or flakiness that may come as side effects of minoxidil.
Step 4: Be Consistent
Forming habits can be tough, and taking good care of your hair is no exception. However, the more consistent you are with your anti-hair loss regimen, the more likely you are to see better results.
Building up consistency with your hair care routine starts with daily use of GroMD’s DHT-blocking shampoo and conditioner. You can also maximize the benefits for your hair by adding GroMD’s follicle activator spray to your daily routine. This spray, packed with beneficial ingredients such as caffeine, biotin, saw palmetto and more, pairs perfectly with our shampoo, conditioner and consistent use of minoxidil.
Step 5: Be Patient
Seeing results from sticking with your hair loss prevention routine takes time, and patience is one of the most important keys to success.
Your best results will come after weeks and months spent taking great care of your hair There may be times when you are tempted to give up on hair care, especially when you are still waiting for your treatment to yield results. But don’t give up! Your patience can be rewarded with great results.
At the end of the day, preventing and reversing hair loss is all about taking good care of yourself and supplying your hair with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong.
There is a rhyme and reason to increasing hair growth, and it starts with understanding the root causes of your hair loss. Stress, hormones and aging can all be major factors that cause thinning hair, and addressing these factors at their roots can significantly improve the health and appearance of your hair.
Even if you have been struggling to improve the appearance of your thinning hair for a long time, there is still hope. The sooner you start treating your hair with DHT-blocking ingredients and making other helpful habits to promote your overall health, the better.
By sticking to a strong hair care regimen and taking good care of yourself, you can make a big impact on your appearance and the health of your hair and body.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.