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Does an Uneven Hairline Mean That You Are Balding? 

 July 8, 2021

By  Gabriela

It is normal for the average person to experience some level of hair loss, sometimes between 50 and 100 each day. Usually, the hair will regrow for most people, but if you have noticed thinning hair, bald patches or a receding hairline, this could indicate a slow hair regrowth cycle.

If your hairline appears to be more uneven than usual, is this a sign of hair loss in general? If so, what can be done about it in the long term and is it a sign of balding?

Hair Loss Indicator

If your thinning scalp has become noticeable, and your hairline is not what it was, this could indicate the beginning stages of more serious hair loss. Depending on how quickly this develops, if your hair regrowth has slowed and stabilized and the hair loss appears to be permanent, a hair transplant could be the eventual solution. This is because due to permanent damage to the hair follicles, being able to restore your hair to its youthful appearance may be difficult without one, and you only have to see hair transplant before and after photos to see just what a difference it can make.

Results can be life-changing, but a hair transplant isn’t suitable for everyone and is usually the last option someone would consider when experiencing hair loss. For example, you would usually not be recommended for one if you are under 30 and still have hair regrowth.

Understanding why you may have an uneven hairline is the first point of call, as it could be a temporary issue rather than a permanent one. This is why a hair transplant wouldn’t be the first solution offered, even if your hair loss is hereditary. Having a family history of baldness could be the main indicator of why your hair regrowth is slowing, but it isn’t always the only cause.

Lifestyle Factors

The good news is, your uneven hairline may just be a temporary issue and may not be a sign of the beginning stages of pattern baldness, which can affect men and women. There could be lifestyle factors that are contributing to this instead which should be ruled out first. Even if you visited a health professional for a consultation, they may suggest first making some lifestyle changes to see the effect it will have.

A common reason for hairline loss could be as simple as the way you style your hair. Tension alopecia refers to unnecessary strain on the hair follicles, usually caused by tight hairstyles that pull the hair from the scalp. If you wear your hair in a bun, ponytail, tight plaits and other styles that tightly pull the hair, this could over time cause hair to fall out and the regrowth cycle to slow.

By simply avoiding these hairstyles for a short period, your hairline should return to normal. Other factors to consider that could be causing temporary hair loss are the products you use in your hair as well as constant heat treatment. If you like to dye your hair regularly, blow-dry, straighten or curl your hair, the heat can damage the hair over time as well as pull it from your scalp.

The harsh chemicals in some hair dye, shampoos and other hair products may also cause long term damage to the hair and scalp. Again, by avoiding the stresses put on the hair, the hair should naturally begin to heal and regrow.

If you are concerned about any hair loss such as a receding or uneven hairline, you should seek medical advice so that a doctor can examine your scalp and help provide you with the next steps.

About the author 

Gabriela

A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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