Avoid receding hairline (for men)

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Hair loss comes with age. We men tend to think that we'll age 'gracefully' with a head full of hair past our prime. Most of us know a receding hairline is more common in men than women! About the age of 36, quite a number of us will begin experiencing a bit of hair loss. By 50, others might already have pronounced baldness due to thinning hair. It may seem terrible, but there are a couple of ways we can tackle this hair issue. Causes like infections, diet, chemical hair products, stress, even drugs! Some of these things we can avoid completely.

Before you opt to see that dermatologist, it's better to try to identify factors that may be contributing to your receding hairline.



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    Managing stress
    Are you stressed? Actually, stressful events can affect our systems, altering our natural hair growth. Major stresses can cause up to 40% of hair loss in men. Finding ways to manage your stress levels should become a priority for any man trying to counter that receding hairline.
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    Eat healthy foods
    It's important to ensure that our bodies are getting the right amount of vitamins. Sometimes our bodies' project poor health in hair follicles even before the real illness is diagnosed. Stick to eating healthy nutritious foods. Remember that you should never over-consume one particular kind of vitamin.
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    Styling hair
    For the guys with long hair - don't pull back your hair in styles that are too tight. Don't bind your hair for long periods because this will pull the hair out, damaging your hair follicles in the process. Over time, this results to a receding hairline.
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    Scalp massages
    Scalp massages help improve and enhance the blood flow to our hair follicles. This blood transports vitamins and nutrients necessary for hair growth. Scalp massages include the use of essential oils like rosemary, lavender and cedar wood to prevent hair loss. Hair follicles will not survive without an adequate blood flow.
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    Damage from chemicals
    The use of chemicals on hair can lead to hair thinning, contributing to hair loss. Most people want to enhance the look of their hair through chemical means, but worry about hair loss. If you really want to use chemicals on your hair, it's best to consult with and get it done by a licensed beautician. Avoid performing chemical treatments by yourself as you might over-apply these chemicals on your scalp, which is very dangerous to your hair follicles. Any chemicals used on your hair, by your own hand, or a professional's, cause damage to your hair, scalp, and follicles.
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    Prescribed medications
    If you have tried natural ways to grow back your hair or reduce that receding hairline and it's not entirely working out, it's advisable to visit a dermatologist. There are specialists in this field and he/she will provide you with the best and most appropriate medical advice according to the stage of hair loss you are in.
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Receding Hairline in Men Due to Stress

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Stress is considered one of the leading causes of a receding hairline in men. High stress levels can lead to the progression of a receding hairline. Emotional stress is a type of stress that can affect your body in profound ways. Men are prone to this, especially when they are in a situation where they cannot handle or cope with stress. Sometimes, men have a hard time balancing their time for their work, family, and friends. Experiencing a high level of emotional stress for a long time can cause a receding hairline and thinning hair. Other stresses on the body contributing to hair loss include chronic disease, sudden illness, and surgery. You will also become stressed if you don't take the nutrients your body requires. An example of this is when you go on a crash diet. Nutrients provided by your previous diet, are now not being provided, so the body will be stressed out, leading to hair loss. But if your body is able to regain its health, you'll notice that your hair will also start growing back.

Why Some Men Don't Recede/Lose Their Hair

Men are more prone than women to hair loss or receding hairlines, but why is it that some men don't have this issue? There are several factors that can lead to thinning hair like stress, poor nutrition, heredity, hormonal disorders, infections, and illness. So, if we look at those cases, we can conclude that other men don't recede or lose their hair because:

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    Healthy Living
    They receive all the nutrients needed to stay healthy. There are several foods that can make your hair healthy and strong that can help to avoid hair loss, like vegetables and water.
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    Stress Management
    They deal with stress differently. It is not that they are not stressed, although that can be the case, men all have a different way of coping with stress. Maybe those men who do not suffer from hair loss are those who can juggle their duties and responsibilities more easily, and have an outlet for stress that may or may not includes sports, yoga, and hobbies.
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    Medications can cause hair loss
    They don't take certain medications. Since they are healthy, it can be concluded they do not have illnesses or infections or hormonal disorders. If these men are healthy, they do not have to take medications that may contribute to thinning of hair.
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Why A Receding Hairline is Most Common in Men

A receding hairline is most common in men due to specific hormones called "Androgen" and "Testosterone". Androgen and Testosterone play a vital role in the cause of a receding hairline. Male pattern baldness, also known by its medical term, Androgenic Alopecia, is essentially due to the shrinking of the hair follicles, thus making the hair strand thinner, eventually leading to hair loss and worse, baldness. If a male has hair follicles that are genetically inclined to react with the hormone androgen, they will more than likely be prone to a receding hairline at some point in their life. In addition, the hormone "Testosterone" can react with the enzyme, 5-AR or 5-alpha reductase, which could lead to Androgen Dihydrotestosterone. This, in turn, affects the growth of hair, causing hair loss and a receding hairline. Thinning hair or a receding hairline is also hereditary and found in inherited genes. If your father and mother have receding hairlines, the children, especially the males, are prone to receding hairline too.

Men are more prone to oily skin. Oily skin can cause dandruff and dandruff may eventually lead to hair thinning or a receding hairline. The follicles may be clogged if you have oily skin. Oily skin attracts more dirt and so these can clog the hair follicles. Once the hair follicles are clogged, it may inhibit the natural growth of the hair and this leads to baldness.

Reasons and Types of Hair Loss for Men

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    Steady Loss of Hair
    With the loss of nutrients, the hair follicles can eventually die, leading to hair loss. The right nutrients are needed in order to keep up the healthy growth of hair. If you are losing hair steadily over a month, or several months, then you will need to pay attention to exactly what you are putting into your body or what you are not putting into your body that may be causing this hair loss. The nutrients that need to be put into the body to ensure hair growth are iron, biotin, and zinc. You can get these nutrients by consuming broccoli, spinach, eggs, and multivitamins. These multivitamins are all found in Centrum.
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    Abrupt Hair Loss
    When your hair loss is triggered suddenly, it can be a result of physiological factors that include trauma or depression. This condition is referred to as "Telogen Effluvium", when the hair seems to fall out rapidly. The best way to help with the hair loss is to help yourself, and address whatever issues you are dealing with. This may include seeing a therapist.
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    This is when you do not fully lose all your hair at once but instead lose your hair in patches, leaving bald spots on your head, and elsewhere. This is a condition called, "Alopecia Areata". The cause and cure for Alopecia are not currently known. It's best to seek the help of a dermatologist who can give injections in order to aid the loss of hair in patches.
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    Round Scalp Patches
    The scaly patches on the head are caused by a fungal infection. This happens when the white blood cells start to harm the hair follicles. The only way to cure this infection is to purchase an anti-fungal shampoo over the counter.
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Difference in Hair Recession of Men and Women

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    Men and women's hair tends to go through different changes as they age
    Generally, a man's hair will gray at the temples or sideburns. This slowly spreads around the scalp. The head's crown may also thin out or bald altogether during their hair receding days.
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    Woman's hair, on the other hand, mostly starts to go gray at the center front of the forehead, and then it spreads backward throughout the head
    Women's hair tends only to thin, rather than her going bald. What's more, when a woman's hairline recedes, it isn't as noticeable. There are more options for hairstyles that disguise the problem. However, as women age, their hairline can indeed thin out and appear as though they are receding. Much of this is due to a hormone imbalance.
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Statistics About Losing Hair/Receding Hairline

Thinning of hair or a receding hairline is most common in men. By the age of 35, about 40 percent of men report noticing substantial hair loss, while women only start to show signs of hair loss at around the age of 50, with only about 40 percent of women complaining about substantial hair loss. In men, by the age of 60, the percentage of men who suffer from hair loss increases to 65 percent, and by the age of 80, about 70 percent of men notice substantial hair loss or baldness. In women, by the age of 80, there about 55 percent are affected by thinning of hair.

Based on a study in 2010, conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration, over 923,599 individuals across the globe have sought the assistance of Trichologists and various hair loss professionals to fight against hair loss annually. According to this study, surgical hair restoration has increased to a $1.87 billion dollar business in 2010, with 279,381 recorded procedures. Hair loss in Asian women also seems to be prevalent and in India, there are about 45 billion men and 20 million women suffering from hair loss.

Tips, Tricks & Warnings

  • Maintain a healthy body.
  • Observe proper hygiene.
  • Try to avoid stress.
  • If the stress is unavoidable, try to cope positively with the stress.
  • So you will not be stressed, try to solve your problems as soon as possible.
  • Seek advice from your family or friends if you are undergoing stress.
  • Ask your doctor what measures you can do to regulate a receding hairline.
  • Avoid crash diets, especially if you have not consulted with your doctor.
  • If you cannot regulate your receding hairline, try to accept it, because it can also be caused by other factors, not just stress.
  • Being adversely affected by receding hairline might cause more stress and may enhance the progression of baldness.

Tips and What to Do to Avoid A Receding Hairline

These tips, in no particular order, can help you avoid your hairline from receding even more, and deal with the issue of hair loss.

Normal Hair Loss

Alas, even if you are a very healthy person, it is normal that you may be losing hair actually, from 50 to 100 hairs every day, and that's just from your head. If you think you are losing more than 100 hairs a day, it is time you talk to your dermatologist or doctor about this issue. They can determine the reason you are losing more hair than the average daily amount. It is possibly due to age or medical issue. Your dermatologist or doctor can give you the right treatment for your losing hair. If you do notice that you are suddenly losing a lot more hair than usual, it may be an indication there is something else going on with your health that you need to address.

Damaging Hair Due to Excessive Use of Chemicals

Are you are thinking of having your hair enhanced by getting it relaxed, colored, permed or straightened, but you are too nervous to do it on your own? It is best that you leave it to the experts, to the licensed beauticians as they are trained to determine if it's good for your hair or not. It has believed that too much use of chemicals can cause hair thinning that can lead to hair loss. Remember that hair coloring, relaxer, and straightening, contain chemicals that can damage your hair, so best not to do it yourself, or perhaps consider not doing it at all. If you do, make sure that you leave sufficient time between treatments - 6 to 8 weeks between coloring and longer for the others.

Hair coloring causes less damage than permanent waves and straightening. The more often you have these procedures performed; the more damage will be done to your hair. If you wear your hair in dreadlocks or tight braids, you may cause extensive damage to your hair follicles (roots), as the tightness of these hairstyles puts a lot of stress on the follicle.

There are some drugs and medicines being offered on the market and promising you faster hair growth, but it is best not to take those medicines as you take them at your own risk. It's wise to consult your doctor or dermatologist and let them advise you properly on which medication will work best for you.

Avoid also using gels, mousse and even waxes to style your hair. Some of the gels contain alcohol which can affect hair loss and they are hard to remove. If you want to remove gel or wax from your hair, it is best that you use a conditioner and thoroughly wash it out after 5 minutes.

Select the Right Bedding

It is believed that using silk or satin pillowcases can help prevent hair loss. This is due to less friction of your head is moving around the pillow. The fact the flannel and cotton can cause more friction makes these materials less desirable. If you choose silk or satin, your hair will just slide across the pillow rather you're your hair getting tugged by the fabric.

Eat Only Healthy Foods

As the master of your body, it is best that you eat healthy foods to ensure that you have minerals and vitamins in your body. If your body is not in a good condition, the first place it will show up is in the fingernails and the hair long before an illness will manifest.

You need to have the right amount of nutrients. Do not take too much of one type of vitamins such as Vitamin E or A. Proper diet is the main key. Also, take Advecia at the same time to help you slow your hair loss and to block DHT.

Accept the fact that there are also some people who are facing hair loss due to heredity, genes that have been passed down generation to generation. This is the primary cause of hair loss. Although it may seem hopeless, supplements and a healthy diet will, at the very least, help.

Supplements and a Healthy diet have a role to play in the growth of hair. Here are the elements that you need to take:

"Vitamin C": Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can prevent hair loss. Any vegetables and fruits are recommended, with a daily intake of 500mg to 1000mg, at least twice a day. Examples are Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Grapes and much more.

"Vitamin D": Vitamin D can also be received through sunlight for your skin, but it is best that you take extra to avoid deficiencies in the hair. Recent research says you can take a dose as high as 4000 IU but 400IU is usually enough.

Eating fish is also a good source of Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids. As mentioned, Vitamin D can help you prevent hair loss. It is best that you include more fish in your diet.

"Vitamin B": Vitamin B can help you reduce the stress that will cause hair loss. It is best that you take Vitamin B complex. Vitamin B is usually found in brewer's yeast and red meat. A combination of a proper diet and natural supplements can prevent hair loss.

"Keep up your iron level": Anemia is common to a woman and one of the causes of unexpected hair loss. Adding iron rich foods to your diet, like pumpkin seeds, tofu or quinoa, will boost your iron level.

Styling your Hair

Did you know that the way you style your hair may be causing you to lose it? Don't choose styles that require too much pulling - pulled tight using a rubber band/ elastic band, braids, cornrows, pony tails and dreadlocks - for prolonged tension on the hair will cause damage to the roots (follicles), resulting in hair loss. At the very least, use more modern elastics that are gentler on the hair.

Damaged Hair Due to Illness

When you feel you about to have an illness, or you already are ill, it is best that you take care of yourself and regain your health. It's best to contact your doctor as soon as you feel ill, or if necessary, go to the nearest hospital to get prescribed medication. Failure to comply with your doctor's recommendations will result in your body having a hard time fighting whatever illness you're dealing with, leaving less energy for your hair, and eventually leading to hair loss. Almost any illness affects the hair and nails before it affects the rest of the body.

The Wive's Tail

Standing on your head, although it will send more blood to your head, will not help at all regarding hair loss. It has more to do with age and hereditary, and you'd have to stand on your head a long time for it to have any effect on the hair follicles. Likewise wearing a hat has no effect at all on hair loss.

Avoid Using a Hard Brush

Getting your hair sleek and straight by applying too much force while combing your hair can easily damage your hair. If you put too much force, you might be pulling your hair out of your head by the roots. If this is happening, you'll notice a lot of extra hairs in your comb or brush. Make sure that you comb your hair gently and use hair conditioner to comb through it easier.

Avoid Alcohol

Avoiding alcohol does not mean to stop drinking alcoholic drinks. This means that you avoid applying hair treatments or anything that contains alcohol.

Activate Dormant Hair Follicles and Stimulate Hair Growth

First of all, you need to agitate and invigorate the scalp. This encourages increased blood flow to the scalp. The increased blood flow brings the dormant hair follicles out of dormancy and back into an active growth phase. You can use The Hairway method or Maliniak natural techniques to activate dormant hair follicles.

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Manage Your Stress

Our hair has a natural cycle for growing. Some stressful events can disturb the normal flow of this cycle and can result in hair loss. The natural cycle of our hair is 85% of hair is still growing, and 15% are mature hair already and when you get stressed, up to 40% of your hair will start dying.

Conditioning Your Hair

It is important that you condition your hair. From chemicals to color or relaxing, to toxins in the air and pollution, your hair needs a little TLC. After shampooing, add some conditioner. Let it sit on the hair for a minute or longer for more damaged hair, and then rinse. It softens the hair and makes it much easier to comb, plus there is the added bonus of it getting rid of static. Here are some recipes for hair conditioners.

Hot oil Treatment


  • Half a cup of organic sunflower oil or organic soybean oil
  • 8 drops oil of sandalwood
  • 8 drops oil of lavender
  • 8 drops oil of geranium

All you need to do with the ingredients and warm them up to a temperature that you can apply without discomfort. After you have warmed the ingredients, simply apply it on your hair and massage. Use a plastic wrap or your bath towel to wrap it on your head and leave for 20 minutes and shampoo it after.

Questions and Answers

Does cedar wood oil work to grow hair on forehead?

One of the documented benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil is its effectiveness in reducing hair loss. As well as a few skin conditions, it also is effective in treating arteriosclerosis, diuretic, cellulite, urinary infections, tuberculosis, water retention, anxiety and aids in sleep. This oil has an earthy aroma which is both relaxing and grounding. It contains the highest amount of sesquiterpenes- a hydrocarbon group found in essential oils. Sesquiterpenes aerate, at a certain level, are what release the toxins and allows good circulation as well. This is the reason Cedar wood oil is good as a powerful decongestant of lymph nodes, and great for hair re-growth and moisturizes skin as well.

The answer is yes. Cedar wood oil is also one of the most treasured herbal home remedies to treat baldness. Several scientific studies show that the cedar wood oil has been proven to treat hair loss. The rationale behind it is the high concentration of the sesquiterpenes compounds in the cedar wood oil, which is similar to the hemoglobin in the blood. These oxygenate, on the cellular level, promoting circulation and removing toxins in the body. Cedar wood oil also has astringent and antiseptic properties that effectively cleanse the scalp, removing impurities and relieving irritation and itchiness. Another medicinal property of cedar wood oil regarding hair loss is its antiseborrheic properties, which efficiently help in regulating the sweat gland secretion in the scalp. In general, cedar wood oil is one of the best natural oils in promoting hair growth.

What types of infection cause the hairline to recede?

It's a fact that hair loss and a receding hairline can be caused by infections on the scalp. Fungal infections can cause permanent damage to the hair follicles, resulting in bald patches or loss around the hairline. In addition to infections, some diseases are thought to increase the chances of a receding hairline. If you suffer from conditions like diabetes and lupus, you may be more prone to a receding hairline. These diseases weaken the immune system, which leads to hair loss, so it should come as no surprise to learn that maintaining a healthy body, both inside and out, will reduce the chances of you losing your hair.

Below are some common types of infections on the head causing hairlines to recede:

  • Ringworm infections. Ringworm is a type of fungal infection on the skin especially on the scalp causing thinning of hair, which leads to hair loss.
  • Folliculitis. Folliculitis is the inflammation of the hair follicles. The main cause of Folliculitis is the blockage of the hair follicles causing the natural hair oils to build up, causing the hair follicles to swell. Another cause of Folliculitis is a bacterial infection. The infected hair follicles will have reduced efficiency regarding nourishing the hair, which results in hair loss.
  • Piedra or trichomycosis nodularis. This is the infection of the hair fibers caused by a fungus which causes hard nodules or lumps in the hair fibers.
  • Demodex folliculorum. The Demodex is a little worm-like pathogen that infects hair follicles and it usually feeds on oils and dead skin cells. These little pathogens cause irritation on the hair follicles, which leads to inflammation and hair loss.
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis. Is caused by excessive oil secretion in the scalp, which leads to the inflammation of the hair follicles due to blockage of the skin pores, resulting in hair loss.

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Does Pulling Your Hair Back Make Your Hairline Recede?

People often say that pulling your hair back will cause your hairline to recede, and unlike some "old wives' tales", this one is actually true. If you have long hair and you're tying it at the back (or any other style where the hair is pulled back tightly), you can risk damage to the hair follicles at the hairline. This means that once the hairs are pulled out, the follicles won't produce a new hair strand. You can avoid a receding hairline in this situation by not pulling your hair too tightly, or by wearing your hair in a style where it is naturally falling to the sides, over the forehead or only lightly swept or tied back. Avoiding tightly pulled hair can also reduce oiliness and the pore size around your forehead because your skin will be more relaxed. Also, wearing a ponytail where you use an elastic in the same place day after day, will cause the hair where the elastic is placed to break. It's a good idea never to put your hair in a ponytail when it's still wet.

How to Attract Women When You Have a Receding Hairline?

The first mistake you make is to assume that your receding hairline makes you less attractive to women in the first place. A full head of hair is not the only thing that women look for in a partner, and in some cases, a receding hairline, or even a completely bald head, can make a man more attractive.

  • In life, everything is a compromise, and when it comes to looks, it's the same. Even if your receding hairline is not the best thing about you, women will often judge the attractiveness of a man based on all of his attributes. So if you're maintaining an attractive body or you have a naturally attractive face, these can compensate for your receding hair, especially in the eyes of a woman. Confidence is the most attractive thing about men.
  • If your hair is receding, especially if it has done so to a point where it is really obvious, try not to compensate by growing your hair longer or by brushing it over the bald areas of your scalp. This doesn't work for Donald Trump, either. If you're dealing with pattern balding on the top of your head, keep the hair closely cut around your temples and the back of your head. Taking the balding gracefully and keeping things tidy will go a long way in making it more appealing to both you and women.
  • Skin tone and especially a light tan if you're fair skinned can make all the difference if you're balding. Make sure to wash your skin with a beauty soap, and lightly exfoliate to even out your skin tones and clear away dead cells. Nivea offers a facial care range for men, and it's not unheard of for men these days to take more time on their facial routine. Use these same products on the areas where your hair has receded. You should also use a non-oil based moisturizer to keep your scalp from drying. Sorbolene, or water-based moisturizers, work well without adding oiliness and shine to your skin.
  • At the end of the day, it's all about confidence and working with what you've got. Carry yourself with pride, and maintain your body, your skin and very importantly your posture. If you need some inspiration from men who went through male pattern baldness and still look great, then ask any woman how they feel about Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, The Rock or even Colin Farrel who isn't even receding that much, but often shaves his head by choice!

A lot of women, in fact, do not care about your receding hairline as long as you show confidence when speaking to them face to face. Simply talk to a woman with full confidence for they will not see anything wrong with your hairline.

How to Apply Oil to a Receding Hairline?

Castor oil is very effective in preventing further hair loss; as well as helping your hair follicles produce new growth.

  • Castor oil can be applied to the hair around the temples and on the nape of the hairline.
  • Apply to the tips and shaft of the hair, but don't apply it directly to the roots or your scalp. The oil will naturally be absorbed through the roots.
  • Massage your scalp in a circular motion after applying the oil. This will help disperse it around the area without applying it directly and causing an excessively oily scalp.
  • When massaging your scalp, do this evenly around all the areas affected by hair loss or thinning. Use your fingertips with firm pressure, but not so much that you will damage or pull your hair. Start with a circular motion, clockwise for half a minute, and then repeat the process going counter clockwise. You can even massage your scalp in this fashion throughout the day, without the oil, to stimulate circulation, which aids in preventing hair loss and stimulating new growth.
  • You can buy high-grade castor oil from pharmacies. It is commonly ingested prior to an ultrasound.

There are natural home-remedy oils that are widely used to treat receding hairlines because of their healing effects and hair growth properties. Below are some general guidelines in applying home-remedy natural oils on the hair:

  • Wash and dry hair before applying natural oils. The rationale behind this is to make sure your hair is free from dirt and pathogens, and to reduce the greasiness of the hair, making the hair follicles and scalp more responsive to the natural oil.
  • Warm the natural oil. Warming the natural oil has a vasodilator effect which increases the blood circulation in the scalp, which increases the natural oil's effectiveness.
  • Start at the base of the hair. Apply the natural oil at the root of the hair going outward to the tip of the hair.
  • Gently massage the scalp. Massaging the scalp increases blood circulation and absorption of the natural oil.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes up to one hour. The rationale behind this is to make your scalp fully absorb the natural oil, making hair growth more effective.
  • Cover the hair and scalp. Use a shower cap to cover the hair and scalp for 30 minutes to 1 hour, to make absorption of the natural oil more effective.

The above procedures will help you properly apply natural oils on your scalp and hair to promote hair growth to the receding hairlines.

Can Centrum Stop Hair Thinning Due to Stress?


Centrum is a brand of multivitamins that offers a wide variety of vitamin formulas created specifically for women, men, pregnancy, children and much more. Two of the vitamins that Centrum has that improve hair growth are Biotin and Zinc.

  • . Also known as vitamin H, biotin is an important factor in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates. Biotin deficiency may result in hair loss, skin rash and fragile nails.
  • . This promotes wound healing, and skin and mucous integrity.

If you are referring to the stress-related hair loss, then the answer is yes. Below are some stress-related factors contributing to hair loss:

  • Trichotillomania. Is a habit mainly caused by stress and anxiety causing the person to pull out his hair without him realizing it.
  • Telogen Effluvium is a disorder in the scalp characterized by shedding of hair, mainly caused by stress.

When the body is under stress, it produces several stress-related hormones that have negative effects on the body resulting in hair loss. Taking Centrum supplements, on the other hand, encourages the body to properly manage stress because they contain several essential vitamins and minerals strengthening and regulating the body's normal physiologic functions. There are also several pieces of research that show a deficiency in Vitamin H (Biotin) greatly results in hair loss. One of the several essential nutrients found in Centrum is Biotin, which aids in hair growth. Biotin plays a major role in regulating stress and anxiety because several functions of Biotin include regulating the cellular metabolism of the body, maintaining cell growth and aiding the nervous system and its function. In general, taking Centrum with Biotin can effectively stop hair from thinning due to stress.

Resource Description and Access (RDA) for Biotin and Zinc?

  • Biotin RDA is 30 micrograms (mcg) per day to prevent deficiency. Up to 10 milligram (mg) per day is tolerable if used to treat deficiency per your physician's recommendation.
  • Zinc RDA in adults is 15 mg per day. Don't combine quinolone antibiotics and tetracyclines together with Zinc because it decreases their absorption.

RDA usually stands for Recommended Dietary Allowance. As for biotin and zinc combined, it is advisable to take at least 1 capsule per meal. It's best to take right after a meal. This will benefit the hair, skin, and nails.

Three Types of Hairs Loss Due to Severe Stress?

  • Alopecia Areata. The condition wherein the white blood cells mistakenly attach themselves to hair follicles. Alopecia starts with clumps of hair falling out, resulting in patches of hair loss. Sometimes, people with Alopecia have complete hair loss over their entire bodies. Most commonly, Alopecia affects people in their 20's, but can also affect other ages. The hair usually grows after 6 months to 1 year.
  • Telogen Effluvium. A state wherein the hair growth suddenly stops pushing to its resting phase 2-3 months before the new hair growth.
  • Trichotillomania Types. An impulse-control disorder that makes the person compelled to pull out their hair. This might be hair on their scalp, their eyebrows, eyelashes - any part of the body. This is person's way of coping with negative and uncomfortable feelings of anxiety, stress, loneliness etc.

You can either face thinning hair, hair falling out or a receding hairline all caused by stress. So, time to deal with what is stressing you.

What is a common Hairline for Men?

The most common hairline for men is the lower hairline, which is most common for younger men. The mature hairline is for the older adults, which results in a wide space between the eyebrows and the hairline. Two other types of hairlines are the widow's peak and juvenile hairline. In a widow's peak hairline you can find a defined dip in the middle, like Dracula.

There is no such thing as a common hairline for men. It really depends on the shape of the face. There are people whose faces are more rounded at the top and they are the ones who are more likely having very high hairlines. On the other hand, there are people with relatively flat foreheads and more likely they will have low hairlines.

If the Hairline is Not Receding, But the Hair is Thinning Out, Does it Count as Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern baldness, also known as hereditary pattern baldness, may begin with the thinning out of hair and progresses completely and permanently on some parts of the scalp. If a significant amount of your hair falls out in your bathtub or on your pillow, you probably can conclude that you have male pattern baldness. Less than 100 hairs falling out per day is the average for a non-balding person. Any excessive hair loss, except for in circumstances such as after having a serious illness, should catch your attention, and you may want to call a health care professional. If your hair suddenly falls out or starts falling out in clumps resulting in patchy hair or scarring of the scalp, should definitely be looked at by a professional.

Yes, it will count as you balding, for the hair will continue to thin until there is no hair left. At first, your hair will look as if it's fading a bit until it forms a bald spot.

If You Pull Your Receding Hair Line Out Will It Grow Back Better?

Pulling your receding hairline, while is not harmful, will not solve your hair loss problems. Hair loss is almost a permanent process when it finally comes and pulling it will do little to encourage more growth. Settling for other techniques will bear better effects than hurting yourself through efforts in pulling your receding hairline. It will not bring your hair back.

If you continue to pull hairs out at your hairline, it will eventually stop growing. If you are already facing hair loss, or a receding hairline, by continuing to pull it out it will get to the point where it will not grow back at all.

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How do White Blood Cells Affect Men Losing Their Hair?

A low white blood-cell count apparently causes hair loss due to some chemical synthesis that happens to our body when white blood cells are too few. This causes certain chemicals to lose potency, thus causing hair loss.

The white blood cells are part of the immune system; cells that help by killing foreign objects in the body. They greatly help in helping the body fight off infections. If the white blood cells are elevated in the body, it means that there is an infection somewhere in the body internally or externally. In regards to your query, the common hair loss connected to white blood cells is called Alopecia Areata. In Alopecia Areata, the immune system reacts to hair follicles as foreign bodies and releases white blood cells to the area. The white blood cells attack the cells in the hair follicles, slowing down the growth of the hair. The white blood cells also cause inflammation to the hair follicles making the hair weaker, which results in hair loss or bald patches. Moreover, if the hair follicles in men are inflamed caused by bacteria or fungal infections, white blood cells proliferate in the hair follicles, killing the pathogens and slowing down the hair growth. To prevent hair loss, you need to treat the infection as soon as possible to reduce the formation of the white blood cells in the hair follicles, thereby preventing weak and falling hair, resulting in the loss of hair.

Can A Person Grow Their Hairline Back Naturally If They Have MPB?

Male pattern baldness (MPB) or also commonly referred to as Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA), is quite common and is characterized by a certain pattern that starts at the hairline which gradually recedes at which point the crown also relatively becomes finer and shorter forming an M-shape pattern. This classic case of baldness in men is said to be caused by hormonal imbalance and heredity. The good thing - even though the hair follicles seem to shrink, they may remain robust and alive, which means they still capable of generating new hair strands with proper treatment. Some treatments like Minoxidil and Finasteride can inhibit or slow down the progression of male pattern baldness and can even help you grow new hair in the process.

Horrible Diet (Only eat processed foods daily. I do not drink water at all)?

I have a horrible diet that consists of Fast food intake daily

I barely drink half a cup of water daily and I smoke cigarettes. I have recently decided to increase my food intake as well as a number of vitamins in my diet. I have been unhealthy for roughly 3.5-4 years. How long will it take for my body to become healthy once again and for my thinly breaking hair to grow back?

Within two months of changing your lifestyle, you will notice a difference. If you quit smoking there will be an even faster turnaround for your lungs as oxygen intake is needed for healthy hair. Consider also taking baths using Epsom Salts so that more toxins can be drawn out of your body.

I have come to this site because I realized my hair was changing at the age of 20. Now 8 years later it seems a bit more receding but the change is slow. It's always during these months it seems worse. I just don't know why it won't fall out already, it just seems to go in these odd phases?

Seems thinner in spring months, I know I don't have as much hair as I once had, I was just wondering why it is taking so long to go bald

Seasonal Shedding is something that many people notice, usually in the Spring and Autumn months. It is not just trees and plants outside that change during these seasons. Mammals and humans will shed extra hair to prepare for the warmer season of Summer. Winter can be brutal on our hair with dry air and we can experience more breakage etc. It is completely normal for you to experience this hair loss and some people use hair loss treatments during this time. You can learn about how to prevent hair loss naturally in this VisiHow article.

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Will I become bald if my maternal father is bald but my father is not bald?

What is the contribution of my father gene for my baldness. I have tried: I wash my head at least once a day. I think it was caused by: I think it is because of my maternal gene

Researchers published two findings in 2008 that stated that maternal baldness is a myth, in fact, if your father was bald you would have double the chance of becoming bald yourself because the genes that cause baldness are found in both the maternal and paternal makeup of you. As you wash your hair daily, that may actually be the culprit. If you are using a shampoo that has harsh chemicals, those chemicals could be drying out your hair and scalp. Follow the steps in this VisiHow article to prevent more hair loss.

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