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Avoid receding hairline (for men)

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Will my hairline grow back? Hi I'm 18 years old and my hairline is already receding, men in my family have not lost all their hair but they have receding hairline which started at their 30's and I'm only 18, my eating habits haven't been the best, and I've been quite emotionally stressed these past years

Hi I'm 18 years old and my hairline is already receding, men in my family have not lost all their hair but they have receding hairline which started at their 30's and I'm only 18, my eating habits haven't been the best, and I've been quite emotionally stressed these past years

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You can clean up your diet and work on reducing your stress while choosing a remedy from the article above. Because of your age, I suggest starting with natural remedies first.

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Inquiries to grow my hairline back?

Yes, I am a female and 24 of age. I am losing my hairline, and it's terrifying. I am looking forward to growing it

Hair loss at your age is usually a hormonal issue. Start using the Rogaine or Minoxidil products and have your doctor test your hormones checking for thyroid issues especially.

Is it possible to grow your hairline back?

After it's gone.

It depends on the factors that caused your hairline to recede. If it is genetic in nature, it is harder to grow your hair leaving surgical options as your most effective treatment. But don't assume your problem is genetic or that none of the natural treatments will work. If the factors that contributed to your hair loss are nutrition, stress-related, hormonal imbalances, drug or scalp infections, then hair growth recovery is most likely possible. There are actually several natural home-remedies and commercially made hair products that are effective in growing hair naturally. There are also surgical and cosmetic procedures to promote hair growth like the follicular unit transplantation. In regards to your query, growing back your hairlines naturally solely depends on the factors that caused your hairline to recede.

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There are hundreds of products on the market and of course, surgical techniques that can help you grow your hairline back. The current trend today for people who want to get back their lost hair through balding is by surgical hair implantation; while this is a rather expensive treatment, the result is outstanding. Other means is through hair tattoos though you will never get more than semi-skinhead with the looks. Non-surgical options are generally either natural or chemical. Medicines such as biotin, vitamin A, as well as B vitamins can also be utilized for hair growth from a natural standpoint. Many products have special oils and other naturally occurring compounds. Chemical products should be tested carefully as they may have adverse side effects.

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Here is a list of the core active ingredients in most commercially available products and why/how they work:

Ingredient Natural or Chemical Problem Addressed How it Works
Biotin (Vitamin B7) Natural Treats thinning, splitting, and brittle hair and stimulates hair growth Vitamin B7 -- also known as biotin -- has been shown in studies to improve thin, splitting, or brittle hair. Many bottles of biotin will advertise that taking the product will aid in hair growth and restoration; while this is true, it only works for those who are suffering from Vitamin B7 deficiency, which is very rare. Taking too much biotin while not suffering from a deficiency will hinder your hair growth efforts. Signs that you are deficient in Vitamin B7 include hair loss, fatigue, depression, nausea, muscle pains, and anemia. Talk to your doctor before taking any pill for your hair loss that includes biotin.
Caffeine (trimethylxanthine) Natural Restores hair from hair loss by invigorating hair roots Studies of caffeine have shown that the drug stimulates hair roots, promoting hair growth with few adverse effects, especially if you use a topical shampoo with caffeine. When using caffeine shampoos, make sure to leave the shampoo on your scalp for at least two minutes; the caffeine takes time to penetrate your scalp and reach your hair follicles. Caffeine shampoos should also be used daily, as the caffeine will break down within 24 hours of using the shampoo. You can also eat and drink food and beverages that include caffeine, which will eventually reach your hair roots through your bloodstream.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) Natural Keeps bodily functions balanced and functional Vitamin B12 keeps your body balanced and functional, and this help extends to your hair, as well. Pills and shampoos with Vitamin B12 have been shown to treat hair loss and thinning to keep your hair normal, though shampoo is the easiest way to specifically target your hair with the vitamin. As with the caffeine shampoo, leave the shampoo on your scalp for at least two minutes and use it daily to make sure you're getting all the benefits from the vitamin.
Pyrithione Zinc Natural Reduces shedding and promotes hair growth Pyrithione zinc is traditionally found in dandruff shampoos for its ability to fight off the fungus on your scalp and remove dead skin cells. After further studies, pyrithione zinc has been found to reduce hair shedding and moderately increase hair growth. Noble Formulas shampoo includes 2% pyrithione zinc and has been shown to increase hair growth in users.
Amino Acids Natural Increases your body's ability to make proteins Amino acids will help your body make proteins, which is primarily what hair is made from. Using shampoos that include amino acids will stimulate protein production on your scalp and will increase hair growth. As with caffeine, you can also eat foods that include amino acids, like nuts and fish, that will send amino acids through your bloodstream to your hair follicles.
Additional Vitamin B, C, and D supplements Natural Lowers stress levels to keep hair from falling out Stress plays a huge part in hair growth and sustainability. In other words, the higher your stress level is, the more likely your hair is to fall out, and you will not be able to grow new hair under deep stress, either. Taking additional Vitamin B, C, and D supplements can lower your stress levels and allow you to grow hair and stop it from falling out.
Minoxidil Chemical Stimulates hair growth Minoxidil is widely known by the product it is in: Rogaine. The chemical drug is used mostly for hair growth. You can use the drug in places where you have lost hair and it will stimulate hair growth in that area. This drug also blocks DHT, a chemical that can cause hair loss, even though it's more effective at growing hair than preventing loss.
Saw palmetto Natural Treats pattern hair loss Saw palmetto was originally used to treat problems in the prostate. However, it has been found that saw palmetto also very effectively treats pattern hair loss in both men and women as it helps your digestive tract take more nutrients out of your food to help send hair-growing nutrients back to your scalp.
Tea tree oil Natural Fights scalp infections Shampoos with tea tree oil are used to fight infections on your scalp which could cause hair loss. It will also kill bacteria that could cause you to lose your hair or have it become brittle.
Nettle extract Natural Keeps scalp clean and healthy, and unplugs pores Nettle extract doesn't directly grow hair, nor does it directly stop hair loss. It does, however, keep your scalp's skin clean and healthy, and it will also unplug pores to prevent dirty sweat, thereby preventing future infections which could cause your hair growth to stop.
Lactic Acid Natural Stimulates a response from your body to fight hair damage and loss When you sweat, your body produces lactic acid. This acid unfortunately wears away your hair's natural defenses. Since your body has natural responses to hair damage and loss, some shampoos use lactic acid to your advantage by starting those responses quickly. Be careful when using shampoos with lactic acid, though, it can wear away your hair's natural defenses.
Keratin Natural Adds keratin -- the main part of your hair -- to your follicles Keratin is the building block of your hair and its follicle. Adding keratin to your damaged hair and follicles will restore it to its original state.
Pumpkin seed Natural Blocks DHT to prevent hair loss Pumpkin seed is incredibly effective at blocking DHT, which as previously mentioned can damage your hair and cause you to lose it. you can buy pumpkin seed shampoo here. Remember to use and keep it on your scalp for two minutes daily so the pumpkin seed has time to take away the DHT.
Magnesium Natural Keeps your body balanced and working properly Magnesium doesn't directly help grow your hair or stop it from falling out, but it does keep your body balanced, which could help keep your hair healthy. Shampoos with magnesium oil, on the other hand, will stop hair loss. It does not, however, promote hair growth.
Castor oil Natural Very effective in stimulating hair growth Castor oil is one of the leading hair growth products on the market. Men use it to enhance facial hair growth, too. Shampoos with castor oil are very effective at growing hair with no side effects by cleaning bacteria and fungi away from your hair, as well as treating it with omega-9 fatty acids, which are essential to hair growth. If you take castor oil pills, however, you may deal with gastrointestinal problems; this depends on the person, though.
Ketoconazole Chemical Anti-fungal treatment Ketoconazole is a chemical that treats fungal infections on your scalp. It does not stop hair loss or stimulate hair growth directly; but if you are suffering from a fungal infection, this chemical will treat the infection and you could start growing hair back as a result of the fungal infection being taken care of.

Can I naturally help a receding hairline? (seems genetic)?

I'm 20. My 41 year old mom has a similar hairline, but as a guy, I think it's harder to hide it, I feel more comfortable with a fringe but when I go outside, the wind blows my hair around too much and my hair looks silly and I am really conscious of it. I see hair as something I'd like to be able to style as I want but I can't even find a style I'm comfortable with, I always feel like I'm compromising with different types of my usual fringe. I'd like to move on and feel comfortable. It always seems to be weighing me down.

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Meme Example of hair Fringe that will stay put in the wind.jpg

You can see in this picture of Justin Bieber that his hair was styled from the back to the front. The top of his head is textured and using a higher textured hair moving down to the fringe will keep it flat in the wind for the most part. Use hair wax to perfect this look.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: Can a hair dresser aggressively remove color from our hair line (dye) causing the hair to reseed and can it grow back

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My barber messed my hairline up and pushed it back. Is it possible for me to get it back to where it originally was?

Barber pushed back hairline. My hairline does not naturally recede.

You will just have to wait for it to grow back. You can use some of the remedies above but the good news for you is your hairline is normally just fine so the hair will grow back in within the next few weeks.

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Can temple hair grow back if stress related?

I went through a period of high stress during which the hair near my temples fell out.

Yes, but many people don't understand stress. Often the symptoms of stress will intensify when you go through the de-stressing period afterward. So don't expect your hair growth to return until your body is showing signs of truly being relaxed. After a very stressful period, you may be come stress sensitive. Situations that would normally have caused a moderate amount of stress will feel like high stress situations. This is normal. You will need to avoid factors that cause stress for a period of time until your body can return to normal. This period can be much longer than you might think. Some people can take 6 to 12 months to really de-stress and recover. Once your body returns to normal you should see your hair regrow. If it does not it might be a sign that you have really de-stressed. Often people think a week's vacation will do the trick but if you have been under stress continually for a long time, expect that your de-stressing period will be very long as well (think several months).

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I am 22 year old and I have a receding hair line. Is it possible to regenerate it?

I am having the problem of receding hairline. The possible reasons I can think of may be drug use, exam related stress or improper cleaning of my scalp. What can I do to grow it back? please help.

While drug use if continued will wipe out any remedies you are trying. I would suggest that you follow the steps in this VisiHow article and get sober. Add Vitamin B12 and Biotin supplements to your daily routine to begin repairing the damage that drugs have done to your scalp.

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I've heard anecdotal reports of Mega-tek (shampoo for horses) working for hair regrowth. Is there any merit to this idea?

Will Mega-tek work for hair regrowth?. I have tried: Scalp massage. I think it was caused by: Lousy genetics

Yes, it does work...but you will have to do some trial and error on this product. It is a protein treatment for horse manes. DO NOT follow the directions on the bottle because after all...you are not Mr. Ed. Dilute the shampoo by starting with 50% water and 50% Mega-Tek. You will want to rinse the product out thoroughly and apply a conditioner afterward. Start with using the product bi weekly and then once a month for maintenance.

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Hi, I am 24 years old female. I eat healthily and exercise. My mom has PCOS. I do not go to the DR., but feel I also have similar hormone problems, is there anything I can do to help my hormones?

Hi, I am 24 years old female. I eat healthily and exercise. My mom has PCOS. I do not go to the DR., but feel I also have similar hormone problems, is there anything I can do to help my hormones?. I have tried: I've tried cutting out wheat, sugar, and dairy, eating healthy organic foods, I don't smoke or drink, I exercise, I get plenty of sleep. I think it was caused by: I think it is hormonal. I have struggled with acne, which is why I have an extremely strict diet. I am always self-conscious about the way I put a lot of effort into looking my best. My hair line has only started to recede, I probably noticed it quickly as I am so self-conscious. I hope I can reverse it or at the least stop it.

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Stop and Reverse PCOS Hair Loss is a VisiHow article you should read. PCOS is carried through the male line and usually skips a generation. You could still have PCOS though. Your diet could also be part of the problem for your hair loss. While cutting out dairy, wheat, and sugar are healthy it is important to make sure that you are getting calcium and Vitamin D from other sources like broccoli. Go to the doctor and ask for a referral to an Endocrinologist. They will be able to determine if you have PCOS, a hormonal imbalance, or deficiencies from your diet.

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Hello, do you know of any home remedies or clinically?

I lost my hairline and is over 8 years now, I don't know what to use to grow it back?

Home and clinical remedies are posted above in this VisiHow article. It really will be you who determines what works best but keep in mind that you need to try a remedy for at least 4 weeks before you determine if it works or not. You also can use both clinical and home remedies at the same time but then you will not truly know which one worked the best.

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