Receding Hairline

Receding Hairline and Symptoms

A receding hairline can be seen in both men and women. Although women may face hair fall and hair thinning instead of a receding or vanishing hairline. While men can develop the symptoms as they age which is then followed by balding. Receding hairline causes various types of baldness in men such as balding in the frontal area, sides, or center. Balding in frontal areas is one of the most common types.

What are the symptoms of a receding hairline?

When men reach their late 30’s, they are in the final stage of pubertal development. This is when the receding hairline starts. Receding starts from the temples and moves to the top of the head. The result is usually a ring of hair around a bald patch. The top of the scalp may continue to grow thin hair. In some cases, baldness is seen on the sides and back that continues to be left bare. 

In women, baldness may not be seen properly. The distance between hair widens and the scalp becomes visible. Over time, the volume thins out and women lose volume from the sides and back.


Several factors can affect hair receding.


Hair fall and baldness are natural effects of aging. Both men and women when reaching the age of early ’30s can see the hair fall. After this, the hair growth slows and eventually stops. When hair follicles stop growing hair, the remaining hair on the scalp gets thin. Women can experience hair fall and hair thinning at any age due to various biological factors like puberty, pregnancy, abortion, medications, weight loss/gain, and various other factors.

Hormonal changes

Hair loss in both men and women is activated by hormones. When men have a low adrenaline hormone level, they start to lose or stop hair growth. Whereas, women lose hair due to the extreme flow of hormones. 

DHT hormone is linked to male pattern baldness where men lose hair from the frontal, side, or back of the scalp and create a pattern. It affects the follicle and thereby stops the growth of hair.

Hereditary effect

Inheriting the characteristics of baldness or hair loss at an early age is common among men with a family history of such traits. It plays a major role in hair growth, hair fall, thickness, and the style of natural hair. In fact, some generations suffer from hair loss patterns similar to previous generations. With women, thin, straight, or curly hair will be passed on to the next generation.

Medications or treatments

Medications affect the chemical balance of our body and thus alter with hormones and other stimulants. Hair loss can also be caused by some medical procedures or treatments. A typical example of this is chemotherapy, which commonly results in a person losing their hair. Similarly, those who have taken the covid vaccine are also experiencing hair loss and hair loss.

Illness and Stress

Arthritis, depression, stress, heart problems, and several other illnesses can trigger hair fall. This type of hair fall is known as telogen effluvium. The time period of hair loss is short and unexpected. Normally, this condition disappears when illness is recovered from. Thus, there is no need for treatment for hair loss.

Lifestyle choices

Using cosmetic products that are full of chemicals can destroy your hair follicles and cause hair fall or thinness. Hairstyling and using heat can also cause hair loss. Healthy eating habits also play an important role in this. It is necessary to have essential nutrients to maintain a healthy way of life. People who smoke and drink may also experience hair fall faster than those who don’t.


Natural hair fall due to age or hereditary cannot be stopped, though you can slow the process. Apart from that, if you are having hair fall issues due to any other reason, you can use medications and other hair fall treatments. There are various hair fall surgery or transplant options you can consider.