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Can You Regrow Your Hairline?

Even if women are experiencing androgenetic alopecia (AGA), the hair loss progression follows a different progression.

The visual scale utilized by Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) progression is measured by The Ludwig Scale.

Sometimes, if female hair loss is triggered by traction alopecia, women may lose hair along their hairline and around their edges.

Can You Regrow Your Hairline?

Whether you're a male or a female addressing any type of hair loss, it can be a devastating, soul-sucking, emotional trauma.

Unfortunately, in current times, there are a lot of scammers who will take advantage of emotionally desperate people.

In the best-case scenario, scammers will ply both men and women struggling with hair loss with false misinformation or disinformation. Then if possible, they will take their money, selling them everything from ineffective pills and potions.

Worst case scenario, they will convince them to have hair restoration surgery.

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In the hands of inexperienced surgeons (whether they are medically licensed or not - another story for another day), unaware people may become scarred for life by horrible hair restoration procedures.

Any hair loss consumer must always practice the philosophy of buyer beware.  Do your own research, get multiple consultations and be vigilant against scammers.

Can You Regrow Your Hairline?

Whether you're a male or female struggling with hair loss, especially at the hairline, is it possible to regrow this area of the scalp?

It depends on a variety of factors.  If you catch your hair loss as early as possible, you have a much better shot at slowing, stalling, or stopping the additional progression of loss.

With the right medical experts in your corner combined with the best hair loss medications and non-surgical procedures, you may have a decent chance of growing your hairline back.

Or at least partially back.

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Time is of the essence.  One of the biggest mistakes anyone experiencing hair loss makes is to ignore it and hope it goes away.  It doesn't.

Hair loss is a lifelong condition that is always progressing.  Either you are slowing or stopping it with proper treatments, or it's progressing.

Follow the steps I've listed below if you want to slow or stop hair loss and attempt some regrowth of the hairline:

One thing to consider is whether or not you have any hair miniaturization.  It's also important to check to see if the areas that have receded are slick or completely bald.

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If there is hair miniaturization and slick bald areas, it may be too late to regrow your hairline with medications.

Medications don't usually work well for regrowing areas like that.

See A Physician

Select from whatever medical practitioner you resonate with. That can be anyone from your general practitioner (GP), dermatologist, OB/GYN, endocrinologist, or hair restoration surgeon.

It’s critical you see a physician as soon as possible rather than wasting time self-diagnosing or self-treatment.

Get A Baseline Diagnosis.

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Do you have AGA or traction alopecia (which erodes the hairline or edges) or telegon effluvium (Acute, Chronic, or both)?

Develop A Plan Of Action

Once you have your baseline diagnosis, develop a short-term and long-term plan for stalling or slowing hair loss and regrowing or restoring lost strands.

Combine Treatments

Combine traditional treatment with non-traditional to achieve optimal results.

Treatments designed to slow, stall or stop hair loss from the hairline or around the edges for men have made progress over the past 20 years when options were limited.

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There are also many potential options for women who tend to lose their hair in different areas of the scalp.

Female-pattern hair loss occurs at the frontal and parietal section of the scalp versus men, who lose hair in an M shape, often starting at the hairline.

Layer Topical + Oral

Consider combining a topical treatment such as minoxidil, spironolactone, or similar with oral supplementation (finasteride, spironolactone, or similar).

The treatment of hair loss for both men and women may be aggressively pursued depending upon the type of medical expert you work with.

Some compound their own formulas, which may or may not be a good thing depending on a variety of factors.

An example of a hair loss formula layering might include:

  • 5% minoxidil is applied topically to the scalp once or twice per day, depending on physician recommendations.
  • Finasteride is taken as a tablet (for men) and spironolactone for women.
  • Nizoral shampoo (highest strength) is used 2-4x a week, allowing the formula to remain on the scalp as long as possible.
  • Nutritional supplements or dietary suggestions as recommended by physicians.

Add additional professionally provided non-surgical treatments which may slow, stall or stop hair loss progression.  At least temporarily.

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These may include, but not be limited to:

  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments
  • Low-Level-Laser Light Therapy (LLLT)
  • Microneedling.

If you decide to do any of these treatments at home, be sure to consult with your chosen physician because many at-home treatments may not be worthwhile.

Layer Traditional Treatments With Non-Traditional Options

There is some indication that scalp massage may be helpful in triggering increased blood flow to the scalp and roots, which may help with hair regrowth challenges.

Some people have also experienced good results with massage alternated with consistent acupuncture or acupressure treatments.

Essential Oils May Or May Not Be Helpful

Can you grow your hairline with oils and massages?  How long will it take for hair to be noticeable? 

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The best plan for anyone wanting to try essential oils for hair loss is to work with an experienced aromatherapist.

They can create a full-strength formula but a safe essential oil remedy.

You may or may not be able to grow your hairline with oils and massages. It depends on a variety of conditions.

Even though it might seem tempting to forego traditional medical treatments (Minoxidil, Propecia, or similar), if you want to try massage and oils, evaluate them as an adjunct treatment.

It can be risky to ignore all medical treatment options in favor of alternative paths.  I personally love to explore alternative options, but I also prefer to always be safe rather than sorry.

Be willing to experiment and try all your options. What do you have to lose?

Hopefully, not more hair.

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Pumpkin Seed Oil

Dr. Linkov suffers from alopecia areata totalis. As a result of his own struggles with hair loss, he understands the pain and suffering of anyone with similar issues.

He may be a bald hair restoration surgeon, but he genuinely cares for anyone struggling with hair loss.

In a study of PSO published by the National Library of Medicine, the oil showed benefits for hair loss and regrowth.

The study stated as a topical application, PSO showed hair growth promotion. It might be regarded as a promising alternative for the treatment of male and female pattern alopecia.

See: Beneficial Effects of Pumpkin Seed Oil as a Topical Hair Growth Promoting Agent in a Mice Model

Its composition includes free fatty acids and minor components like phytoestrogens and vitamin E.  These ingredients may have contributed to the effect of PSO in helping to restore hair growth.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil has been determined to be similar in formulation to minoxidil.  It may help promote hair growth during the anagen (or growing) phase.

One study found peppermint oil, when used on mice, increased the number of follicles, follicle depth, and overall hair growth.

The menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow.  In many instances (such as in female or male pattern baldness), hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to hair follicles.

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Peppermint or other essential oils should not be used without diluting in carrier or base oils such as jojoba, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), or similar.

Other Essential Oils Used To Help With Hair Loss

Besides peppermint, other essential oils thought to be helpful with stalling or stopping hair loss or helping to regrow lost hair includes, but are not limited to, the following:

Lavender, rosemary, cedarwood, lemongrass, thyme, clary sage, tea tree, ylang-ylang, and horsetail plant oil.

These different essential oils have already been proven to improve hair regrowth and reduce hair loss.  Remember, what works for one may not work for another.

If you decide to utilize alternative techniques for your hair loss or regrowth goals, always consult with your medical hair loss expert and an aromatherapist.

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Research

There are many steps you can take to try and grow your hairline. While oils and massages have the least amount of encouraging study results, there's no harm in trying them.

Make sure you don't give up on medically prescribed formulas that have proven to work for many.

Whether you choose the traditional medical route, the combined medical and alternative, or you just want to pursue Do-It-Yourself (DIY), the choice is yours.

Remember that whatever path you take, it's best to layer traditional and non-traditional treatments together to guarantee the best possible results.

Hair Regrowth Takes Time

Whichever choice or solution you select to address hair loss/hair regrowth on your hairline, it can take from 6-9 months to show results.

Hair loss is not a disease. It’s an ongoing lifelong condition.  It continues to progress, whether you want it to or now.

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In the case of Androgenic Hair Loss (AGA), once hair loss begins, unless you take medications to stall or stop the hair loss progression, the hair loss will continue.

Some types of alopecia may be reversible, such as traction alopecia or some types of telogen effluvium. Even these types of hair loss may respond better to medical solutions.

Restoration Surgery Should Never Be Considered Except As A Last Resort

Restoration surgery should always be the last option for anyone who wishes to address hair loss in the hairline or along the edges.

Remember, first and foremost, restoration surgery is a severe type of cosmetic surgery.

If you are experiencing the beginning of androgentic alopecia (AGA), it is a condition that is progressive. This is true for both men and women.

Summary

Time is of the essence. When you notice hair thinning, excessive shedding, or loss in the hairline, see a medical expert as soon as possible.

The earlier you address it, the better lifelong options you will have.

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Even though men and women experience AGA, which is genetic in origin, Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL) or Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPML) does not ever go away.

Be patient. Regardless of the path to slow, stall or stop hair loss and attempt to regrow lost hair, it can take 6 to 9 months.

Sometimes it takes even longer. Don't stop your medical treatments in the middle, or you will most likely experience excessive shedding. Always work with a medical professional you trust. Additionally, always do your own research.

You may or may not have success depending on the type and progression of alopecia.

I strongly suggest starting with the proper diagnosis, baseline measurements, and short or long-term management program.

Best wishes to all.

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