“How to fix a receding hairline?” is a topic that gets googled by hundreds of men and women every day. Whether it's bad genes, growing age, or medical conditions such as alopecia areata, a receding hairline is problematic nevertheless. Thankfully, there are some treatments that have proven to be helpful in reversing the damage and recovering the areas where hair has fallen out. 

In this blog, Lordhair will list out 15 recovery treatments that are globally adopted to fix a receding hairline. Read on to discover the best treatments for diminishing hair at the front of the head!

 

#1 Minoxidil 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

Most guys who have hair loss and have done some research on it know about this recovery solution for receding hairline. Commonly known as the name Rogaine, Minoxidil is available as an over-the-counter product in various forms (oral and topical) and strengths. 

 

When it comes to a thinning hairline, minoxidil primarily works by thickenning hair follicles at the front and strengthening them. Being more effective in the topical form, it is most recommended to be applied twice a day and massaged thoroughly into the scalp. 

 

Although this medication is a popular medicinal option to fix receding hairline, men and women should consider its side effects before using it as a treatment for a receding hairline. 

 

Learn about all the side effects of Minoxidil before using it for hair recovery 

 

#2 Hair systems

 

Suitable at the mid and advanced stages of receding hairline 

 

A hair system is emerging as a popular treatment to overcome a receding hairline for men. Also known as modern hairpiece, toupee, and wig, it is a non-surgical hair recovery solution designed with natural human hair woven into a skin-friendly base that covers the scalp area with hair loss. 

 

Aside from being popular for durability and natural appeal, hair systems can be attached with ease using tape, adhesive, or clips. Check out this transformation to witness how a hairpiece helps overcome a receding hairline and boosts one’s confidence. 

 

 

 

Whilst there are many advantages of using a hair wig for men, below are the major ones: 

 

Quick result: Unlike most solutions to fix a receding hairline, hairpieces guarantee a quick change in look. There is no waiting time with this hair recovery option. All you need to do is to purchase a hairpiece, put it on your scalp, and you are good to go! 

 

Low price: Hair systems are an affordable hair recovery solution to everyone. By spending less than US$1000 a year, you can claim a full head of hair. 

 

Check out our collection of hairpiece toupee and hair wigs for women

 

#3 Strip harvesting 

 

Suitable at the initial and mid-stage of receding hairline 

 

Strip harvesting is a surgical hair recovery treatment used to deal with a receding hairline. Widely known as hair transplant surgery, it utilizes the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) method to restore hair at the front of the head. 

 

During this recovery treatment, strips of hair are harvested from the area of the scalp where the hair is plenty (usually back and sides). These strands are divided into individual follicles which are later transplanted to the front of the scalp. 

 

While a hair surgery can cost anywhere around US$10,000, The results are only impressive if you select the right surgeon. However, the hair transplant method does have its share of side effects. 

 

Strip harvesting

 

Some common side effects of the strip harvesting method are: 

 

  • Hemorrhage 
  • Scalp infection 
  • Telogen effluvium 
  • Itching 
  • Scarring 
  • Cysts 
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling

 

Another major disadvantage of hair surgery is that future hair loss is not treated. While the relocated strands will cover the current thin hairline, the patches that will appear in the coming months or years won’t be checked. 

 

It is highly recommended to ask for advices from your dermatologist before going with this receding hairline treatment. 

 

#4 Healthy diet 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

Our diet plays a crucial role in deciding how and when we start losing our hair. Consider good food choices in your twenties as investments that will help in retaining a thick hairline. If you belong to the group of men and women that haven’t made these investments yet, it's time to consider doing so. In simple words, if you aren’t giving your body the right nutrients, hair fall may begin soon.

 

Getting plenty of proteins is crucial for a full head of hair. Foods rich in B vitamins, zinc, iron, and silica also help in strengthening weak strands and regrowing the lost ones from the hairline. Don’t forget to ditch cigarettes and alcohol if you’re still consuming them! They are the worst enemies of hair.  

 

Healthy diet

 

#5 Finasteride 

 

Suitable at the initial and mid-stages of receding hairline 

 

Finasteride is another famous prescription drug used for slowing down and fixing diminishing hairline. It is usually available in oral pill form and used by both men and women. However, ladies who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should avoid consuming finasteride pills as it may cause defects to developing male fetuses. 

 

It is highly advised to consult a trained physician before taking finasteride since its usage has been reported for a vast range of side effects. Below are some common side effects of Finasteride: 

  • Skin rash 
  • Increase in breast size and tenderness 
  • Swelling of lips, tongue, throat, and face
  • Stress and anxiety

 

#6 Onion juice

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

Some people have been using natural remedies such as onion juice to treat receding hairline for a really long time now. With its sulfur content, it helps in nourishing the hair follicles at the front which is essential for hair regeneration. Onion adds structural strength, improves the volume, and gives shine to the hair strands. 

 

The best way to apply onion juice on the receding hairline: Saturate the cotton pad with onion juice and apply it at the front section of the scalp. Massage scalp for a couple of minutes and wash your head with a mild shampoo after 15 minutes. Using onion oil will stimulate hair growth and help you fix receding hairline within 5-6 months. 

 

Note: This hair recovery treatment doesn’t help recover from hair loss triggered by alopecia and medical conditions.

 

Onion juice

 

#7 Low-level light therapy

 

Suitable at the mid-stage of receding hairline 

 

Low-level light therapy is another medical procedure used to treat receding hairline. This method uses red light technology (a laser at a wavelength of 660 nanometers) to stimulate hair follicles and induce regrowth of thicker, fuller hair. 

 

Despite the fact that this treatment to fix shrinking hairline is comparatively safe and less invasive than FUT surgery, it has its share of risks: 

  • It is a time-consuming treatment 
  • It is expensive in nature 
  • It hasn’t proven to offer long-lasting results 

Low-level light therapy created quite a buzz when it came in the market but its appeal has since faded amongst the masses. 

 

#8 Thorough hair care routine 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

Ingredients present in normal shampoos get rid of the dirt but they can also strip hair and scalp of natural oils (sebum) that are critical for hair growth. This leaves follicles at the front of the scalp weaker and causes the hairline to recede. Therefore, it is advised to adopt a hair care routine that’s gentle on your hair and stimulates the hair follicles. 

 

Hair cleaning and conditioning products rich in ketoconazole are highly recommended by dermatologists. It not only helps in countering shrinking hairline but also controls flaking, scaling, and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff. 

 

Hair products should never be chosen without consulting a dermatologist. 

 

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#9 Pumpkin seed oil 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

How could we not tell you about using pumpkin seed oil to fix your receding hairline? Obtained by expeller-pressing toasted, hulled pumpkin seeds, this hair recovery oil is a rich source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and minerals that can improve hair count and hair thickness in people with a receding hairline.  

 

For maintaining a healthy scalp and hairline, pumpkin seed oil should be massaged directly into the scalp with some sort of carrier oil (let's say olive oil) and left overnight. Apply it at least twice a week for a minimum of two months before expecting changes in your diminishing hairline.

 

Pumpkin seed oil

 

#10 Aloe Vera 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

Many herbal remedies exist for treating a receding hairline. Aloe vera is one such naturally occurring remedy that has been found to be effective against hair loss. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can give the right nourishment to reducing hair fall and triggering growth.

 

To use aloe vera for fixing receding hairline, the hair mask is the best option. Apply all-natural aloe gel from the plant directly on the hair roots at front of the scalp. Once your mask is put on, leave it on for about 30 minutes. Afterward, wash it with a mild shampoo. Repeat this process twice per week for maximum benefits. 

 

#11 Micro pigmentation 

 

Suitable at the advanced stage of receding hairline 

 

Scalp micro pigmentation is a modern method of treating receding hairline. It involves the use of specialized equipment (needles, machines, and pigments) to inject pigment into the scalp, in order to create the illusion of real hair follicles. 

 

Popularly known as a hair tattoo, scalp micro-pigmentation is a relatively cheap alternative for hair transplant amongst men dealing with a receding hairline. Despite its growing popularity, scalp micro-pigmentation treatment has its share of side effects. 

 

Below are the side effects and drawbacks of using SMP to fix receding hairline: 

 

  • It can cause rash, itching, pain, and swelling around the inked area. 
  • A minor error in SMP can cause scalp infections. 
  • It can cause inflammation called granuloma around the inked areas. 
  • If a single needle included in the SMP process turns out to be infected, it can lead to severe blood borne diseases.  

 

Lordhair recommends taking advices from a skin specialist before undergoing the micro-pigmentation treatment for fixing thinning hair. 

 

Read in detail about the side effects of SMP as a hair recovery solution

 

#12 NeoGraft 

 

Suitable at the initial and mid-stages of receding hairline 

 

NeoGraft is the modern hair transplant technique that lets men and women add thickness and density back to their hairline without risking side effects that come along with traditional hair transplants. It is minimally invasive and designed to help in improving hairline without strip scar, discomfort, and lengthy recovery period.  

 

This treatment for receding hairline involves removing hair follicles in groupings of one to four hair strands rather than removing a large patch of skin. Unlike strip scar, NeoGraft leaves hundreds of extremely small scars in the rear section of the scalp, most of which are completely unnoticeable. 

 

The only downside of using NeoGraft to fix receding hairline is its cost. This hair treatment method involves more money than traditional surgery using a FUT “strip harvesting” method.  

 

NeoGraft

 

#13 Dutasteride 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

Another non-surgical hair loss treatment method that works as an antiandrogen and 5α-reductase inhibitor used to treat receding hairline in men and to treat excessive hair growth in women. As a hair restoration medication for dealing with a receding hairline in men, a daily dose of 2.5 mg daily has shown to offer better results than finasteride medication.

 

However, it is highly recommended to take a prescription from a dermatologist before using dutasteride to treat receding hairline. Like most medication focused treatments of hair loss, this one too comes with side effects (loss in sex drive quoted in some studies). 

 

#14 Right hairstyle 

 

Suitable at the initial stage of receding hairline 

 

If medication, hair systems, and surgery are not for you, then, changing the way you style your hair can help draw away the attention from your receding hairline. A stylish haircut like a slick-back undercut will help in turning a weak hairline into a style statement.

 

In slick-black undercut, men grow hair on the top of their heads and cut the sides shorter. Once long enough, they slick back the strands on top of their head, using a brush or a comb. This style makes the hair look thicker and cover up the receding hairline.

 

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#15 Go bald

 

Suitable at the advanced stage of receding hairline 

 

If you ask us, there is nothing wrong with going completely bald. Someone with the right face, fitness, and mindset can pull off a shiny bald head with great success (Ask Dwayne Johnson). From buzz cut to bald-with-beard look, there are a lot of options to experiment with if you choose to get rid of the scalp hair altogether. 

 

The bald look is also quite famous amongst some ladies nowadays since it adds some extra masculine appeal to their personality. 

 

Go bald

 

While a receding hairline is upsetting to most of us, it poses no serious risk to our overall health. Almost everyone can manage their diminishing hairline by using one of the above treatments. We highly recommend using a hair system if your hair loss is approaching the advanced stage since it is a cost-effective, risk-free, and practical solution.

 

Choosing the right hair recovery option from the above list will help you stop the receding hairline situation from getting worse. We strongly advise you to consult your trichologist before using any medication-based treatments to fix the receding hairline. 

 

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