Mature Hairline Guide
Medically reviewed by Dr. Sternberg
Losing hair is a natural part of the aging process, especially for men who tend to experience a recession in their hairlines. Hence, a sparse hairline is not always an indication of impending hair loss and baldness. Read on to learn all you need to know about the maturing hairline including identifying characteristics, causes, treatments, and more.
In a Nutshell
|Age||Between 17 to 30 years of age|
|Hairline maturing||Mature Hairline Test, Widow Peak Test|
|Shapes||Widow’s Peak, V-Shaped, M-Shaped|
|Hairstyles||Buzz cut, Crew cut, Ivy League|
|Hair transplant||FUE, DHI, FUT|
|Hair loss treatments||Finasteride, Minoxidil|
|Maturing Hairline||Receding Hairline|
|Hair loss speed: Slowly, over a large time period, typically between ages 17 to 30||Hair loss speed: Fast, typically at a very young age|
|Hairline: Hairline retreats slowly from the temples, the retreat is moderate and not more than 1 to 1.5 inches above your highest forehead wrinkle||Hairline: The hairline recedes rapidly beyond 1.5 inches from the temples, forehead, and in some cases, the crown|
|Symptoms: Aging||Symptoms: Male pattern baldness, AGA, traction alopecia, and other conditions|
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a maturing and a receding hairline?
A maturing hairline is more even, occurs over a longer period of time, and is no more than 1 to 1.5 inches above the topmost wrinkle on your forehead. On the other hand, receding hairlines are more defined, may appear over a short period of time, and go beyond 1.5 inches than your juvenile hairline.
When does your hairline mature?
The process of maturing differs from one person to the other depending on their genetics and other factors. However, typically men develop maturing hairlines anywhere between the ages of 17 and 29.
Is my maturing hairline normal?
Yes, a maturing hairline is a natural part of aging and is not a cause for concern. As men age, the DHT levels in their bodies rise and cause hair loss that results in a maturing hairline. Only 5% of men are known to retain their juvenile hairline beyond their teenage years.
What can I do against a mature hairline?
Hair transplantation and non-surgical treatments such as finasteride and minoxidil are effective remedies for a maturing hairline. Alternatively, you can maintain a flattering hairstyle such as a buzz cut, crew cut or shaggy bangs to create an illusion of a fuller hairline.
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