It has long been accepted that some men lose their hair through genetics etc, but do women’s hairline recede? Normally no. but in recent times it has become a common occurrence to see women with this condition.  Why have so many women suddenly been losing the hair at the front of their head?  Under what circumstances do women’s hairline recede?

Firstly, I blame the descent into glamour.  Glamour, in and of itself is great–women should look glamorous!  But if the price you pay to look glam is a bald area where your hairline used to be, this is too much.  Selfies have created a need to look glamorous 24/7.  Ladies have resorted to glueing wigs on their heads.  Others have tight braids or crochet styles and even less so now, the mighty relaxer.  Many lost their hairlines to the extra long box braids that were the rage the last two years!

In my last post Responsibility for Actions, I talked about women not realizing the impact present action will have on their hair in the future. For example, If you add synthetic hair that falls to your waist  and choose to delay redoing them for 3 months, the hair is being pulled by the huge weight on it.  If you continue this a few times, the hair gets weaker and you lose it gradually.  If you lost all the hair immediately, a lot of people would probably stop, but some life changing events creep up on you.

So, how do women’s hairline recede?  By these simple, unscreened actions.  Men have traditionally been the ones with the receding hairlines, women mostly had thinning hair.  Usually a result of straightening or blow drying but lost hairlines are the new norm.  If you notice your hairline is thinning, do not wait until it is almost gone to take action.  It is much easier to correct the problem by treatments and oils early than having to consider hair replacement later.


By Paula Barker,

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