Receding Hairline Regrowth – How To Prevent Recession

  • Medically reviewed by: Debra Rose Wilson, PhD MSN RN IBCLC AHN-BC CHT
  • Written by: William Slator
  • Last updated: 07/01/2021

So, your hairline is receding and you want to know exactly why this is happening and if you will have a chance to stop any further recession and even regrow it?

This article contains simple steps and advice that have been proven to cause hairline regrowth in men.

But first, here is a closer look at the phenomenon of the male receding hairline.

What Is A Receding Hairline?

A hairline is a line of hair follicles that rests in the temporofrontal region of the scalp. This is along the forehead and the temples, and it is the natural hairline for the vast majority of individuals.

A receding hairline, however, occurs when hair loss begins near this region.

A man examining his receding hairline in the mirror

This is known as frontal baldness. It occurs when the hair follicles on the front line begin to produce less hair due to hair follicle miniaturization and, eventually, shut down entirely.

In the case of women, the hairline recedes in a slightly different pattern and looks more like thinning than having a very distinct line.

A receding hairline can be an early sign of balding, or it can be a natural progression caused by maturation.

How To Tell If You Have A Receding Hairline Or Just A Mature Hairline

As mentioned, there are two types of hairlines that involve recession. A receding hairline is the permanent type, and this occurs as a result of male-pattern baldness. A maturing hairline, however, is temporary and results in a hairline that is pushed a bit further back than the original hairline due to maturation. This is seen in the late teens through early 20s, and it’s a natural process as boys turn into men.

Here is how to tell the difference between a receding hairline and a maturing hairline.

There are a few indications that your hairline is actually receding – not just maturing – due to male-pattern baldness. The biggest indicator is the manner in which your hairline moves back.

In a maturing hairline, the line will typically move back evenly. This creates a more distinct look – doing away with the rounded edges of boyhood – and will stop once it has reached its peak of maturation. A receding hairline, on the other hand, will move back unevenly. You will typically see more recession in the temples, leading to the horseshoe pattern commonly seen in those with male-pattern baldness.

(Do you have a widow’s peak? Learn what this means in terms of hairline recession here.)

Why Does Male Pattern Baldness Start With A Receding Hairline?

Male Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss among men throughout the world. The reason it occurs is not quite so straightforward, and there are many factors believed to play a role.

Lifestyle, genetics, and environmental factors are thought to play a significant part.

Perhaps the most commonly accepted theory is that men and women with AGA suffer from a sensitivity to the androgen hormone, DHT. And while there is certainly evidence to back these claims, another possible cause for AGA that is only recently coming to light is scalp tension.

If you are interested in the scalp tension theory, please take a look at our Growband article.

While the true cause is up for debate, the majority of proposed theories all have one thing in common: inflammation.

The hair follicles are organs that require continuous blood flow to receive oxygen and nutrients. However, inflammation which may be caused by injury, illness, or an overactive immune response, can slow this blood flow and eventually cut it off for good.

Over time, this leads to chronic hair follicle miniaturization.

When this occurs, the hair produced from the affected follicles becomes shorter and thinner. This is due to the shortening of the anagen phase of hair growth (the active growing phase) and, soon, the follicle is no longer able to do its job.

To answer the question of why male-pattern baldness starts with a receding hairline, here is a look at androgen receptor locations on the scalp.

Sawaya et. al. performed a study that looked at androgen receptor location, as well as 5-alpha-reductase levels in the frontal hair follicles of both men and women. 5-alpha-reductase is the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT, so high levels indicate such DHT-producing activity.

In the study, it was shown that men had 40% higher numbers of androgen receptors in their frontal hair follicles than women. In addition, the studied men also had up to 3.5 times more 5-alpha-reductase present in their frontal hair follicles than women.

The levels of androgen receptors are higher in men's frontal scalp than in women's
The levels of 5-alpha-reductase in the frontal hair follicles of men is shown to be higher

The results of this study explain two things. First, it explains why hairline recession is the first sign of male-pattern baldness typically seen in men. Second, it explains the difference between pattern hair loss as experienced by men and women.

Women, unlike men, typically begin to experience loss at the top of their scalp. This is due to the increased presence of both androgen receptors and 5-alpha-reductase in the female occipital region.

Then there is also scalp tension – one of the most important factors that determine if and where hair loss takes place.

A 2015 study showed that areas of the scalp that had the highest tension points (and therefore the lowest blood flow) corresponded with those areas that go bald first.


As you can see, the light blue-green areas show the highest tension points, and they are where are hairlines first start to recede.

How Quickly Will My Hairline Continue To Recede If I Don’t Do Anything?

The truth is, male-pattern baldness and the rate your hair loss will progress is highly unpredictable. This is because a number of factors – including hormone levels, stress, illness, and medications – play a role in hair loss progression, and each factor differs from person to person.

While you may not be able to predict the speed your hair loss will occur, you can determine the stage of hair loss you are currently at.

The stages of hair loss are typically determined using a scale, called the Norwood scale of hair loss:

On the Norwood scale, hair loss is classified as pictured above.

There are seven major stages of hair loss, ranging from little to no recession (what some may classify as a mature hairline) to complete loss of hair on the front and top parts of the scalp.

If you do nothing, your hair loss will progress through the above stages. You may not be able to put an exact timeline on your loss, but with male-pattern baldness, further hair loss is only a matter of time.

5 Ways To Stop & Prevent Any Further Hairline Recession

One of the worst feelings in the world is knowing that every day your hairline thins and recedes a bit further. That the ‘M-shaped’ pattern of male pattern baldness is developing, and that you are on the path to baldness.

Fortunately, it is possible to prevent any further hairline recession when you take a multi-pronged approach to treatment. Here are just a few steps you can begin with.

1: Stop Drinking Tap Water

A simple change to get you started is to stop drinking tap water. Tap water contains fluoride, among other chemicals that interfere with the natural processes of the body.

In this case, fluoride is added to prevent the growth of bacteria, keeping the water ‘clean’ and it has also shown to prevent tooth decay.

Hard water can lead to scalp calcification

Unfortunately, however, our body was never designed to ingest fluoride on such a large or regular basis. What happens is that the fluoride actually starts harming our own (healthy) bacteria inside our body.

With the fluoride harming our healthy bacteria it opens the body up to autoimmune problems and one of the results of this is sensitivity to DHT. A better option is to use a high quality filter, bottled water, or ideally a natural source of mineral water.

2: Perform an Elimination Diet

There are many foods we eat on a daily basis that may not seem to have an ill effect on our health, but that can be wreaking havoc internally. These are often referred to as sensitivities (as opposed to allergies) and they can lead to body-wide inflammation.

If there is one thing we know about inflammation, it is how bad it is for the hair follicles.

The foods most likely to trigger a sensitivity are those that are heavily processed, like grains, dairy, and red meats.

An elimination diet removes all possible sensitivities from your diet which are then reintroduced one by one back over a period of time.

By performing an elimination diet early in your hair loss journey, you can gain an understanding of the foods that are most likely causing harm. You can then remove these foods permanently and slow down the inflammation so often associated with hair fall.

3: Stop Overstyling

Gels, pomades, and serums are often used to style the hair, and they may even be used to cover up already-present hairline thinning. But these products and other techniques associated with overstyling (such as straightening and curling) can have a negative effect on the hair follicles.

The hair contains an amino acid called collagen which is responsible for elasticity. While the hair can stretch just enough to survive everyday environmental conditions, overstyling may be too much for it to handle.

When the hair is pulled past its limit, it begins to affect the hair follicles. This can lead to hair loss known as traction alopecia, and it can even cause irreversible damage to the follicles if allowed to continue for too long.

The answer is to reduce your use of styling products and heated hair tools and go for a more natural look. This will reduce pulling on the hair strands, which will decrease hair follicle traction and may even slow hair fall.

4: Stop Having Really Hot Showers

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Using really hot water on your hair every day is unnatural. The skin never evolved to deal with such hot water on a daily basis. The result is that the hair and scalp get stripped of many of the natural oils that protect them from damage.

Hot water is also a big contributor to dandruff and itchy scalp.

Cold showers boost circulation in the scalp and leave the hair follicles with all of their natural oils still there.

If your scalp is excessively greasy, you will need to look closely at your diet as a cause. Stop using hot water on your hair, and your hairline will thank you over time.

5: Stop With The Bad Posture

It may sound rather silly to start with and of course, the connection is not quite that simple, but there is data to show that sedentary lifestyles increase the chances of hair loss.

The main reason that bad posture aggravates hair loss is that it tightens the skin from the shoulders to the neck and into the scalp. This tightness then decreases blood flow to the scalp. As you will learn later, blood flow is very important when it comes to hairline regrowth.

Most of us are sitting down each day, but an upright position would help relax the muscles and skin through the shoulders, neck, and scalp, enabling greater blood flow.

6 Ways To Regrow Your Hairline If It Has Already Receded

Regrowing your hairline is harder than stopping any further recession, but it is possible.

An important point to remember is that before regrowing your receded hairline, you must first stop the causes of hair loss in the first place. If you do not fix these first, you will be fighting a losing battle.

So, once you have got those sorted, it is time to promote active hair growth. Here is how.

1: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Treatments

The regrowth methods most often recommended to hair loss sufferers are minoxidil and finasteride, and for good reason!

Both drugs have been approved for the treatment of hair loss by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and they have also been proven time and again to provide positive results to users.


Minoxidil is a topical formulation best known by the brand name Rogaine. It was initially developed as an oral medication for the treatment of high blood pressure, but the unexpected side effect of hair growth soon made it a popular drug for off-label use.

Its exact mechanism is unknown, though there are a few strong theories. The first suggests that, as a potassium channel opener, minoxidil is able to widen the blood vessels and increase blood flow to the follicles. The second hypothesizes that the drug’s upregulation of certain growth hormones, specifically vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), plays a major role.

However it works, there is one thing for certain – many hair loss sufferers have seen significant regrowth with its use.

Many studies have been carried out on minoxidil in human subjects. Most notably, a 1990 study that followed minoxidil users over five years and a more recent study to follow users for two years.

As stated by researchers from the first study (and later reiterated in the second):

Topical minoxidil appears to be effective in helping to maintain nonvellus hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia.

As such, minoxidil is a drug that is seriously worth considering.


Finasteride is another popular drug used for hair loss but, unlike minoxidil, it is taken orally.

The drug was originally developed to treat prostate enlargement which is triggered by an excess of DHT within the prostate. As such, the drug works by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase, the precursor to DHT. Finasteride works similarly in treating hair loss.

How effective is it in treating hair loss? In terms of reducing scalp DHT levels, finasteride can do so from between 60 to 75 percent.

A study performed in 2001 found that the drug resulted in a net improvement in the anagen to telogen ratio of 47 percent. This means it increases the number of follicles in anagen phase so as to induce hair growth.

Unfortunately, there are some side effects associated with finasteride use. After all, DHT is a hormone that plays a variety of roles throughout the body. The majority of these are sexual in nature, and this is why many hair loss sufferers opt for minoxidil or a non-drug solution altogether.

2: Daily Scalp Massages and Exercises

If medications are not of interest to you, or if you would like to combine them with another technique, then consider scalp massages and exercises as the next step.

Hair loss, at its most fundamental level, is a blood flow problem. Blood flow is one reason why minxodil works. It is also why similar blood flow-promoting substances, such as peppermint oil, work.

If you touch your scalp around the hairline where the hair has receded, you will notice the skin here is thinner and less pliable than at the back of your scalp where the hair is thick.

The sebaceous gland, as seen in a model of the hair follicle.
Blood flow to the hair follicles is incredibly important for the survival of the hair.

Calcification and fibrosis have set in, reducing blood flow and killing the follicles. So, to regrow your hairline, you will need to massively increase the blood flow to these receded parts of your scalp.

The quickest and most effective way to do this is with scalp massages and exercises.

Scalp massage can reduce tension in the scalp while also increasing blood flow.

To perform a basic massage technique, take both hands and place them on either side of your head, using your five fingers to press against the scalp. Place the fingers above the ear and close to the temple, or along the hairline.

Gently push against the scalp and move your hands around in small circles, so that the scalp moves too. You should feel your entire scalp move. The more movement the better.

Now, while you are doing that, raise your eyebrows as far up as your can and hold for two seconds before relaxing again for two seconds, and back and forth, whilst still massaging with your hands.

Try to do this for 5 minutes each day, at least.

This is the most basic massage and exercise combination and there are many more to learn that boost circulation significantly more.

3: Overhaul Your Diet

In most cases, hair loss is not caused by nutrient deficiencies. However, for hairline regrowth to take place your body needs the raw building blocks for the hair follicle. These include iron, niacin, biotin, calcium, and so much more.

While nutritional supplements can be helpful in balancing out your nutrient intake, the best approach is through an improved diet.

A varied diet – one that focuses on whole foods such as meats, produce, nuts and seeds, and whole grains – will provide you with all of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. These benefits will extend throughout the body, including to the hair follicles.

Bone broth is a great source of nutrients and minerals and, most importantly, collagen. This amino acid plays a role in skin elasticity, as well as cell maintenance and renewal.

Other foods to consider are greens (e.g. spirulina, spinach, kale), healthy fats (nuts, seeds, oils such as olive and coconut), lean proteins (chicken, turkey, white-fleshed fish, greek yogurt), and whole grains (oats, barley, quinoa, rye).

These foods will provide support to the systems throughout your body and, as a result, support healthy hair growth.

4: Use a Dermaroller

Minoxidil and scalp massages are great ways to increase blood flow to the scalp, but there is another device with a similar outcome. That device is the dermaroller.

The dermaroller is a small roller (often made of plastic) with metal pins attached. The roller is then attached to a handle that enables the device to be rolled over the scalp, face, or other areas on the body.

Using a dermaroller along the hairline

The tiny metal pins penetrates into the dermal layer stimulating the production of collagen, reducing fibrosis and calcification, and increasing blood circulation in the scalp.

Scientists conducted a study to find out the effectiveness of the dermaroller.

They organised people into two groups with all participants suffering from various degrees of hair loss. In the first group they used only minoxidil. In the second group they used minoxidil and a dermaroller.

As you can see from the graphs below, the dermaroller group (known technically as microneedling) achieved much better hair regrowth after 12 weeks.

The mean hair count of the dermaroller group went from 226 up to 317 (an increase of 91) while the mean hair count of the minoxidil group went from 201 up to 218 (an increase of just 17).

When using the dermaroller, you will want to create an even coverage across the thinning hairline by rolling in different directions. First horizontal, then vertical, and finally diagonal.

Begin by using the dermaroller only once per week. If you find that using it once per week is okay, you can always increase the rate to twice per week.

What size dermaroller you use is up to you. You may want to start on the low end (0.5mm), but you can increase to 1.0mm or 1.5mm (the same size in the study above) over time.

It is very important that you wash the dermaroller thoroughly after using it. If the spikes are dirty you will be introducing germs to the wounded skin causing extra irritation, making it take longer to heal, and increasing the risk of infection.

Clean the spikes thoroughly, firstly with alcohol and then with boiling hot water.


Using natural methods to regrow your receding hairline is possible, but it will take time and effort.

It is not as easy as simply taking a pill every day, but in the long term it is a much more effective, sustainable, and overall healthy option.

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  1. Hi man, I appreciate the information you have given and I would very much like to give it a try. I am currently using minoxidil at the moment and it has improved my hair volume and frontal hairline, however, you did mention that you can use the device ‘dermaroller’ one question is why only use it once a week and not every time you apply hair loss liquids like minoxidil? As you did mention, it does increase hair by a multiple of 5 but surely if you use it most times you apply minoxidil for example, this should surely just improve the results no?

    1. Hi Bradley, your skin needs time to heal fully after using the dermaroller. If you use it too often then the skin can’t heal properly and it can just become inflamed and infected. The amount of time between each dermaroller session can vary, and it’s up to you, but I recommend starting at once per week and changing the frequency depending on how your scalp responds.

      Secondly, try using a mixture of magnesium oil and peppermint oil instead of minoxidil, it will be more effective and is 100% natural. We even have our own product for this called GRO2.


    1. You can try the Hair Equilibrium Program, since not everything can be explained in a simple blog post.

  2. Hi willy I find your article very informative. Thank you for sharing and I will start on what I have read immediately.

  3. So will, does reducing dht levels in scalp affect us. Also i should ask that does lowering dht sensitivity possible for a person who inherited high dht sensitivity of hair follicle from parent.

  4. Hello there. I am Ajay. The information you provided regarding hair loss is very useful and helpful. That make everyone to think before going to buy harmful medicine’s and facing disastrous consequences. Thank you for giving such an information.

  5. Hi Will. I find your information truly informative and inspirational, a wake up call to myself. I have a couple very important questions to ask you that will take up a lot of space in place of a simple comment, do you have an email I contact you at? Thanks.

    1. Thanks Emilio, I appreciate the support. It’s probably better to ask your question in the comments. Then everyone can benefit from the discussion. There’s a lot of comments each day and it’s really hard trying to answer them all. But email is even less likely. My email is will (at) if you do though. I’ve written it like that to avoid the spam bots 🙂

  6. Hi again Will. Do you think laser therapy for the scalp is an effective regimen to add to a hair loss routine of current massage, diet, and derma rolling? Will it compliment the steps already being taken or just wasted effort? Thanks.

    1. Hi Emilio, laser therapy isn’t something I’ve personally tried in my regime yet. It’s something I want to take a closer look at and try out though. You might find this guide on LLLT useful though.

  7. I have serious doubts about peppermint oil. It is a vasoconstrictor and so decreases blood flow. Minoxidil is a vasodilator. With all due respect are you sure peppermint oil is good?

  8. Hello my freind
    I want to ask you some questions .
    1. What foods can reduce the effect of dht.
    2.I have a big problem with dandruff I suffer from itching in the scalp so i need a natural solution for my problem
    3.can u send me ur photo to see ur hairline befor and after
    And finaly thank u for all this advices god bless you

  9. Hi Will, your extensive research is really impressive. I have just started to notice some receding on one side of my temple area. All these different options is a bit overwhelming (All the types of oils and mixtures you can use). So what is your number one oil treatment for regrowth of hair on the temples? Is it the one in this article or is it another one you recommend since there are so many options? Thanks for all the work you do.

    1. I would recommend a diet optimised to reduce inflammation, plus provide plentiful hair growing nutrients and minerals. Then add in scalp massages particularly along the hairline to increase blood flow to these parts. Any kind of topical oil treatment will have limited effectiveness.

  10. Hi Will,

    I just made the mixture of Magnesium, Rosemary, and Peppermint oil you reccomended last night. I made sure to use exact measurements. How long should I wait to expect some results?

    Thank you.

    1. At least 2 months to assess how well it is working for you. You also need to be doing all the diet optimisation techniques and scalp massages as well.

      1. Hi Will,

        I have another question for you. With my college schedule I find it easier to shower at night rather than in the morning. Can I apply the mixture in the morning or afternoon and wash it out at night to attain similar results? Is water also enough to completely wash it out?

        Thanks again.

        1. Hi Michael, yes you can do that, the problem is your hair might look oily during the day, which is why we prefer to do it overnight. Water is usually enough. If not then you could use a small quantity of our Grogenix Shampoo.

  11. Hi, your article is very good & gives me hope I can regrow my receding hairline, if I try your methods how long until I will see results ? Can I derma roll every morning & night ? Is castor oil good for hair regrowth ?

  12. This is the most…unbiased article I read in TIMES!! I understand why Europeans men have hair!!! Because of their diet! Also there is good things about black seed oil but really nothing penetrates to the follicle!!!

  13. Thanks for your article and detailed explanation. I have been using the derma roller and essential oils (Rosemary, Castor, Lavender and Coconut) for the past 3 months and I must tell you I have positive results,however this takes a lot of patience and dedication. The hair first come out tiny, weak and hardly visible but with time it grows thicker, stronger and noticeable. I am not there yet but I am hopeful I can get my hairline back to my teenage years, the results I have seen so far tells me it is achievable. I look forward to the 6 next months with hairline full of thicker and stronger hair

    1. Hi,

      We’re glad to hear of your positive results!

      Yes, you’re right that patience is important. But it’s definitely worth it!

      – Steph

    2. Any update on your hairline? I would be very curious to see how the next 6 months went after you’re great start! Thank you!

  14. Dear Will,
    I am 18 now and I realized my hairline is not exactly straight anymore. My grandfather and uncles are bald so I think the genetic is what I am going to face. Before I try any methods that I read on your blog, I just want to know if there is any chance I can regrow my hairline back to when it was straight?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Thomas, I based on what other people have managed to do I would say it is certainly possible to regrow hair lost from the hairline, up to a certain point. However, there is such a thing as a ‘mature hairline’ so your hairline may just go up a little as you age. However, since you say that baldness is common in your family it could be the beginning of pattern baldness in which case you should do your best to stop any further loss.

  15. My father still has a straight hairline but most people on my mother side are bald. I had something like an M-shaped hairline but when I looked back at my picture in high school, my hairline has always been something like an M-shaped hairline. I am now a freshman and I wonder if I am getting bald in the future?
    Thank you very much, Will.

  16. Hi what your conclusion be too using pura ‘d’or ? As these shampoos contain nearly all the natural ingredients you have mentioned all in one, and have 15dht blockers!

    Thanks steve

  17. Hey To be Honest I’ve been reading many articles and finding everywhere how to reduce and regrow hair but nothing has worked.. but after reading this im going to try ’em all out. Thanks

  18. Thanks for the great article. Just wondering if – to your knowledge – using Thuja Essential Oil would have the same effect as boiling the Thuja herb in water?

    1. Hi Drew, this is an interesting question. Often the way the extraction process makes a difference to what compounds get extracted. For example, hot water would extract slightly different compounds to an alcohol extract. At this point we don’t know exactly what extract works the best. In this case it’s best to follow the same method used in the Thuja study.

    1. Hi Marci,

      Yes, absolutely! We have many female readers and customers who’ve had success with our techniques and products.



  19. Hello, I’m currently in my 20’s and started to lose hair on my sides and front. One of my barbers and doctor told me that they may not grow back due to genes.

    But I’m still hoping I can find a way to try.
    But incase, I truly can’t what maybe the best ways to stop any more loss?

  20. I’m 15 and I know my hair line is receding I look at my self like I’m not the same person every day I feel like crap I want my old hair back I used to sift my hands through my hair 100 times a day now I can’t do to thinking about my receding hair line what do I do to get my hair back

  21. I have to ask; How often did you dermaroll and apply the topical oils? I’m currently doing 2-3 times a week with 1.0mm roller. Thank you!

  22. Hello Will do the methods work with all types of hair loss because i have researched that frontal fibrosing alopecia is irreversible in women and in almost all cases the hair thats lost wont grow back. Thanks

    1. Hi Jillian,

      Unfortunately, regrowing scarring alopecias can be difficult (if not impossible). It’s best to work on reducing the future impacts of the condition by discovering the cause and treating that directly.



  23. Hello,
    So I am 21 years old and I’ve had a hairline that is noticeable, but it’s not receding. I’ve had this my entire life and I was wondering if any of these would work if someone who had it all of his life?

    1. Hi Travis, if you’ve had a high hairline your whole life then there’s not much you can do to lower it. That’s the natural and normal shape of your hair. If you think it has been receding though, then that is a different matter. You need to keep an eye on it and make sure it isn’t getting any higher. Some people just have a naturally ‘mature’ hairline.

  24. Hello Will, rather mundain question but, I’m a narwood 2 or 3 and I’m just now 23. My problem is from what I can guess stress induced genetics. Over the last year I’ve cleaned up my diet significantly and implemented some fairly good habits when it comes to hair hygiene’s seems that my hair loss is only getting worse faster…. so how do you combat or even cure stress induced hair loss when hair loss is what’s causing most of the stress. I’m an engineering student and college athlete…I can’t focus on my school stress because hairloss stress is so much i have trouble sleeping now.

    1. Hi Stephen, good question. Unfortunately there is no easy answer. I’ve struggled with the same thing myself. Deep breathing exercises can help a lot. This helps reduce stress and increase blood oxygen levels, both can help with your hair. Cutting your hair shorter can also help so you don’t see the hairs coming out so much. Also, diet and stress aren’t the only factor in losing hair, they are important, but reducing scalp tension will also help.

  25. Hello, i am a Narwood 2-3 at the moment but starting to feel a small portion of my scalp on 1 side getting smooth as if there’s almost no hair there. In a situation like this, as long as the methods above are followed precisely, is it possible to regrow all this?

  26. I didnt see any mention of PRP. Do you consider it natural? Also if done could it help or hurt your process? If you think it helps do you think it will speed up the process?

  27. IM a young 18 year old male, who’s hair line is receding probably due to the maturation, but would any of the products that you have for sale could help me grow my hair line back to what it was cause now I look like I have a huge forehead

  28. Hello! Now, im doing this on behalf of my brother who is trying to ignore his redeeding hairline.. although I can tell it effects him deeply as hes only 21 and it has pushed back very far over the past year. My question is, he’s inherited this redeeding hairline from my grandpa and others in the family who have gone bald- athough it is genetics, can it still be faught? I finally got him to open up about it and I know it was hard for him. He agreed to try out your methods here so Im praying I dont let him down 🙂 Heres to hopefully seeing some results!

    1. Hi Mica, what a thoughtful sibling you’re being, props to you. Yes it can still be fought. Although hair loss is genetic it is defined as a ‘genetic predisposition’ which means your genes make you more susceptible to hair loss but it doesn’t mean it’s inevitable by any means. There is a lot you can do to protect your hair. Nutrition is one of the first steps. I want to mention now that your brother needs to be willing to adopt a few habits if he wants to do his best to keep his hair. Some resources for you to direct your brother towards would be our Facebook group. Perhaps Hair Equilibrium as well. Thanks for commenting Mica.

  29. Hi Will,
    I am 21 probably reached out to having male patern baldness stage 2 (frontal hair loss), I visited the doctor but u gave me more information than him. And he told me to apply Minopen 5% and Androanagen. And after asking him about dermarolerr he said it won’t be effective. Please guide should I take the medicine or not???
    And I had even listed out that once taken minoxidil u have to apply it life long is it true ???

    1. Hi Shahid,

      We cannot tell you whether you should take the medicine or not, as that’s a personal decision. However, you may want to look at alternative options before you begin.

      I would recommend you take a look at this post, which outlines Will’s own hair regrowth journey. You may find the information listed there to be helpful:



  30. I followed your advice and started using the dermaroller (0.5 mm) for more than 1.5 months caused more hair loss. I look more bald now. Please stop giving this advice. Dermaroller causes more hair loss.

    1. Hi there Smith, I’m sorry to hear this. Dermarolling is quite widely accepted as beneficial for hair, I would say it’s unusual to lose hair because of it, there might have been other factors involved. The other answer is that it caused shedding as new, stronger hairs started growing through and will eventually look better. 6 weeks is not really long enough to judge if it has been successful.

  31. Hey there,

    I’m at a 3 on the hairline scale, and have a question. I am using the dermaroller 2 times a week, and following everything in the article. Except I am using nioxin shampoo and conditioner. What are your thoughts on nioxin? I feel like I have seen more hair recession since using it but a thicker feel to it so I have mixed feelings. Any product in the market that you would recommend for blood flow increase? Like a headband of some sort. I have alot of skin tension.

    1. Hi Corbin, generally the dermaroller is recommended once per week, but it does depend on what needle size you use. I am not a fan of nioxin due to the large about of chemicals which can negatively affect your hair in the long term. You can read our article about it here. Please take a look at our Growband as this helps releive scalp tension.

  32. Hi Will. I’ve been taking Finasteride for 12 years (since my 22 years) and minox 5%. From three years til now they seem to have stop to benefit and i’m losing my hair at a very fast rate. Do you think there’s benefit to turn to dutasteride? I’ve been using minox foam but i cant stand it anymore because minox makes me sleepy all the time and my hair becomes really dry – and i think minox is causing me to lose more and more hair. Can you help me?

    Thank you so much, for all.

    1. Hello Eme,
      Thanks for sharing your experience. It doesn’t sound like a good situation, this is one of the problems of finasteride though, it can lose its effectiveness over time. Minoxidil can also dry out the hair a lot. You might want to look into adding other options such as scalp massage, microneedling and LLLT.

  33. Hi Will,

    Your information has really helped me over time and I am very thankful for it, but I have a question in regards to diet.

    You mention to avoid dairy and grains, and I’ve also read elsewhere about these not being great for hair growth in general, but you also say foods such as greek yogurt, kefir, oats, barely etc can be a good part of your diet. Are there just certain types of food in these groups you’d avoid/recommend?

    It would be nice to get a little more info if possible.

    Many thanks

  34. Thanks Will for the information. I’ve tried several natural ‘remedies’ to the point where I got overwhelmed because results weren’t coming. Now all I do is simply massage every other night with olive oil.Sometimes I get frustrated because I’ve set a hair goal for myself but I still get negative feedbacks from people. Any words of encouragement from you?!

  35. Hey will,
    Will applying rogaine on my receeding hairline bring it back?
    And i have even heard that onion oil is even something that encourages hair growth.
    What are your suggestions?

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