Widow’s Peak? – The New Guide To Getting Back Your Hairline

For some people, especially women, a widow’s peak can be a thing of beauty and a source of pride. This hairline style, after all, is quite unique. For other people, however, especially men, the widow’s peak can be a source of frustration – the indication of a hairline beginning to recede.

And for many, whether a natural occurrence or caused by hair loss, the question is, “how can I get rid of my widow’s peak?”

In this post, you’re going to learn all about the widow’s peak and the role it plays in male-pattern baldness.

First, you’ll learn what the widow’s peak is and where it got its unique name.

Second, I’ll explain what causes the widow’s peak to appear, especially in men with receding hairlines.

Third, I’ll tell you exactly how you can get rid of the widow’s peak and regrow your hair with an all-natural hair growth serum.

What Is a Widow’s Peak?

A portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots
The widow’s hood, as worn by Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

A widow’s peak (or, widower’s peak in the case of men) is a V-shaped hairline that can appear in both men and women. In some, the peak can be particularly deep. In others, the peak may be barely noticeable.

But where does the widow’s peak get its unique name?

The name originates from an old wives’ tale – an omen – that women with this distinctive hairline would suffer the fate of a dead husband. This was because the naturally-forming peak appears very similar to the peak created by the widow’s hood, a cap worn by widows while mourning the loss of their husbands.

Of course, we now know that this is nothing but a myth. But, for many, the widow’s peak is still a curse, just not a supernatural one.

What Causes Widow’s Peak?

In many individuals, the widow’s peak is naturally occurring and is simply the way in which their hairline is shaped. This is due to a strong, inherited trait. For a few men, however, a widower’s peak can be an indication of a receding hairline and, therefore, male-pattern baldness.

So, what causes the hairline to recede in such a way?

Typically, hair loss begins at the temples and near the forehead line. This is known as temporofrontal hair loss, and is very common in men with androgenetic alopecia (the medical term for male-pattern baldness).

The loss occurs in such a way due to the location of DHT receptors.

As I’ve previously discussed on Hair Loss Revolution, DHT is a hormone produced from testosterone. While every male has DHT present within their bodies, men with a genetic predisposition to androgenetic alopecia tend to be more sensitive to the DHT. Over time, this sensitivity leads to miniaturization of the hair follicles, eventually leading to hair loss.

As the follicles become inflamed and irritated as a result of DHT sensitivity, the hair cycle shortens leading to baldness.

Even worse? Hair which is lost in such a manner will not grow back naturally. Unless, of course, you do something about it.

How to Get Rid of Widow’s Peak

If your widow’s peak is due to a receding hairline, then you’re in luck! The methods which are normally used to treat hair loss and regrow hair will work to rid you of your widow’s peak just as they’ll help you to regrow strong, luscious locks.

Of course, keep in mind that treating hair loss in its beginning stages is easier and more effective in the long run. However, it is possible to grow back the hair which you’ve already lost. Ready to get started?

Use a Hair Growth Serum

What You’ll Need:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Emu oil
  • Saw palmetto
  • Apple polyphenol
  • Dermaroller

Directions:

Pierce the gel capsule of a saw palmetto supplement.

Add the resulting gel into a mixture of hyaluronic acid and emu oil. Measurements need not be exact, though 1 part saw palmetto gel to 6 parts hyaluronic acid/emu oil mixture is a good start.

Similarly, take an apple polyphenol supplement capsule, and break it into the above mixture of 1 part saw palmetto : 6 parts hyaluronic acid. Mix the combination well by stirring and shaking vigorously.

Using a dermaroller along the hairline

 

Begin the process with the dermaroller. Gently roll it across the part of your scalp where you’d like to apply the hair growth serum. Do this slowly, and repeat the process at least four times. This will ensure that the scalp is ready to receive the hair growing mixture and absorb it.

Once this has been done, apply the serum with either a cotton ball or clean finger. Massage directly into the affected areas of the scalp, being sure to evenly distribute the serum throughout. For best results, allow the serum to sit on your scalp for at least 30 minutes.

Hair Benefits:

The four ingredients used in this hair serum pack a powerful punch when it comes to stimulating hair growth and regrowing hair you’ve lost.

First, hyaluronic acid acts as the carrier oil, ensuring that the other ingredients are properly distributed. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the human body, and it transports nutrients to cells while simultaneously removing toxins.

Emu oil is next, acting as the main DHT-inhibitor. This amazing oil has hair-growing properties, and is also known to be used as an anti-inflammatory and moisturizing agent.

Saw palmetto is another inhibitor of DHT, working effectively when applied directly to the scalp.

Last, apple polyphenols stimulate circulation and eliminate free radicals from the surrounding areas.

Treat the Root Cause of Your Hair Loss

While DHT is a common culprit of hair loss, there are a few other things, such as illness and infection, which can lead to premature thinning and loss. Even diabetes, a common disease seen throughout the world, has been linked to balding.

For best results, it’s a good idea to know exactly what’s causing your hair loss. After all, how can you treat an issue when you don’t even know it’s cause?

Conclusion

The widow’s peak is a point of pride for some, and a curse for others. If you’re one such individual who is gaining a widow’s peak due to a receding hairline, then I’m here to tell you that there are many things which you can do to reverse it.

From the application of the hair growth serum above to the replacement of store-bought shampoos with homemade, feel free to browse this site for more natural ways you can go about treating hair loss and ridding yourself of your widow’s peak.

8 thoughts on “Widow’s Peak? – The New Guide To Getting Back Your Hairline”

  1. Hi Will, my husband has had this typical m-shaped hairline since we met over 5 years ago and it’s slowly getting worse. Not that I mind too much but I will recommend him to try the dermaroller and hair growth serum technique.

  2. I’ve been trying the dermaroller with the serum mixture you stated. You didn’t mention how often we should be doing this though. Daily, twice a week, once every two weeks or??

  3. Hello Will, I’m relatively young (only a teenager) and i’m noticing i’m in the initial stages of balding (1st or 2nd). I’m not quite sure what the problem is but I do know my 2 older brothers are experiencing the same thing (except their condition is not getting much worse… as far as I can tell). I’m going to try cold showers, as its something immediate I can use to stimulate my hair follicles and its also healthy in general. I don’t want to take Rogaine or similar chemicals that I will have to take my whole life and pose serious health risks, is there anything natural I can try (like say, olive oil) that I can use to stimulate hair growth/ stop losing hair?

    • Hello Ray, yes you’ve arrived at the right place. We are all about natural treatments and avoiding harsh chemicals like minoxidil and finasteride. There is a lot you can do. One of the first places to start is by reading our blog and using our Grogenix product range.

  4. Hi,

    I am in the middle stages of hair loss. I still have full coverage but it is thinning around the peaks and vertex. If I use this hair growth serum, how often do I apply it (twice a daily, daily, or intermittently)?

    • Hi Andrew,

      When using the serum in conjunction with dermarolling (which we highly recommend), you should do it only once per week.

      However, there are daily serums you can apply (in addition to the above), such as the Grogenix Scalp Elixir.

      – Steph

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