Barbershop Blog


November 25, 2022

In today’s article we branch away from hairstyling advice to talk about receding hairlines. It is an issue that many men will face at some point in time and it seems it is a topic that little is known about, so let’s dive in to get a better understanding of what can be done to combat a receding hairline.

Man Looking At Receding Hairline In Mirror

Hair loss can be a heavy thing to face for a bloke as our hair is such a big part of our identity.

Loosing our hair, especially at a younger age can feel like we are loosing our youth and identity. Some men embrace it, are happy to shave everything off and go bald. Others are not so happy to let go of their locks and if you’re in this camp, this article is for you.

The trick is to act when you first notice any hair loss because once the hair follicles are gone, they can no longer grow back.

The good news is that there is an absolute array of remedies that can help maintain active hair follicles or prevent further hair loss. Oral supplements, laser treatments, plasma injections and topical remedies make up a list of options available to men. There is also hair transplants as a possibility for lost follicles.

Consulting your doctor is the first step in obtaining the medicinal remedy Finasteride, this stuff is prescription only and does come with some warnings attached. Minoxidil on the other hand is an over the counter remedy that is shown to increase the lifespan of hair follicles. Saw Palmetto is a natural approach and can be found in both oral supplements and shampoos.

Low-light laser therapy (LLLT) has been shown to significantly slow down hair loss and there are all kinds of caps, helmets and devices now available online. Being a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical option it is no wonder that the popularity of LLLT has really taken off, that and the fact that it seems to be extremely effective for men who adopt treatment in early stages recession

On the surgical side of things there are plasma injections that can boost hair growth and strength. Then there are hair transplants that are for those men in advanced stages of receding. The follicles for transplants are taken from the back of the head, from the areas that are not prone to hair loss, meaning the results are lasting.

So to wrap it up, it can be said that there are indeed many ways to prevent hair loss and even a way to reverse it if you’re up for hair transplants. It also seems the best attack is defence, acting early to prevent follicle loss is the key.