I’m 45 years old. Something I’ve learned in the past couple of years is that hairlines move. They migrate north. Receding hairlines are a fact of life.
Need proof that it happens to everyone? Google a celebrity in their 40s for recent images. Then Google that same celebrity for images of them back in the 1980s or 1990s. Yup, even famous people’s hairlines move.
The good news is that you can slow a receding hairline down. Here are some of my tips for doing just that:
#1: Stop applying your shampoo at your hairline and working it back.
Apply it at your crown and move it side to side and front to back. The only time that this wouldn’t apply would be if you’re receding at your crown.
#2: Apply conditioner to your hair, not your hairline.
Remember, shampoo is for cleaning the scalp. Conditioner is for the hair, not the scalp. Place conditioner on top of your hair rather than at your hairline and work it back from there.
#3: Don’t comb (or brush) your hair from the hairline.
Start at the sides or at the back of your neck. Support your hair with the hand that isn’t doing the combing so that your scalp doesn’t take the pressure. And while you’re at it, don’t rip through knots. Use your free hand to grasp the area where your hair catches the comb and gently untangle your hair.
If you’re past these slow-down tips and need treatment, there are products, home devices and in-office treatments available that will help minimize your receding hairline.
Bottom line – treat your hair like an antique silk today so that it still looks good later in life.