Many men and women want to learn how to stop receding hairline but they don’t know what to do first. Noticing that your hair is receding can be hard to accept. After all, a receding hairline is usually the first sign for male pattern baldness.
Do you know why your hairline is receding? For men, the reason that they start losing hair at the temples is usually because of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT shrinks the hair follicles over time until the hair is no longer visible. This is why acting fast is crucial if you want to stop your hair loss.
Hair Generally has 3 phases:
Anagen – 90% of your hair is in this growth phase. This phase lasts between 2 to 6 years.
Catagen – Hair becomes thinner and the follicle will start shrinking. Last 3-4 weeks.
Telegen – the thinned hairs will fall out to make way for the new hairs to grow in. lasts for 2-4 months
If you start to block the DHT you will slow down your hair loss and you will start to regrow some of what you have lost. There are a few quality hair regrowth products on the market that are FDA approved to regrow hair. These products generally have the ingredient Minoxidil which helps inhibit the DHT. When you start using a hair regrowth product it will take approximately 2 months before you start to see results.
Why Do Results Take So Long To Notice?
Looking at your hair everyday to see if it is regrowing can be a frustrating. Just because you can’t notice anything doesn’t mean that the treatment is ineffective. Hair doesn’t grow very fast so it is hard to tell how effective a treatment is. A BIG mistake many people make is they quit using a product 2 months in because they think that it’s not working. It takes time to stop receding hairline. The problem with quitting is because the product might be working by keeping you from losing more hair. Always give a product at least 6 months before you decide if it is working or not.