There are many different types of hair loss and at its early stage, it can be quite confusing and frustrating. When you first begin to lose your hair it is difficult to know if you are beginning to get a mature line or if you have male pattern baldness.
What Is A Mature Hairline?
As you age it is normal to see the hairline changing just like the rest of the body, the hairline starts to mature this process shows your hairline becoming a little higher. The most obvious change of the hairline happens in teenage years, your amateur hairline, which has slightly rounded edges, become slightly higher up and less defined. A mature hairline can begin to appear in your teenage ears around 17. It can happen anywhere between 17 to 21. The speed at which this process happens varies for everyone. Maturing hairline can happen to anyone and does not depend on a genetic factor. 95% of males develop a mature hairline
What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is a common type of hair loss and is estimated to affect up to 70% males and 40% females During their lifetime. Male pattern baldness often follows a pattern of receding hairline. The hair on the crown begins to thin leaving a horseshoe shape of hair around the head. Male pattern baldness occurs as a result of the shrinking of the hair follicles, because of the effect of hormones. The two hormones break down the hair growth cycle by shortening the growth phase of the hair. But the shredding phase remains the same, which causes hair to fall out faster than they grow
Is Maturing Hairline A Sign Of Male Pattern Baldness?
A mature hairline is not always a sign which gives an indication of male pattern baldness. At a young age, it is normal to have a maturing hairline, but male pattern baldness can form as you age. Male pattern baldness shows a sign of hair loss like thinning crown and a receding hairline will show a distinct V-shape which is prominent than maturing hairline.
The main difference between the two is the distance that the hair has receded. In a hairline which is undergoing male pattern baldness, the hairline typically recedes further than 1.5 cm and will show more significant recession in the temple area.
A solution to hair loss is a hair transplant surgery.