Causes and Treatments for Women with Receding Hair Lines

Causes and Treatments for Women with Receding Hair Lines


Ponytails are quick no fuss, low maintenance hair styles. Ponytails can look stylish and classy whilst giving the impression the entire look was effortless. However, for people with Caucasian hair types, wearing ponytails frequently can have a devastating effect on the hair line, with the potential to result in hair thinning and hair loss.

Traction Alopecia: Why Does Wearing a Ponytail Cause Hair Thinning?

For people with Caucasian hair types, wearing a ponytail frequently can cause hair thinning and hair loss along the hair line because Caucasian hair is typically high density.

high hair density

Hair density is determined by the amount of hair follicles on the scalp. The more hair follicles on the scalp, the denser hair density is. Caucasians typically have high density hair. On average Caucasians have the highest hair density of all ethnicities, with 1,458 hairs per square inch, in contrast to people with afro hair types who average 961 hairs per square inch. The more hairs on your scalp, the higher the density and the greater the weight. Heavy hair, scooped up in a ponytail applies excessive strain to the scalp, concentrating the bulk of the weight where the ponytail is held, whilst creating the most pull and strain along the hairline.

traction alopecia occurs when the hair follicle detaches from the hair bulb

The process of persistent and repetitive pulling of the hair follicle from the hair bulb, which in turn causes hair loss and scalp inflammation because of hair styling practices is known as Traction Alopecia.  

Traction Alopecia is not only caused by ponytails and other up do’s, other hair styling triggers also include hair extensions, click here to learn more, and dreadlocks, click here to learn more.

Treatment for Traction Alopecia

If Traction Alopecia goes untreated, it can get worse, spread, and possibly become permanent. It is recommended that:

  1. The hair style which triggered Traction Alopecia are avoided, combined with undergoing treatment which will prevent the spread of hair loss.

  2. Massage the effected area to stimulate blood circulation around the scalp which facilitates hair growth

  3. Keep hair hydrated through regular shampoo’s

  4. Condition hair to flatten hair cuticles which will help to keep hair strong and healthy

  5. Undergo treatment such as ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion facilitates recovery from Traction Alopecia because it contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which is a revolutionary treatment for revitalising and reactivating hair follicles, restoring hair growth. Once the ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion is applied to the scalp, the peripheral micro circulation (flow of blood around the scalp) is reactivated. The Lotion massages the scalp, causing it to tingle, improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the hair bulbs, which improves hair growth, reversing the damage caused by Traction Alopecia. So, if you want to restore your hair line, ProTress is the answer. Check out the results below:

how to regrow your receding hairline 

Female Pattern Baldness

Traction Alopecia is not the only cause of a receding and thinning hair line. Male Pattern Baldness can also cause thinning and hair loss along the hair line.

What Is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female Pattern Baldness in a genetic form of hair loss that typically effects women in their 50’s and 60’s. The symptoms of Female Pattern Baldness include thinning at the temples which gradually spreads outwards.  Female Pattern Baldness is more prominent amongst women in their 50’s and 60’s because as women get older the body’s ability to produce estrogen and progesterone reduce drastically.

estrogen levels fall causing hair loss

Estrogen and progesterone assist the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle, facilitating a healthy rate of hair growth. When levels of estrogen and progesterone fall, the rate of hair growth diminishes, which means the hair that you lose naturally, (on average 50 – 10 hairs are lost daily) is replenished at a very slow rate.

effects of untreated female pattern baldness

Also, as levels of estrogen and progesterone falls, the amount of testosterone rises, as well as DHT, a bi-product of testosterone. DHT attacks hair follicles, causing them to also shrink in size which causing hair strands to become thinner and weaker and more prone to breakage and loss.

DHT shrinks hair follicles making hair thinner

Treatment for Female Pattern Baldness

To prevent the spread of Female Pattern Baldness, hair follicles need to be stimulated to reactivate the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Lotion contains the patented Si MATRIX PF which helps to reactivate the peripheral micro circulation (blood flow around the scalp), as well as increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the hair bulb which stimulates hair growth and revitalises hair follicles, helping to extend the Anagen phase, thereby increasing the rate of hair growth and reducing the amount of hair loss.

ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion helps to preserve and maintain the hair you have, whilst making it thicker and stronger, whilst reducing hair shedding. Preserve the hair you have and stop Female Pattern Baldness from spreading and buy the ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion today.

treatment for female pattern baldness

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is one of the most common causes of a receding hair line for Caucasian women. Symptoms of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia includes a gradual thinning of hair along the hair line, followed by a thin band of balding skin which becomes more visible and prominent over time.

What Causes Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia?

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia usually effects older women who are post menopausal and therefore subject to hormone disruption causing a vulnerability to autoimmune disease called Lichen Planus.

Lichen planus makes the scalp extremely sensitive to damage caused by everyday hair styling and chemical and heat treatments. Lichen Planus responds to damage or trauma caused to the scalp by hair styling or chemical treatments with swelling and irritation to the scalp. The scalp can become itchy and in the worst case, produce painful sores. In response to the trauma, connective tissue develops as a healing mechanism. The connective tissue which forms in response to the injury/damage, known as ‘scarring’ creates a thick wall of skin over the hair follicle, hindering further hair growth and resulting in a thin bald strip along the hairline.

Treatment for Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Like Traction Alopecia, if you have been diagnosed with Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, we recommend as follows:

  1. Avoiding hair styling practices and chemical or heat treatments that can cause further scarring and hair loss.

  2. Also, the earlier Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia is diagnosed and treated improves the chances of preventing further hair loss. Without treatment and preventative styling and hair treatments, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia will spread, causing more hair loss which has the potential to become permanent. Medical treatment is required from a medical professional to correct the hormone imbalance.

  3. Undergo treatment such as ProTress which can help to prevent further hair loss and restore hair growth in parts of the scalp where hair follicles have not died. 

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