Dealing with thinning hair in the front can be challenging for both men and women, though the condition has different causes, usually depending on a sufferer's gender. If thinning hair is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as hormonal imbalances in women, it can be dealt with by treating the medical problem. Creative styling, including choosing a flattering hairstyle and using the right hair-care products, also can help deal with thinning hair in the front. In some cases, people with thinning hair wear wigs or toupees.
Thinning hair in the front in women can be the result of hormonal imbalances and medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. In addition to thinning hair in the front, polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause infertility, weight gain, and an oily complexion. Hormone replacement therapy may help in relieving symptoms and improving the appearance of thinning hair.
Being creative when hairstyling can hide thinning hair in the front. For example, women who wear bangs can make the hair look fuller at the hairline, and reduce the appearance of thin hair. Wearing a side part can also add fullness to the front of the hairline, where a center or middle part can accentuate a sparse hairline even more. Layers can also flatter the look of thinning hair in the front because the different lengths of the hair add body and texture. Also, layers add height to the front of the hairline and crown, detracting from a thinning hairline.
Hair systems can also help improve the appearance of thinning hair in the front. These systems are appropriate for both men and women, and are non-invasive procedures that use either natural or synthetic hair that adheres to the existing hair. Men can also opt for a wig or toupee, however, a good quality hairpiece is essential for the hairline to look realistic. In many cases, a receding or thinning hairline looks better than a fake or unnatural looking hairpiece. An experienced hair technician can provide the individual with hair system and hairpiece options.
Styling products designed to add volume and texture to the hair can help thin hair appear thick and full. Products are made for both men and women and are available in different strengths that can add a little volume or a lot. Men may want to opt for a close-to-the-scalp cut when dealing with a thinning hairline. A close cut looks clean and neat, and detracts from thinning hair at the crown or front. Male pattern baldness can also cause hair to thin, and is usually more noticeable on the crown.
Medications can also help both men and women grow hair, and are generally available over the counter. The results take time, and are very gradual, but hair growth generally does occur with continued use. Prior to using topical hair growth preparations, the health care provider should be notified because some of the these products may not be appropriate for use when certain medical conditions are present.