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10 Proven Ways To Hide & Regrow Female Hair Thinning In The Front

As a woman, your hair can be essential to your self-esteem. So if you start to spot hair thinning in the front along your hairline, it can be a massive blow to your confidence.

Up to 38% of women with healthy hair will see some thinning around their hairline, in addition to those with hair loss conditions like frontal fibrosing alopecia and female pattern hair loss [1]. So while hairline recession in women isn’t uncommon, it can still be worrying.

Here, you’ll find ten proven ways to hide female hair thinning around your hairline, from successful restyling to scalp micropigmentation.

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Top tips for hiding female frontal hair thinning

  • Know what’s causing your receding hairline. This can help you find a long-term solution rather than a quick fix.
  • Experiment with different solutions. This is the best way to know what makes you feel comfortable and confident.
  • Try not to touch your hairline. This can draw attention to any thinning areas and make you appear self-conscious.
  • Use hair volume to your advantage. Hair from around the scalp can be used to conceal thinning at the front with careful, conscious styling.
  • Remember your hair doesn’t define you. While hair loss and thinning can lower your self-esteem, it’s still possible to feel confident — it’s all about finding a solution that works for you.

Why is my hair thinning at the front?

Understanding the causes of your hair loss is essential to finding an effective solution for female frontal hair thinning.

The most common reasons for thinning hair along the hairline in women are:

  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia — This condition commonly affects older women, and is usually characterised by thinning hair at the front of the scalp. It may also be accompanied by eyebrow hair loss.
  • Traction alopecia — Tension on the follicles around the hairline caused by tight hairstyles can lead to this hair loss condition.
  • Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) — More often characterised by diffuse hair loss, FPHL can also cause thinning around the forehead and hairline.
various forms of female hair loss
Receding hairline caused by FFA, traction alopecia, and female pattern hair loss.

In some cases, this hair loss can be stopped and even reversed, especially if you address it early with the right female hair loss treatment.

But women’s hair loss can be complex. You may need hair loss blood tests and other assessments to establish the underlying causes of your hair thinning. While you find out what’s causing your hair to fall out, there are ways to cover and conceal your receding hairline.

How can I cover my frontal hair loss?

Experiment with the following proven ways to cover up any hair loss around your hairline.

1. Restyle your hair

This may be the first port of call for hiding female hair thinning in the front. Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic female hairstyles for a receding hairline — so it’s all about choosing a style that works with your natural hair texture.

Here are three of the best hairstyles to hide frontal thinning.

Cut in a fringe

examples of fringes

A fringe is a classic, stylish way to hide hair loss along the hairline. No matter how far your hairline has receded, you can brush your hair forward into a fabulous brow-skimming fringe for great coverage across the forehead.

Brushed forward pixie cut

brushed forward pixie cuts

Embracing a short hairstyle like a pixie cut can disguise thinning across the scalp, including at the front. Brush your hair forward for extra coverage across your forehead to hide any temple hair loss or disguise a thinning fringe.

Side-swept bob

deep side parting hairstyles to hide a hairline receding

The side-swept bob works with lots of different hair textures, whether it’s sleek and straight or tousled and choppy. Best of all, it’s a low-maintenance way to conceal frontal hair loss, especially if you have thinning hair on one side of your head.

2. Artificially thicken your hairline

Certain products can be used to create the illusion of a thicker, fuller hairline. Think about using the following to artificially thicken your hairline:

  • Hair thickening spray — Also known as hair fibres, these tiny powder-like particles cling to any existing baby hairs around your hairline to create the appearance of fullness.
  • Root concealer — Create a straighter, fuller hairline using root concealer and touch-up products. These can often be matched to your existing hair colour, whether it’s natural or dyed.
  • Thickening lotion or tonic — Rather than focusing on the hairline, these products typically coat your hair strands in thickening agents (such as cornstarch) to boost volume across the scalp.

3. Add texture and curl to your hair

Volume is your best friend when it comes to disguising frontal hair thinning. Adding texture, curl, and bounce to your hair can make your hairline look fuller.

10 Proven Ways To Hide & Regrow Female Hair Thinning In The Front, Wimpole Clinic

Here’s how to safely add texture and volume to your hair:

  • Use heatless curlers — If your hair is naturally straight, use heatless curlers overnight to curl your hair. Heat can damage your hair, so avoid using straighteners or curling tongs to achieve volume.
  • Salt spray — Salt sprays can add texture to your hair, giving you a tousled beachy look. Just remember to moisturise your hair regularly, as salt can dehydrate your hair.
  • Dry shampoo — Use dry shampoo to zhuzh up your roots, absorbing any grease that flattens and weighs down your hair. Don’t worry – it’s unlikely that dry shampoo will lead to hair loss.
  • Avoid backcombing — Backcombing may add volume, but it can also damage your hair shafts, leading to breakage and further thinning.

4. Headbands and scarves

Hair accessories like Alice bands, headbands, and headscarves are a stylish way to conceal hair thinning in the front. You won’t need to worry about hair falling out of place and revealing your hairline. Plus, you can match your accessories to your outfit and switch up your look on a daily basis.

examples of women wearing a scarf or headwrap

When wearing a headband or scarf, make sure not to tie your hair back too tightly underneath. This can add to thinning around your hairline.

5. Scalp micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a semi-invasive procedure that involves tattooing tiny pinpricks of pigment onto your scalp to create the illusion of hair density.

before and after scalp micropigmentation
Before and after scalp micropigmentation for a thinning hairline.

You can get scalp micropigmentation without shaving your hair off, making this a popular procedure with lots of women. Find out if scalp micropigmentation for women is really worth it.

6.Wigs and hair toppers

Human hair wigs are a great way to disguise thinning across the scalp. These natural-looking hairpieces can transform your look, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Following chemotherapy treatment (left) and wearing a wig (right).
Following chemotherapy treatment (left) and wearing a wig (right).

If you don’t want to cover up all your existing hair, consider a hair topper. A topper is a partial wig that clips into your existing hair, blending into your natural colour and adding density.

7. Change your parting

A simple parting shift can be enough to partially hide your frontal hairline if you’re still in the early stages of thinning.

10 Proven Ways To Hide & Regrow Female Hair Thinning In The Front, Wimpole Clinic
Centre parting vs side parting.

There’s a bit of a generational divide when it comes to partings. Gen Z tend to favour a symmetrical centre part, while millennials and gen X are more likely to pick a side parting.

Think about the effect of your parting rather than what’s on trend. Side partings can soften your face and hide thinning at the temples, while a centre parting is less forgiving if your hairline is receding. Learn more about a normal hair parting width vs hair thinning.

How can I regrow my frontal hairline?

While hiding hair thinning can be a quick fix, regrowing your hairline is a different matter. It takes time for hair to grow back, especially if you have a hair loss condition.

The sooner you tackle your hair loss, the faster you can start your journey to regrowth. The following treatments are proven to help you recover your frontal hairline.

1. Hair transplant

Female hair transplants restore permanently lost hair by extracting follicles from elsewhere on the scalp and moving them to your hairline.

before and after female hair transplant

Nearly 13% of all hair transplant patients are women [2]. A successful hairline transplant can transform your tresses over the course of 12-18 months, giving you newfound confidence and boosting your self-esteem.

2. Minoxidil

Minoxidil is one of the most popular treatments for female hair loss, as it’s easy to apply and proven to help hair regrow, especially in the early stages of hair loss. It can improve symptoms of several conditions, including traction alopecia, female pattern hair loss, and frontal fibrosing alopecia.

before and after Minoxidil treatment
Hairline before and after 11 months of Minoxidil treatment [3].

Both Minoxidil spray and Minoxidil foam are suitable for most women with hair loss.

3. Lifestyle changes

Many dietary and lifestyle factors can contribute to hair loss. So making some changes in your day-to-day routine can help improve hair growth:

Book a consultation at the Wimpole Clinic

Concealing hair thinning in the front is the first step to tackling your hair loss. But for results that last, it may be time to see a female hair loss specialist.

Book a consultation at the Wimpole Clinic to get a doctor-led diagnosis of your hair loss, and create a personalised treatment plan to tackle it.

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