Why is my hairline receding? 18 Y/O (Pics)

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Ok, the past 2 years my hairline has beeb receding and now it's getting to the point where I am feeling very self conscious about it. My dad/grandads have all has very good hair and the earliest any of them lost as much hair as I have was in their 40s... My uncle (to whom I'm blood related) is however completely bald and lost all of his hair around 16... Are there any good hairstyles I can try that can mask this or so something? Suggestions are appreciated.

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Have you gone to the doctors about this? It's better to be safe than sorry.
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Ok, the past 2 years my hairline has beeb receding and now it's getting to the point where I am feeling very self conscious about it. My dad/grandads have all has very good hair and the earliest any of them lost as much hair as I have was in their 40s... My uncle (to whom I'm blood related) is however completely bald and lost all of his hair around 16... Are there any good hairstyles I can try that can mask this or so something? Suggestions are appreciated.

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It maybe be a genetic thing, nothing you can do about it. Its life.

It may be health related. Are you eating right and getting exercise. Go to doctors also.
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it's down to genes
the only thing you can do is try to grow the back longer and comb it over
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Would have recommended Caboki, but I'm not quite sure it'll work in your case.
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Ok, the past 2 years my hairline has beeb receding and now it's getting to the point where I am feeling very self conscious about it. My dad/grandads have all has very good hair and the earliest any of them lost as much hair as I have was in their 40s... My uncle (to whom I'm blood related) is however completely bald and lost all of his hair around 16... Are there any good hairstyles I can try that can mask this or so something? Suggestions are appreciated.

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You could try wearing a top hat everyone would admire it and not notice your hairline (which btw I think looks fine)
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Ok, the past 2 years my hairline has beeb receding and now it's getting to the point where I am feeling very self conscious about it. My dad/grandads have all has very good hair and the earliest any of them lost as much hair as I have was in their 40s... My uncle (to whom I'm blood related) is however completely bald and lost all of his hair around 16... Are there any good hairstyles I can try that can mask this or so something? Suggestions are appreciated.

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It's called androgenic alopecia and more commonly known as male pattern baldness.

There are products you can use to stem the loss but I don't think any are available on the NHS.

Best advice is to speak to your GP so a proper diagnosis can be made and rule out any other causes.
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it's down to genes
the only thing you can do is try to grow the back longer and comb it over
Nooooooo. Not a comb over!

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Ok, the past 2 years my hairline has beeb receding and now it's getting to the point where I am feeling very self conscious about it. My dad/grandads have all has very good hair and the earliest any of them lost as much hair as I have was in their 40s... My uncle (to whom I'm blood related) is however completely bald and lost all of his hair around 16... Are there any good hairstyles I can try that can mask this or so something? Suggestions are appreciated.

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Here's the bottom line, only these few things available now have any track record of effectiveness:

1) Finasteride. A daily pill, stops or slows further damage to follicles.
2) Dutasteride. Finasteride but more powerful, ie. more effectiveness but more side effects.
3) Minoxidil. A liquid or foam that you rub in twice daily, stimulates new growth. Messy stuff.
4) Ketoconazole. A shampoo intended for dandruff but also helps with this. Used once or twice a week.

They don't work for everyone, and number 3 is such a hassle that I will never bother with it, but I reckon if you're gonna do anything then do 1) and 4) immediately and indefinitely. It takes zero effort and costs me under £1 per day. I noticed recession at 21. All men on my dad's side lost all of theirs in their 20s and I reckon doing 1) or 2) as well as 4) is the only reason I'm almost 27 with still a good head of hair. Act soon because keeping it is a lot easier than regrowing it.
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what did u do in the end?
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