Receding Hairline Corners — Is It Just a Mature Hairline? (with Photos)

Dear Mr Rassman,

First of all thank you for your very informative and helpful site.

I am 30 years old and lately I started worrying about my temples. I have a feeling that I have rececing temples and want to take action in case this is the case. Unfortunately I do not have old photos taken from the right angle to compare. Could you please tell me what you think and my Norwood class according to the attached photos. I do not have any balding or thinning on top.

By the way, you can use my photos on your blog if you please.

Kind regards

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First of all, thanks for allowing me to publish these. What I believe you’re talking about are the corners of the hairline, not the temples. The temples are below the corners (above the ear) and those look fine in the photos you provided. People seem to get the temples and corners confused all the time when labeling them.

It appears that your hairline is now convex in shape and the central area does meet the side areas, suggesting that the maturing hairline is locking into place. If there is no miniaturization present, I would do nothing other than observe your hairline yearly. This is a Norwood Class I or II.

Tags: hairline, hair loss, hairloss, corners, mature hairline

4 thoughts on “Receding Hairline Corners — Is It Just a Mature Hairline? (with Photos)

  1. That’s like my hairline! I have small hairs at the front as well when I pull the hair back. I thought this may have been miniturization? Is that what the pictures above show? Please reply someone who knows.Thanks

  2. I think the fine velus hairs beyond the hairline are perfectly normal – minituarization would only be a problem if it was in the area behind the hairline and showed erosion into the Norwood class iii etc.

    I think many mature hairlines retain the thinner hairs beyond the hairline. I presume the loss of hair from a juvenile hairline is not the same process exactly and does leave a graduated area of thinner, finer hair in many men.

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