I’m 15 years old and my forehead is huge, my hair is about 1-1.5 inchs further back then it should be. I have long hair to cover it,but I hate having it, I would prefer having short hair. Is there anything I can do? Is this permanent?
I’m not certain if you are male or female, so I am assuming your are male. If I am incorrect, please send me another email and reference this response.
There are a series of reasons that can produce a high hairline:
- if this is new for you and is an evolving process then it could be a maturing hairline
- you could have a genetic high hairline, something that is not uncommon
- you may be experiencing hair loss
Youthful or female hairlines: Wrinkle your brow while you look into the mirror. The highest wrinkle reflects the top of the frontalis muscle and both youthful and female hairlines start at this level in all children (male or female). If your hairline is touching this line, then you may have a genetically high hairline.
Mature male hairline: Repeat the above procedure, and if the center of your hairline is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch above that top wrinkle, then the hairline is a normal mature male hairline. For you, at 15, that would be unusual as this hairline usually starts to appear between the ages of 18-29 in most men.
Genetic hair loss: This would be higher than any of the two above hairlines, certainly higher than 3/4 inch above the highest wrinkle. One way to rule out hair loss is by mapping out your head using densitometer or a magnifying video-camera. A good doctor should be able to tell you this.