Uneven Hairlines


Uneven Hairlines: What You Can Do About It

  • 08 April 2024
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

You could have noticed that one side of your hairline is higher, thinner, or otherwise different from the other if you’ve examined it closely in a mirror or a photograph. This condition is an uneven or asymmetrical hairline, which can happen to anyone. It’s not necessarily a sign of hair loss if your hairline is uneven. Since almost every face has some degree of moderate asymmetry, characteristics like one slightly higher brow or a tiny variation between the sides of your hairline are typically not caused for concern. An uneven hairline, however, may occasionally indicate male pattern frontal baldness in its early stages. The definition of an uneven hairline, as well as the causes and effects of having an uneven hairline, are discussed below. We’ve also provided a list of treatments you can try if you notice side hairline loss on one or both sides of the hairline.

What is an Uneven Hairline?

A hairline that is visibly different on one side from the other is referred to as being uneven. For instance, a person’s left hairline may be more severely receding than their right one, or they may have hair that seems thicker on one side of their hairline than the other.

  1. Hairlines are frequently uneven. In reality, it’s typical to see asymmetry in the face and other body parts. According to most studies, slight asymmetries can appear as the body matures, particularly in the face.
  2. According to several studies, people favor the way the left side of the face looks.
  3. Even very minor hairlines that hardly differ on the left and right can be considered uneven. You might be the only person who can tell if your hairline is slightly off.
  4. In other instances, uneven hairlines may only be a perception. Even though the two sides of your hairline are nearly symmetrical, if your hair normally falls in one direction, it could make one side appear taller and more receding.
  5. An uneven hairline can be genuine and obvious for some people. It could manifest as a variation in hairline height, male pattern baldness-related thinning, or another sort of hair loss that exclusively affects one temple and not the other.

Causes of Uneven Hairline

Uneven Hairlines

An uneven hairline can be caused by a variety of things, such as heredity, male pattern baldness, or hair loss brought on by injury to the hair follicles. These possible reasons for an uneven hairline are mentioned below, along with details on how each could contribute.


No face is symmetrical; this is true for the hairline. Certain characteristics of your hairline form appear to be hereditary, just like how you get your eye color and other characteristics from your parents. For instance, it is thought that one or more dominant alleles, or variant forms of genes, are responsible for a child’s common hair characteristic known as a widow’s peak. You’ve probably inherited your parents’ uneven hairline if other family members also have this genetic feature.

Traction Alopecia

Tension on the hair roots can result in traction, alopecia, and hair loss. Tight braids, dreadlocks, and other hairstyles that pull on the hair roots are frequently to blame for this condition, which makes the hair roots prematurely enter the catagen (regression) and telogen (resting) phases of the development cycle.

Even while traction alopecia affects women significantly more frequently than men’s hairline, in some cases, it can result in an uneven hairline. Simple activities like overbrushing or pulling on the hair can thin down specific areas of the scalp, giving it an uneven appearance. Since traction alopecia is not a male pattern baldness, any hair that is lost will probably regrow over time. However, it cannot be very pleasant, especially if it appears around your hairline or another prominent, apparent area.

Male Pattern Baldness

A genetic and hormonal disease known as male pattern baldness results in lifelong hair loss. Male pattern baldness can and frequently does start near the hairline, even though many people equate it with thinning around the scalp’s crown.

Male pattern baldness-related hair loss frequently begins at the temples, which is also frequently where indicators of an uneven hairline first appear. According to research, many men with male pattern baldness experience asymmetrical hair loss along their hairline.

A staggering 16 percent of males between 18 and 29 and 53 percent of men in their forties experience male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness can result in an uneven hairline; however, not all uneven hairlines are caused by it.

Also Read : Losing Hair On Temples Experts Explain Why


Stress-related hair loss might result in an uneven hairline. An uneven hairline can result from stressful life events like childbirth, the death of a loved one, surgery, and illness, as well as from extreme mental stress brought on by relationships, employment, and other factors. Although it is temporary, take it seriously if you want your hairline to restore to normal.

Also Read :3 Ways Chronic Stress Can Cause Hair Loss

How Can I Treat an Uneven Hairline?

No one treatment is the most effective for everyone because uneven hairline might have a variety of possible causes. It is essential to consult a hair specialist to determine the underlying cause of your receding hairline and have them recommend a workable solution. However, the following are some of the best hair loss treatment choices for a receding hairline:

Hair Transplant

Your hairline may improve by getting a hair transplant. Compared to ordinary over-the-counter topical hair treatments, they can produce superior outcomes for hairline regrowth. Hair transplants can also go wrong and be one of the reasons for uneven hairlines. So, carefully choose the clinic you trust to get your hair transplant.

Also Read : Is Hair Transplant a Plastic Surgery

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a new technique for treating hair loss, which may promote cellular regeneration and increase blood flow. Laser therapy uses red laser light focused on your scalp at specific wavelengths. Red laser light improves circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles.

Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is a hair restoration treatment that injects blood plasma to promote hair regrowth . The blood is first drawn for unfamiliar people and then must be processed to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. White blood cells and platelets are abundant in what is referred to as growth factors found in plasma.

Healthy Lifestyle

It should be no surprise that maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle will also positively impact your hairline. The management of hair loss requires reducing stress. Stress can result from unhealthy habits, including smoking, using drugs or alcohol, eating a lot of sugar, getting little sleep, being malnourished or dehydrated, and more. Consider incorporating supplements that are good for your hair into your routine; many promote hair development.


A variety of circumstances can cause uneven and patchy hairlines. The key to preventing one from forming is to be aware of your risk factors for developing one and to modify your haircare practice and lifestyle accordingly. Even if you experience an uneven hairline, you can consult a hair specialist about various treatment alternatives. As soon as you see the indications of a receding hairline, visit your nearest AHS clinic. You may be sure that the AHS professionals will aid you in overcoming the problem with a suitable hair regrowth treatment.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

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Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

An ardent believer in maintaining perfection when it comes to hair & beauty, Mr. Mones holds an electrical engineering degree and has followed his life-long love for hair through Advanced Hair Studio.

In 2002, he decided to follow his passion for hair and beauty as he took multiple courses in the field and established his name in the industry by 2004.

Mr. Mones took the opportunity to work with one of the top brands in Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, as a ‘Top Hairstylist’. He underwent training with Loreal Academy to be a color specialist and achieved the post of trainer and branch manager for the company. In 2015, he joined Advanced Hair Studio as a Hair Expert and received training from AHS headquarters in Australia Melbourne.

Quickly he became a regional trainer and technical head of Middles East and the Subcontinent. To keep up with the latest trends and upskill himself and his team, he attended multiple workshops and seminars. In 2017 he attended another training at AHS headquarters for quality control, after which he got promoted to QC Manager and Product Development head. He yearns to upskill and work towards keeping himself on top of his game in the hair replacement industry.

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