Are People with High Foreheads More Prone to Hair Loss?

April 15 2021

If you tend to have a high forehead, you may have asked yourself this question. Whether you currently notice any signs of hair loss or not, it can be troubling to think that a high forehead is the first sign of hair loss. Knowing the facts about hair loss can help you overcome any worries. Even if you do experience hair loss, there are plenty of effective hair replacement treatments available at the Hair Restoration Institute. Today, we’ll give you the knowledge you need to reassure yourself about the causes of and treatments for hair loss.

Understanding Hair Loss

It’s important to understand how hair loss works when trying to determine whether your high forehead is part of early hair loss. Everyone’s hair sheds naturally in a cycle. The hair follicle in the scalp goes through several different stages of growth and rest. Everyone has hair follicles in the resting stage. In fact, men lose up to 100 hairs per day naturally. But for those not experiencing hair loss, you won’t notice a few hairs shedding because so many others are in the growth stage. When all the follicles in one area slow or stop their growth cycles, noticeable hair loss occurs.

Most hair loss occurs in a pattern, especially for men. Male pattern baldness, called androgenic alopecia, commonly begins as hair loss at the hairline or in a spot toward the back of the crown. That’s why many people are concerned about hair loss if they have a high forehead. However, a high forehead alone does not mean you’re definitely losing your hair.

Forehead Pattern

The way your forehead looks can help you decide whether your high forehead is all about hair loss or just a natural hairline for you. Look in the mirror, hold back your hair, and determine how the hairline looks at the root. Is it straight across, in an M shape, in a V shape, or in some other pattern?

  • The M shape is usually a sign of male pattern baldness. That’s because those areas on the sides of your forehead might be more susceptible to hair loss.
  • A V shape is a possible sign of male pattern baldness, but also may be a natural hairline shape.
  • If your hairline is straight across, there’s a chance that your high forehead is not a form of hair loss. 

In all these cases, it’s important to have your hairline analyzed by an expert medical hair loss professional. The shape of your hairline can be an indication, but it’s not a guarantee that you do or do not have male pattern baldness.

Changes in the Hairline

If your hairline was once lower and is now slightly higher, this doesn’t always mean hair loss. In men, the hairline may mature and become slightly higher with age, usually just before your 30s. This is called a maturing hairline and can be a natural progression. Again, you’ll need an assessment by an expert hair loss professional to determine if your maturing hairline is a sign of eventual hair loss.

Natural Shedding or Hair Loss?

Another way to assess whether you have male pattern baldness or just a high forehead is to see whether you notice hair that you’ve lost. Is there a lot of hair on your pillow or in the shower every day? If so, that can be a sign that your high forehead might be a sign of male pattern baldness.

The Next Steps

Of course, each one of these signs doesn’t automatically mean you have hair loss. To be sure, you’ll need a full assessment from one of our hair loss professionals at the Hair Replacement Institute here in Texas. If you are diagnosed with hair loss, know that it’s not the end of the story. With so many effective treatments available, you can minimize your loss and restore your thick, natural-looking hair. 


If you are experiencing hair loss, know that you can take control. The first step is a free, private consultation with one of our hair loss professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute. Make an appointment today and our expert hair loss professionals will take a full assessment of your stage of hair loss, your overall health, and any concerns you have, then develop a customized solution with personalized options that will empower you to make the right choice for you. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for a complimentary consultation.

Are People with High Foreheads More Prone to Hair Loss?