The peak of the widow’s hairline is defined by a sharp point near the center of the hairline along the forehead.
The main factor that determines the shape of a person’s scalp is genetics. Everyone is born with a particular shape, and that cannot be changed without cutting or altering the hair in some way. Laser hair removal can be done, but in most cases, the shape of the scalp doesn’t make a huge difference to a person’s appearance unless the hair is very short. Occasionally, someone may have an especially pronounced widow’s peak hairline, pattern baldness, or other irregular forms. Most problems can be solved with a proper haircut and styling.
Wigs can be used to change the appearance of the hairline.
The shape of the scalp is an inherited trait passed from parents to children. In most cases, the hairline is nothing particularly noticeable. Especially in women, hair normally grows around the hairline and can be styled to mask an undesirable hairline shape. Most people don’t pay much attention to their hair. The exception to this are those who have unusual hair growth patterns or those who experience hair retraction.
Research has identified smoking as a clear risk factor for male pattern baldness in Asian men.
Widow’s spikes, forelocks, and double crown strokes are all unusual patterns that can occur. They are all genetic and certain hairstyles may be required to mask her appearance. Whether or not a person will have a specific hairline pattern will depend on their parents. Widow’s peak, for example, occurs when one or both parents carry the dominant gene for this hair formation. Since the appearance of this hairline is a dominant trait, only one parent should be a carrier.
Male pattern baldness can have a significant effect on the shape of the scalp.
An experienced stylist or hairdresser will know how to cut hair for someone with an unusual hairline, so that the problem is less noticeable. Most unwanted growth patterns can be hidden using certain hairstyles. This is not always true, and some may want to reshape their hair with hair transplants and other procedures. These procedures are not commonly used for this reason, but those with exceptionally unusual hair growth patterns may benefit.
The shape of the scalp is an inherited trait passed from parents to children.
Another problem that can affect the shape of the scalp is a receding hairline or pattern baldness. This condition has long been thought to be entirely genetic, and it used to be thought that men acquired the baldness gene from their mothers. Women can also be affected, although less frequently. More recent studies indicate that pattern baldness is related to hormones, namely androgens. Many still consider the condition to be, at least in part, due to genetics, as those with parents or close relatives who are bald seem to be more likely to go bald themselves.
Hairline receding can start as a thinning of hair on either side of the forehead.
Treatment for pattern baldness can include over-the-counter products, including foams and shampoos. These items contain medications that can help your hair grow. Another common treatment is hair transplantation, which is a surgical procedure that inserts hair into individual follicles.