Continued Hairline Recession After 2-3 Years

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For the past 2-3 years I've been experiencing hair loss within my hairline. I believe it first started when I was 14, and had serious OCD issues because of my social anxiety. I would pick at dried skin at my hairline, but a few months later when I realized it was causing the thinning at my hairline I stopped, but the shedding hasn't. I'm 17 now, and my hairline is still receding but very, very slowly. It's noticable, but not noticable at the same time. I noticed that when shedding, the area would start itching a lot. I dislike scratching because I know it would result in further hair loss. I actually have somewhat long baby hairs in areas that have lost hair. I don't know if that means I have hope to regrow my hair in those areas. I have yet to visit a dermatologist to diagnose whatever scalp condition I have. I no longer pick at my hair, but the recession continues. Is there anyway I can stop the shedding, and regrow hair? I have thick, long, fine hair if that helps, and I'm currently using a hair loss shampoo (Purador). Thank you. <3
 
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This sounds like frontal fibrosing alopecia but we can't be completely sure until you are diagnosed, I think there are treatments for it and since you're still seeing baby hairs then you have somewhat viable follicle in that area, just go get it checked soon and hopefully you'll find a good treatment, for the time being you can use toppik or something if you're uncomfortable with how it looks
 

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This sounds like frontal fibrosing alopecia but we can't be completely sure until you are diagnosed, I think there are treatments for it and since you're still seeing baby hairs then you have somewhat viable follicle in that area, just go get it checked soon and hopefully you'll find a good treatment, for the time being you can use toppik or something if you're uncomfortable with how it looks

Yes, I myself thought it would be frontal fibrosing alopecia, but isn't that when the hair falls off and forms a band like hairline? I still have normal hairs on both my sideburns actually, and hair not completely (meaning bald) lost on affected areas over time. I'm not completely sure though, so I may just try to get a check up...
 

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If you're wearing your hair in tight updos or high right ponytails they could cause traction alopecia actually and this might be why, but anyways you should definitely see a dermatologist
 

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If you're wearing your hair in tight updos or high right ponytails they could cause traction alopecia actually and this might be why, but anyways you should definitely see a dermatologist

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Since last week, I've been shampooing everyday and have been focusing on my hairline area a lot. I massage around the area softly with the pads of my fingers. Suffice to say this has made the itching greatly go away by a lot. I don't know, but for me tingling and itching generally means hair loss in that specific area.
 

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Update ^-^
Since last week, I've been shampooing everyday and have been focusing on my hairline area a lot. I massage around the area softly with the pads of my fingers. Suffice to say this has made the itching greatly go away by a lot. I don't know, but for me tingling and itching generally means hair loss in that specific area.

You have to ask a doctor and don't take this wrong way but you are 17 I don't think women get frontal fibrosing at 17 you mention you had OCD--do you want to post pics? with face blacked out/cut out but of your hair line and we can give you opinions? Its possible you mind is messing with you--or you are irritating the area...over washing it or scrubbing it would just be an irritant.
 

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You have to ask a doctor and don't take this wrong way but you are 17 I don't think women get frontal fibrosing at 17 you mention you had OCD--do you want to post pics? with face blacked out/cut out but of your hair line and we can give you opinions? Its possible you mind is messing with you--or you are irritating the area...over washing it or scrubbing it would just be an irritant.

Well I'm not completely sure if it is an OCD issue, but have you ever heard of "scalp picking"? It's mostly picking at things like scabs, and dry skin at your scalp. I used to do it a lot in fact, not I don't. I'm not sure how I would be irritating the area. I never wear protective, or tight hairstyles anymore. When I wash I don't scrub as I stated, because I know that'll irritate the area. I massage softly, and trust me it wasn't till last week I started doing this. I'll know hair is falling if there's severe itching, it's been like that for a couple of months. In a previous message, I did mention areas that have been affected still have smooth, fine baby hairs all around so I don't necessarily believe it would be scarring. Also, you can actually see hairs that make up my original hairline at my temples. I'm also experiencing the most thinning not at the top, or the front, but at the sides, and one side is worst than the other. I'm trying for the doctor option, but my mom doesn't really listen or take me seriously, lol.
 

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Go to a dermatologist and or a reputable hair transplant surgeon (they sometimes treat and analyze) or a trigologist if you are in Europe maybe.

I would guess traction alopecia if you had braids in past?
Its not bad though--I did have a spot like this in front part line when I first started with androgenic alopecia--and NO ONE took me seriously for years...So go to Dr and insist they look into it.
Do you have parents that have hair loss?
 

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Bump! So I decided to take some pictures... Please excuse me extremely dry hair, I just washed it earlier, and had no product in it whatsoever then I let it dry, lol... Anyways, I'm not sure what's going here at all. You can see how terrible it looks when I flip my hair up, as to when it's down (how I wear my hair often). You can make out my normal hairline from the tiny hairs, and from regular skin color is to where the paleness starts. Me and my man have been trying to help the issue with products, as well. Also in the second picture you can see I experience no thinning in the 'back,' but my parting seems wider in the front... Anyone have ideas here because I'm completely at my wits end, and just feel like shaving my entire head off and wearing wigs, lmao. This is how much it has progressed after 2-3 years.
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Could be very recent angrogenic alopecia, but does not look like it. Androgenetic Alopecia starts more in the middle IMO. Could it be traction alopecia?
You are not at the point of wearing a wig at all. You have a LOT of hair and when you wear them normally (second pic), it looks like normal and even mane of hair. I recommend you see a reputable derm in your area.
 

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Im late to the party OP but luckily for you that type of hair loss is usually always reversible :) i dont have much else to say but i give much love and good luck, dear!
 
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