Preserving your ideal hairline is an art. Roughly 25% of men begin losing hair by age 20, while a full two-thirds experience hair loss by age 60.
To avoid undue stress, effective planning begins by learning to view hair loss treatment as a multifarious discipline that involves styling, prescription drugs, and for some, light surgical treatments (HTS).
Depending on your balding pattern/rate, maintaining your hairline ideally begins when you first begin losing hair. For most, the first step is medical treatment. In America, the FDA has approved only two drugs, finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine) for use in hair loss. Men can use both drugs but women can only use Rogaine and not Propecia. There is also a generic option that involves splitting (non-scored) pills.
For some, hair restoration surgery is preferred, which involves grafting hairs from parts of the scalp unaffected by DHT. While this generally a low-risk procedure, consulting with your physician ahead of time is recommended.