Double Crown Hair: Understanding Your Unique Hair Type

Medically reviewedby Dr. Amy Revene M.B.B.S.
WrittenbyLuat Duong
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A "double crown hair" is referred to the top of your head where a clockwise circular pattern of hair follicles exists. This is usually located within a circular area in the center, free of any hair.

Most people have one hair crown on their scalp when they are born, however, some people have two hair whorls on their heads.

Studies indicate that a double crown can strike 5% of white people, though the prevalence is much higher in the black population. It is a rather uncommon condition. Particularly in males with male pattern baldness, the crown is a frequent region for hair loss.

According to some, double crown hair is associated with many cultural taboos and secrets, including having great intellect and autism. But it is still unknown what secrets hide beneath these numerous whorls.

We will cover every aspect of double crown hair in this article. We will talk about everything that matters, from meanings to causes to prevailing attitudes and styles, so let's get started!

What does a double crown look like?

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A standard hair crown is a circle of hair that grows around a visible center point on the head in a clockwise direction. However, a double crown describes two small, circular areas of baldness on your head.

These patches, sometimes known as double whorls, can develop either clockwise or anticlockwise. A double crown can look very different for each individual.

There aren't always two distinct crowns visible on the scalp. A newborn might have a double whorl; but when their hair gets thicker and grows longer, it might naturally be camouflaged.

Sometimes, both hair crowns develop in opposing directions and are visible when they are spaced a few inches apart.

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What causes double crown hair?

It is believed that the double crown hair is related to ethnicity; if you have a double hair whorl, it may persist in your family. Your head's double hair whorl is largely determined by genetics since you acquire it from your family.

What does a double crown mean?

Some myths related to a double crown are simple to dispel, while others are a little trickier. Let's look at some popular myths about a double crown:

Baldness and a double crown go together

Hair tends to thin out at the center of the head or around your temples, particularly in men who are experiencing male pattern baldness.

A double hair whorl may appear more obvious if you're suffering from baldness at the crown of your head. Yet, there is no proof of connecting a double crown to balding or hair loss at a younger age.

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A double crown denotes exceptional talent or brilliance

There is no evidence to support the notion that having two crowns on your head denotes an outstanding talent.

Possessing a double crown may exist in your family, and strangely, math proficiency might flow in your family as well.

It is impossible to directly link the hereditary component of smartness to a double crown because there are so many other factors at play as well.

Any person with a double crown will fall into the autism spectrum

There is no conclusive evidence linking possessing a double crown to autism. A 2013 small study in Turkey found that the male participants who were autistic had far more hair whorls.

The study's participants who were left-handed had a higher likelihood of having autism, according to the experts.

It stands to reason that there is some link between autism, having numerous hair whorls, or being left-handed because there's a genetic link to each of the aforementioned experiences.

The mere presence of multiple hair whorls, even so, does not prove that an individual is autistic.

Is a double crown a sign of male pattern baldness?

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Although having a double crown on the scalp can cause the hair to appear thinner due to its two central points, it does not necessarily indicate male pattern baldness.

In fact, many people with double crowns have dense hair growth and may not experience any hair loss. However, there is a possibility that some individuals with double crowns may develop baldness and hair thinning, especially in the area between the two crowns.

Therefore, while a double crown itself is not a definitive sign of male pattern baldness, it may be a contributing factor in some cases.

What to do if your double crown looks like balding

If your double crown makes it appear as if you are balding, you may consider getting a hair transplant to strengthen the hair in that area. Alternatively, you can hide it with a new hairstyle such as a swept-over undercut or pompadour with hair pulled back.

However, it's important to note that a double crown may just be a natural hair structure and not necessarily a sign of baldness.

How to tackle balding on a double crown

Balding on a double crown can be tackled in a number of different ways such as using hair growth oils, and serums, and getting a transplant done. Let’s look at these methods in more detail:

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This 3-Step Hair Growth Routine has been formulated by experts to promote new hair development, lessen thinning hair, and maintain healthy, strong hair.

Each product in the routine contains plant growth components that have been developed using stem cell technology to foster hair follicles and promote hair development.

Our high-quality, efficient components have been carefully selected based on a thorough review of scientific literature, and have been tested by independent laboratories to ensure their quality.

Many of the active components in the formula are derived from natural sources or have been manufactured to mimic the molecular structure of organic ingredients.

The first step in the routine is our hair-strengthening shampoo for women, which helps to promote moisture, remove excess sebum oil, and rebalance the scalp.

The second step involves using our hair recovery conditioner, which helps to prevent damage and split ends while increasing hair flexibility and bounce.

Finally, the Bio-Pilixin Activation Serum is used to encourage blood flow and supply essential nutrients to the hair and scalp.

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Minoxidil is a popular option for individuals with thinning hair and double-crown baldness. It is a vasodilator that widens blood vessels to improve blood flow to the scalp, potentially promoting hair growth.

Results may vary, and it can take up to six to twelve months to see results. It's important to follow instructions and apply Minoxidil daily.

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Finasteride treats baldness by preventing the conversion of testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). The body's level of DHT decreases as a consequence.

DHT has been related to hair loss in both males and females. Male pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in males are typically treated with it.

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Hair transplant surgery

A hair transplant surgery is also a viable way to tackle baldness on the crown. Hair transplants are performed to fill in bald or thinning areas of the scalp with more hair.

It includes taking hair from stronger areas of the head or from other body regions and transplanting it onto the area of the scalp that is receding or balding.

How to style double crown hair

A double crown can be styled in numerous ways. The secret is to give your hair a little more length. You can try good hair products like hair gel, foam, and hairspray when your hair has some volume.

With the help of these products, you can arrange your hair in various ways and give it a chaotic, volumized appearance to hide the double crown.

To conceal the double crown, you might also want to attempt to brush your hair to one side or change how you divide or section your hair.


Although double crown hair is uncommon, it is not abnormal. You may certainly conceal it, but it's not a serious illness that requires quick care.

Think of your double crown hair as a distinctive body feature rather than a disease if you have it. Moreover, there are numerous ways by which you can tackle the baldness that comes o your crown.

A hair growth regimen like the Scandinavian Biolabs Hair Growth Routine, medicines such as Minoxidil and Finasteride, and surgical techniques like hair transplant surgery are some of these choices. 

The best way to help you and ensure that any procedure is secure and efficient is to speak with a physician. You can regain a complete head of hair with the proper course of treatment and rediscover your confidence!

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Luat Duong

Luat Duong is a Copenhagen-based writer and content strategist specializing in hair loss and health. His work has been featured in MyHealthGuide, The Right Hairstyles, and Woman's Era. He is a graduate of Vaasa University. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.