Hair loss affects many people as they get older, and even though it’s a totally normal occurrence, it’s an issue that can really harm your confidence. We want to help make your hair loss journey as harmless as possible, so we’ve gathered some of the best grooming tips for thinning hair to share with you. In this blog post, we’ll teach you all our tips and tricks for combating hair loss, including how to cut and style a receding hairline, and the best hairstyles when losing hair.
How To Style Thinning Hair
When it comes to styling thinning hair, the goal is to obscure the visibility of the places where you’re losing hair. Instead, you’ll want to focus on highlighting your other features. In general, the best way to achieve this is to wear your hair short. If you allow your thinning hair to get too long, you might think it’s helping cover up the patchy areas, but it can draw unwanted attention to the thin spots. Keeping your hair at a length of about an inch (or less) will help hide those bald spots or thin patches while giving you a uniform look.
Another style that works well for thinning hair is the combover. A classic hairstyle, this versatile look can be used in various ways, on both long and short hair. All you have to do is smooth your hair in one direction, covering the spots where your hair is thinning. If most of your hair loss is happening around the crown of your head, then this might be the hairstyle for you.
One of the best hairstyles when losing hair is to style it upward. This works well for those who have haircuts that are longer on the top and shorter on the sides and back, and for those with fine, straight hair. To achieve this look, take the longer length on top, add in some low-hold product, and then mess around with it until you achieve your desired style (usually in some kind of point above the crown). When you gather your hair inward like this, it helps cover any bald spots. It also gives the appearance of thicker hair, which is always the goal!
Working With a Receding Hairline
Maybe you aren’t dealing with patchy bald spots, but rather the pesky receding hairline. Don’t worry – we have plenty of tips for how to cut and style a receding hairline, too. Sometimes, growing your hair out a bit can work miracles in these situations. If you can grow some extra length, especially on top, then you can style it to cover the areas along your hairline where you’re losing hair. You can mess with your hair so it drapes down over your forehead, or you can style it in a way that makes it come together at a point. This can work especially well for men who have curly hair, as the additional volume will enhance your coverage.
If you’re looking for a more casual look, we suggest opting for a layered haircut. If you trim your hair in sections around the crown and allow them to naturally fall together, then your hair will start to overlap. This will give you some added texture while also making your hair look thicker.
If low maintenance is what you need, then an undercut would be a great option to consider. This style consists of closely buzzed or cropped hair on the sides and a longer length on the top of the head, which works well for covering up receding hairlines. Simply add some product to the longer length on top, and you’re ready to go! This will draw people’s attention to your long hair up top, and they’ll be less likely to notice the areas where your hair is thinning.
When It’s Time Accept the (Hair) Loss
If you find that your hair loss is already pretty far along, your best bet might be to take the plunge and shave it all off. This can be a scary step, but you’d be surprised to learn that many men prefer the look of a buzzcut, especially when they’re dealing with hair loss. Cutting your hair down to a quarter inch (or all the way to the skin) will make your bald spots much less obvious, or even non-existent. Plus, you get the added benefit of not having to spend much time styling your hair. So if you’re tired of messing around with different hairstyles to try to hide your bald spots, it might be time to embrace it and opt for a new, buzzed look.
We hope you’re able to put some of these grooming tips for thinning hair to good use. If you're interested in hair care while using supplements, check out our previous blog post. Remember hair loss is normal and nothing to be ashamed of and know that there are plenty of steps you can take to ensure you’re still sporting a stylish haircut, even when your hair starts thinning.