Going bald is never an easy pill to swallow. The backward march of a hairline can cause cold sweats in even the most unshakeable men. It’s easy to think that a thinning mop marks the death of your ability to be stylish or desirable, but it’s important to not fall prey to this line of thinking. There are a number of options to keep you looking suave during your hair loss journey.
The key thing here is to avoid stubbornly sticking by old habits. As your hair changes, you need to adapt with it. Being an inexperienced self-groomer is no excuse, get to googling and start learning.
The general hair rule for balding men is to keep it short. Avoid ‘clinging to scraps’ as Elaine Benes would put it. Growing the little hair you have longer will not counterbalance bald patches, and instead only exacerbates the problem. And for the love of god, do not attempt a comb-over unless you’re a masochist who enjoys being snickered at.
Whether or not you’re trying to regrow your hair, here are a few hairstyles that make the balding process less painful.
Living proof that balding men can still have buckets of sex appeal, Mr. Statham is basically the poster boy for the buzzcut, a common look for balding men. This style is perfect for men who want a clean look with minimal upkeep, but don’t want to bid adieu to every last follicle. This style has the added benefit of a rugged, masculine edge. Stars like Bruce Willis, Billy Zane and Jason Statham rock this style with gusto.
The Clean Shave
This haircut is for the man who has nothing to hide. This look gives you the freedom of rolling out of bed and being ready to take on the world. Taking a razor to your head takes balls, but on the right man can be an eye-catching, signature look. Think Patrick Stewart, The Rock or Pitbull.
The Short Back and Sides
If you’re not quite ready to bare your scalp to the world, this is a classic hairstyle that suits almost anyone. Don’t be afraid to get messy: an artfully tousled mop is often the best way to hide those sparser patches. To add volume, get familiar with your blow dryer and hair paste. Avoid hair gel or mousse: the wet, heavy look is passé and unflattering.
Over the last few years this haircut has become the default hairstyle for Gen-Y hipsters, but don’t let that deter you. This edgy cut is basically the short back and sides turned up to 11, and does require a bit more upkeep to keep looking fresh. The contrast between the cropped sides and the longer coif on top is a perfect distraction from a creeping hairline or widow’s peak. Celebrities who have sported this look include Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake and recently Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders.
A fringe can be a great way to disguise thinning hair or a receding hairline. Be warned however: this boyish look doesn’t work on everyone and is generally more suited to men on the younger end of the spectrum. Again, avoid heavy-duty products that are gonna weigh down your locks and make your thinner areas look even more conspicuous. Instead opt for a texturising powder or spray to create texture and volume. Actor Dane DeHaan has been known to disguise his hairline with this style.
So no matter where you are on your hair journey, there is never an excuse not to look suave! So if you are losing your hair and concerned about how you are wearing it, drop the Hairmop team an email at email@example.com and we will happily help. If you are looking for clinically proven hair loss treatment then simply complete your hair loss medical consultation for an online only express service for prescription grade hair loss treatment.
The Hairmop Team