Mens Fashion Tips: Adjusting Styles For Thinning Hair

With a bit of care and attention, you can make your hair style work for you, even when it's thinning!

Maybe you've started to notice a few more hairs in the drain after your shower, or that your August sunburn covers a bit more territory than it used to.Perhaps your comb is starting to have more hair on it than your head.Let's face it, guys: thinning hair can change not only the way you look, but also the way you feel about yourself.But losing your hair doesn't have to spell the end of your dashing, handsome looks.With a bit of care and attention, you can make your hair work for you, no matter how much you have!

Less really can be more: The most important thing to remember when styling thinning hair is that you must work with what you have, rather than trying to cover up what you don't have.Sometime in our youths, each of us has looked at a balding man with an obvious comb-over and thought, "He's not fooling anyone!"Don't fall into the trap of using your existing hair to hide thinner spots: you're not fooling anyone, even yourself.Growing your hair longer simply highlights what you're missing.A shorter cut lends your overall style more balance and dignity.

Height makes right: The first thing you lose (after the hair, of course!) with thinning hair is volume, making your remaining hair appear flatter and finer.Reclaim height with a cut short enough to allow your hair to stand up a bit.Experiment with volume-inducing products like mousse and volumizer to encourage your strands to stand at attention.Try a volumizing shampoo to plump up your existing strands to achieve more coverage.


Don't fear the razor: The boldness of a buzz cut can do wonders for a sparsely-populated scalp.The overall uniformity of this style removes any over-emphasis on thinner areas and creates a sense of sharpness in your look.

Go all the way: Get up the guts to take it all off and try a clean-shaven look.Your scalp is a sexy body part that spends most of its life covered up.Unveiling it is a bold move that screams self-confidence, and has the added bonus of accentuating your cheekbones and jaw line.This style has been a goldmine for heartthrobs like Michael Jordan and Andre Agasi.

Don't browbeat yourself: The less hair you have at the front of your scalp, the more prominence your eyebrows will have.Consider tidying up your eyebrow area with a bit of tweezing.Remove any stray hairs between your eyebrows, and emphasize your arch by thinning the hair beneath the brow bone.If your eyebrows are particularly unruly, consider having a stylist wax or pluck them for you.

Find facial balance: Nothing draws more attention to a shiny scalp than a scruffy cheek.Make sure your facial hair complements your hairstyle.Consider staying clean-shaven, or try crisp, well-trimmed styles.Don't pair a bushy face with a burnished head.

Take care up there: The newly-revealed skin on your scalp is as delicate as a baby's, and it's time to start treating it that way.If you've never thought much about skincare, consider using a moisturizing lotion on your scalp, face, and neck.Remember that your scalp takes the brunt of the sun's rays, so protect any completely bald areas with SPF 15 sun block.A scalp is a beautiful thing, unless it's red and peeling!

To Rogaine or not to Rogaine: There are many treatments for thinning hair out there, and they all claim to have miraculous results.Think hard before you buy that can of spray-on hair.Bald is beautiful, baby; and if you're depending on a treatment for your confidence or self-image, you're bound to be disappointed.When it comes to how you look and feel, hair is only part of the package.

Cozy up to a great stylist: Until now, you may have been content to stop in at any local barbershop for a quick trim, but now's the time to find a good stylist with whom you can develop your style.Ask friends whose hair you admire (your female friends will be delighted at this question!) who they see, and shop around until you find someone you trust and with whom you have a good rapport.Schedule a time to talk with your stylist about the kind of look you like and discuss ways to achieve this style no matter how much hair you have.

If you've got it flaunt it; and if you don't have it, flaunt it anyway: Losing your hair doesn't mean the end of your stylish looks; in fact, it's just the beginning of a whole new kind of style.Think of your thinning hair as an opportunity to express a whole new side of yourself.Want to get wild?Put your next tattoo front and center on your scalp.Feeling blue?Streak your hair in shades of the sea.Fearlessly showing a little skin on top is always attractive.Hairstyles come and go, but confidence is always universally sexy.Embrace your new look and strut it with style.Remember: it's not the length of your locks, it's how you work what you've got.

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