5 Steps: How to Combat Receding Hairlines [Thinning Hair]

Let’s face it, nobody wants to age, but it’s inevitable. However, with aging follows one of a man’s biggest fears: HAIR LOSS!

Around 30% of men have started losing – or have lost their hair – to a great degree by the time they reach the age of thirty – and YES, you can blame both your genes or hormones.

You might think that hair loss is an embarrassing problem that can negatively affect your professional and social life.

Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to, at the very least, slow down your hair loss process. So, whether you’re dealing with a receding hairline or a burgeoning bald spot or two, here are the 5 steps to staying one step ahead of hair loss.

Step 1: Find a Haircut That Works for You

Talk to your hairstylist and try to find a haircut that works for you and your receding hairline. A skilled hairdresser will be able to advise you on how you can make the most of your existing hairstyle or suggest a restyling that will help you absolutely OWN that receding hairline!

We recommend 5 different haircuts that can turn your losses into gains:

Inspirational haircuts for men with receding hairlines

1. Slicked Back Hairstyle: Draw attention away from thinning hair on top by choosing a slicked-back hairstyle and focusing on adding a light lift at the roots using a texturizing powder.

2. Messy Side-Parted Hair: A great choice for men with long hair who’s starting to thin out.

3. Short & Spiked Haircut: Ask your hairstylist to cut the top of your hair to give it an edgy, spiky look. This cut creates space between your locks and draws attention to the top instead of the forehead.

4. The French Crop: If you receding hairline is not bad enough to pull off a buzz cut, going for a close cut with top texture is a nice choice.

5. The Buzz Cut: If you have the face shape for a buzz cut, this cut is a cool and sexy solution for thinning hair.

Read more about how to style it here: Haircuts For Men With Thinning Hair (Receding Hairlines)

Step 2: Use the Right Hair Styling Products

Having thinning hair makes choosing the right styling products crucial.

Go for matte, gritty clays, pastes and texturizing powders. Both product types add texture, volume and help your hair appear thicker and gives you a much fuller look.

Keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Using too much can make your hair appear too oily!

Pro Tip: Repeatedly combing your hair can make it look a bit flat and limp, whereas styling your hair using your fingers adds extra volume and texture

By Vilain Dynamite Clay on wooden table

By Vilain Blow on wooden table

Anything you should AVOID?
Yes. Besides NEVER going for a combover-solution, you should also steer clear of products with a glossy finish or wet look reflect the light and separates your hair, which makes your hair look that much thinner.

Step 3: Don’t over-wash Your Hair

Your initial reaction to thinning hair might be to wash it more often. You may believe that washing your hair more frequently is good for the remaining hair, but this is not the case. Over-washing can cause hair damage and further hair loss.

Depending on your hair type and texture, we recommend you to only wash your hair 2-3 times a week.

Here’s how it’s done: Apply a quality shampoo to wet hair, massage gently for one minute, rinse thoroughly with water and repeat if necessary.

Man washing his hair in the shower

Step 4: Build a Beard

There are multiple good reasons to grow a beard…

First, a well-groomed beard is a fashion statement in its own right.

Second, a beard can actually help drawing attention away from the top of your hair and down towards your beautiful face – choose a beard that fits your style and face shape and you’re good to go!

Step 5: Keep Up a Positive Mind

Be confident! Life is not all about hair. Don’t waste your time on negative energy. Try to focus on the positive things in life and be grateful for what you have.

Focus on the things that you’re satisfied with, such as the shape of your body or the color of your eyes.

Positive mind, embracing the sun set

Well, how do you want to deal with your thinning hair? Let’s know in the comment section below.