Fine hair? Men can often feel ashamed of having fine or thinning hair, but if it’s something that you’re self-conscious about, rest assured that there are loads of great styles out there that can help limit the appearance of fine strands, plus improve the appearance of your ‘do.
So, whether you’ve always struggled with fine hair or it’s something you’re only just starting to be concerned about, why not try out one of these looks and see just how much of a difference it could make?
This might come as a bit of a surprise, but sure enough, one of the most effective ways to conceal fine strands is actually to cut it super short into a close shaved buzz cut.
The crew cut is one of the best hairstyles for men with fine hair. This preppy ‘do combines a classic short back and sides, with the longer layers on top instantly giving a fuller appearance as a result! Pretty neat trick, right? Credit: @londonschoolofbarbering
Like to look fresh for work? Side-swept comb overs are a clever way of making your mane appear more voluminous, as by sweeping all of your hair to one side, it magically makes your hair look thicker by concentrating all of your strands to one side. Now that’s what we call smart styling! Credit: @danielcoxbarbering
Editor’s tip: For a style that can survive the 9-5, you’ll need to use a product such as the VO5 Styling Wax. This wax is great for creating ultra precise, neat styles, as it’s able to shape and hold your hair without leaving it crispy.
Thinning around your crown? Stylishly disguise thinning locks and get in on the vintage-inspired slick back hair trend with a super suave style.
All you’ll need to do, is use a comb to sweep your hair over any problem areas and you’ll be ready for action; whether it’s work, drinks or a date. Credit: @jacobheronbarber
Men with fine hair might think that peaked, pompadour hairstyles like those worn by Bruno Mars and David Beckham are out of reach, but actually, there’s no reason not to give them a go.
The wave shaped style can still work just as well on finer hair types, but your peak may just need to be a little shorter.
Editor’s tip: To give your pomp a helping hand, prep your hair by working through some of the VO5 Extreme Style Thicken Up Lifting Paste, working from the roots up. This will help hold your ‘do in position, plus provide you with a fuller effect.
Prefer to maintain some length in your look so that you can play around with different styles? One thing we would suggest for fine-hair men, is that rather than having the same length all over, ask your barber to add in some choppy, shorter layers throughout, so that your natural style has a more tousled look to it. Credit: @ken_scissorhands
Thought spiked-up hair was strictly for boys under the age of 10? Spiked styles may not be as popular as they once were, but they can still look stylish when given a more subtle, contemporary makeunder.
Fine-hair men may find that creating soft, natural spikes can actually help the hair to appear thicker, so set aside any misconceptions and you might be pleasantly surprised. Credit: @supercool_rico
Editor’s tip: The key to nailing contemporary spikes in fine hair is to not use a gel. Instead try the TONI&GUY Men’s Texturising Fibre, which will help to add a softness to the spikes and ensure they don’t all clump together.
If you’re a ‘wash and go’ kind of guy, then you’ll be pleased to know that this style works with your haircare preferences. Leave the styling to the experts and let your texture do the talking with this easy and sexy windblown look.
Another way to work in texture is by asking your stylist for a haircut that supports it. What do we mean by that? By opting for a layered haircut you’ll find that tousled texture will be easy to achieve with virtually no effort. The layers naturally create some dimension for an easy styling routine that looks like it took some time.
Consider opting for a style that works with your natural hair texture rather than trying to turn it into something it isn’t. The subtle fade is a great and easy way to get in on a trend that is here to stay.
Embracing Fine Hair
If you’re finding that your fine hair has started to thin out, don’t panic just yet. Rather than fight your hair growth patterns, you can actually learn to embrace them.
Would you believe us if we told you that the shape of your hairstyle can affect the appearance of your bone structure? It’s true. By choosing a style like this one that’s styled up and away from your face, you elongate your face overall.
Editor’s tip: Make sure to set the look with a spritz of the VO5 Mega Hold Hairspray.
No matter what your hair type or texture is, you can never go wrong with a military cut.
Grow your hair out into a medium length and wear your style sleek and straight.
Grow your hair out even longer and tie your hair back into a man bun. Finer hair is easier to manage and throwing your hair up into a trendy man bun will be a breeze.
Many guys (and girls) are wary of using hair products on finer hair types. They’re worried about weighing their lightweight strands down with too much product and end up missing out on some opportune styling moments.
Anyone with curly hair will be wary of removing hair products from their routine… and with good reason too. Give it a shot for an undone look on days when you want a style that’s a bit more low-maintenance.
Deepen Your Part
If you’re in the ‘searching for more volume’ camp, then you’ll want to try this easy trick. By styling your hair with a side part, you’ll add a quick and easy amount of volume at your roots for the appearance of thicker strands.
Another look that works on every hair type and texture is a completely cropped style.
This product-free style is another one for all the low-maintenance guys out there. Run your fingers through your hair to make good use of your natural oils for a tousled brushed-through look.
Balance out your fine hair with a thick and full beard.
Or, if you’re not quite ready for a full-bearded look, then consider a trimmed option.
To create the appearance of thicker hair, keep the hair on the sides of your head short.
Let’s face it, you may not want to spend a lot of time styling your hair to change the appearance of its texture. Instead of working against your hair, work with it! Embrace your naturally fine hair and opt for a shorter style. This makes your fine texture not as noticeable, plus it’ll be easy to maintain.
Want to create the illusion of more voluminous hair? Create a distinct part and brush your hair over to one side.
Does your hair have a little length to it? Channel your inner heartthrob singer, and try swoop style.
Creating a messy hairstyle will lift you strand, which will make them appear less limp.
Work with the natural texture of your hair by maintaining a short style. This cut won’t emphasize your fine strands and it requires little to no product to maintain, which is great of you’re always on the go.
Keep the sides of your hair shorter to create the illusion that your hair is thicker. Use a gel to slick the longer section of hair back to create a smooth style with more volume at the root.
There’s nothing wrong with embracing your natural waves.