The best haircuts for men with thin hair

All Things Hair | 08 September 2016

Thin-haired guys, listen up… 

Whether you’ve got naturally thin hair or it has simply started thinning with age, it can be easy to look green-eyed at gents with ultra-thick, luscious locks, wishing that your follicles were as blessed. But don’t stress: there are plenty of haircuts for men with thin hair that will allow you to make the most out of your hair type, while retaining a super stylish look.

As a general rule, when you’re looking to disguise the effects of thinning hair, it’s best to embrace shorter cuts such as an undercut, fade or crop, and avoid longer looks that will draw more attention to your fine locks. So, without further ado, here’s our rundown of the very best haircuts for men with thin hair.

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The best haircuts for men with thin hair short crop
The best haircuts for men with thin hair: Short crop. Credit:

The short crop

One of the best way to disguise any thinning patches in your hair, as well as giving your locks a much needed volume boost, is to go for a short crop! To get the look, ask your barber for a short crop all the way round (that’s finger length or shorter). It’s important to get an even length all over, as this will ensure patches won’t peek through.

When it comes to styling your short crop, opt for a wax-based product to inject plenty of texture and volume. Try the VO5 Groomed Styling Wax (£2.99*) – rub the product in between your fingertips and work it through the top section of your hair. Credit: @jesskaras

The best haircuts for men with thin hair buzz cut
The best haircuts for men with thin hair: Buzz cut. Credit:

The buzz cut

In the more advanced stages of thinning hair? Then the best way to tackle the issue is to shave it all off! Ok, wait, hear us out. This may seem like a drastic measure to take, but choosing to rock a style like the buzz cut is great way for gents to take care of their thinning hair problem. And as an added bonus, you’ll be gaining an on-trend look, too.

If this sounds like the cut for you, then ask your barber for a close crop that’s the same length all over. And the best part is, a buzz cut is super low-maintenance and doesn’t require any day-to-day styling! Just be sure to pay attention to your scalp, keeping it nice and hydrated (as well as sun protected), as it will be clearly visible. Credit: @loveprouty

The best haircuts for men with thin hair
The best haircuts for men with thin hair: Messy top. Credit:

The messy-on-top

If you’re not quite ready to give up the length of your locks just yet, then this textured style will help to make your fine hair look thicker without having to go too short. While the messy textures on top of your hair will give the appearance of fuller tresses, it’s important to remember to keep the back and sides short, as they’ll give away the true fineness of your hair!

When styling the look, simply blow-dry your hair before applying a small amount of hair paste, like the VO5 Matt Extreme Style Matt Paste (£3.99*). This will give your mane some control, as well as boost the appearance of being thicker, too. Credit: @collinanthony206

the peak haircut
The best haircuts for men with thin hair: The Peak. Credit:

The peak

The peak works in a similar way to the messy-on-top look, by tricking the eye into thinking that your hair is thicker than it really is. By styling the hair in multiple directions, this sleeker, clean-cut take on the look maximises fullness where the hair is most visible.

This stylish cut is timeless, flattering for every face type, and perfect for finer hair. A top tip is to avoid hair gels when styling as they will clump your hair together and highlight your thin hair. Instead, focus on hair products with matt finishes, like the Toni&Guy Men’s Styling Clay (£6.99*). Credit: @menpeluqueros

Not had enough styling inspiration for your thin hair? Then check out our Hairstyles for Men with Thin Hair page – it’s got all the top tips and advice for making the most of your mane.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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