Dealing with hair loss is not for the faint of the heart, especially when it comes to styling and figuring out hairstyles for balding men. Do I embrace it? Do I cover it up? These questions are probably what you’ve asked yourself the minute you realized your scalp was becoming more and more prominent over time. There’s definitely stylish ways to get around this, and good news: It may be much easier than you’ve ever thought. Whether your hair is beginning to recede at the temples or thinning at the crown, here are some options for hairstyles for balding men to try during this awkward phase.
Top Hairstyles for Balding Men
1. The Buzzcut
Works for: Overall Thinning Hair
If your hair is beginning to thin out, why not cut your hair into a buzz cut? We love this look with its sleek cut and easy maintenance. On shorter hair, make sure to grow your hair long enough to take your balding area away from being the center of attraction. The short stubble blends in nicely with thinning hair.
2. Short Layered Cut
Works For: Crown Balding
With the help of a blowdryer, give your bald spot the illusion of thicker hair. Using a concentration nozzle, blow-dry your wet hair in the direction it grows. Pick up your strands with your hands or comb and concentrate the airflow at the root to add volume to your hair. With the help of a styler like Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade, rake the product through to keep your hair in place and mask the balding area at your crown.
3. Short Comb-Over Cut
Works For: Receding Hairline
Guys, no man buns allowed, at least not for a while. If you fancy this hairstyle, it may be the reason you have this hairline in the first place. Give it a rest. Mask the weakened corners of your hairline with a short comb-over-inspired cut. Ask your barber to taper your sides but leave enough hair at the front corners of your hairline for room to hide the receding area. To style use Dove Men + Care Sculpting Paste so you can reshape or style throughout the day making sure your corners are covered at all times.
4. Textured Haircut
Works For: Thinning Hair
On wavy or curly textured hair, you can opt for a shorter crop.This haircut is ideal for guys who just started to notice thinning of their hair. The layers of this short crop work with your texture to camouflage the appearance of thin hair by allowing it to look fuller. Work in some gel like Dove Men + Care Control Gel to give your layers a strong hold.
5. The Clean Shave
Works For: Guys balding from front hairline to crown
It may be time to own your new look. The clean shave is one of the hairstyles for balding men that many end up going for. Blending or masking may not work this time around. Try out a clean shave— you can gradually work your way into getting acclimated to this look by going lower and lower during each of your haircut sessions. No need to go for the plunge right away! Your scalp will be exposed more often now, be sure to employ a function wash and care routine. Improve overall scalp health with Dove Men + Care Anti- Dandruff Fortifying 2-In-1 Shampoo + Conditioner.
6. Mohawk or Faux-hawk
Works For: Severe to mildly receding hairline
Whichever works best for your personal style, go for it. The mohawk haircut helps mask or hide the thinning edges of your hairline. Style the hair forward and work in some holding paste like Dove Men + Care Sculpting Paste to keep the hair intact.
Looking for more hairstyles for balding men? Check out these cool haircuts for balding men.