If you browse through highend beauty photo, you may notice that most of the models have a lot of hair that’s easy to play around with. Good styling has a lot to do with this effect, but it does help to have a lot of hair to begin with.
However, the truth is not all men get to keep a full head of hair. Hair loss is one of the most dreaded and most common problems of men, and studies show that about 85% of men will experience thinning of hair by the time they reach 50. Some start seeing symptoms as early as 30! It’s normal for everyone to lose about a hundred hair strands every day, but men with thinning hair tend to experience periods of rapid shedding.
Baldness isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can shake a man’s confidence.Many cases of hair loss are not due to genes, so finding out the cause may help. Common causes include excessive stress and certain medication. Before we present to you the best hairstyles for men who are thinning at the top, also take into consideration the ways to prevent or at least reduce hair loss. Solutions available in the market include special oils, sprays, shampoos, and even supplements that supposedly help with hair growth. Costlier alternatives include hair transplants.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you want to prevent hair loss:
- Find a shampoo with 1 or 2% ketoconazole. According to studies, it helps prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is linked with male pattern baldness.
- Intake of vitamins (and food full of certain vitamins) is essential for one’s overall health, not just the hair. Vitamin B5 supports hair growth, while biotin helps restore damaged hair. Zinc is vital for hair follicle health, as it contributes to hair follicle recovery and helps prevent hair follicle regression.
- Avoid brushing hair when wet, as this is when it is at its weakest state. Other causes of hair damage to avoid include blow-drying, perming, bleaching, and dyeing.
- A variety of laser devices in the market reportedly increase hair density after continuous use.
Choosing the right haircut is key to diverting the attention from thinning hair. Here are a few of the best men’s hairstyles that you can wear with confidence.
High and Tight
Shaved sides and volume on top gives the illusion of thicker hair, at least at the top. The high and tight is a classic military cut and is very low maintenance.
If the problem area is on the crown of your head, grow out hair to medium length. This will allow you to comb the hair back and cover the thinner areas.
Look dapper with a classic Ivy League haircut, also known as the Princeton cut. It’s basically a grown-out crew cut, with the top parted and styled over one side.
The buzz cut is the go-to haircut for all sorts of thinning. It leaves just enough hair that you’re technically not bald, but is short enough that it won’t draw much attention to the bald spots.
Once bald spots start to cover a significantly larger areas of your head, the best course of action is to steer into the skid. Shaving it all off will free you from ever having to worry about people noticing your bald spots because, well, your whole head will be bald. But you can say it’s by choice!
Having thinning hair is nothing to be ashamed of, and it really is better to simply accept it and still carry yourself with pride. You might also want to try growing facial hair as it is an effective way to direct attention from your thinning top. Just remember: under no circumstances should you attempt a skullet.