It is easy to see how hard it is to find good information if you have ever searched Google for terms like “hairstyles for balding men” or some other variation.
The thing is, doesn’t a man who is balding deserve a chance for a decent hairstyle just like anyone else would?
Because of this here is a short overview on the subject that may help guide men to a better hairstyle.
You may already have noticed this, but about 95% of men have some form of male pattern balding. It may start with a receding hairline towards the front with a little bit of thinning up top.
After a while that thinning becomes a bald spot which expands over the head leaving just the sides and back.
Many men today insist that as long as they have a single hair remaining on their head they will have a stylish dew. The thing is what hairstyles can they choose from?
We have all seen the worst hairstyle for a balding man. That is the dreaded comb-over. This is the style where the man grows the hair long on one side of his head and combs it over the top in a bad attempt to cover up the balding area.
What happens in the wind? The hair is quickly displaced which causes even more embarrassment than the comb-over itself. This hair style should be avoided. So what else is there?
Men frequently make the mistake of combing the hair straight back which covers bald spots. It also fully exposes any receding hairline which is there to draw even more attention.
Some men will even try to grow their hair longer where they still can to make up for where it no longer grows. This technique will draw more attention to the balding areas by creating an unbalanced head.
Using gel is not usually recommended because gel can cause the hair to clump together and expose even more of the scalp.
If you try and grow the remaining hair longer to help cover, it will have a tendency to separate and also shop even more scalp.
With so many things not to do what is left to try?
Use conditioners and mousses in your hair to create a more natural looking fluff.
For a receding hairline you could try to grow your hair out just a couple inches, have it layered and comb it forward. You may be able to break up the edge of the receding hairline this way.
You can try to grow your hair in front longer and comb it back if your hairline has not receded and you are developing a bald spot. That bald spot will get bigger though.
What may be the best option for a balding man is to stop hiding it and embrace it. Go for the gusto and either get a very tight trim or shave it all off.
That shaved head look is back and is acceptable for men today. You really will get many good comments and complements on it.
If you’re thinking of taking the leap and shaving your head, start with electric clippers to clip away the longer hair. After you have it as short as you can with the clippers, use a nice shaving gel and lather up. The gels will give you a closer shave than the creams.
Now use your razor to begin shaving by working your way from the top down going with the grain of the hair. It is a good idea to watch your-self with a smallish mirror.
This will only take a couple minutes and you will only need to do it a few times a week.
Care for your newly exposed head is a lot like you take care of your face. Use a moisturizing soap to wash it regularly and not a deodorizing soap that dries your skin. Also use a high quality skin moisturizer after you wash it. The lower quality ones will cause you problems with clogged pores.
In the summer time you should use a moisturizer that also contains a sun screen component in order to avoid any sunburn to your head. In the winter you will need to keep a warm hat handy to stay warm.
As a final resort if you don’t like any of the others options so far. You can try getting a hairpiece, but this is easily spotted and not recommended.