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How Men Should Style Thinning Hair

This blog post of part of a series of guest blog posts we are publishing from experts in hair loss from various backgrounds.   

This post is authored by top hair stylist Matthew Curtis, who explains the best ways men can style thinning hair.    

The Problem: Thinning Hair

Do keep hair short and textured

“This will create more depth and help prevent too much scalp from showing. Opt for styling products with a matte finish, rather than wet-look gels, because they will add bulk to the hair for a fuller appearance.”

Don’t grow your hair too long

“This will have the effect of pulling hair flat and give it a limp and lifeless appearance. Depending on the style in which you wear your hair, longer lengths can also evoke the look of a comb-over, which both ages you and draws attention to thin patches.”

The Problem: Bald Patch

Do go shorter all over

“This will lessen the contrast between a bald crown and the thicker hair that grows around it. Once your hair is cut neatly in this way, you can use certain styling products to add more depth and texture at the crown.”

Don’t wait too long between haircuts

“Longer hair will emphasize the appearance of a bald patch. A uniform length all over will keep things looking their best, so avoid styles that combine longer and shorter hair.”

The Problem: Receding Hair

Do get regularly-scheduled haircuts

“The tendency is to sweep hair to the side as it grows out, which can draw attention to a receding hairline. Get into the habit of booking your next hair appointment when paying after a haircut. Again, avoid the floppy look – matte, stiff styling products will help keep hair structured and where it should be around your face.”

Don’t go for super-short styles

“This can really highlight a receding hairline. A regular length is best for receding hair.” 

Use Thickening Shampoos

Both Hair Restore Shampoos (Regular and Professional Strength) do more than prevent hair loss and stimulate hair.  They also are chock full of ingredients that will immediately plump the hair shaft, resulting in thicker, stronger, healthier-looking hair from your very first use--which will only get better with continued use.