When it comes to men’s appearances, one of the areas that they feel the most shame about is their hairline. It’s genetic, and despite what very expensive products claim, for most men there really is no helping it. These are some tips for improving your appearance even when you suffer from mild, moderate, or severe hair loss. Keep a stiff upper lip, follow these tips, and you’ll never know you had a problem.
Tips for Mild Hair Loss
First of all avoid coloring your hair. Dye and bleach are very hard on your hair, and if you’re already experiencing hair loss you don’t want to do anything to hurry your hair line to an early grave. Stick with the classic looks, and find an exfoliating shampoo. Keeping your scalp smooth and scrubbed is a good way to make sure that every follicle is still capable of producing hair. Dandruff is often a sign of an unhealthy scalp, and an unhealthy scalp speeds hair loss.
To cover the affects of mild hair loss, get a medium short cut that you style with product. (Seriously, it works.) This adds volume to your hair, which will help cover up any thin patches. Make sure you wash the product out every night so as not to irritate your scalp and defeat the purpose of changing up your shampoos.
Tips for Moderate Hair Loss
As strange as it sounds, a lot of balding men look good with beards. Not full on lumberjack beards, but hair down the side of your face, around the mouth. It gives you a hairy look that makes the eye gloss over moderate insufficiencies on top. Don’t spend your time focusing on that overly much. Make sure your beard is full and luxuriant, and it should help.
If beards aren’t your style, you still don’t have to start rocking a hat everywhere you go. Keep your hair trimmed, neat, and unapologetic. If you appear scruffy or unkempt, patchy hair will detract from your appearance a lot more. If you keep yourself clean and neat, people are more likely to be forgiving of imperfections, or not even notice them altogether.
Tips for Severe Hair Loss
If you’re getting a chrome dome and there’s just no stopping it there’s only one thing to do. Don’t fight it. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, and shave your head. Shaving it off makes it look like it’s a choice, and one you embrace. Pairing a bald head with a beard has also been known to be effective. This is a bold look, and it makes a statement. Even though it may hurt to part with the last of your flowing locks, everyone looks better totally bald than they do with an awkward fringe of hair around their ears.
In general, be kind to what hair you do have as long as you’re still committed to keeping it. Keep your scalp healthy and your hair will follow, and keep your hair trimmed and neat for the best results.