The Best Haircuts to Wear When Experiencing Hair Loss

Josh Lawson

In honor of Hair Loss Awareness Month we’re gonna give you the six, best men’s hairstyles for thinning hair. A special “thank you” goes out to Rogaine for sponsoring this article. For those not in the know, Rogaine is a scientifically proven hair loss treatment. It can slow hair loss, or in some cases, grow back the hair that you’ve lost. The thing we love about the product is the foam! It works brilliantly with your other styling products, especially our styling balm, and can help you pull off these recommended styles.

The biggest mistake guys make when dealing with thinning hair is they immediately shave their head. Well, stay away from the razors because there are some pretty slick hairstyles that you can rock even if your hair is a bit thinner than it was a few years ago.

Hair loss generally happens in three different ways - 1) starting at your temples and moving back, 2) starting at your crown and moving forward and 3) a general across the board thinning of the top of your head. So we’ve gone ahead and picked the two best hairstyles for each of these situations.

Let’s get into the options with examples of people who are owning their hair type.

Receding Temples

This is probably the most common type of hair loss. It’s almost like a blend between a maturing hairline (which just happens as we age) and male pattern baldness. It’s okay to show off those temples, you don’t need to hide them and you can even highlight them.

Recommended Hairstyle: Side Part

There’s seemingly a million different ways to style a side part and Jeff Buoncristiano is a prime example of how to rock this style. He uses some products to get his hair to lay the way he enjoys and utilizes the temple area to really accentuate the part.

Source: Dominick D / CC BY-SA 2.0

Another option is more of a natural part which doesn’t use oil based products to achieve the style. It’ll probably use a fiber or a matte clay, then a blow dryer, to give it that more natural look while still giving a lot of control for your hair.

Recommended Hairstyle: Messy Crew Cut

Source: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 3.0

Here’s another popular style you can choose. You’ve seen Cranston, probably, as Walter White with a shaved head and a goatee. But, he typically rocks a this as his usual look.

You’re not going too long on top, less than an inch but more than a few centimeters of length. Everything is kept short and tight so you don’t highlight the temples as much as the previous cut. It’s less of a structured look but still doesn’t get too wild due to its short sides.

Source: Gabbot / CC BY-SA 2.0

And Michael Fassbender chooses a similar look. You’ve seen him in the rebooted X-Men and Alien movies. Typically he goes for a structured mess of a crew cut. The same base cut, but he puts a lot of texture on it and makes it his own style.

Thinning Crown

This is one of the hardest things to look for on the Internet. Most photos are taken from the front rather than the top, so you can’t really see it much. You can really get away with a lot of different styles with this cut, so it’s completely up to you.

Recommended Hairstyle: Quiff

This hairstyle goes from shorter in the back, near the crown, to long at the front. To style it you would blow dry it forward and up. Doing so brings a lot of attention to your face rather than your crown.

Recommended Hairstyle: Natural Pompadour

You can also grow your hair out longer in the front and sweep it all the way to the back of your head. It can have a side part or you can just slick it back. As long it goes to a point in the back you should be all good.

Top of Head Thinning

It’s just kinda thinning across the board on top. Not everyone can pull it off, or even find the right style. Often times guys find this the most intimidating kind of hair loss.

Avoid this Hairstyle: The Comb Over

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A guy that doesn’t handle it very well is Prince William. He’s got a lot of thinning on top, and his sides just poof out a bunch while trying to attempt a comb over.

Recommended Hairstyle: Stubble Look

Source: Harald Hillemanns / CC BY-SA 2.0

Source: Gabbot / CC BY-SA 2.0

There are some other key actors you can get an influence from. Depending on the severity of your hair loss, you can go with this style to take it short and try again. The key here is to keep it super short and to the point.

Recommended Hairstyle: Long Side Part

Source: Alan Chang / CC BY-SA 2.0

With this cut, you can rock a side part or a natural part, or any kind of part really. To get a similar look keep a little bit of length on the sides, and a little bit of length on top, then comb it to the back and put a slight part on it. With this cut, you can keep the dimensions of your hair all while giving you a bit of a western look if you pair it with some scruff. It’ll only get better with age too.

Source: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

You can also rock a similar look as a younger guy, but with a few modifications. Will Arnett does a good job of pulling this off. His hairline does go pretty far back, but his crown is pretty thick. It’s very similar to Jude Law’s hair as well.

Source: Georges Biard / CC BY-SA 3.0

Well those are the six different haircuts you can try when your hair is starting to thin. If we missed any areas, let us know and we’ll give you some different ideas and styles you can try out. But enough about celebrities, what are y’all doing with your hair:

What are your favorite hairstyles to wear? What are you rocking right now? Guys who are experiencing some type of hair loss, what style do you choose to help cover those spots? Do you have any tips to help out those who are experiencing the same issues?

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