4 Tips to Disguise Your Receding Hairline

For many people, their hair is their “crowning glory,” but when that “crown” begins thinning, or worse yet receding, there is little glory left there. A receding or thinning hairline is one of the biggest blows to his self-confidence a man or woman can take, and any number of causes may be to blame.

However, spot baldness, the pesky genetic cause of a receding hairline, is one of the biggest concerns to both men and women alike. In any case, though, there are a number of ways to deal with the issue without turning to the dreaded comb over. If you are dealing with a receding or thinning hairline, consider these tips for reducing hair loss and making the most of the hair you have.


1. Get a Good Cut

disguise hairIf you want to disguise your hairline, the best thing you can do first is to get a good haircut. The right style will help hide your hairline and make it appear as if you have more hair than you really do. Be sure to avoid styles that are currently trending with the hair or bangs pushed up in the front. Instead, go with a more traditionally masculine style that is close to the head and just a bit messy. The texture with this rough style will add some volume to your hair, and the fact that it’s cut close to your head will help minimize the look of thinning.


2. Style Right

Classy-Mens-HairstylesEven if you have a good base cut, you’ll still need to take the time to style your hair well, too. If you’re drying your hair, be sure to blow dry the hair flat on top of your head to help cover thinning areas. Then, focus on styling only the shaft of the hair, so the base remains well covered. Avoid using gel, as it can make the hair appear see through. Instead, use a light mousse to create volume and texture in your hair.


3. Avoid Overwashing

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It is common to want to wash your hair frequently to maintain the appearance of the hair that you do have; however, washing too often can actually contribute to additional hair loss and can even make the hair appear thinner as clean hair is harder to style and set in place. Try washing your hair every other day or every couple of days, and use a dry shampoo to absorb any oil and add texture to your hair on days you don’t wash it.


4. Watch Your Diet

While it may seem like your diet has little to do with your hair, it actually can contribute significantly to hair growth. A diet high and protein with all of the nutrients that your body needs will allow your whole body to function better, including stimulating hair growth. You may want to consider taking a multivitamin as well to make up for any nutritional deficiencies in your diet.

Receding hairline is nothing to be ashamed of though it can do a number to your self-confidence. Use these tips to disguise thinning hair and embrace your look.