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Hairstyles to Hide Hair Loss

by Marisa Amorasak

If you suffer from a receding hairline, baldness, or thinning hair, you've probably tried a variety of ways to hide it. Maybe you've pushed your hair to one side to cover up a bald spot, or grown it out to distract from a receding hairline. Although no hairstyle will completely cover up a hairless scalp, there are certain haircuts and styles that may help to lessen the appearance of hair loss.

Textured Top To Hide Thinning Hair

Men who suffer from thinning hair often have more hair on the sides of their scalp and less on the top. Even out this unfortunate ratio by growing your hair out longer on top. You can add a texturizing product like wax or pomade to this top area and piece it out with your fingers. Make sure that whatever product you use isn't too greasy or oily, which only exaggerates thinning hair. The texturized top will look thicker than normal, and also distract from thinning hair elsewhere on the head.

Long Bangs for Receding Hairline

Receding hairlines can make the forehead larger than usual, throwing off the entire balance of the face. Plus, receding hairlines are known to be a telltale sign of aging. A good way to hide a receding hairline is to grow long bangs that skim over the forehead. Charlie Sheen sported this hairstyle before he got hair transplants, and it suited him well. Long bangs will only work on the earlier stages of a receding hairline. So if your hairline is behind your ears already, long bangs won't fool anyone. Also, don't try to sport long bangs if you otherwise suffer from thinning hair or a bald spot in the back of your head-- long bangs will only make those problems more prominent.

Buzz Cut for Hair Loss

If you just don't have the time or patience to deal with trying to hide your hair loss, why not just shave it all off? Many men resort to buzz cuts rather than dealing with complicated hairstyles. Buzz cuts can look good on some men-- it enhances masculinity and shows off facial features. Other men just can't sport the minimalist style. Buzzing all of your hair off may just lead you to discover that you have an oddly shaped head that you're uncomfortable showing off. If you have bald spots, make sure you keep your buzz cut short.

Longer Overall for Thinning Hair

Long hair may seem counter-intuitive to battle the appearance of hair loss, but it can be a great look for someone who deals with thinning hair. Long hair won't do any favors for a receding hairline or a bald spot, but if your hair is just not as thick as it used to be it's a worthwhile option. Long hair is obviously more hair than short hair, which will give the illusion of thicker, healthier hair.

Color Adds Depth

Adding highlights to your hair will give the illusion of dimension. When you go to the salon, ask for highlights that are just a couple shades lighter than your natural color. The highlights will look natural while still adding the appearance of bulk to your hair. If you don't want to add color, try a glossing treatment. It will add a good deal of shine to your hair. Shine reflects off the hair, making it look thick and luscious.

Hair Restoration

The above hairstyles will help to hide your hair loss, but they aren't a permanent solution. Imagine having a full head of hair that can be ruffled by the wind and touched with your own hands. Surgical hair restoration will leave your days of worrying about your hair loss in the dark. If you'd like to learn more about hair restoration or to schedule a private consultation with a hair loss specialist in your area, contact us today!

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