The way men handle hair loss differs depending on who you ask. Of course, some men are more accepting than others but for the most part, men find hair loss hard to deal with. They dread the day they will look in the mirror and realize that their hairline is no longer where it used to be. The prospect of balding is one that most men would rather not even think about.
Of course, there are many things that are worse than losing your hair. They include experiencing a serious trauma or catching a debilitating sickness among many others. But still, that does not take away from the way balding can make a man feel. The symbolism of having a head full of hair for men is too strong to be ignored. There are many things a bald-headed man would give to have his hair back.
The truth is that if you were meant to lose your hair at some point, you will lose it. The good news is that it is possible for you to look good despite your hair loss. As someone who lost his hair at a very young age, I can say without batting an eyelid that losing your hair is not the end of the world. Action movie star Jason Statham is a prime example of how you can turn your hair loss to your advantage. He went for the natural look and it is fair to say that it has served him very well.
Here are some tips to help you look good despite hair loss:
1. Keep it cut
One thing that is a definite no-no for a balding man is keeping an unkempt shaggy look. A shaggy look is a bad enough look for a man whose head is full of hair, so imagine how terrible it looks for a balding man. The last thing you want to do is give people a reason to scrutinize your head. Keeping your remaining hair long only makes your balding area stand out more. To avoid this, simply trim the hair around your ears and neckline.
2. Grow facial hair
This is one of the most common ways that celebrities deal with thinning hair. Having hair on your cheeks, chin and jaw draw attention from the area that has no hair. But you have to be careful about how you decide to grow your facial hair. For instance, a goatee or a mustache looks much better when compared with lumberjack beards. You don’t want to have a beard that looks disproportionate when combined with a bald head.
3. A buzz cut
A buzz cut is perfect when the thinning starts on the crown or top of your head. It gives you a clean and edgy look. How long you shave it depends on the severity of your balding. The ideal razor length in most cases is number 2 or 3.Remember to keep the hair length equal all over your head. The great thing about a buzz cut is that it doesn’t require any extra styling.
4. Hair thickener
If your hair is thinning and you don’t want to just let it happen, a hair thickener can be a great solution. Hair thickener not only makes your hair appear thicker, it also makes it appear full. It also allows you to style your hair the way you want.
5. Take care of your overall appearance
Your hair or the lack of it is just a small portion of your overall appearance. The better you look the fewer people will notice your bald head. That is why it is recommended that you spend a little more time picking what to wear. As long as your clothes and accessories are stylish, they will enhance your other features and turn the attention away from your hair.
6. Naked Shave
The naked shave is ideal for men who are extremely bald and have close to no hair on most of their head. The great thing about the naked shave is that it is as simple as shaving your hair to the skin. But you still need the services of a professional as only he or she can perform a shave that is close to perfect. Avoid a home job unless you are very good at it.
7. Embrace baldness
If you are a man who is okay with being bald and you don’t see any problem with hair loss, then you don’t have a lot to worry when you start balding. There are people who shave their heads clean even if they are not balding. Such men don’t care when their hair starts to fall off. The sooner you accept that balding is a part of life, the easier it will be for you to deal with it.
8. Visit a hair stylist
Hair stylists have the know-how to minimize the effects of balding or thinning hair. They can also look at you and know which style suits you best. One thing they will never recommend is a comb-over. If you are a stylish guy, comb-overs are a definite no-no. They only expose your lack of confidence and actually accentuate your baldness. Everyone can see right through a comb-over.
What should I avoid if I’m balding?
1. Old hairstyles
As a general rule, you should keep your hair short if you are balding or your hair is thinning. Short hair makes you appear like you have more hair and also minimizes the appearance of a person who is balding. So try to avoid holding on to your old hairstyles. The longer your hair is, the more conspicuous your bald spots.
If you are only wearing a hat to hide your bald spot, you will soon realize that you can’t do it for so long. What you want to do is to look for a way to look good despite hair loss. a hat doesn’t always look good, especially when the rest of your clothes don’t coordinate well with it. At the same time, there are some occasions that will force you to remove your hat. The sooner you avoid it, the better.
Many men think that balding will make them look less attractive or lose the appeal that they used to have. Nothing could be further from the truth. As long as you embrace your hair loss and find a style that works for you, you have nothing to worry about.
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