If you do still have a reasonable amount of hair, a good barber or hairdresser will be able to cut your hair to maximize the effect. Have a chat about what will work best for you.
Some men who are balding prefer just to cut their hair very short, almost shaved, which tends to mask the receding hairline.
A layered cut can make hair look thicker.
Short hair often appears to give hair more volume than long hair, which can weigh down, exposing the scalp.
A hair colour that is closer to your scalp colour makes the contrast between your hair and scalp less noticeable, but ask your hairdresser to use a mild colourant.
Ask your hairdresser for advice on products and treatments:
- Chose a gentle shampoo that is specially formulated to care for thinning hair.
- If you use conditioner, make sure it is the right one for your hair type as some can weigh the hair down. Make sure you rinse it out thoroughly.
- If you use hair mousse or gel, it is important to choose one that is best for your hair type.
What not to Do
Do not blow dry on a high heat often as this can break the hair.
Harsh chemical dyes can damage the scalp so seek advice before attempting to dye your hair yourself.
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Last updated: June 18th, 2008