Hide Hair Loss with Fashion and Style To Look and Feel Better




Learning the basics of haircuts, hairstyles and using facial hair can take the sting out of hair loss while helping any man to look chic and fashionable.

Q. What’s the best haircut for balding men?

A. For most men who are balding, the shorter the better. Long hair appears thinner and more brittle. If you are just beginning to go bald, all you’ll need is some texture to give your hair a fuller appearance. A short haircut that is longer and layered on the top and tapered on the sides and back is the best option. If your hair is extremely thin, consider a buzz cut. One step before shaving it all off, a buzz cut can be done at any barbershop or salon … or you can even do it at home with an electric trimmer.

Q. What’s the best hairstyle to hide my receding hairline?

A. The Caesar cut complements men of any age and hair type. This popular men’s haircut features hair that is layered to 1 to 2 inches all over with horizontal straight-cut bangs pushed toward the front. George Clooney and other celebrities have made this hairstyle famous in recent years.

Q. What’s the best haircut for curly hair?

A. A tousled hairstyle is best for men with thin yet curly hair. The hair can be left a bit longer on the top than on the sides and back. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair and then scrunch while blow-drying to achieve the messy, textured look.

Q. What can I do to make my hair look thicker?

A. Pump it up with styling products. Start out with a moisturizing, volumizing shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair in tiptop shape. Don’t use styling products that have a high alcohol content, which will dry and damage your hair. Also avoid overly waxy or heavy products, which will weigh down your hair — making it appear thinner. Light mousse or gel is your best bet for maximum thickness and volume.

Q. Can changing my diet help regrow my hair?

A. Diet won’t regrow your hair; however it can help to keep your remaining hair healthy and strong. Protein is the building block of hair; therefore, you need to eat plenty of lean meat, fish, eggs, beans and other protein-rich foods. Iron helps blood flow to the scalp, which stimulates hair growth. Silica, found in bean sprouts as well as the skin of cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes, promotes hair growth and minimizes hair loss. Zinc helps improve cell reproduction and hormonal balance, which can affect hair growth. It can be found in red meat, poultry, seafood and nuts. Essential fatty acids also are vital to healthy hair. Eat foods such as sardines, mackerel, salmon, walnuts and soy, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Q. Should balding men have a beard?

A. If you like a beard or goatee, go for it! Facial hair will put the focus on your face, taking it away from your balding head. Even if you are completely bald, a beard can look great. If you have a round face, keep your beard neat and trimmed, since a full beard will make your face look even fuller.

Q. Does blow-drying cause thinning hair?

A. Although a blow-dryer can cause damaged, brittle hair, it’s not the reason you are going bald. That being said, it’s best to limit blow-drying as much as possible to keep your hair healthy and shiny. Also, don’t overload your hair with styling products — they weigh hair down, making it appear even thinner. Towel-dry hair and then add a dollop of light mousse. Finish drying your hair quickly with a blow-dryer, on a low setting, or let it air-dry.

Q. Are there any trendy hairstyles for balding men?

A. The fauxhawk is a trendy hairstyle made popular by David Beckham. It’s ideal for men with a receding hairline at the temples. This short hairstyle is left longer in the center up top. You can then use a light gel to create the “hawk” portion. Although this hairstyle isn’t suitable for a conservative office, you can always brush it down for work.

Q. What’s the best hairstyle for older men who are balding?

A. For mature men a very short haircut is your best option. The hair can be short all over, tapered at the sides and back. Some older men also choose to dye their hair. Darker colors can make your hair look fuller and thicker. Do it gradually to look more natural — don’t go from all gray to deep brown overnight.