Thinning Hair? How Men’s Grooming Professionals are Fighting Back
At The Gents Place, it’s our mission to help all men look and feel their very best, regardless of what they may face in their daily lives. According to the American Hair Loss Association, more than two-thirds of men will experience hair thinning by the age of 35, and this number jumps to 85% of men having experienced significantly thinning hair by the age of 50. While thinning hair can be a devastating blow to a man’s self-confidence, there are other options than a simple buzz cut. Here are some of the ways that hair experts like our Grooming Specialists can help you still look good and feel confident, regardless of your hair loss.
Choose the Right Products
It isn’t uncommon for hair loss to advance in your early 30s, only to slow or halt for several years. Before you schedule a drastic crewcut or buzz cut, talk to your Grooming Specialists about what products can make your hair appear fuller and thicker.
When used correctly, products like sea salt spray, a non-shine shaping clay, or matte hair putties can boost the appearance of your hair and prevent it from clumping together, so that your scalp has more coverage. When choosing products, talk to your Grooming Specialist about the appropriate use of these products for the results you want. As a general rule, oily products should be avoided, since they encourage separation and clumping, which will expose the scalp.
Don’t forget to check out the products in your shower, too. Your shampoo and conditioner can be valuable tools to kick-start hair growth, especially when hair thinning is due to weakened hair fibers or damaged hair follicles. A caffeinated shampoo or conditioner can encourage growth. You may also look for products containing Minoxidil, a drug which was developed to fight high blood pressure, but turned out to greatly increase hair density as well. This is the active ingredient in hair regrowth products, such as Rogaine.
Another thing to consider is the oil production of your scalp. As your hair thins, the sebaceous glands in your scalp will produce less oil. If you have shorter hair, this will be less noticeable. If you have longer hair, however, you may find yourself struggling with dry hair since your shampoo strips the oil away faster than your scalp can produce enough to fully coat your hair. If your hair seems frizzy or has lots of split ends, talk to your Grooming Specialist about how you can change up your hair-washing habits. They may recommend the addition of a conditioner to your routine to moisturize your hair or recommend cutting back on the washing to allow your scalp to naturally moisturize your hair.
Choosing the Right Cut
Simply put—the right cut doesn’t have to be drastic to be good. Many men lean towards crewcuts, buzz cuts, or even a smoothly shaved head to address their thinning hair, but it might not be necessary. Below are some tips to help you and your Grooming Specialist choose the best haircut for you.
Tips for Cutting Thinning Hair:
- Keep the sides and back of your hair shorter than the top. Your style shouldn’t look wider than it is tall on top.
- Work with your natural hairline, and change your style to match it better. This means you should avoid severe comb-overs while trying to maintain your normal look.
- Avoiding a defined hairline can help take attention away from the thinner areas of your hair.
- If you have a bald or thinning spot towards the back of your head, cut the top of your head the same length as the thinning area to help it blend in.
- Classic cuts are often easier to adapt to your changing hair needs.
It’s important for every gentleman to communicate with his Grooming Specialist, especially if he has changing hair needs or wants to try something new. Working with your Grooming Specialist can help them to better meet your needs and leave you with a satisfying style.
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