We've all seen that guy in the office. You know, the one that doesn't want to let go of his hair. He keeps a few strands of hair he has left flattened across his scalp in a terrible attempt to conceal his balding. This type of hairstyle however, doesn't mask male pattern baldness or hair loss. Instead, it makes it more obvious. Thus, in this article, we've provided information about three timeless hairstyles that work great for man with various degrees of balding.
1. The Modern Side Part Comb Over
While a traditional comb-over comes with a bad reputation and is another obvious way to draw attention to hair loss, there are certain modern ways to make a traditional comb-over look appealing and actually reduce the appearance of hair loss. A Modern Side Part Comb Over can be utilized by men who still have a decent amount of hair to work with. The idea is that the hair follicles are layered over one another to block light from reflecting off the scalp. This style has been around for decades and has seen a resurgence in recent years. This is ideal for guys with thinning in the mid scalp area or overall decreased hair density.
2.The Slicked Back Pompadour
This hairstyle is classic. It has been around and will likely remain for decades to come. Its clean, quick, and easy and a great way to cover crown thinning. This hairstyle also allows hair to layer over one another to block light from reflecting off the scalp. This hairstyle is ideal for men with crown thinning however, in order to pull this off, a strong hairline is crucial.
3. The Buzz Cut
This hairstyle is very popular today and works well even for men with more advanced hair loss. A buzz cut hasn't been popular for as long as the other two previously mentioned hairstyles. However, in recent years this style has really picked up and become a real option for men with thinning hair and hair loss. When miniaturized hair is buzzed the contrast between thick terminal hairs and miniaturized hair is substantially reduced. This allows for a more overall uniform look to the hair. This hairstyle pairs great with facial hair. Facial hair keeps the focus on the face rather than the hair or" lack thereof" on top. The buzz cut or shaved head is ideal for guys with advanced hair loss with little to no hair on top.
While the first two hairstyles are great to for men with nominal hair loss, they do not and will not bring back lost hair. Therefore, they will only be temporary fixes to the problem. There are two FDA approved medications that can slow and prevent further hair loss. These include Rogaine (Minoxidil) and Propecia (Finasteride). These two medications in conjunction with Hair Transplantation, are the only real solutions in restoring ones hair. Hair transplant surgery is the only proven solution to grow hair in completely bald areas.
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