Please Ban Comb-Overs – Hairstyles for Men with Receding Hairlines

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We all dread it: that inevitable sign of the passing of father time. The majority of men, at some time in their lives or another, will begin to lose their hair. Often, the first tell tale sign of hair loss is the receding hairline. Fortunately, the receding hairline can last for years or an even decade before the rest of the hair actually starts to fall out and true baldness sets in.

Many men struggle with ways to make the receding hairline presentable. In this short article we will show that there are a number of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines and that there really is not any reason to think that a receding hairline in men is the end of a good hair style.

Receding Hairline Styles

First of all, let’s discuss a few looks that you definitely want to avoid if your hairline is receding. The wispy comb-over is the almost stereotypical look of men that are slowly but surely going bald and have no idea of how to deal with it. If you don’t have enough hair to cover up your scalp, then avoid the comb over at all costs unless you are going for the aging grandpa look.

The traditional hairstyle for men is longer on top and shorter on the sides and back. In today’s world, many men sport longer hair in the back. However, if you have a receding hairline, then your days of having long, flowing hair are probably over. Long hair in the back will accentuate the increasingly thin hair in the hairline. It is best to stick with short on the sides and the back and draw attention to hair on the top of your head that can veil the receding hairline. I recommend that you check out my article on hair trimmers for men by clicking here.

Lastly, and this should be common sense, don’t slick your hair back if you have a receding hairline. There is simply no better way to yell to the world “I'm going bald.”

But don’t fret; there are still lots of option of hairstyles for men with receding hairlines. One of the best options is the Matthew McConaughey look. Many people wouldn´t even think he is losing hair near the hairline, but if you look carefully you can see that there is a definitely a thinning go on. Using certain hair products that boost volume can cover up the hairline and make you appear to have a full head of hair.

Another good look is to emphasize the amount of hair on top of the head while keeping the sides and back short. If your hairline is moving up your forehead, keep the hair on top extra long near the hairline to cover to have the option to cover it up with different styles. Playing with different types of bangs hanging down the forehead is an option with this haircut.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has mastered the buzz cut look. There is no better way to cover up a receding hairline than by simply cutting off the hair. With little or no hair on top, nobody will be able to focus on your receding hairline. Luckily, the buzz cut is gaining acceptance and approval in today’s world and basically anybody can adapt the buzz cut to their own personality and character. I recommend that you read my article on my top picks for professional level trimmers. 

hairstyles for men with receding hairlines

Another great way to hide your receding hairline is by growing a beard. Bearded men are often seen as being symbols of masculinity and virility while balding men portray the opposite. Beards, whether they be full grown and grizzly or sleek goatees draw attention away from the head and towards the face. Most people will focus on the image portrayed by your bearded appearance while ignoring the slight lack of hair in the hairline.

The last option is simply to follow the path that nature is forging by herself. If your receding hairline is getting to the point that there really isn´t a feasible way to cover it up with class, it might be time to break out the razor. A completely shaved head is the epitome of strength, dominance and masculinity and is a great option for men dealing with hair loss.

A Final Word of Hope

Many men fear the receding hairline, but with a little ingenuity and thinking outside of the box, your receding hairline can actually be a feature you can be proud of. In fact, instead of being a symbol of age and decrepitude, your receding hairline can give you the incentive to experiment with new looks that can appear more manly and confidence-inspiring.

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