Hair thinning is a serious problem. A lot of it is to do with bad lifestyle, poor eating habits, poor sleeping patterns and more. But sometimes, it's genetics. If your father didn’t have long and thick hair, it’s very likely you won’t have too.
There are a few remedies to this such as eating better, taking care of your hair or drastic steps such as hair transplant and hair pieces.
I’ll talk a bit about how to take care of the hair and how to improve your thinning hair later on in the article. Firstly, let’s talk about the hairstyles!
So you have thinning hair and you want to know the best hairstyle for it. Here goes!
Haircut for Thin Hair
#1 – Buzz Cut or Short Hair
One of the best hairstyles for thinning hair is undoubtedly the buzz cut. It might feel weird to do this, but it’s much better than having a patchy head of hair. It’s easy to maintain, it looks manly and it’s the perfect solution for male pattern baldness without going through too much trouble.
If you have a trimmer at home, you can easily clip it all off and go for the clean stubble head look.
#2 – Comb Over
One of the best ways to counter thinning hair is to bunch them all of them together. Indian men in the past used to comb their hair together and put oil on top and that is a solution you must emulate too. So how does a comb over look? Basically you have long hair and you comb it all together towards one side. The best way to hold it together is to use gel. Do not forget that a man with thinning hair has one good friend and that is a good quality gel.
#3 – Mop Top
The Mop Top is another interesting hairstyle for men with thin hair. Men with thin hair don’t have a problem with the quantity of hair, but the quality of hair. If you don’t grow your hair long, you will never find enough thickness for a hairstyle. Don’t hesitate to grow your hair long and the perfect hairstyle for this is the Mop Top. It basically covers your bald pattern that is common among men in the front.
#4 – Slick Back
Another hairstyle that is similar to the comb over is the slick back. The slick back is when you push your hair back with a comb. Think of Leonardo Di Caprio in Titanic. So how does the slick back cover the male pattern baldness or thinning hair?
Two ways. Basically, when you slick back your hair, you don’t give an opportunity for the baldness to poke out. Also when you slick back your hair and add a bit of gel, all your hair is bunched up together which makes it look more thick. The only caveat is, this isn’t an everyday hairstyle and it requires a bit of maintenance.
#5 – Front Slick
My personal favourite for thinning hair is the front slick. I can’t begin to describe how awesome this hairstyle is. So this hairstyle basically keeps the hair short on top, except a small quiff in the front. This hairstyle makes the thinning hair part of the style and doesn’t look odd at all. Because the other hair is short, the thin spikes looks part of the natural hairstyle.
How to avoid thinning of Hair
#1 – Improve your eating habits
Most of the problems in your body and mind can be solved by the food that you eat. Food is fuel for your body. If you eat junk, then you will see hair loss, bad skin conditions, bad joints and more. When you eat natural and healthy proteins, you will see thick hair growth and good hair growth. This is the number one reason why people’s hair starts thinning.
#2 – Workout
Working out not only makes you look good, but it also pumps blood to different parts of the body and invigorates the organs. It improves the performance of your organs and makes you feel much much better.
#3 – Get the vitamins in
Deficiencies in your body can also be responsible for hair thinning. The common deficiencies are Iron, Vitamin D and Vitamin D12. If you don’t get it from food, you need to get it from supplements.
# 4 – Improve your scalp hygiene
This is an area that most people don’t give two hoots about and people complain that their hair is thinning without looking at their scalp. Your scalp needs to be treated with care and nourishment. Oil your hair regularly, if you have dandruff, get rid of it. There are so many more things you can do to improve the life of your scalp.
#5 – Stop smoking and drinking
This is an obvious one that most men ignore. They drink heavily and smoke everyday and expect to have no repercussions. These substances affect your liver and lungs in a bad way. It stops them from performing to the optimum and stops your hair from getting the right nutrients.
Can you grow back thinning hair?
There have been a few cases where men have reversed hair thinning. But this requires consistent effort. Here are the steps that one needs to take to reverse the process.
- Eat healthy and nutrient rich food
- Avoid junk food
- Avoid processed foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Take vitamin supplements
- Oil your hair with coconut oil and other natural oils to nourish your hair
- Exercise regularly
- Take care of the scalp
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