Your hair may look more like a week-old Chia Pet than a full-grown Chewbacca, but you don’t have to go bald in order to beat your thinning mane.
Make your hairline work for you by sporting one of these stylish, expert-approved haircuts for men.
But this low-maintenance cut isn’t maintenance-free, and you should still pay attention to the skin on your head.
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To keep it hydrated, massage R+Co Tinsel Smoothing Oil onto your hair and scalp. The product’s argan and jojoba oils will keep both moisturised.
Hawley’s favourite way to style the cut is to utilise the side part Use a blow dryer to generate volume, and then pat hair wax into the thin parts of your hair, Hawley says. “But don’t run the product through your hair, as you want to maintain the volume created by the blow dryer.”
To give your hair fullness, ask your barber for a short crop haircut - finger-length or shorter all the way around, says celebrity men’s stylist Vaughn Acord.
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When it comes to styling this men's haircut at home, apply a dime-sized amount of wax for texture.
Run the product through to your fingertips before touching your hair. This wax base provides a light sheen that won’t build up and cause hair to clump.
Acord recommends this street-smart men's haircut for guys with longer thinning hair. “If you make it seem like your hair is busy and messy, it will look fuller,” he says.
To style, blow dry your hair - or air dry overnight - and apply a small amount of wax to the ends. The wax's extract helps hair appear thicker, but also gives it controlled movement.
Call it the hipster combover. “If the offending area is at the crown of your head, the high and tight barista haircut - with its long, pushed back top - is a great way to hide the shine and remain fashion-forward,” says Benjamin Mohapi of the Negin Zand salon in West Hollywood.
This article was originally published on MensHealth.com