9 Amazing Haistyles for Men with Thinning Hair

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Jason Statham Buzz Cut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Did your hair get thin on the top? Have you noticed some changes in yourself and your hair texture recently? When passing your fingers through your hair they don’t feel as thick and full as they used to and a sense of panic and discomfort could get hold of you. If you’ve been there, don’t worry, there are some amazing solutions to overcome the problem of thinning hair and look totally on point. If going totally shaved off isn’t an option to consider and the classic comb over subtly reveals the baldness, not everything is lost. There are plenty of styles to be inspired by. Here are our top 9 list of the best hairstyles for receding hairline that you should consider.

FAQ About Thinning Hair

1. Is Thin Hair Better Short Or Long?

When it comes to different kinds of men’s hairstyles you should take a close look at your hair type and its texture. If you have longer hair you can use its long texture and strands to hide a bald spot. Move your locks in one direction to create an illusion of a fuller hairline. If you have a short haircut and fine hair only spikes or super defined looks such as a taper fade can look good on you. In the end, it all comes down to your preference. You can ask your hairstylist for his or her thought on how to style your strands and for a bit of help when it comes to fragile and thin hair.

2. Which Hairstyle Is Best For Thin Hair?

There is no one universal solution since some guys can rock some haircuts better than others. We highly recommend getting in touch with your barber and asking him for some help and guidance. However, these are some of the most popular hairstyles for thin hair that you can go for:

  • Pompadour haircut
  • A faux hawk
  • Deep side part
  • Skin fade
  • Spiky hair
  • Ivy league hairstyle

3. How Can You Grow Out Your Thin Hairdo?

Dealing with a hair fall of any sort can be really scary and traumatizing for most men. However, with the use of the right products and techniques, you can slow down the shedding process, and completely renew your hair follicle and cuticle. The best haircuts for your specific case are usually low maintenance and the ones that don’t need to be styled with thick and harsh products. Here are some steps for you to follow:

Step 1: Invest in your shampoos and conditioners. Aim for something that is moisturizing and nourishing + has been known to boost your hair growth. Shampoos that are infused with oils, keratin, onion, or horse shampoos can make a difference. You can also add hair-boosting and growing products to, eventually, enjoy a full head of hair. 

Step 2: If you’re dealing with thin patches and a lack of hair why not switch up your diet? Eating proteins and drinking water will make a dramatic difference in the long run. You can also start working out to enjoy the best overall results.

Step 3: If you have a bald head you can grow out a long beard (or even a full beard), which will make a distraction from your hairstyle. Guys who can grow out their beards should give it a go with this look. Aim for some mousse or beard oil to style per your preference. 

Top 9 Hairstyles For Men With Thinning Hair 

1. The French Crop

The French Crop-Peaky Blinders Haircut Tommy Shelby

The French Crop. Credits: Pinterest


The Modern French Crop

The Modern French Crop. Credits: Pinterest

Going for a shorter length on the back and sides is quite helpful to hide the hair loss on the top. The French crop is a classic that is fashionably coming back at the moment also because of the success of Cillian Murphy’s character Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders. Cut your fringe straight or slightly shape it on one side to add movement to the cut. The French crop is a particularly good hairstyle for thin hair because is a comb-over haircut that covers incoming baldness. Mostly, this look is popular and well-loved by guys who are in their 20s or 30s. After all, this TV show was a big success, hence why everyone wanted to watch it and recreate this cut & blazer look.

2. The Buzz Cut

Zayn Malik Buzz Haircut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Zayn Malik. Credits: Pinterest

Renton Buzz Haircut in Transpotting-9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Ewan McGregor as Renton in Trainspotting. Credits: Pinterest

An essential but strong look, for sure one of the best hair cuts for thin hair and receding hairlines. 3mm and 5mm are the usual options depending on the preferred length and the perfect going bald hairstyles. The buzz cut is great to hide bald patches and highlights strong facial traits like cheeks and jaw. Wear it with shaved facial hair in the style of Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting or match it with a beard for balance. Guys who are low-key and low-maintenance will enjoy this outcome the most. It will take you 2 minutes to do your entire look in the morning. What more can you ask from that?

3. The Justin Timberlake Crop

The Justin Timberlake Crop- 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Justin Timberlake. Credits: British GQ

The Modern Buzz Haricut-9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

The Modern Buzz Cut. Credits: Pinterest

A buzz cut is simply less shaved on top. There are two ways to intend this modern buzz cut. Cut the top with scissors and then shave the back and sides with a 3mm razor or set the shaver on 5mm on the crown if you prefer a less evident jump from the back and sides. This hairstyle gives a strong early ’00s hip-hop look adding a tougher twist to the classic buzz crop. Drake is another big fan of this haircut for balding men and he proves a beard can match this hairstyle quite well. Since everyone is always trying to copy these two big singers and performers it is no wonder that a hairdo such as this one can be spotted everywhere! No matter your age, you can pull this off. 

4. The Slick Back

David Beckham Slick Back haircut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

David Beckham. Credits: Paris Match

Leonardo Dicaprio Gatsby Slick BAck Haircut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Leonardo Dicaprio. Credits: Pinterest

The slick back is an excellent haircut for a balding crown. Combing the hair at the back avoids thin hair from falling on the forehead and makes the hair look thicker. It can be styled in a modern David Beckham fashion with shaved sides and a high fade on the back or in an old-fashioned classy way like Leonardo Dicaprio’s outstanding look in The Great Gatsby. Put a small amount of pomade or wax on your index, rub your hands together and then pass them through the air pushing those on the crown back. Try to style thinning hair closer to create a textured layer that hides balding patches. A slick back will never go out of fashion, so why not give it a go if you’re experiencing hair thinning? 

5. The Prince Harry Haircut

The Prince Harry Haircut

Prince Harry. Credits: Getty Images

The Prince Harry Haircut

Prince Harry. Credits: Daily Star

Both Harry and brother William always had classic short to medium-length cuts with a modern twist given by playing with gel or wax on the quiff. Aging bald patches on the top, though, made their appearance and hair got thinner. A comb aside on the top balanced by keeping some weight on the sides and front helps hide the incoming baldness. Use wax to style the quiff, maybe shaping it up, to move eyes away from the balding patches and focus them on the forehead. In the end, try to remember that if Prince Harry and Prince William aren’t embarrassed about their appearance, why should you be?

6. The Crew Cut

Nick Jonas Crew Cut Hairstyle 2018 - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Nick Jonas. Credits: Mensharicutnew.com

An Ivy League and army classic that gives a clean look and is easy to maintain. Similar to the French crop but neater on the back and styled into a small quiff on the front. The crew cut works better with thick, afro hair so it’s better to use modeling wax to style them or a squirt of hairspray if you prefer a more traditional look. Use a high fade if you prefer the Nick Jonas look or adopt a medium-low one if classic looks are your cup of tea. Usually, crew cuts look amazing on men who are in their late 30s + a ton of women love these looks. 

7. The Long Slick Back

David Beckham Slicked Back Haircut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

David Beckham. Credits: Pinterest

Brad Pitt's Long Slicked Back Haircut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Brad Pitt. Credits: Pinterest

Receding hair doesn’t mean giving up on long haircuts. Even if thin, hair can be slicked back, especially if the forehead isn’t too wide or big. Run pomade on your hand and then pass your fingers through the hair from the top-up to the back applying pressure on the roots. Then wet them slightly with water to add a further fitting. A comb could help you to obtain a tidy and classic look. In the end, you won’t need a ton of product for this haircut, yet you will easily achieve it and pull it off no matter your go-to event, age, or the current number of hair strands. 

8. The Indie Mop Top

Matt Hitt's Mop Top Haircut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Matt Hitt. Credits: The Day’s Hello

Paolo Nutini Messy Mop Top Hairstyle - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Paolo Nutini. Credits: Fortitude Magazine

Especially useful to cover big foreheads, the indie mop top is a long haircut that can be used by people with incipient baldness because hair is moved to the front and falls on the forehead. Very important to this cut are the volume and the long fringe. Watch out for your scalp if you plan on doing an undercut since your hair should be cut on or just above ears. Play with your hair with wax to give them a messy rock vibe. Guys who have bangs and those who like the attention + those who can handle their upkeep and maintenance should try out this hairdo. 

9. The Bowl Cut

The Modern Bowl Cut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

The Bowl Cut. Credits: YouTube

The Modern Bowl Cut - 9 amazing Men's Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

The Bowl Cut. Credits: Pinterest

Similar to the mop-top but cut just above year and sported tidier and straight. Again, especially good to cover crowns because it’s a move-over hairstyle. It’s really up to one’s tastes whether to sport it with a classic length or opt for its modern update with faded back and sides. This haircut gives an artsy vibe and is more adopted on catwalks than in everyday life, but is for sure a winner if blown dry with a radial hair brush and fixed with a light squirt of hairspray. You will need around 3 minutes to style your semi-long hair. The best part about it? You won’t have to cut it too often or book regular hair appointments since it is pretty on its own and looks so good when styled naturally. 

Best Tips for Thinning Hairstyles:

  •  The forehead should either be left fully covered or free from hair. Comb-overs highlight bald patches and thinning hair.
  •  Play with length, it will take the attention away from bald patches and add flow to the cut.
  •  Beards and mustaches have never been as fashionable. Consider them to add a twist to your look and balance short crop cuts.


In the end, which haircut is your favorite out of the bunch? You should consider some of these looks and give it time to fully regrow your thin strands and let your hair cuticle fully recover. Use the right hair product and try out a short hair look at first for this transitional period. If you’re feeling insecure about your look just know that all of this will change as time goes on, and as you implement some of these tips and tricks. So, ready to give it a go?

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