If you read the title and thought 'hey, that's me!' then don't worry. You'd be amazed at how many guys have thinning hair lines (me included...) and are at a loss for how to handle it and style it. This blog piece will give you some advice and equip you with tips on the best things to do if you feel like your hairline is retreating!
First things first, it's probably not as bad as you think it is. We look at ourselves every day in the mirror, so we're over critical. Plus, you know how your hairline used to look and feel when you were younger, so you may find yourself reminiscing to the so called 'glory days'.
Try following the steps in this article to enhance your hairline, and feel better about yourself!
Go for a Hairstyle that flatters your Hairline
The most common misconception is that the best thing to do to cover a receding hairline is to grow your fringe longer to cover it up. On the surface this sounds like it makes perfect sense, but in reality, it's one of the worst things you can do. Extra length at the front is going to increase the distance from the tips of your fringe to the base of your hairline. The best thing to do is to find a barber you trust, ask for some advice, and be honest. It isn't an easy thing to sit in the barber chair and admit you're unhappy with your hairline, but trust me, barbers hear it all the time, so don't be afraid to start the conversation and ask for guidance from a professional barber or hair stylist. The chances are they are going to cut your hair shorter but trust the process and try it out.
Take Care of your Hair
Your hair and skin crave routine, and they crave the right nutrients. Using a high quality shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis isn't going to make your hair grow back, but it will certainly help maintain the hair you've got. Our Shampoo is gentle and infused with Liquorice and Menthol to invigorate our hair and scalp. Our Conditioner is loaded with olive leaf extract to strengthen your hair and sooth your scalp.
Everyone's hair and scalp is different, so you need to figure out your own routine. You may not need to shampoo your hair every single day, depending on your own skin and hair type this can remove the natural oils needed to keep the hair strong and healthy. Experiment a little with your routine until you find that sweet spot between washing it too often, and not washing it enough. (Don't worry, you can still clean your hair with water in the shower if it's a 'non-shampoo day', just skip the shampoo/conditioner and carry out the rest of your routine as normal).
The best way to finish your wash routine is to dry your hair with a hair dryer. One of the main causes of dry skin is ironically that it hasn't been dried after it gets wet, so the hair dryer is going to remove the residual water from your hair and scalp before it has a chance to do any damage. This also preps your hair perfectly for styling with your styling product of choice.
Tip: Make sure your hair dryer isn't too hot, as heat damage can cause breakage and frizzy hair. Finish with a blast of cold air to lock in the nutrients and boost the natural shine of your hair.
Choose the right Styling Product!
Another common error is choosing a strong, heavy product to try and set your hair in a solid shape that won't budge. It's better to aim for something a bit lighter and softer. Uppercut Deluxe Salt Spray, Styling Powder and Easy Hold are perfect for a thinning hairline because they're all light weight products. Salt Spray can be put in your hair after it's been washed and activated with a hair dryer so it's an easy one to slot in to your new wash routine.
All three of these products will leave your hair with a light, natural finish. Without diving too deep into the science behind the make-up of your hair and these products, they're designed to make your hair feel thicker by effecting the texture of your hair with key ingredients, which are offset with conditioning agents to counteract any lasting damage to your hair, they can even help improve the condition of your hair!
Consider Seeking Medical Advice
If you've tried the above and you're still concerned that your hair might be falling out, it might be worth talking to your doctor. In some cases, skin conditions and hair loss can be caused by something else going on in your body. It could be any number of things, so if you're concerned, chat to your doctor! Sometimes a simple change to your lifestyle or diet can have a huge effect on your hair and skin.
The Last Resort
Hopefully by this point you've tried something new, and you're much happier, but this isn't always the case. Hair Transplants are an intense and expensive procedure, so you should definitely try all the other steps in this article before looking in to a transplant.
A hair transplant is the name given to a procedure where your hair follicles are re-distributed across your head. They're not taken from someone else's head, as the name would suggest, they're actually taken from denser growth areas on your own head, often around the back and sides, and inserted into sparser areas. If this is something you're seriously considering, make sure you do your research because there are different methods, and different costs depending on the route you choose to go down. We personally recommend Joe Tilman - The Hair Transplant Mentor, but if he's a bit far away from you dig around online to find something a bit closer to home!