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As you get older, the rate of your hair growth changes, which can lead to various hair concerns, including a receding hairline. While hair loss can be difficult to come to terms with, that doesn’t mean you can no longer style your hair in a way you’ll be happy with. In reality, there are many receding hairline haircuts and hairstyle trends you can rock. It doesn’t matter if you have a bad hairline or not, there is a trendy hairstyle that will suit your overall look. Ready to get your confidence back with the help of the right hairdo? Instead of spending your time searching the topic on Google, keep reading for the 10 best receding hairline haircuts and hairstyles for men.
Before we get into all the best cuts and styles for you to try, it’s important to know just what a receding hairline is and what causes it to occur. According to the Mayo Clinic, a receding hairline is the most common type of hair loss. In men, the hair begins to recede from the forehead in a line that resembles the letter ‘M.’ The Mayo Clinic also shares that a receding hairline can be caused by many factors, including family history, hormonal changes and medical conditions, medications and supplements, radiation therapy, and stress.
For men who love a no-fuss style, the parted comb over hairstyle is a great choice. This look gives a bit of height at the top and falls short at the sides, and it will also help hide your receding hairline. And that’s not all; it’s also super easy to style. All you need is a brush, a comb, and a styling cream like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Blow Dry It Thermal Smoother Cream. Squeeze a dime-sized amount of product into your palms, apply on damp hair before blow-drying, and brush to define your texture. Finally, part your hair at the start of your hairline and comb over.
Neat and versatile, you can never go wrong with a short, slicked-back hairstyle. A great option for men who appreciate low maintenance styles, this look may just become your new best friend. By keeping your hair short, you avoid giving too much height at the top of your head, which can draw attention to your “bad” hairline. Best of all, you’ll only need a hair gel like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Clean Gel to achieve the look. Simply work a dime-sized amount of gel through your hair and comb in place.
While you probably think you’ll always need to cover up your hairline after starting to lose your hair, but you can actually rock a variety of hairstyles. The key is to be mindful of length. With that said, a long and curly haircut totally works. The curly texture is the shining star of the look, which works in your favor. Perfect for a minimalist, this look only requires one styling product to master. Use a hair mousse like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Elastic Mousse, applying an egg-sized amount evenly throughout your hair. Scrunch and you’ll be good to go.
For a trendy look that checks all the style boxes, the slicked-back undercut is a winner! Great for short and medium lengths, the top of the hair contrasts with the sides for a stylish look. Known as one of the best short haircuts for men, this hairstyle allows you to play with length. We also dig that this look is easy to style. Simply squeeze out a touch of hair gel, work through your hair from root to tip, and comb toward the back to get the look.
A variation of the crew cut, this preppy haircut doesn’t skimp on the style meter. The top works to highlight your length and texture along with minimizing the appearance of your hairline and forehead. Call it a win-win! Best of all, all you need is a hair pomade or paste to define your texture like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty. Grab a dime-sized amount and work through your hair to shape and hold your style.
For a charming look that never fails, the classic pompadour is just what you need. This popular trend can be seen all over your social media feed and with good reason. It looks great on men with receding hairlines due to its dramatic height and stylish curl. Style the look with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Clean Style Gel. Rub a small scoop between your hands, apply evenly to damp hair, and style as desired.
Tired of the traditional line-up haircut? Take your look to the next level with deep waves. This classic cut focuses on shaping your hairline to hide any thinning while flattering your face shape. Since this style requires a precise cut, we recommend booking an appointment with your barber. Finish up with a hair putty to define your wavy texture. You can even take this style to the next level by exploring facial hair techniques to complete the look.
Thinking of a hipster look? This curly textured hairstyle will definitely meet your standards. A variation of the trendy undercut, this look plays with texture and height to make your receding hairline an afterthought. Get the look by leaving your hair long on the top along with cutting the sides and leaving the back short. All you need to style this ‘do is a dollop of hair cream like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curl Taming Cream. Apply to your hair evenly from root to tip, scrunch hair gently, and air dry.
Quiffs, also known as the modern version of a pompadour, are a great style for men with receding hairlines. With the option of playing with length and a messier texture for a less precise finish, you can fix a bad hairline so no one will be the wiser. To get all the details on this style, head on over to our article on How to Style a Quiff.
If you’ve been searching for a young and fresh style that will conceal your thinning hairline, messy spiky hair may be your perfect match. This hairstyle adds edge to your look while staying on-trend. Best of all, you can get the style in no time at all and still look great. For more on this messy style, check out our article, 5 Spiky Hairstyles for Men.
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