7 Ways to Hide Thinning Hair in Your 20s, 30s & Beyond

When it comes to our male guests, one of the most common hair concerns we hear about is thinning hair. It might be associated with the ageing process, but many men find that they begin to experience thinning hair in their 20s and 30s – and some even younger. While they’re all completely normal, things such as hair loss, receding hairlines and visibly finer hair can all affect confidence, meaning men want to know more about what they can do. 

While there are lifestyle factors that can contribute to thinning hair (such as stress, a bad diet and smoking), questions such as when you might begin to lose hair and how thin it will get are mostly determined by genetics. Parents, eh?

The bad news is that this means that you can’t beat hair loss completely (unless you have a Wayne Rooney-like budget and can invest in a hair transplant). But the good news is that there are a number of things you can do to improve the appearance of thin hair. From products you can use to small changes you can make every day, we’ve got you covered with our tips for thinning hair.

1. WASH YOUR HAIR REGULARLY

When their hair starts to thin, some men cut down on how often they wash it as they don’t want to lose more in the shower. However, oily, unwashed hair actually makes the problem look much worse. Greasy hair looks even thinner than it is, and the oil can make any gaps in the hair look more obvious. Start washing your hair with a shampoo and conditioner designed to leave hair looking thicker and add volume – we’ve listed our favourites below!

2. Use Shampoos and Conditioners Designed For Thinning Hair

  • American Crew Hair Recovery and Thickening Shampoo American Crew Hair Recovery and Thickening Shampoo £10.95
  • Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Shampoo.Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Shampoo.£17.50
  • Tigi Bed Head For Men Charge Up Thickening ConditionerTigi Bed Head For Men Charge Up Thickening Conditioner£11.50

3. DON’T RUB WET HAIR

Hair is more susceptible to breaking when it’s wet, so when you do get out of the bath or shower, avoid vigorously rubbing it dry with a towel. Instead, squeeze any excess moisture out of your hair with a towel and try to let it get about 80% dry naturally. And then…

4. USE A HAIRDRYER

Many men don’t see the need to blow dry their hair if it’s short, but if you have thinning hair then this can add some real volume. Use a product designed to add some oomph to your roots, such as ghd Total Volume Foam (this also has added heat defence in the formula too, helping to keep your hair in the best condition possible – win win!)

5. CHOOSE YOUR PRODUCTS WISELY

As you get older and your hair needs change, you probably shouldn’t be using the same styling products that you did when you were younger. Yes, it’s finally time to ditch that gel! If you’re suffering from thinning hair, then there are a few products you should be investing in. As mentioned, products that add volume or thickness are an absolute must. But be careful not to choose any products that are too oily or heavy, as it’s important not to weigh hair down or cause it to separate. Instead, focus on lightweight products that promise matte results. We’ve included some of our faves for men below:

Must-Have Styling Products for Thinning Hair

  • Designline Ultimate Matte Pliable ClayDesignline Ultimate Matte Pliable Clay£9.99
  • American Crew Boost PowderAmerican Crew Boost Powder£13.95
  • Matrix Total Results Amplify Foam VoumiserMatrix Total Results Amplify Foam Voumiser£10.49

6. DITCH THE COMB

Regularly using a comb to keep your hair tidy could make it look flat over the course of the day. Instead, try to get in the habit of using your fingers to style – this light tousling will also give hair a bit of a boost.

7. VISIT THE SALON

Just like with shampooing, some men with thinning hair avoid getting their hair cut regularly. Of course we understand that you want to keep as much hair as possible, but longer hair can look more fine and so actually add to the problem. Visiting your hairdresser for regular trims will keep your hair in the best condition, and stylists can also advise on the best cuts to make it look fuller. Find your local Supercuts and pop in at a time that’s convenient for you to talk about how you can make your thinning hair look its best.

Losing your hair might be inevitable, but we hope this articles has shown you that there are plenty of things you can do to hide the early signs. For more tips and expert advice delivered straight to your inbox, why not sign up to our Newsletter? 

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