For Our Men Clients: Thinning Hair Advice and Inspiration, Including Products, Techniques, and Feeling Boss
March 23, 2016
Men’s hair is one of our specialties, and we take pride in working with what you have to help you express yourself through your haircut, especially men who would like some thinning hair advice and inspiration ]. We understand that every man has their blessings, and some may feel like their follicle blessings may fall a bit short. The stylists at Crimson have compiled advice on maintaining what you have, and developing a style that makes you feel proud, sexy, and on point. For more Men’s Hairstyle Advice and Inspiration, check out our previous blog!
A Round Up Of Recommended Techniques & Products, Thinning Hair Advice and Inspiration
Owner of Crimson Hair Studio and Master Stylist Jen
advises product usage and blowdrying: My go to for guys with thinning hair is to prep the hair with a texture lotion or spray such as Hair.Resort by Kevin.Murphy
. Blow drying the hair allows the product to absorb into the hair without air drying and getting “crunchy”. I recommend a matte finish pomade, such as Gritty.Business by Kevin Murphy. Pomade with too much shine can separate already thin hair.
gives advice how to wash and finds style inspiration from a heartthrob: Be sure to scrub hair with pads of fingers instead of nails to avoid hair loss. When it comes to a cut/style, take for example Jude Law’s looks for a receding hairline. Leaving the hair longer toward the forehead is great because it allows you to push the hair forward and make the hairline look fuller in recession areas. Eventually, a shorter cut will be best. I love Kevin. Murphy Powder.Puff for thinning hair because it gives hair a dry grit while making it feel and look more full.
advises communication & a product to repair the hair: It’s important to to speak to your stylist about your concerns/dislikes of your hair, whether it be a receding hairline, or if you’re experiencing thinning in the crown. There are different ways to cut the hair to disguise or take attention away from these areas before reaching for your clippers and taking it all off. My favorite product for men right now is the Kevin.Murphy Thick.Again line. The Stimulate.Me Wash & Rinse have a nice fresh menthol scent and a cooling sensation on the scalp. Pair those with the Think.Again leave in treatment to rejuvenate the scalp and give an all over thicker appearance! This guy’s cut is great because it looks like his hairline is going back a little, but by keeping it short on the sides and styling the length on top slightly forward and to the side it takes your focus away from his hairline.
Laura, who got voted Best Men’s Haircut by CBS3, has a series of excellent advice: For guys with thin hair I always suggest leaving more length all over, and even more so in thinner areas. Longer hair will make it appear fuller and show less scalp. Also don’t style your hair with products that are too sticky or greasy. These products will cause the hair to clump together and get weighed down thus showing more scalp and less hair. Kevin.Murphy Rough.Rider is a great styling clay for a matte finish and strong hold, as is his volumizing powder; it plumps up the hair and has a lighter hold: it’s in a pink container and called Powder.Puff. Are you man enough?! Eventually, if the thinning has taken over just shave your head a grow a beard!
, Master Stylist & Man, knows what he’s talking about: The “clean up” is imperative to maintaining a man’s style; neck trims and shape ups will keep the cut fresh between cuts and are a useful when growing into a longer style.
, whose chair is frequently occupied by dapper dudes , advises: For men who have finer wavy hair and air dry, Kevin.Murphy Easy.Rider is my go to product. It dries with fullness but tames the frizz and holds the style all day.
Always take your style to a professional, who can personally advise ways to keep your locks locked down and looking sharp!