How to Style Thinning Hair
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NARRATOREric's a guy who keeps himself pretty together. With the help of his stylist, Ray, he doesn't allow his thinning hairline to be the first thing you notice about him.
RAY VAUGHNSo tell me what you're looking for.
ERICI was thinking about shortening it up just a little bit and maybe--
NARRATORCut it short.
RAY VAUGHNThe worst thing I think a thinning hair man can do is to take their hair and comb it from one side to another.
NARRATORIt's true. Keeping your hair neat and trim is your best bet for toning down that bald spot. And dude, don't rule out letting your stylist add some color, especially if you've never done it before.
RAY VAUGHNYeah, it will make it look a little thicker.
NARRATORBut the wrong shade can make your situation much worse. If you go too dark, you might create too much contrast between the scalp and the hair. But if you go too light, it might be less effective at covering the scalp. Trust your stylist to help pick a flattering tint that actually looks natural. Next, pick the right product, like mousse.
RAY VAUGHNYou massage it in, and it does make the hair look a little fuller.
NARRATORGel, on the other hand, clumps your hair together, making the scalp more exposed, and attracting even more unwanted attention by leaving you with a shiny head.
RAY VAUGHNHey, we're not in the '80s anymore. Let's stay away from the gels.
NARRATORIf the bald spot still bothers you, there's always the spray on option.
RAY VAUGHNI'm not going to be a fan of that.