How to hide bald spots

Updated April 17, 2017

Hair loss is discouraging especially for younger men with a family history of baldness. The average person loses roughly 100 hairs per day with the average scalp containing 100,000 hairs. Baldness occurs over time and begins with a receding hairline and thinning around the crown area leading to bald spots. There are methods and techniques that can be used to cover up or hide these annoying bald spots. Certain hair cuts can clean up the patches and a comb-over is used to cover up the spot by placing hair over the bald spot. Wigs or toupees are another option, while shaving your head can eliminate the problem entirely.

Cut your hair short and neat for bald spots that have become an issue. There are many hairstyles specifically designed for men with bald spots or receding hairstyles. Cut your hair extra short if you'd rather not go completely bald. Keeping with a longer style will only draw attention to light patches.

Comb-over your hair. Using a wide bristled comb, take hair from one side of the head and comb it over to the other side to cover any bald spots. Apply gel or hairspray to keep hair in place.

Buy a toupee or a wig. Choose one that looks natural and matches your current hair colour. Select a toupee for partial coverage or a wig for entire coverage.

Shave your head. Trim your hair down to stubbles and wet your entire head. Apply a shaving lubricant to your head and begin to shave, using a flexible razor, going against the grain to achieve the closest shave. Shave over each area of the scalp slowly and only once to avoid cuts. Rinse off your head when you are done shaving and apply an aftershave lotion.

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Kelly Masi, born and raised in upstate N.Y., has been writing professionally since 2009. She has been writing for various instructional websites since November 2010 and has also written for the website CafeMom. She received her associate degree in early childhood education from Fulton Montgomery Community College.