Best Haircuts for Men with Thin Hair

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Best Haircuts for Men with Thin Hair
A close-cropped hairstyle reduces the appearance of thinning. (The man holds glasses in a hand and of something thinks image by Andrey Andreev from

Thin hair on men can be a blessing or a curse. Though thin, straight hair can be easy to style, it sometimes lacks volume. If you have always had thin, straight hair, or if your hair has just thinned with age, there are many options for hairstyles. To help with volume issues, consider using a shampoo that adds body to your hair, reducing any limpness.

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Crew Cut

For hair that has always been thin or is just recently becoming more thin due to age, a close-cropped cut such as a crew or buzz cut is a good option. According to Mens Flair, a short hairstyle reduces the appearance of thinning by allowing little light to shine through and highlight thin patches. Using mousse or gel can also add extra body and definition to thin hair.

Medium Length

For those who want longer hair or are at the beginning of the thinning process, consider a medium hair length. This hairstyle is thicker than a close-cropped cut, but doesn't go past the ears. This style is best if you still have ample hair on top, with less on the sides. Longer hair appears even more thin if it is not in good condition, so be sure to use conditioner in addition to shampoo that adds volume. Ask your stylist to add layers to create more body.

Medium Length with Bangs

Thin hair can still be kept at a medium to long length, as long as you take care of it. For longer lengths, consider a shaggy cut with many layers that ends around the ears. Anything below the ears can look sloppy and requires more maintenance. Besides length, side swept fringe can add character to a haircut without adding too much upkeep. For those not interested in using too many hair products, fringe just need to be blow dried or air dried.

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