The receding hairline is a thorn in the side of many men and uncomfortable - especially when the hair starts to fall out at a fairly young age.
Don't worry, though, because even if a receding hairline causes headaches for many men at first, they belong to you, and with the right hairstyle, these look great too.
We'll show you the best hairstyles for men with receding hairlines.
How are receding hairlines formed?
The formation of a receding hairline is usually hereditary, as is the case with a bald head.
The metabolic product dihydrotestosterone triggers hair loss. In those affected by hereditary hair loss, the hair follicles are more sensitive to dihydrotestosterone than normal, which shortens the growth phase of the hair until it stops completely and no more hair forms.
So it's important to note that receding hairline forms because of your genes and is, therefore, a part of you.
Incidentally, it is a myth that they develop due to too much or too little testosterone.
What you should avoid with a receding hairline
Don’t let your hair grow too long
Hair shouldn't be too long, especially if you have a receding hairline.
It sounds logical at first that particularly long hair hides the unwanted corners, but at some point, the hairstyle no longer looks symmetrical in combination, which is why it can quickly look strange.
Take care of your hair
If you are prone to hair loss, you should take care of your hair and not strain it too much, as this often aggravates the problem.
It is best to get individual advice from your hairdresser. It is best not to use too many styling products and ensure that you use high-quality products.
Here, those from the hairdresser are often better than items from the discounter.
Your hairstyle should look natural
You always come across men who have difficulty coping with hair loss and try to hide the corners by hook or crook.
Most of the time, such unnatural constructions are much more noticeable with a lot of hair gel. So make sure that your hairstyle looks natural.
The best hairstyles for a receding hairline
Hairstyles with a receding hairline can be divided into two categories: Some variants slightly conceal the receding hairline or hairstyles that deliberately emphasize it.
It is not for nothing that many stars from movies and television have made their small "flaws" their trademark.
However, wearing a receding hairline confidently is the be-all and end-all because desperate hiding is usually much more negative for other people.
With the right hairstyle, you will learn to love your receding hairline.
Very short hair (buzz cut) with a deep receding hairline
British actor Jason Statham is probably one of the most famous wearers of this hairstyle and has made it one of his trademarks alongside his martial arts. With this hairstyle, the hair is shaved to a length of 1 to 5 millimeters.
Due to the short hair, the scalp shines through.
This hairstyle is particularly advisable if your receding hairline is already very advanced.
Short hair with easy styling
With this hairstyle, the receding hairline is not concealed but emphasized by the middle section being styled up with a bit of wax – this exposes the bare corners.
This men's hairstyle is a scissor cut, whereby the hair is cut relatively short.
A wearer of this hairstyle is the world-famous actor Jude Law, who is known as a gentleman and advertising face of Johnny Walker and as a companion in the Sherlock Holmes films.
The side parting with receding hairline
The classic side parting is a good choice, especially if your receding hairline is not yet very pronounced.
It looks neat and is the perfect men's hairstyle for the office. In addition, it is suitable for all age groups.
With this hairstyle, you can try out several variants that vary with the area's length. The side parting somewhat conceals the receding hairline as the hair is laid over one side.
A slight fade makes the hairstyle modern, especially for younger men, and doesn't make it look too conservative. You can find our in-depth article here if you want to learn more about the side part and how to style it.
The hair is slightly gelled back
This style covers the missing hair without making the construction look too artificial. The front hair is left a little longer and laid back or to the side with the help of wax.
Like the side parting, it is a good choice if your receding hairline is not that pronounced.
The short bangs
The short fringe can either slightly conceal the receding hairline or emphasize it.
How it is perceived depends on the length of the hair.
The shorter the fringe and the other hair areas are worn, the more noticeable the receding hairline is.
If the fringe is longer, it can be styled with a bit of wax so that the receding hairline is partially covered.
The bald head
Be brave, men! Sometimes the bald head is the right choice if you are bothered by a receding hairline.
Not only is the hairstyle very easy to care for, making visits to the hairdresser a thing of the past – it also looks really great on many men.
It is not for nothing that there are many stars who have decided to clear-cut.
If you want to learn more about baldness, you can find our article with all the information here.