Understanding the Basics of Thinning Hair

Before choosing a haircut, it’s important to understand the type of thinning you’re experiencing. Thinning can occur at the hairline, the crown, or uniformly across the scalp. Your face shape also plays a role in determining the best haircut for you.

Haircuts Tailored to Hair Thinning Patterns

For a receding hairline, hairstyles that are shorter at the sides with more length on top can help draw attention away from the hairline. Styles like the high and tight, crew cut, or a slightly longer Ivy League can be flattering.

If thinning is happening primarily at the crown, consider a haircut that is evenly cut all over to avoid drawing attention to any bald spots. A classic Caesar cut or a textured crop can be good options.

For overall thinning, it’s often best to go for a short, all-over even cut like a buzz cut. This can minimize the appearance of thinning by giving a uniform texture to the hair.

Choosing the Right Style for Your Face Shape

If you have an oval face, you’re in luck, as most hairstyles will suit your face shape. With a round face, try a haircut with volume on top to elongate your face, like a pompadour or a quiff.

Men with square faces should consider a layered cut to soften the angles of the face. And for those with a rectangular face, avoid adding height on top, which can elongate the face further; instead, opt for a side part or a slicked-back look.

Working with Your Barber

When visiting your barber, be upfront about your hair thinning. A skilled barber can recommend the best cut for your hair’s texture and thinning pattern. Don’t hesitate to ask for their advice – after all, they’re experienced in making clients look their best.

Styling Products and Hair Care

Styling products can help create the look of fuller hair. Mousse, when applied to the roots, can add volume. Lightweight wax or clay can add texture without weighing hair down. Avoid heavy gels that can separate hair and highlight thinning areas.

As for hair care, choose shampoos and conditioners that are designed for thinning hair, as they can help to add volume and strength. Be gentle when styling your hair, as rough treatment can cause further damage.

Complementing Hair Restoration Treatments

If you are undergoing hair restoration treatments, such as those offered by Charles Medical Group, your new haircut can complement the process. Dr. Glenn M. Charles and his team can provide guidance on how to style your hair to work with your treatment for the best possible outcome.


Thinning hair doesn’t have to dictate your style. With the right haircut, styling products, and care, you can create the illusion of volume and maintain a fashionable look. And remember, at Charles Medical Group, we’re here to support your journey to a fuller head of hair, every step of the way.