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Receding Hairline? These are the 10 Best Men's Hairstyles for You

Written by: Piers Le Moignan



Time to read 12 min

A receding hairline can no doubt feel like a blow to your self-confidence. But you shouldn't let it get the better of you. In fact, there are plenty of suave hairstyles for receding hairlines that can help you feel more confident and still look great.

Male pattern baldness affects 1 in 5 men in their 20-somethings and around 1 in 3 men in their 30s, so you're certainly not alone in facing this challenge. Seeing your once full locks thinning out can be disheartening – but there are still ways to work with what you've got and look (and feel) your best.

A good haircut or hairstyle can go a long way, especially for covering up a receding hairline or balding hair. Plus, there are some great products out there that can help prevent your thinning hair and help to re-stimulate hair growth.

Want the lowdown on all this hair-raising business? Read on for more…

Is There Any Way to Prevent a Receding Hairline?

There's no doubt that you're questioning whether there's anything you can do to prevent a receding hairline.

While a cleverly styled trim can help to disguise the effects of hair loss, preventing it altogether is a different task.

There are some factors that can contribute to hair loss, such as genetics and age, that we can’t totally control. However, there are some steps you can take to help promote healthy hair growth and potentially slow down the progression of a receding hairline.

Use Hair Growth Products

Proper hair care is key, like using a gentle shampoo and conditioner and avoiding harsh chemicals.

Men’s shampoo and conditioners that contain ingredients like caffeine can be really effective at promoting hair growth.

Our Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner is formulated with clinically proven key active ingredients like Gingko Biloba, Red Clover Leaf, and Saw Palmetto that block DHT and 5-alpha reductase enzymes (which are responsible for male-pattern hair loss).

Over time, the formulas help to strengthen the hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth. But you’ll notice visibly fuller-looking hair from the first wash, so you don’t have to wait months to see results.

With an average 5-star rating from our customers, our Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner is a trusted and reliable solution for men looking to promote hair growth and achieve thicker, healthier hair.

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Eat a Balanced Diet

Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, as these are essential for healthy hair growth.

Foods such as leafy greens, nuts, and fish are great sources of nutrients that can support strong and thick hair. Vitamin B, in particular, is important for hair health as it helps to produce keratin.

Incorporate Scalp Massages into Your Hair Care Routine

Incorporating scalp massages into your hair care routine can also be beneficial. Massaging the scalp helps to increase blood flow and stimulate hair follicles.

When combined with hair growth products, like our Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner, scalp massages can help promote thicker and healthier hair.

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10 Best Men's Hairstyles for Receding & Balding Hair

Whether you want to go full military-style and embrace the baldness or do your best to hide any sign of hair loss, experimenting with different receding hairline hairstyles can help you get back your swagger.

We've compiled some of the best 'dos that we think do a pretty good job of tackling the issue head-on and included some inspiration images for you to show your barber or groomer.

1) Caeser Cut
2) Buzz Cut
3) Crew Cut
4) Side Part
5) Faux Hawk
6) Long Hair With Layers
7) Textured Crop
8) Longer Fringe
9) Widow's Peak Hairstyle
10) Undercut Hairstyle

1) Caeser Cut

A Caeser haircut is a classic and timeless style that works well for men with receding hairlines. It's also one of the most popular men's hairstyles of the moment, so you'll be on-trend while dealing with your hair loss.

The longer hair on top is cut with short bangs, creating a neat and structured look. The bangs help to cover any thinning areas on the hairline, and you can add texture with some hair styling products to create a fuller appearance.

Our Hybrid Hair styling compound is great for this, and a lot of men use it to give their Caeser cut more texture and volume. The clay-wax formula is easy to work with and will keep your style in place without that greasy effect you often get with other styling compounds.

The fade on the sides adds contrast and depth to the style, making it more interesting than a simple buzz cut.

Plus, the shorter sides will make your hairline less noticeable. You could go as short as a skin fade if you want to completely hide your receding hairline by the temples, or you can opt for a longer fade if you still have some hair there.

A Caeser haircut is also fairly low maintenance, and you'll only need to visit the barber every few weeks to keep it looking sharp.

2) Buzz Cut

If you're less concerned with covering your receding hairline and want to know how to embrace it, a buzz cut is a great way to do so.

grade 1 or 2 buzz cut will give you a close-cropped look and what you'd typically think of as a traditional buzz. 

It's also an easy one to maintain and do yourself at home if you have a set of clippers. Just make sure you buzz your head evenly; a patchy buzz cut is not a good look.

3) Crew Cut

A crew cut is another popular hairstyle for men with receding hair. Unlike a buzz, a crew cut has slightly longer hair on top that is gradually tapered down to shorter hair on the sides and back. This style can be easily styled with a bit of product for a clean and polished look.

You can also add volume to your hair on top to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair. Just ask your barber for a longer crew cut and use a little bit of pomade or styling compound, like Hybrid Hair, to add texture and lift.

Again, our Hybrid Hair is perfect for this. Its versatility as a styling product makes it easy to achieve any look you desire.

Plus, with hair-nourishing ingredients, like Vitamin E and Organic Arabian Aloe Vera, your hair will not only look good but also feel healthy (so you’re essentially getting a two-in-one).

4) Side Part

If you don't want to trim your hair right down to the scalp, another option is the tidy side part hairstyle. This works well because it creates volume and adds definition to the hair, helping to cover up any thinning areas or take attention away from a receding hairline.

Your barber will cut in a deep side part and keep the sides short while leaving some length on top to comb over. You can use a combination of styling products, such as hair clay, to keep the hair in place and add texture.

Our top hair clay choice? Our Compound Clay.

This new formula has been developed off the base of our original Hybrid Hair, but with an all-clay formula, with added Jojoba oil and Aloe Vera for nourishment.

Its all-day reworkability makes it ideal for creating a side-parted look, as you can easily restyle and adjust it throughout the day, looking just as great as you did when you left the house.

5) Faux Hawk

If you want to add some edge and modernity to your hairstyle, a faux hawk can be a great option. The style is achieved by keeping the sides short and longer hair on top, styled into a pointy peak in the centre.

This one is about embracing that widow's peak and using it to your advantage. You can either use a strong-hold gel to create the point or go for a more subtle look with some texturising spray.

6) Long Hair With Layers

If you've got long locks, keep them looking fresh and stylish with a layered cut. The layers will add movement and dimension to your hair, giving it a more dynamic look. Plus, they can help to frame your face and highlight your best features, drawing attention away from any balding areas.

You can also experiment with different styling techniques, like curls or waves, to add more texture.

7) Textured Crop

A classic short-back-and-sides haircut can also work wonders for thinning hair. But instead of a clean, precise cut, opt for a textured crop to add some volume to your hair, hiding any thinning spots.

The key to this style is the texture, so ask your stylist to use a razor or texturising shears for a more natural and lived-in look.

If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, this style can work even better as the texture will create more volume and movement. You can also add some products, like a texturising sea salt spray, to enhance the texture and hold.

Our Marine Mist sea salt spray makes it easier than ever to add texture and volume to your hair, without weighing it down or making it look greasy.

The high-density sea salt formula helps to create a natural wavy texture, nourishing every strand of hair with essential minerals for maximum health.

It also absorbs any excess oil in your hair, so it’s as great for using on third and fourth day hair as it is on a freshly washed barnet.

8) Longer Fringe

The solution to thinning hair doesn't always have to involve a drastic haircut. Sometimes, just changing up your fringe can make all the difference.

If you usually have a short fringe, try growing it out slightly or asking your stylist to cut it longer than usual. The hair will fall over your forehead and create the illusion of thicker hair, covering any sparse areas.

A fringe also helps to frame your face and draw attention away from any thinning spots. Plus, it's a versatile style that can be worn straight across, swept to the side, or even styled in a deep side part.

9) Widow's Peak Hairstyle

A widow's peak is usually a bane to many people, but it can actually be a blessing in disguise for those with thinning hair. This triangular point of hair at the centre of the hairline can create the illusion of a fuller, thicker head of hair. All you need to do is style it right.

For those with shorter hair, try adding some texture and volume to your widow's peak with styling products (our Hybrid Hair is excellent for styling and providing all-day hold). This will give it a more tousled, natural look that can help camouflage any thinning areas.

For longer hair, try a deep side part.

10) Undercut Hairstyle

An undercut is a great hairstyle for men and works well for a receding hairline, too. This style involves shaving the sides and back of your head while leaving the top section longer. This creates a contrast between the shaved sections and the longer hair on top, drawing attention away from any thinning areas.

You could go for an early 1900s style with a slicked-back undercut or opt for a more modern look by styling the longer hair on top into a messy quiff.

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Bonus Tip: Try Growing Out Your Beard

Your facial hair can become a bit of a secret weapon when it comes to disguising a receding hairline. Growing out your beard can create the illusion of a stronger jawline, balancing out the appearance of a receding hairline.

We're not suggesting you need to go full Hagrid with a long, bushy beard (unless that's your style), but even just a short, well-groomed beard can make a big difference.

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Summary: Hairstyles for Men With a Receding Hairline

While we know it can be frustrating, it's important to remember that hair loss is a common occurrence for men, and there are effective solutions out there.

Whether you choose to embrace your receding hairline or try out different styles to conceal it, remember to also take care of your hair and scalp with nourishing products like caffeine-infused shampoos and conditioners.

As for helping put a stop to your thinning hair, you can find all of our men’s hair care products available to buy below, including our coveted Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner.

With our premium, advanced formulas, incorporating ingredients like Saw Palmetto and Red Clover Leaf, you can help stimulate hair growth while also giving your hair a fuller, thicker appearance.


Is it Better to Have Short Hair With a Receding Hairline?

Cropping your hair short can be a great way to embrace your receding hairline and make it less noticeable. Short styles like buzz cuts or fades will be cut down to the scalp, reducing the contrast between thinning hair and scalp. This can create the illusion of a fuller head of hair and make your receding hairline less noticeable.

How Can I Make My Receding Hairline Look Good?

Embrace it. Play around with hairstyles and find what works best for you. If you have a widow's peak, make the most of it and style your hair to accentuate it. Use product to add texture to your hair on top or create a pompadour or quiff to draw attention away from your receding hairline. You can also try growing out a beard or facial hair to balance out your hairline and add a rugged look.

How Can I Fix My Receding Hairline Naturally?

While you might not be able to completely reverse a receding hairline, there are natural ways to encourage hair growth stimulation. Our Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with natural ingredients that are proven to block DHT production (the hormone responsible for male pattern hair loss), promote scalp circulation, and stimulate hair follicles. Getting in your greens and vitamins also helps, as a healthy diet plays a major role in hair growth.

What is the Best Haircut for Balding?

Brave the buzz. A short, cropped hairstyle can help minimise the appearance of a receding hairline, and you won't be able to see where your hair begins to thin. If you're not ready for a buzz cut, opt for a shorter hairstyle, like a crew cut or Caeser, that can also help to camouflage a receding hairline.

Is Short Hair Better If I Am Balding?

Not always. Having medium- or long-length hair can be an easy way to cover up a bald spot or receding hairline. 

However, if your hair is thinning all over and becoming noticeably sparse, it may be best to opt for a shorter style to avoid drawing attention to the thinning areas.

In addition to choosing the right haircut, there are also other ways you can promote hair growth and improve the overall health of your scalp, including using hair stimulating products, like our Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner Set.

Piers Le Moignan

Piers Le Moignan is the founder and CEO of Salt Grooming, an award-winning British luxury men’s haircare and styling brand. 

Founded in 2018, Piers has quickly grown the company into a global brand that has distributed to 43 countries and counting.

Headquartered in London, Piers leads an agile workforce of 10 employees and consultants, including the company’s formulation team which features some of the UK’s leading cosmetic scientists. Piers is responsible for overseeing logistics, supply chain, and performance marketing, and is the driving force behind Salt’s product innovation and brand/creative direction. 

Previous to foundership, Piers spent a decade at some of London’s leading creative agencies, developing global brands and communications for the likes of Adidas, Jaguar Land Rover, British Airways, and more.

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