Finding the right haircut for a receding hairline can be tricky. It may feel like there is no hairstyle that can work, or you might be worried that cutting your hair will make your hairline recede even further. Don’t worry, we’ll help you out.
We’ll tell you why haircuts don’t cause a receding hairline and give you a list of some of the best receding hairline haircuts for men.
Can Haircuts Cause Receding Hairlines?
The short answer is no, haircuts don’t cause a hairline to recede. Cutting your hair only trims the hair strands and does not affect your follicles. Meaning, your hair will continue to grow.
However, tight hairstyles can permanently damage your hair follicles and result in a receding hairline. Try to avoid tight hairstyles like buns or ponytails when your hairline begins to recede.
8 Best Haircuts for a Receding Hairline
A deliberate clean shave is a good solution for a receding hairline. If your hairline has receded considerably or you have thin hair, this is a great option.
A clean shave can also create balance if you have facial hair.
Short High Fade Haircut
A short high fade brings attention upward and makes the hair on top of your head appear fuller. It creates a pompadour effect, which can detract from a receding hairline.
The fade is gradual, starting at the nape of your neck and continuing to your temples, keeping the length on top.
Like the short high fade, the undercut is short on the sides and back, keeping length on top. In contrast, an undercut is one length on the sides and back rather than a gradual fade. A shorter haircut on the sides and back can give the appearance of a more prominent hairline.
A fauxhawk adds length on top and is a good hairstyle for receding hairlines with widow’s peaks. Styling the hair on top up and forward can help conceal a widow’s peak and make your hair appear more textured.
To get this hairstyle, cut the sides shorter than the top. Then, style the length on top straight, creating a triangular point.
Similar to the clean shave, a close buzz cut is a low-maintenance way to hide a receding hairline. By leaving some hair, it’s not as dramatic as a clean shave. This haircut can also make your jawline appear more prominent.
It can sound counterintuitive to go for a longer haircut with a receding hairline. Won’t longer hairstyles bring attention to your hairline? Longer haircuts can help conceal a widow’s peak and hide a receding hairline.
To hide a widow’s peak, keep as much length on the top as possible and allow the hair to fall forward. Another option is to slick back your long hair. This will help make hair around your temples appear fuller.
The Regulation Cut
The regulation cut is a minimal, military-style cut that’s short on top and tapered on the sides. This cut is similar to an undercut, with the top having more length and the sides trimmed down. However, the regulation haircut is shorter on top, making it lower maintenance than an undercut.
Although the comb-over has a bad reputation, it can be flattering when styled properly. If your hair is very thin on top, this style may not be the best, but it can be a great hairstyle to conceal a widow’s peak.
Focus on your hair that’s above your temples and part it all to one side. It’s a subtle style that can give volume to your hair.
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The best way to make your receding hairline haircut appear fuller is by applying Hair Building Fibers to your hair. They’re made with premium, naturally derived keratin proteins that are nearly identical to human hair.
What style or cut do you prefer for a receding hairline? Tell us in the comments below!