For men and women who are experiencing hair loss, the issue of how to style the hair that remains is a pressing one. Masking baldness with wax, spray and clever hairdresser handiwork may be a decent solution, but it will only be possible to do this convincingly for so long.
Here at The Belgravia Centre, we recommend that individuals with hair loss undergo a treatment course that is tailored to their needs, rather than covering up their symptoms with styling. However, certain cuts and shapes can be useful for people who are undergoing this kind of hair loss treatment, to help them feel positive about their appearance during the process of regrowth.
Balding men: short and sweet
There are a couple of key things for men who are experiencing hair loss to remember when choosing a style. Thinning hair tends to look better cut short – options vary from in a buzz-cut to the ‘Caesar’ style popularised by David Beckham and George Clooney. However, men who prefer longer locks might consider layering with an uneven cut, which creates a fashionably dishevelled look similar to Prince William’s present style. Other common recommendations include growing facial hair to distract from the thinning, or developing a ‘Mad Men’-esque side-parting to help hair to look neat and tidy.
Women with hair loss: less is more
For women experiencing thinning or patchy hair, there are a range of possible styles available. A short cut, the bob, medium-length curls and straight long hair are generally recommended as particularly good choices for women with symptoms of hair loss. The common connection between all of these looks is the minimal amount of styling required to obtain them, as this helps to avoid further stress on hair follicles. Women with hair loss might also consider opting for bold, solid hairstyles that give the impression of volume and thickness – for instance, cutting the hair a single length throughout.
Styles to avoid
Just as there are some hairstyles that can mask bald spots and thinning, there are others which can cause them. Heavily styled, intensive hairdos – such as cornrows and extensions – can put hair shafts under strain, which can eventually cause hair loss conditions such as Traction Alopecia.
Don’t just cover it up
It might sometimes be tempting to ignore hair loss and hope it will go away, but many hair loss conditions are progressive, and avoiding or postponing treatment will often make it less likely that significant regrowth can occur in the future. Some hairstyles can effectively mask hair loss in its initial stages, but this will only work for so long. We at The Belgravia Centre believe it is much wiser to seek effective treatment that will allow you to choose from a far broader range of hairstyles in the long term.
If you’re interested in hearing more about how The Belgravia Centre can help you, call 0800 077 6666 or contact us online to arrange a confidential, no obligation appointment. If you can’t make it into the clinic, you can still fill in our online diagnostic form which will allow us to send you a home use treatment course in the post.