Let's face it, none of us want to age but it is inevitable, and with that comes one of man's biggest fears: hair loss. You can either choose to deal it with in a graceful way or make an ass out yourself by growing hair to try to cover the bald spots or receding hairline. I think dealing with it "gracefully" is a much better way to go about it, so I did some research and collected precious information and pictures of successful and good looking men who are dealing with their hair loss with confidence. These short hairstyles will help you regain faith in your good looks and emphasize your strengths.
But first things first: Losing your hair is part of your genetic code. Yes, there are products on the market that can help with preventing hair loss but there has not yet been released anything that truly makes a cosmetic difference in hair regrowth. Which is to say you have to work with what you have, and short hairstyles will help you do that. Here's your game plan:
Get familiar with what you have and talk with your barber about what will be the best approach to cutting your hair. Short hairstyles tend to minimize the appearance of thinning hair; longer hair styles emphasize it.
Stop growing the sides of your hair to try to cover the top; by doing this, you are only drawing more attention to the bald spot.
Avoid wearing a hat. Covering the issue is like not dealing with it: the more you see yourself, the better you will become at embracing your new look. Plus your head needs to breathe, so the only reason you should be wearing a hat is for protection from the sun. Got it?
Regularly shampooing thinning or fine hair is necessary due to the fact that hair can become greasy very easily, which will make hair look patchy and even thinner. Overdoing it, on the other hand, can be bad as well, because you don't want to strip your hair of its natural oils. I recommend shampooing no more than three times a week, but if you want to shampoo more often, try using a dry shampoo.
Use a light pomade (a clay would be ideal) for a matte, non-greasy finish. Blow dry your hair for extra volume.
As always remember that a good hairstyle is about being confident and honest with yourself.
Check out the original article on AskMen for some examples of short hairstyles from the leading men in Hollywood, the fashion industry and television.