You'll know yourself if you've ever tried to do a search on Google for 'balding hairstyles of men', 'hairstyles for balding men, hairstyles' bald' or any other amount of variations on the theme.
This is surprising considering how many balding men are those who deserve a decent hairstyle as much as any other person ...
So ... against this injustice I've put together my own guide to balding men's hairstyles ...
It is a fact that 95% of all balding or bald men suffer from male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness usually starts with a receding hairline in the front and is often accompanied by thinning on top.
Over time, the white becomes a full-fledged bald spot, and grows to cover his bald head, as well as the sides and around the back.
Regardless, as long as there is not a single hair left on my head, I still demand a stylish coiffure. So what balding hairstyle options are available?
The worst balding men's hairstyle is the comb over. This is the classic look beloved of men of a certain age whereby the hair grows on one side of the head and 'combed over' the bald area on the other side.
This strategy simply means a disaster, even in the slightest of breezes and is to be avoided at all costs.
However, assuming that you already know, what are the other dos and don'ts to balding men hairstyles?
The first common mistake is combing the hair back. This may cover bald spots, but only exposes the forehead and draws attention to the receding hairline.
The second is growing your hair longer in the back to compensate for what is missing from the top. This unbalances the head and striking deeper into the scalp and baldness.
Younger men with thinning hair might be tempted to use the gel ... but this is not recommended. Gel clumps your hair and thus shows the scalp.
Likewise, growing your hair long in an attempt to cover actually makes the hair to separate and show the more scalp. So what are the do?
Learn more fluff to your hair natural by using foams and conditioners.
Grow your remaining hair by a few inches, get it layered and brush it forward to break the hairline.
If your hairline is not too far wrong, but the top of the head is thinning, you can get away with keeping the front of your hair long and combed back to cover his bald head.
Eventually, however, his bald head is extended.
The final hair bald men when faced with a shiny bald head, is to go to the whole hog and shave off or at least a seat nearby.
Probably be surprised at people's reactions and congratulations, you get - the shaved look is a totally acceptable balding hairstyle these days.
Start with electric clippers like you find in the shop. Having clipped the heavy stuff, shaving gel. This gives a closer, smoother shave than shaving cream.
Then using a razor, start at the top and shave down with taking care of the grain in the back - it is recommended to pay attention to what you're doing with a small mirror.
Shaving the head just takes a few minutes and does not need to do every day (two to three times a week is fine).
Take care of your new shaved head is much like caring for your face. Wash regularly with moisturizing soap, rather than a harsh deodorant soap that can dry the skin of his head.
I also use a good quality moisturizer after every wash - cheaper moisturizers will just clog pores.
For summer, find a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 to prevent burns to the head. And you'll have a warm hat in winter to maintain body heat.
If shaving does not tickle your fancy you can always opt for a hairpiece as a last resort - though I do not recommend it:-)