Fine Hair Styling Tips?

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    May 25, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    As I get older my hair is becoming more fine, even thinning in a few spots icon_redface.gif That's natural I guess since I'm going to be 30 next year but on a windy day it makes me look like this I'm sure:

    Not good. Any guys have tips on fine hair? I've always gotten medium hair cuts but maybe I should get it cut a bit shorter not or use some products. I see guys with a ton of hair gel to keep it in place but it some times comes off looking like a helmet so I'm not sure I want to go that route either.
  • Svnw688

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    May 25, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    Umm, as hair thins a male should wear a shorter cut. The days of combovers are long gone, and they never fooled anyone. Embrace your thinning hair. It's really not that big an issue. What is a big issue is growing your hair four inches long and pathetically combing it over the thinner/balding spot.

    Certain gels can give the helmet look. You can try a less stiff gel (Got2B literally have a number based system, lower the number the less 'helmet hair'/stiffness). You can also do what my boyfriend uses, I think it's "Beeswax." It's in a small yellow jar and you can barely tell it's in. It holds his hair and he can even reset it (after I mess it up lol) while we're out. Mine isn't like that cause I use gel (mine is soft to the touch, it's the "blue" Got2B gel, not sure on the number). Redken also has a really nice gel, called sculpting cream or something. I use it on more special occasions. Shape Factor 22 will, naturally, give you fuller hair and hold it in place without helmet head. And it smells fantastic.

    I'll say this: bald or men with balding hair are hot. So are men with short hair. But a man with longer hair to cover his balding hair is perhaps the second biggest turn off (the biggest turn off being missing and/or buttery yellow teeth and/or nasty breathe). icon_cool.gif
  • venue35

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    May 25, 2015 9:56 PM GMT
  • buddycat

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    May 25, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    I think you need a perm and roller set. Then tease it heavily like the old ladies do with fine hair.


    Just cut it short so it stands up a little. It will make it look fuller. If you don't like gel try pomade or glaze. bend it a little when blow drying, it will make it look fuller.
  • davfit

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    May 26, 2015 12:07 AM GMT
    Hair thins as you get older.. is BS... its genetics.. get some Minoxidil and use quality shampoo with no sodium lauryl sulfate.. short will make it worse.. get a haircut person that knows how to cut it.. to help hide flaws..
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    May 26, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
    I've always had fine, thin hair yet it's soft as silk. People ask me if they can touch my hair, it's weird.

    If you don't want to use gel then I'd recommend Bumble and Bumbles Sumo Tech. It's for a dry look but it has good hold, and if you use water you can give it a wet look hold.

    It's more expensive than basic gel because it's a higher quality product. It's similar to something like Pomade but far better.

    I have it in my hair when I faux-hawk it (like my profile picture). Just remember, Sumo Tech. You can get it at Sephora or buy it directly from Bumble and Bumble. You may be able to find coupons online as well for either Sephora or B&B.
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    May 26, 2015 2:29 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm not balding btw.... At least I don't think I am. Just my hair is thinning a little. Comb overs do look silly indeed; I'd just get my hair cut short if it came to that
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    May 26, 2015 3:35 AM GMT
    Ask your doctor for a prescription of Finasteride (generic propecia) and take a daily dose of Biotin. That should strengthen your hair / help grow in the thinning parts.
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    May 26, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    You could use minoxidil which can be used to deliberately thicken your hair.
  • Apparition

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    May 26, 2015 3:57 AM GMT