How To Hide The Fact That You're Losing Your Hair (Chin Up, It Happens To The Best Of Us)

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Not ready to go full Bruce Willis just yet? Well, whether you like it or not, we're going to tell you how. C'mon, don't look so sad! Look at Dwayne Johnson, he's as bald as a Q-ball and living his BEST life! I suppose the change can be hard for some of you guys to accept—I get that. So, before we teach you how to shave your head for the first time, we'll offer some suitable alternatives in disguising hair loss.

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Technically speaking, we're not going to tell you directly, but the good news is we caught up with celebrity hairdresser, Jamie Stevens, about what you can do to reduce the appearance of hair loss—without heading into combover territory.


Product Is Important, But Don’t Go Overboard With Gel

“If you have a thin or receding hair line, it’s best not to use gel at all. It can cause separation, making hair appear thinner than it is."

Though, If You Do Want To Use Wax, Apply It Properly

“Warm the product up in your hands before applying it, start at the back and work your way forward, to allow even distribution."

Salt Spray Is your New Best Friend

"It provides a thicker, fuller result with a matte finish that will draw attention away from any thinning issues."

A Good Haircut Will Help Dramatically

“Having someone tailor the look to your head and face shape can change everything and many men are unsure of how to tame or style hair to lessen the effects of thinning. Shorter hair typically looks thicker than longer hair. A decent stylist will know what will work for you.

Your Color Makes A Difference, Too

“Avoid making your hair too light in color. It gives the impression its transparent. Dark colors add more depth."

Finally, Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of The Basics

"Own a hairdryer, use a good shampoo, drink lots of water and maintain a healthy diet . It can have dramatic results on your hair.”

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Alright, are all those hesitant to shave their head satisfied with the advice given? Yes? Good! For those of you still willing to take the plunge, it's important that you know what you're doing—especially the first time around. Men have the fortune of not being societally pressured to shave too many other places, therefore you may not be as accustom to shaving culture as the fairer sex.

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To shave your head, you'll need the following items:

Jayne Lancer, a beauty consultant and former hairdresser, who now writes for Bellatory (a primarily beauty oriented website for women (so you KNOW they KNOW what they're talking about), says the following steps are the best and really, ONLY protocol for shaving your head for the first time.

Step 1 - Reduce Hair Length with Clippers

Step 2 - Shower to Open Pores and Soften Stubble

Step 3 - Lubricate Your Scalp

Step 4 - Shave

Step 5 - Check for Stubble

Step 6 - Clean Up

Step 7 - Moisturize

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