Bald men are sexy, so don't be afraid to embrace it and rock a bold head of hair! The key to looking great without hair is a haircut that frames your face and a bit of styling product. Follow these tips for foolproof advice on how to pull off the bald look with confidence.
Hairstyle: A good haircut is the most important piece to looking great bald. You want to get a tapered cut that frames your face and sticks with the same length all around. If you have curly hair wear it naturally, if not use some product for hold and style.
Grooming: Grooming products are key for staying polished without hair. Look for water-based pomades that provide shine, texture, and movement. Use styling balm or paste if you need more control or matte finishes like clay if you're going for less shine (but beware of using oil-based products on the top of your head while bald - they can make your scalp greasy). Bonus tip: look at the ingredients list* of any product you buy and make sure glycerin or hyaluronic acid is included or it can dry out the skin.
Skin: Keeping the skin on your head looking great while bald happens through proper exfoliation and moisturizing. Use a scrub like our [SCRUB] to get rid of dead skin cells that build up over time without stripping the natural oils from your scalp. Heading into winter? Swap your daily moisturizer for an intense balm like [BALM] to keep the surface of your head protected from harsh weather elements such as cold winds and low humidity. To combat flaky earlobes, don't forget to use [LIP BALM].
Hands: A common concern for men who are losing their hair is that they'll get thinning or receding hair on the top of their head, but will develop an unsightly unibrow. While it's always best to start early on treatments like minoxidil (aka Rogaine), there are things you can do in the meantime to hide the thin patches with your natural hair. If you have dark hair, simply use some styling balm and comb over the thinner spots so they look thicker than they actually are. But if you're blond or grey-haired, don't fret - this problem will be undetectable!
Look for products with glycerin/hyaluronic acid included in the ingredients list. Glycerin is naturally found in the skin and hyaluronic acid can be found naturally in the body at high concentrations in joint fluid, eyes, and the umbilical cord which helps to prevent scarring.
Face: To balance out a round face or soften sharp features, look for haircuts that are one length all around (no fades!). Try to get an even hair length from the front hairline to the back nape. For men with more angled faces, this approach won't work as well so instead choose a hairstyle that makes your forehead look wider than it is by styling the hair up towards the top of your head or opting for longer sideburns. You can also use products like salt spray if you need texture and lift on top and use matte finishes like clay if you want less shine. Just make sure not to overdo it as that can look greasy (and is hard to fix once your hair is gone).
Body: If you're losing your hair, chances are it's because of DHT - a hormone found in all men but also women that causes the body to produce excessive amounts resulting in male pattern baldness. When the follicles on your head get damaged from this hormone they will shrink and stop producing new hair so even if you haven't lost any hair yet it's important to treat the issue now before it becomes a problem. Look for topical products containing ketoconazole or saw palmetto which levels of DHT on the scalp.
Added bonus: they also usually contain glycerin (a natural humectant) which will prevent your scalp from drying out.
Beard: Use light, feathery strokes to trim your beard with a comb or beard brush rather than heavy-handed chops that can cause split ends and damage the hair above the skin's surface. If you want to keep it completely smooth like our model here, grab an all-in-one trimmer like [TRIMMER] since going against the grain could lead to ingrown hairs and razor burn. Want a little more texture? Try a regular old [SHAVER].