It doesn’t matter whether you are a curly hair or straight hair man, balding (ala alopecia) happens regardless of curly hair types in men. What is more is that there are many ways to manage a balding head of hair, with one of these being choosing a suitable hairstyle. At Manly Curls, we believe that choosing the right hairstyle for a balding head of curly hair is the best way to win the aesthetic battle against balding. Thus, I, Rogelio, personally feel it is my duty as the author of this blog to help out my fellow readers who happen to be balding and I’d like to recommend 3 hairstyles for those men who want to make the most of their remaining curls while still looking stylish and cool. Let’s kick it, gents!
THE SHAVED LOOK
Seriously, chicks dig this look. While it is true that some heads look better than others without hair, the shaved look will never be out of place as long as celebrities such as Sean Connery or Vin Diesel keep appearing on the big screen. This hairstyle is somewhat high maintenance because it will require you to be shaving your head on an almost daily basis. Once you get the hang of it, though, it becomes easier to do and will become part of your daily shaving routine. This hairstyle is especially suitable for those whose balding curls are pretty advanced on the Norwood scale (anywhere from Stage IV onwards).
I wonder if the Diesel got so buff following my Manly Strength program?
THE BUZZ CUT
Simple and to the point. The buzz cut requires less maintenance than the shaved hairstyle as it takes up to a month for hair to have grown enough to require another buzz. This hairstyle is best suited for those who are not as advanced in the Norwood scale (up to Stage IV) and prefer to show some hair instead of shaving it all. An über-cool example of sporting the buzz cut hairstyle with, precisely, style, is that of Jason Statham. Though the guy has been advancing in his balding quite a bit since he hit the screens, his buzz cut along with the 2-day stubble always gets this British lad ranking amongst the hottest men on all of women’s choice lists. The buzz cut implies a clipper length between #1 and #3 and depending on your type of curls, you can use the longer #3 to still display a bit of your curl length and rock that curly hair, Manly Curls style!
The buzz cut looks great in balding men
This is the longest you should go if you decide to go with a buzz cut
THE FAUX HAWK
While the Mohawk is a bit of an extreme hairstyle, the Faux Hawk (Faux is French for fake) is a style which is very useful for balding curly men as it is a relatively low maintenance hairstyle and can discreetly conceal the initial balding stages. The Faux Hawk hairstyle requires more grooming morning time than the other two but you should be able to get it done in 2-3 minutes. The good thing about it is that the Faux Hawk hairstyle can be done with any hair length from short to medium and that, despite its similarities with its more extreme Mohawk version, you can sport this curly hairstyle anywhere, including a professional environment. One curly man who wears this hairstyle with elegance to conceal his balding is British actor Jude Law, who for years would use the Faux Hawk to disguise the progression of his balding.
The Faux Hawk can instantly remove years from a balding head!
To properly conceal your balding with the Faux Hawk, divide the top of your head in three imaginary sectors running from the hairline to the back of your head (vertex). Style the curls in the central sector as if emulating a Mohawk; very lightly pull the hairs up and give them a messy look. The other two hair sectors are styled forward, that is, you style the hair in a forward manner, from the back to the front, covering the balded patches in the temple with the pulled hair. If done right, you can instantly conceal much of the balding while giving yourself a great hairstyle that looks good irrespective of the setting. However, you should regard the Faux Hawk hairstyle as more of a hairstyle to go with your balding rather than a concealer-type hairstyle. Once your balding progresses and you start looking silly with this hairstyle (read, you have reached Stage IV in the Norwood scale), go with the other two hairstyles.
When Jude Law went with the buzz cut, everyone was surprised to see how well he had concealed his balding for years
As you can see above, these 3 hairstyles are great hairstyles for curly men who have accepted their balding but want to still make the most of their curls. Trust me when I say this: women dig men who are proud of what nature gave them, whether it is a full head of curls or a balding head, they (women) love confidence. What will get you negative points with women (and anywhere) is foolishly trying to conceal your advanced balding withs hairstyles such as the “comb over” or other styles which are so 1930s. If you are balding and you cannot pull a stylish hairstyle such as the Faux Hawk, my advice to you is to go with the buzz cut for your curly hair or shave it all; you will instantly look much better. Now go hit the gym hard, like I always advice here at Manly Curls, and try and pull a Vin Diesel!
All the best.