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Fine & Thinning Hair in Men


Media loves to portray men with full, voluminous hair, but reality doesn’t stack up. The tough-as-nails male icon also happens to have a frock of perfectly groomed and full-bodied hair. It seems odd, right? That’s because this image departs from the fact that many men have thin, fine hair.If you have fine or thin hair, you may be up in arms about how to style, wash, and care for it. You’re sick of the buzz cut but don’t know where to turn when it comes to managing your hair. First thing’s first: you have options, but you need to understand the physiology and anatomy of your hair. Knowledge is power, and knowing your hair type will help find the right style.


Your genetic code is unique and makes you who you are. Genetics also play a significant role in the body’s essential functions, biochemistry, and appearance. If you have thin or fine hair, you likely inherited it from one of your parents. People often use the terms “fine,” and “thin” interchangeably, but they are two individual entities. When you take a closer look, you can see the intricacies that differentiate fine hair from thin hair.

Thin Hair
Thin hair means that your hair strands have a low-density. On your scalp, the hair follicles are sparsely distributed rather than densely packed together. Since you have less hair, when thinning or shedding occurs seasonally, or as a result of a genetic predisposition or medical condition, it’s much more noticeable.

Fine Hair
Unlike the scattered positioning of thin hair across the scalp, fine hair means that each individual strand is especially thin. These delicate strands are a result of hair shafts that have a small diameter, and are more prone to breakage and thinning.

If you have always had fine or thin hair, it’s unlikely that the cause is related to anything other than genetics. What can you do about it? There are plenty of cosmetic and styling solutions to evoke the appearance of fuller, more voluminous hair.

Types of Fine & thin Hair

Now that we’ve asserted that fine and thin hair are two different things—can you have both? Yes, and that’s not the only combination. It’s possible and reasonable for men to have:

Fine, thin hair

Some hair loss conditions are both genetic and medical, such as Alopecia Areata. This immune system disorder causes hair to fall in patches the size of a quarter. However, it’s also genetic as 1-in-5 people with Alopecia Areata have a relative who also has the condition.

Low density (thin) yet coarse hair

Scattered hair follicles across the scalp, yet individual hair strands are coarse.

Dense, thin hair

Evenly and densely packed follicles with fine hair strands

With these dynamic combinations in play, it’s a wonder the terms “fine,” and “thin” are considered interchangeable. There is no shortage of misconceptions about thinning hair, but with an intimate understanding of your hair, you gain the power to better treat and manage it.


The most apparent sign of hair thinning in men is excessive shedding as you brush or wash your hair. In addition, hair may lack body, bounce, and volume, and shed throughout the day. When you style your hair, it may easily lose its body and have trouble holding the style.


Thinning hair in women is not a medical condition, but it can occur as a result of an underlying issue or disease. With 40% of American women suffering from hair thinning, shedding and hair loss, diagnosis requires a broad inspection into a woman’s medical history, genetics, nutrition and lifestyle.

If you have always had fine or thin hair, it’s unlikely that the cause is related to anything other than genetics, which makes managing your hair easier once you have the right thinning hair solutions in hand.


Do you aggressively lather your hair in the shower? What kind of comb are you using to brush your hair? These are the choices you’ll need to address to preserve your hair strands. Because thin and fine hair are more susceptible to shedding, you’ll need to make adjustments to your hygiene routine.Remember that thin or fine hair does not mean that you are losing hair or balding. Remember that you have options because you have hair to work with and preserve. If hair is shedding excessively, you’ll need to audit your hygiene routine to ensure you’re not causing damage to the scalp.

how to treat male hair thinning

Follow these best practices on how to stop your hair from thinning:

Avoid wearing hats regularly
Hats can diminish volume and pull at the hair follicles, resulting in shedding.

Dry with a soft towel
Instead of wrapping hair up tightly with an abrasive towel, use a soft, microfiber towel to gently pat hair.

Let your hair air dry
If you use a blow dryer, choose styling products you can apply to wet hair and let it dry naturally.

Brush with a wide-tooth comb
Hair brushing tugs at your follicles and can lead to more shedding and hair loss. A wide-tooth comb will gently flow through your hair instead of tugging at it.

Quit smoking or cut black
Cigarettes are associated with male baldness because they increase levels of DHT, which damages the hair follicles.


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I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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