Going bald happens to the best of us — it’s a genetic curse that affects more than 35 million guys in America, according to the stats nerds at statisticsbrain.com. In fact, roughly 40 percent of men will notice their receding hairlines by the age of 35; by the time they reach 65 the percentage balloons to 65 percent; and it hits the 70% mark by age 80. Of course, by then, you’ll most likely have more important concerns to worry about than hair loss.
And despite what many brands and companies will lead you to believe, there is no cure out there yet. You can slow down the balding — some of the products we mention will help you do that — but a cure? Nope, not real.
Still, despite that hair loss is totally normal, many guys fear that their balding tells the world there’s something wrong with them, which may explain why we believe so many stupid hair-loss myths. If you don’t want to pay for and use store-bought hair-loss products, and if you’re tired of constantly wearing hats, you need to cut whatever hair you have left and start owning your baldness.
Some hairstyles for men, like keeping it short and well groomed, are actually haircuts women love; others, like combing it over in a futile attempt to create a defensive hair perimeter around your balding head, aren’t a good look for anyone. Finding the right haircut might take some trial and error, but trust us — there is a hairstyle out there that’ll make you look good no matter how much hair you have covering your dome. To help you find the best one for you, we’ve laid out the going-bald hairstyle dos and don’ts so you can look your best no matter how little hair your stupid genes have left you with.