Entertainment Fashion & Style How to Hide a Receding Hairline The tips & tricks you'll actually use Share PINTEREST Email Print @cajsawessberg Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By David Alexander Contributing Writer Georgia Southern University David is a contributing writer and licensed master hair stylist covering grooming for Byrdie. our editorial process David Alexander Updated April 13, 2019 A receding hairline is common to many people, so you're not alone. While you may not be pleased about the fact that your hair is thinning, there's good news. Minimizing the appearance of a receding hairline or thinning hair is fairly easy. Tips for Covering or Camouflaging a Receding Hairline Here are some practical tips for improving the appearance of your hairline. Get a Haircut A short haircut is almost always a good option. Here's a rule of thumb: If you can see scalp on top of your head, cut the sides short enough so when you squint, there is an equal amount of scalp exposure. This will provide balance and minimize the look of thinning on top. Shave Your Head A total head shave can be a good option. With a total lack of hair, nobody will notice you're losing it in the first place. Get a Hat Wearing a stylish hat (on either formal or casual occasions) is an easy trick for concealing a receding hairline. Of course, all is revealed when you remove your lid. Grow It Out If your hairline is receding, but your hair is otherwise full, you may also consider growing it out a bit and wearing the style loose and shaggy with the bangs forward a bit. This will help conceal the receding part at the front. Just make sure, at all costs, to avoid the comb-over effect. Go Easy on Product Avoid using too much product as well as any amount of styling product that causes the hair to separate and expose scalp. Use just a small amount of cream on dry hair.