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Your Guide to Men's Thinning Hair

We all want a luscious, full head of hair – but for men, thinning hair can get in the way. Though thinning hair is a natural consequence of aging, it can be a more prominent concern for some men early on. A range of factors influence men’s thinning hair, but there are a variety of ways to support stronger strands for a fuller mane and consistent hair growth. Whether you’re hoping to prevent hair loss or want to revive your locks with youthful glory, we’ve assembled this article to help. Ahead, learn how to support men’s thinning hair with high performance products from the new Kérastase Genesis Homme collection and beyond.

What causes thinning hair in men?

The vast majority of men will experience thinning hair at some stage throughout life, and factors like stress, illness, and lifestyle habits can all play a role. At the top of that list are hormonal changes that come with age – so, when do guys start to lose hair? There is no fixed timeline for when thinning hair in males starts, it’s influenced by genetics and could start as early as your teens or as late as your sixties. A more accurate indicator of when your hair may begin to thin out is investigating the age at which older male relatives noticed this change.

Signs of men’s thinning hair

Understanding what causes thinning hair in men is important, but knowing the signs to look out for means you can begin addressing the issue early. In terms of how to know if your hair is thinning, males should pay attention to whether changes in hair density seem to be occurring randomly, or in a receding pattern. Random hair thinning is likely due to external factors rather than the natural aging process, which usually involves hair thinning on top of the head or the front hairline first.

Care routine to support men’s hair thinning

Thinning hair in males can be supported by healthy lifestyle habits and reducing stress, while particular hairstyles can create the illusion of thickness. When it comes to preventing hair loss and increasing hair density, implementing a hair care routine using high performance anti-hair loss products enriched with strengthening ingredients can make a major difference.
1. Use men’s shampoo designed to support thickness and strength.
2. Implement serums that focus on scalp care.
3. Style your hair with products that give the illusion of density.

Let’s examine how to incorporate these steps into your hair care routine.

Shampoo for
Strength and Density

An effective hair care routine starts with selecting a shampoo that can address your hair’s needs. The Kérastase collection of men’s hair products includes a selection of shampoos designed to support men’s thinning hair.
For weakened hair that’s prone to thinning, Bain De Masse Epaississant is a thickness boosting shampoo formulated with creatine to help rebuild and strengthen hair from within.
Designed to improve overall hair quality, the Densifique Bodifying Shampoo for Men is infused with texturising polymer for an instant densifying appearance and biotin for thicker, shinier locks.


A healthy scalp encourages healthy hair, so taking time to nurture your scalp with targeted serums is an important step. Applying serums by massaging them into the scalp has the additional benefit of promoting hair growth by stimulating blood flow – so try the following serums for a fuller mane:
Enriched with aminexil to promote follicle retention, the Genesis Serum Anti-Chute Fortifiant is a daily fortifying serum that aims to re-anchor the hair fibre to the root and protect the scalp’s moisture barrier.
The Densifique Bodifying Scalp Treatment for Men can support thin hair in males by awakening dormant follicles to support thicker looking hair.

Style for

In terms of what to avoid when you have thinning hair, certain styles can make your mane appear sparser than it actually is. So, learn which hairstyles can create the illusion of a thicker, fuller mane and create them with the help of a texturising styling product, like Cire d’Épaisseur Texturisante.
Hairstyles with textured, choppy layers can disguise hair thinning at the front for males.
If you have hair thinning on top of your head, keeping the sides shorter can create the illusion of thicker hair at the crown.
For those with longer hair, avoid pulling your locks into a tight bun or ponytail – instead, secure loosely and only wear the style for a few hours.

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