Some guys are born with the thick, luscious hair we all dream of – but for many men, battling thin, brittle, or breaking hair is a constant challenge. If you find yourself in the latter camp, don’t despair: even if you were born with wispy-thin hair, there’s plenty you can do to thicken your strands. At 18|8 Chicago, our mission is to help you look better in every way, so here are our tips for getting thick, healthy hair as a man.

Quit the Comb

Many men like to comb their hair right when they get out of the shower, while it’s still wet – but this could be exacerbating any problems you have with thin hair. Hair is weak when it’s wet, so combing while your locks are still dripping can cause breakage and weaken your hair. Instead, let your hair air dry or blow dry your hair to prevent styling while wet.

Lay Down the Cigs

Science tells us that cigarettes are bad for you in pretty much every way, so consider this another stone on the pile. Cigarettes increases hormones that trigger hair loss and also restricts blood flow to the scalp, both of which will make thin hair problems worse.

Start Wearing a Hat

Too much sunlight can dry out hair, making it brittle and fragile, and if your scalp sunburns, that makes things even worse. Try sporting a hat if you’ll be in the scorching sun – your hair will thank you for it.

Get a Professional Cut

Your hairstyle plays a big role in how thick or thin your hair looks, so finding the right haircut is critical if you’re dealing with thin hair. At 18|8 Chicago, our barbers are experts in crafting hairstyles that amplify and support thinning hair. Want to see what that looks like? Book an appointment online today.

Contact Your Chicago Barbershop

We hope these tips help you add some power to thinning hair, and if you’re ready to let the professionals help, we’re here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our world-class men’s haircuts and schedule your haircut appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we’re looking forward to helping you look your absolute best no matter how thin your hair is!