Medically reviewed by Kristin Hall, FNP
Written by Our Editorial Team
Last updated 2/10/2021
Do you have a fine, wispy hair texture that’s hard to style? You’d be surprised how many guys wear the buzz cut simply because they don’t know how to manage fine hair.
The reason that so many people have a hard time controlling this type of hair texture isn’t because fine hair is difficult to manage, it’s because they don’t know how to work with it.
The truth is that too many people take the "one size fits all" approach with haircare, but what works for medium and coarse hair won’t always work for fine hair – and vice versa.
If you’re getting tired of wearing the same buzzed hairstyle then today’s your lucky day, because we’re going to cover some fresh, new styles that look great with your fine hair.
Know what’s great about being in early adulthood in the late 2010s? Vintage style is more popular than ever. If you’re a fan of the styles from your parents’ and grandparents’ days, now’s the perfect time to test out some of those old school looks – like slicked back hair.
Slicked back hair works really well for guys with fine hair because it’s less likely to come out of place to form curls and waves like it would with more coarse hair.
Another benefit of wearing your hair slicked back is that it's acceptable for virtually every occasion. It’s formal enough to work in any professional setting, but also looks great when you’re opting for a casual look as well.
With that said, this hairstyle might not be the best choice if your hair is currently thinning. Instead of covering up your thin hair, you could actually be drawing more attention to any bald or thinning patches you already have.
The undercut has been one of the most popular hairstyles around for the past four or so years. And in most instances, the undercut is suitable for business and casual lifestyles.
The only real time that the undercut may cause commotion in the professional world is when you have a dramatic difference in length between the hair on the top of your head and the hair on your back and sides.
But when kept to a shorter length, the undercut becomes an incredibly versatile style. Another thing that makes the undercut a great haircut is that it works for virtually everyone.
Whether you have a thick head of hair or you’re beginning to notice signs of thinning on your hairline and crown, the undercut can still be a stylish choice that can conceal balding.
If you’re happy with the classic, conservative look then a side part is also a good option for fine hair.
Similar to the slicked back hairstyle, side parts are usually quite successful at staying in place for people with fine hair. All you need is to apply a product like wax, hair gel, or pomade and keep it dry throughout the day.
Overall, the side part is a solid hairstyle to have. Because you’re combing the hair from one side of your head to another, you’re able to effectively hide any thinning or bald spots that you may have.
The only real limitation of this hairstyle is its conservativeness. Still, regardless of your personal style, if you wear the side part confidently then it’ll probably work for you regardless of whether you’re an attorney or a professional surfer.
If you like the look and feel of a short haircut but the buzz cut isn’t doing it for you, the crew cut might be just what you need. In terms of stylishness, think of it somewhere in between the undercut and the buzz.
It gives you the short sides and back of both hairstyles, but unlike the buzz cut, a crew cut leaves you with enough hair on top to work with so that you can style it in a way that you like.
And since it’s currently in style, you don’t have to worry about being constantly mistaken for a soldier or police officer.
The good thing about the faux hawk is that it never really went out of style. Since the mid-2000s, it’s been one of the go-to hairstyles in the men’s toolbox.
And with fine hair, you should have no problem sculpting and keeping your wannabe mohawk in place throughout the day.
Those are the five go-to hairstyles for men with fine hair. If you’re looking to try something different than that same ol’ hairstyle that you’ve been wearing for years, step out of your comfort zone and give one of these trendy hairdos a try.