What to Do About Curly Hair and a Receding Hairline?

I love learning everything I can about hair. I want to be the person people come to with their hair questions. I want to answer every question presented to me.

Of course, no one can know everything there is to know. Still, that doesn’t stop me from learning as much as I can.

One thing I’ve been coming across is the strange connection between curly hair and thinning hair or a receding hairline. I’m going to try to address this connection from various angles.

Do People With Curly Hair Deal With Less Hair Loss?

Some people think people with curly hair don’t lose much hair.

It sounds kind of wonderful, especially if you happen to have curly hair because it means you may not need to worry about hair loss as much as others. The problem is that this isn’t true. It’s what most of us know as “fake news.”

The truth is that curly-haired people deal with a lot of breakages. Our hair is quite thirsty, and a lot of us forget to moisturize it. If our hair gets too dry, then it could lead to breakage, but that’s the same for any other hair texture; it just takes a little longer for others.

Does Curly Hair Hide Receding Hairline Better Than Straight?

This is another question I came across. People wanted to know if curly hair could hide a receding hairline better than others.

If it does, a lot of straight-haired people will go to their hair specialists to get a perm. The good thing is that you don’t have to do this because curly hair won’t hide your receding hairline better than straight hair.

What matters is choosing the right hairstyle with the help of a hair specialist. Curly hair gives you various styles to play with. A person with straight hair won’t be able to use all the styles available to those with curly hair.

If your hairstylist isn’t making any reasonable progress towards finding a hairstyle that hides your receding hairline, it’s okay to find someone else.

While your hairstyle can’t give you your hair back, it can make a big difference so that you feel comfortable with your hair again.

I read a lot of horror stories about people who kept an unflattering hairstyle too long, so don’t be one of these people.

Is Curly Hair a Sign of a Receding Hairline or Baldness?

A lot of people don’t know this, but some folks who are experiencing hair loss might see curly hairspring up here and there.

This happens in rare occurrences, and it’s something folks with straight hair or slightly wavy hair might notice.

The curly hair will pop up near the ears or the back of your neck. They will be relatively small, so your entire head will not get curly or anything.

The little curls are so small that most people don’t notice this early sign of hair loss. Still, I had to mention this possibility.

Are There Any Tips for Curly Hair Loss?

There’s a big online discussion involving curly-haired folks who are experiencing hair loss or a receding hairline. I never paid much attention to this, but it’s true. Most of the online tips you’ll find don’t focus on folks with curly hair.

I just mentioned that there’s no difference between curly-haired people and straight-haired people when it comes to the subject of hair loss. Both groups lose their hair at the same rate, yet most people just talk about straight hair.

Well, I’m going to talk more about this type of hair loss, and I’m going to give you a few hairstyle tips tailored specifically for people with curly hair.

If you’ve lost too much hair already, then there’s no need to hide it anymore. At this point, it might be time to consider cutting it all off though that isn’t your only option. The following are some tips you should keep in mind:

Will a Good Hair Care Specialist Make a Difference?

A barber or a hairstylist can make a difference with your hair. These folks know techniques that could give the illusion of hair if you give them a chance.

It could be as simple as parting your hair in a certain way or just using a blow dryer to create an effect that helps puff your curls out a little more. Puffing your curls a bit helps you cover more space than you would normally.

Since you’ve got curls, be sure to ask the stylist directly if he or she knows how to work with your type of curls. Don’t be afraid to find out what kind of experience they have.

Once you choose someone, the job isn’t done. Continue to evaluate your stylist’s work. If the person is not good enough, move on until you find someone better. This may take some time, but it’s worth the effort.

Should I Focus on Hiding the Bald Spots or Highlighting my Face?

Hiding your bald spots is important, but don’t let this become a priority. This is especially true for folks with curly hair. If you focus on hiding your bald spots too much, then your curly hair will start looking funny.

Tell your barber or hairstylist to focus on hiding your bald spots or receding hairline with a complementary style. Then, you don’t have to worry about messing up. Most hair specialists will let you do what you want since the customer is always right. When you talk to your stylist, be sure to tell the professional the ultimate goal is to highlight your face.

This is necessary so that they employ techniques that take your facial structure into account. If you look wonderful, your receding hairline will not matter much.

Are There Specific Hair Styles That Work for Curly-Haired People?

Yes, there are several hairstyle options to consider.

Still, I cannot stress this enough. Focus on choosing a hairstyle that’s going to make you look good. Your facial structure has to be taken into account.

Anyway, the following are some styles you could use with a receding hairline, especially for those with curly hair:

  • Bangs work great for curly folks.
  • Layers helps reduce the weigh down effect and helps cover more.
  • High buns or ponytails help push curls near the front.
  • Utilizing scarfs or other headgear is great for anyone, including curly people.

These are just some options available to you; there are more, like a messy updo. Most of these hairstyle solutions make your curly hair look thicker than it is. That’s one of the superpowers of curly hair.

Hopefully, the information I found is enough to help you navigate the special link between curly hair and a receding hairline.

You can separate theories that aren’t true from information that is. If you happen to be dealing with a receding hairline, you have the tools you’ll need to regain your confidence while accepting your new truth.

Joy-Lee Founder and writer of wevaluebeauty.com

Joy-Lee

Hi, my name is Joy-Lee and I'm the owner of wevaluebeauty.com. As you might've noticed, I'm a true beauty lover, and made it my passion, my work and my hobby. I love sharing my thoughts and feelings on a variety of beauty aspects and want to thank you for reading!