Alopecia causes hair loss in ways that may disrupt old hair styling habits. If you’re experiencing hair loss, it might be time to change up your hair styling routine. These hairstyles for bald, thinning hair are just what you need to feel sleek and stylish again.

Jada Pinkett-Smith showed us how it’s done, adorning herself and helping others see how to embrace themselves. Embracing bald patches, thinning hair, and lost edges is all about choosing the right style. Here are some ideas to check out.

Hairstyles for bald, thinning hair to save for later


The TWA, or the Teeny, Weeny Afro, is a classic hairstyle that many with thinning hair appreciate. Play around with shapes and styles according to your face shape. You can even play around colors to have some fun with the hairstyle.

Embrace the bald look

Going bald to embrace hair that is falling out is a great way to own your look and feel confident. While shaving your hair isn’t a need once you have Alopecia, it is a popular choice that brings out facial features immensely.


You can’t go wrong with a wig. This is a great option that allows you to continue to rock some of your favorite hairstyles. A wig is one of the most popular ways to conceal hair loss and should be used carefully so as to not aggravate further hair loss around the edges. There are 4 types of wigs to choose from: lace fronts, human hair, synthetic wigs and human hair machine wigs.

Crochet hairstyles for bald, thinning hair

Crochet hairstyles, or latch hook styles, are super popular because of the easy installation process. Choosing between cornrows and single braids, the crochet braid or loc is attached to the base.

Temporary color spray

Add a pop of color to your look with some temporary color. The sprays can be used to create a playful multicolor look or as a singular color for something bold. Another way to use color is by choosing your natural hair color to conceal hair loss. Whichever you go for, have fun with it.

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