Fighting hair loss isn’t just a man’s problem. In fact, according to the American Hair Loss Association, women make up 40% of hair loss sufferers. The reasons can vary from hormonal imbalances, alopecia, disease, medications, stress, and more. Luckily, the texture of curly hair has the advantage to make it easier to disguise. These 8 hairstyles are a great example of options to try when you experience overall thinning or bald patches.


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Cutting bangs can make a drastic change to your hairstyle while covering up some of your problem areas. If you are experiencing a receding hairline, bangs cut near the eyebrows hide the recession. Side-swept bangs are another option if hair loss is more prominent on only one side.

Short & Mid-length Haircuts with Layers

One of the easiest ways to bulk up hair that is thinning overall is to cut the hair shorter. Having curly hair that is all one length will weigh it down and cause it to look flat. Especially near the scalp where you typically want volume. Ask your hairdresser to add layers that also frame the face and hide troubled areas along the hairline.

Deep Side Part

Changing the part in your hairstyle is an old trick that can hide a hair loss situation. If you have a widening center part or large bald patch on a specific side, try a deep side part.  It will instantly cover and create major volume that will fool anyone into thinking you have thicker hair

Low Ponytail

Bald spots near the nape of the neck can make it difficult to wear any high ponytails or updos. A low ponytail will instantly cover the spot and secure the style in place. Additionally, a loose side braid is beautiful and provides the same security.


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Headbands & Scarves

When all else fails, adding hair accessories are a simple addition to mask thinning areas. If you have a receding hairline, a wide cloth headband can completely cover and secure the area. If you experience long-term hair loss, a scarf or turban is a stylish accessory that can cover the entire scalp.

Zig-zag part

If you are dead-set on a center part, a simple solution is to create a zig-zag part. A zig-zag part adds texture and volume to the hair so that it doesn’t fall flat.

Buns & High Ponytails

Another way to hide bald patches near the crown is to throw the hair up into a ponytail or bun. With curly hair, a ponytail can cover the majority of a bald patch but if the patch is much larger using bobby pins to loosely pin a bun around the perimeter is another solution.


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Messy Updo

If years of wearing clip-ins have caused traction alopecia along the crown a messy updo can disguise that area. The beauty of curly hair is that it naturally looks thicker so pinning curls loosely into an updo can cover the affected area while still looking glamorous.

Nobody really wants to experience hair loss but on a positive note it gives you the opportunity to try out a shorter style, bangs or layers that you may not have before. It’s always possible that you might actually like your hair better.

What are some of your favorite hairstyles to hide hair loss? Share with us down below in the comments?

Rochelle Masella

Rochelle Masella

Rochelle Masella, known to YouTube and social media as DiscoCurls, originally started her channel after noticing a lack of content for fine, naturally curly hair. The goal of her channel is to create a welcoming environment for ALL to get tips, tricks, tutorials, reviews and have discussions on all aspects of beauty & lifestyle.

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