What Makes Men Look Older? Thinning Hair vs Grey Hair

An expanding waist line, wrinkles, thinning hair, grey hair and hair growing out of places it shouldn’t! Getting older throws us curve-balls from all directions. Thankfully, the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are now, more than ever before, tailored to men, gives us a realm of anti-ageing solutions to help keep our true age and our perceived age as far apart as possible. 

We are going to talk about thinning hair, receding hair lines and grey hair and just how much of an ageing effect they have.

What Makes Men Look Older? Thinning Hair vs Grey Hair

Thinning vs Receding vs Grey

Your hair is one of the first things people will notice, forming part of their first impression of you. A great hair style and a thick, full head of hair can trigger subconscious perceptions of confidence, health and success.

Receding, thinning or grey hair can affect anyone and those affected typically become aware of it from around 30 years of age onwards. In fact, over 50% of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 40 and over 70% of people aged 45-65 will experience at least some grey hair.

The impact on perceived age for those with thinning vs grey vs receding hair will vary from person to person and is influenced by other factors such as virility, skin condition and muscle tone for example. Grey hair can give a distinguished look, but it can also add years to your appearance. Grey hair is, however, the easiest to solve and turn back the clock on perceived age. Tackling thinning or receding hair can be addressed temporarily or permanently.


If you’re not embracing the “silver fox” look, then dying your hair is a simple solution. When your hair is thinning, in the early stages, dying your hair a colour that compliments your scalp skin tone, or growing your hair longer, may help to camouflage the signs of diminishing hair….to an extent. Once bald spots start to show, keeping longer hair in place becomes a challenge and no amount of hair dying will assist.

For a receding hair line or bald spots, there are temporary solutions such as wearing a hat or shaving your head. For a permanent solution, there’s Gro microsurgery hair transplant and hair line redesign. By transplanting hair follicles from the back or sides of your head (areas resistant to balding) to the areas that are subject to thinning or balding, you can effectively regrow your own hair. 

To see Gro microsurgery hair transplant before and after photos, and for a guide on pricing, simply click here. These patients achieved life changing results in a single day.

Next Steps

Gro are the hair restoration specialists with all procedures are performed by a highly-skilled Certified Doctor. You can contact a hair restoration specialist in any of our clinics for hair transplant surgeon in Auckland.

To book an appointment for your hair loss diagnosis, simply click on one of the buttons below to book a consultation online now or ask a question. Alternatively, you can call Gro New Zealand on (09) 887 4474.

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