I had a naturally broad forehead (due to mild brachycephaly) and recession's caused my forehead to look humongous. Also similar to you, I was at least blessed with thick to begin with, so I have plenty of time to treat and still give an illusion of thick hair.
Originally Posted by redy
I hate worry about how my hair looks - and if my hair was any more receded or thinner or something I would have buzzed it off already. Luckily I seem to be responding in a way that is either offsetting the shed with my hair getting better or my hair growing longer. Either way, my hair is the longest it's been in quite a while.
Originally Posted by BigThinker
I have shaved and buzzed my head on and off since I was 17 and had no signs of hairloss. I have a good shaped head, big neck and wide shoulders so it suited me well and it was somewhat stylish in the 90s when I was teen and early 20s. I didn't start losing my hair until about 30 and it just started receding way back. Now Im pushing 40 and I still shave it bald, or a 0 all around, up to a 3 on top but no longer. I feel that if you are balding at all you have to keep the hair short. I would keep shaving if you like the look man. People will get used to it and if you lose more hair it wont be a dramatic difference. Shaving your head makes you look younger, especially if you hit the gym hard and muscle up.
Originally Posted by yabyel
Once they get used to it , then it will be a non issue
A friend of mine is a Norwood 6. He shaves his head and is a lady's man. He meets women at Starbucks, at the supermarket, you name it. Women look at things very differently than men do. It took about 20 years of marriage to get that reality through my thick skull. Related to my ladies-man friend. He, as a shaved Norwood 6 could have five or six interested women texting him wanting to have dinner, see a movie etc., after a busy day of meeting women. I don't ever remember any woman being afraid of him thinking he looked odd with a shaved head. He doesn't have the perfect shaped head either.
Originally Posted by DAVE52
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DAVE52 is CORRECT..."Once they get used to it , then it will be a non issue"
I couldn't agree more.
I am in the same boat. I am losing my hair on the top of my head and now just have hair growing around my head. I am getting told by family and friends that I should just shave it all off and just go cold turkey on it. I am so hesitant and scared to let my hair go completely, im scared that it just wont grow back again.
Yeah, it is always puzzling: to shave or not to shave. Think your family just is not used to see you bald, give them some time. The best way for them to get over your new hairstyle was to make it gradually, cutting your hair shorter and shorter till the bald. But having it cut now, just do not pay attention to their comments, they will pass with time. One more tip, find out which of bald celebrities your wife or mother likes (I am sure they do) and give them the example. Ask them to adduce arguments, why do they consider him good-looking, and you convict/psychopath/criminal. Think it will make sense.
I did the exact same thing except I razor shaved. IMO it's perception. I have a huge family & a lot of friends [Who are really nice people] but following the shave they flat out told me how bad it was. A year later and they still thought I looked like a tough guy/criminal.
Originally Posted by yabyel
People I'd never met before were fine [Probably because they never knew what I looked like previously]. So their first impression of you is the bald you. The positive was that with a shaved head it's a hell of a lot easier to attract beautiful women than with thin hair. That being said IMO the unfortunate down side is that you fall into a stereotype & people have an impression of you before they've met you.
The biggest problem in that regard for me was that my personality just didn't fit the stereotype [Alpha Male/Tough Guy] & I never really felt comfortable around the majority of the new people I met.
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