When Should You Go Bald?

When I Decided to Shave it All Off

I remember when my hair first started thinning. It was around 2009 and I was 21 years old. I noticed it was starting to thin toward the front of my scalp. This continued to happen for the next five years. Honestly, it was a devastating experience because I always had extremely thick and curly hair. You know how some babies are born bald? Well I literally came into this world with a full head of hair.

It was bound to happen, so really there was no way of getting around it. Here’s why:

  1. I’m a man and we, as men, have to worry about male hereditary baldness.
  2. My dad is bald so it only makes sense that the “bald gene” was passed down to me.

What I was most concerned about was how I would look if things got to the point where I would have to shave it all off. Hair is a sign of youth, and the fact that I was thinning at such a young age bugged the hell out of me! However, I knew that in due time, I would have to shave it all off. With every day that passed I would gradually gain more and more confidence to finally go through with it.

How it Happened

It was the summer of 2014 and I did it! I finally worked up the nerve to shave it all off. It was a spontaneous decision, but it was the perfect season to be bald being that it was 90 degrees outside. I plugged in my clippers and shaved it as low as I could, and then even lower. The next day, I would use my triple blade razor to ensure that I had a nice, smooth shave.

Thank goodness I have a descent shaped head because after I finished, I was actually okay with it. I spent so many years stressing about my hair when I could have shaved it, and rocked the bald look with just as much confidence as I had before—if not more. Finally, I was liberated and not a slave to my hair!

Should You Shave It All Off?

Just because you’re thinning doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go completely bald. A lot of times, you can have you’re Barber cut your hair low enough where the thinning is barely noticeable. If wearing an extra low cut doesn’t quite do the trick, then it may be time to just shave it off.

The more obvious sign that you may need to shave is when you grow your hair out and patches of your scalp don’t keep up with the rest of your hair follicles.

I see guys all the time with obvious thinning and always wonder why they don’t just shave it. I stated earlier that hair is a sign of youth, BUT there is another angle to that. You may be adding age to yourself by holding on to your hair while thinning in noticeable areas of your scalp.

The Pros of Being Bald

  • Being bald brings out your handsome facial features.
  • You can have fun trying different shaves with your facial hair. The combination of being bald and facial hair is a very sexy look!
  • You can have fun wearing different types of hats. Hats may fit your head better.
  • Get more attention when you go out to the bar. More people are into the bald look than you may think. 😉

So see, being bald isn’t that bad after all. If it’s time for you to take the step, just remember that it’s not as bad as you may think. Don’t be a slave to your hair like I once was. It’s just hair, and you are a handsome guy with it or without it!


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