Saturday, 28 January 2017

Choosing The Bald Life

At the tender age of 28, well 29 this coming May. I've been going though what would be a problem for the majority of men, Male Pattern Baldness! While I said that it is a problem for most men, I'm going to explain why I've decided to accept this and go bald.

Male Pattern Baldness affects 3 in 10 men around the age of 30, so while it's fairly uncommon within my age range, it's not something that I'm totally alone in facing. With my hair I'd noticed that it had gradually gotten worse over the last 4-5 years, specifically on my hairline and crown. It'd gotten to the point where I'd prepared Alice of this eventual outcome (something she wasn't overly thrilled about).

Looking back now it's hard to believe that I would be ditching any sort of hair style, as when I was younger I had the type of hair that went curly but just short of an Afro, meaning that I could style it pretty much anyway I wanted. I took full advantage of this by pulling off as many styles as I could, ranging from Rufio from Hook minus the red to actually dying my hair an arrange of different colours because I could without any repercussions. This is something that's changed quickly.

You see as soon as I hit my adult years, gone was the Rufio and coloured hair and in came the short mid fade or an outright buzz cut, I'd stopped caring for my hair, I never had a lot of time to do anything with it and I outright just couldn't be assed. Then when I was that 23 year old student in the last year of university, noticing that my hair had started to thin on top and that it was highly likely I was going to be the first of my friends to be rocking the bald look, it didn't phase me.

5 years down the line this point of view hasn't changed. I've had a look a potential hair regrowth products, thinking that I'd be interested in seeing what could be done with my hair. Or even thought about the possibility of having the now on trend hair transplant procedure, which if you wanted to look at you can read a post here that Ed at The Discerning Man did with GQ. To then really think that it's neither really me nor that I care about it that much to go such lengths.

So at the end of January, after seeing that it really had gotten to the point of no return, I took the plunge and it all came off. I have to say that I love the look of it, the feel and the fact that my hair is gripping to everything. It's one less thing to worry about and with a styled beard can be rocked both smartly and fashionably. Being bald at 28 isn't something that scares me, it's something that I'm proud to show off and I honestly don't see the point of trying to salvage as it's likely to happen to many other men in there older years.

1 comment

  1. Sometimes it's better to accept it than be like the people with the dreaded combover!