Yes, it’s true. You can practically see your reflection if you stare at the top of my head. It’s a barren wasteland coated in a thin layer of oil, a result of natural secretions that continue despite the fact I no longer have any hair there. No combover for me, though, just the lowest setting on your conventional barbershop clippers.
You see, I spent years trying to pretend I wasn’t going bald. I did everything I could to put off the harsh reality that I was losing my hair. I even tried treatments like propecia – boy, that was a huge mistake – and herbal supplements. I pretty much did everything short of getting hair transplant surgery, which I still maintain I would never do, but who knows, maybe I would if the procedure actually didn’t cost a year’s salary and if it didn’t involve a rather brutal and bloody operating room scene.
Anyway, where was I? Oh, right, I spent years covering it up. Well, that can only go on for so long. At some point, you will have nowhere to turn. Your bald head will have triumphed and there won’t be anything you can do to hide it. Everyone knows a guy with a combover is bald and in these days of intense media criticism, we often know when a celebrity is going bald at the slightest indication of a receding hairline (just look at Lebron James).
So what did I do if I didn’t stop my hair loss and I couldn’t hide it any longer? The answer can be found in the video below:
It wasn’t quite salvation, but shaving my head has lifted me to another plane of existence. If that sounds dramatic, then I know for a fact you aren’t a balding guy who has decided to give up your hair and embrace baldness. If you were, then you would know exactly what I am talking about. As a side note, any bald guys who do know what I’m talking about, feel free to chime in down in the comments – strength in numbers is a real thing and if we are serious about changing perceptions, it has to start with a united effort.
This is the first post of many on this site, and while it will be mostly about me, I hope I can share a few things that everyone will find useful, whether they are bald or not. In the end, what I have discovered is that confidence is what matters. It’s not appearance. Maybe it is for women, but that’s not my affair. I’m here to talk to guys about how we can live more fulfilling lives. I hope you’ll stick around for the rest.