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September 26, 2012 3:35 AM
So I have been aware of my hair getting pretty thin for a few years. I'm 30 now and it's receding a lot on my forehead and starting to thin at my crown. Here are a couple of photos (literally just took these):

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5757769/Hair1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5757769/Hair2.jpg

For a while now I've struggled to do anything with my hair that doesn't look either thinning or like I'm trying too hard to hide it. I've had a look on some forums and they suggest that a buzz cut or even shaved head might be worth a try but obviously it's a bit of a big step!
It can look pretty great, thinking of Jason Statham, but let's be realistic here. Do you think it would suit me? Are there any ways to get an idea of the shape of your head other than just going for it?
  8897974
September 26, 2012 4:14 AM
I know how you feel. Mine started growing inwards when i was in my mid 20's. I shaved my head and never looked back. I would probably keep it shaved now even if i could grow it. So I say go for it. Shave it off. You say your pretty broad so i reckon it will suit you and if you don't like it just grow it back. :)


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Edited by HunterKiller_wechange On September 26, 2012 4:17 AM
September 26, 2012 4:25 AM
Yes, I use a #1 on my trimmer and its much better than thinning hair partially covering my head. Looks alpha too ;) lol
September 26, 2012 5:18 AM
Absolutely. Shave it off now! Nothing looks worse than trying to hide it.

As for Jason Statham...... *wanders off for a cold shower*
September 26, 2012 5:20 AM
I don't know about shaving it off but a buzz cut will do wMy husband has thinning hair and he buzz cut it and it looks so much better.
  27643789
September 26, 2012 5:21 AM
I wouldn;t shave it

Go to a good barbers, get them to cut it for you. Yuo'll be blad long enough
  8078609
September 26, 2012 5:22 AM
I think it would suit you. You can do buzz cut to get comfortable with it, then shave it if you want. Go for it!
  10754916
September 26, 2012 5:22 AM
buzz it = )
Edited by trixieflow On September 26, 2012 5:24 AM
September 26, 2012 5:23 AM
YOu look pretty good in your profile pic, i must say!! wink

But, seriously, when my husband started balding on top (much more than you are) in his 20s, he just started shaving it all off. He's been doing it ever since. Bald can be pretty sexy!! Try it. If you don't like it, you can always grow it back out like it is.
  15606271
September 26, 2012 5:23 AM
my hubby shaves his and it looks great I think it will look great on you too. Might take a few days to get used to looking at yourself ehehe but I think once you do it you will love it and you wont feel self conscious about the thinning areas :P my dad is 70 and still does the combover... PLEASE do not do the combover lol!
  22635426
September 26, 2012 5:24 AM
go for it! buzz first and if you like the shape of skull you see, go for the shave!

i don't want to creep you out, but you are obviously an attractive guy - the hair thing will be nominal. what i mean is that you have other things going for you besides you hair! and besides that exotic bird on your shoulder!

i have several male friends that keep their hair buzzed very short and close to the scalp for the same reason. some of them have done this since their mid 20s and some have started to in their 40s.

just remember to protect your scalp from the sun, etc.!!
Edited by L00py_T0ucan On September 26, 2012 5:25 AM
September 26, 2012 5:26 AM
It's all going to come down to personal preference, I'd say don't shave it but I don't think many guys actually carry off the completely bald head that well ohwell
  12819719
September 26, 2012 5:29 AM
My husband did. It was a great idea. Do it!
  7883176
September 26, 2012 5:29 AM
If you are looking for a female perspective... I am going to suggest you shave it or buzz it. Seriously. A man with thinning hair, who accepts it, is always more appealing then the guy who is trying to hang on for dear life to the little bit of hair he has left.

For me, the buzzed or bald head is way more attractive then the hanging on.

Hope that helps. :)
Michelle
  5241141
September 26, 2012 5:29 AM
My father started buzzing his about 10 years ago, and he used it as a change to update his look. He got new, younger looking glasses, bought himself a leather jacket and looked awesome!

I think buzzed hair looks great on men.
September 26, 2012 5:41 AM
I so agree with the other ladies here. Shave or buzz it. That can be very very appealing. I know a couple of my male friends who refuse to let it go. One has just strands left. He literally looks like a baby doll with some of the hair missing. How is that better than a bald head? And the other is doing the comb up to the front of the head. Quite sad
September 26, 2012 5:44 AM
Thanks so much everyone, really nice comments. I think I'll go to the hairdressers next week, speak to him about it and go for the buzz. Bit nerve-wracking but like you say, I can always grow it back if I hate it.

@tbskip and the_waffler... blushing blushing blushing
  8897974
September 26, 2012 5:46 AM
Hair does grow pretty quick, about 1/2" a month, give or take. You dont necessarily have to go all one length if you dont want? High and tight style...there are options. That being said I think you can carry a shaved head off well...lookit those dimples!!!smile
  6400646
September 26, 2012 6:14 AM
No... let it grow out.
Bald heads are for losers.
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But in all seriousness, IF you decide to take it off, crop it short first and leave it cropped for a few weeks. Let your scalp get tanned a bit before shaving it all off.
If you just decide to take it all off at the same time, you will have something we used to call "Grape Head". It is when your head is pasty white and the rest of your face and stuff is tan.
  13721099
September 26, 2012 6:18 AM
bald men... tend to do something for me... i like a guy with a nice buzzed head ... jason statham style
September 26, 2012 8:03 AM
best idea ever! You will be so glad you did :)
  9730917
September 26, 2012 8:15 AM
Do it, dude. I did about 3yrs ago, and will never go back. Not only does it deal with the proceeding forehead, but it saves a ton of time and effort on maintaining your hair.

Just be sure to take up wearing hats and sunscreen, at least for a while until your scalp gets used to the exposure. My grandfather had skin cancer on his scalp, and by all accounts it was not a fun experience.
September 26, 2012 8:20 AM
No don't do it. I hate when I see men who shave their heads because of balding/receding hair lines. Just own it!!
September 26, 2012 8:43 AM
Yes.
September 26, 2012 8:46 AM
Dude...it's not even that bad!!! Leave it the way it is until it's totally noticeable. Then cut/shave.

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