You often here some woman talk about how they find bald headed men attractive. I think you’ll find they are referring to good looking hunks who choose to shave their heads, and not those of us that are suffering from male pattern baldness with tuffs and islands of hair surrounded by patches of hairless scalp. Being bald through choice is one thing, but naturally lacking hair is quite another. I think it’s reasonable to say that men’s hair loss is no joke, well, not for us chaps anyway!
But what’s the big deal here? I mean there’s no physical pain from men’s hair loss nor are there and scars or unsightly growths revealed (well, not in most cases). Perhaps as a male and someone who has progressively been losing his crop for quite a number of years now, I can tell you a few reasons why men’s hair loss is such a big deal to so many.
Firstly, having healthy tuffs at the back and sides with nothing but an egg head in the top middle, is not attractive period. Worse still is the front island. I’m talking about that stubborn handful of hair that refused to go with the rest of it. Sure, we can shave this down, but all you have then is an island shadow and constant stubble.
Also, losing my hair has revealed what seems like a meter of vacant forehead, and I’m talking long here. There’s so much room above my eyebrows that I could fit another face in there. It’s not very nice when your own kids give you the nickname ‘Slaphead’
It’s hard to believe how much hair I used to have. Looking back on the old school photographs reminded me of how I used to get told off by the teacher for chewing my hair in class. I was also being constantly told to get my fringe cut so I could see the chalk board. Blimey, where the heck has it all gone?
Oh well, I guess men’s hair loss is not so much of a problem for the likes of me. I mean, I’m not on the hunt anymore, and I have a family who loves me. Perhaps that’s just as well as my wife often says my craggy old head resembles a crushed crab. But on a serious note, men’s hair loss is a problem for many, and some poor souls find it very distressing. I particularly feel for the young lads that start to get patchy in their early twenties. Now that is a cruel blow by mother nature.
The good news is, although there is still no miracle cure for men’s hair loss, there is a lot more preventative treatments around today, and there are also some great products that can slow the balding process down. In addition, there are a few hair restore lotions and potions that work for some people, but definitely not all.
MY advice to any balding fellow is this: Your hair is not going to fall out overnight so don’t get into a panic and go buying everything you see on the pharmaceutical shelves. Most of it will only cause you more stress and upset if it fails to work, not to mention what impact it will have on your pocket book. Take your time, read up on the causes of hair loss and identify your type. Once you have a foundation of knowledge, try a couple of products, but be prepared to accept what might be the inevitable should these hair loss treatments fail you.
Acceptance is really the key here when it comes to men’s hair loss. I have a friend who has been obsessing about his receding hairline for years now, and it does absolutely nothing to help his hair grow back. It’s all he ever talks about. As far as I’m concerned, keeping hair tightly cropped to the scalp has always been the best treatments for baldness.
It’s like my old grandmother used to say; you die if you worry, and you die if you don’t. So why worry?