It can be pretty harrowing for any man to realise their hairline and hair coverage isn’t quite what it used to be, especially if you’re in your late teens or twenties. We’re here to tell you why it simply doesn’t matter.
Sure, we get it. If your hair is thinning/going bald early when everyone else around you is sporting thick locks, it can be daunting at best. The thing is, it really doesn’t matter – nobody else cares about your receding hairline and you shouldn’t either. Believe it or not, there are many positives to your hair bailing on you early; here are a few of them:
You’re going through – in the prime of your life – what most blokes are going to go through while they’re in their 40s and 50s. So while you’ve come to terms with your baldness years ago, learnt to use it to your advantage and are balling around like Jason Statham – a lot of men around you will be washing theirs down with a steaming hot mug of mid-life crisis.
Sure, the first time you shave your head (and you really should, as that little tuft on the top of your scalp isn’t fooling anyone) will be a bit of a shock BUT, the first time you have a shower and get ready, it’ll all be worth it. The realisation that you’ll never again experience a ‘bad hair day’ will be one of your most defining moments as a man.
Just grow it out of the other end of your head instead. We’re not saying you should grow a giant beard, but a little facial hair will help to add some balance. Try experimenting with different styles until you find what works for you. Even a bit of well-kept stubble can help to shift the focus on your face and boost your confidence.
Invest in a quality set of clippers and buzz your hair once a week. You’ll soon get the hang of it and you’ll get to a point where you can do the back and sides yourself. Pay £40 for the clippers and when you’re two haircuts in, you’re already in profit. Compare that to the £30-40 you were paying for a haircut every few weeks and you’re laughing.
Having the confidence to get rid of whatever hair was left and not feeling the need to cover it up is a great thing. It might not be easy at first, but if you just embrace it, you’ll end up feeling so much more self-assured. A shaved head commands respect and once you adjust to it, you’ll never look back.