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Offline MoonageDaydream

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Time to buzz/shave?
« on: August 15, 2016, 09:36:15 PM »
Long time lurker here, I last posted a year or so ago...how bad is my balding? I am clearly going bald, but to what extent? Is it bad enough to where I ought to buzz it all off?

I know ultimately that's all up to me, I'm not worried about what the ladies think since I have a girlfriend, I just don't want to walk around looking ridiculous. Thanks, y'all!





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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 01:20:56 AM »
Some bald patches are showing.  Why not try a short buzz and seee how you like it.  Once comfortable you could then try a complete shave.
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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 04:07:40 AM »
Yes, the sooner you get it over with, the sooner you can stop worrying about it.

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 04:49:54 AM »
Its thin but you do have reasonable coverage, so its a matter of choice.  However, MPB will only get worse so if its bothering you now then save the worry and buzz it now when its an active choice.

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 04:57:56 AM »
MPB gets better over time. If you have enough of it, you eventually won't have to shave your head!  (joking).

If you hurry up and shave your head now, you can be BBC and enjoy a new look when you still have a choice.

Yea, you don't have to shave or buzz your head, but it's a really nice hairstyle. Personal opinion, the shorter the better.



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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 08:19:59 AM »
If I had your level of hair loss I would start of my buzzing it much shorter and then take it from there.  This would allow you to ease into it and slowly acclimate yourself to having shorter hair.  You can always buzz it all off later if and when you're ready to take the plunge. 

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 09:05:47 AM »
It sounds like you're ready for a change, go for it. Get a set of clippers and have your girlfriend buzz it, that will give her some ownership in your new look. Remember, it's only a big deal to you, nobody else really cares that much about your hairstyle.
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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 05:41:35 AM »
i would go with a short buzz.  personally i did that at your age without hair thinning - just liked it.

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 12:49:56 PM »
Yep, it is time!

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 03:49:47 PM »
Go for it. I hesitated too, and let me tell ya, there's nothing to worry about!

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 09:43:34 PM »
What guard should I use then? Seriously considering buzzing everything off soon

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 04:42:56 AM »
Well, I'll suggest that you forget the guard and just buzz with clippers as short as you can. You will look bald to all except when they are very up close.  The very short stubble has a nice feel.  And the bald head looks nice.

But that's not what I did five years ago.  I buzzed to a #2 for a few months, then a #1 for a shorter time, and on to 1/2 and no guard. It was not long after that when I went for shaving my head. I like the bald head best. 

In any case, if you think it's too short, after giving it a try, your hair grows back. About one clipper number per week.



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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 01:38:50 PM »
Well I finally managed to bite the bullet and buzz to a #4. I know most of y'all are fully shaved. Just wanted to get your take on this pic and see how much lower I should go. Thanks

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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2017, 01:52:05 PM »
It is totally up to you how quickly you go, but I suggest you step it down to a #3, then a #2, then  #1, then no guard.  Just maintain the #4 frequently (weekly) until you are ready for the next step.  Realize that a #3 will grow to a #4 length in under a week for most guys.  Some guys go quickly (step it down every week) and some stretch it out.  Consider adding some facial hair, it helps with the transition, and looks especially good with a sly dome.

I would go straight to a razor blade, but that is me.  In fact, I went to the blade before my baldness got to the place where yours is now.
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Re: Time to buzz/shave?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2017, 03:09:31 PM »
Well done. You are on your way.

At these shorter lengths, you notice the growth from one size to the next in about one week. So that's when I bought clippers and started doing my own clipper cuts.  My clippers had an incremental adjustment so I could do something like #3 2/3 then #3 1/3 then #3, etc.

Going that slowly it's really hard to notice the change from week to week. Just suddenly someone will notice that you're moving to the short side, but it's no big event.  When you get down to the no guard stage you're ready to break out the razors and even that change is almost unnoticeable, too, but by then everyone is ready for you to shave your head. 



 



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