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Offline Slim Sly

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Can skinny guys look good bald?
« on: November 17, 2016, 12:28:20 AM »
I'm 19 and last year I noticed my hairline moved back pretty far from what it was (I guess college stress really made its mark). When I first found out, I shaved it with no guard on clippers asap and got mixed results from friends, family, and coworkers. My head shape is okay without hair and I feel my jaw and chin aren't a problem. Since then, I've grown my hair out and can hide it perfectly fine, but I feel like my hair keeps thinning.
I'm 6'2" and 160 pounds, fairly in shape back and legs from running and biking, but I can't gain muscle on my arms to save my life (even from lifting and supplements). I can tan pretty well, but growing a beard is out of the question.

I really want to put the razor to my head and get a smooth bald feel instead of using clippers, but I'm worried I'll look like a cancer patient afterwards.
Can tall, skinny guys be bald and look good?

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 02:07:47 AM »
I'm short, skinny and bald - I like to think I can pull it off.

If you can tan that certainly works in your favour. Only one way to find out.

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 05:41:55 AM »
sure absolutely just do it.

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 06:35:54 AM »
I don't think your body type matters about if you look good with a shaved head or not.  I think you should go for it. 
« Last Edit: November 17, 2016, 08:31:30 AM by dshupe »

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 06:47:35 AM »
Im thinking of when adam levine shaved bald for a little while for a cause... looked fine but i think the masses like his awesome hair better, haha.

Of course a skinny guy can look good bald. A well dressed bald guy of any size looks great.

Keep in mind, people of all races and all demographics CHOOSE bald for various reasons. Many men ranging from high school to olympics choose it for sports. Some choose it for a medical cause. Some choose it for style. Some for convenience. Some to be different. Some to rebel against the normal stereotypes made by egotistical and self righteously conceited people. (Welcome to modern society)

Do it for you. Do it because its what you want, and the alternative (thinning etc) is not worth it to you. Do it for manhood.... (insert power inspiring meme here)

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 06:52:14 AM »
When you buzzed your head you may have gotten mixed reactions because no one had ever seen you without hair.  Removing your hair is a drastic change in appearance, so naturally people will be surprised and not know what to think.  The funny thing about it is this:  Say you go for it and shave your head.  You may, again, get mixed reactions.  After a while, people get used to seeing you bald and it becomes normal.  They don't really even notice the smooth dome. 

The most important thing is for you to be happy.  What others think should not change your attitude or opinion of yourself.  If you ask the guys on this site, you will find that all of us found that once we became committed to being bald we found a new sense of confidence.  For me, when I first shaved my head I made the decision to do something that would make me happy.  Just for me.  I know when you're young you tend to care about how others see you, but, take from a "mature" man, it is far more important to care about how you see you.  People respond positively to confidence.  Shave your head, go out into the public with your head held high and you'll be surprised at how well they respond and how good it feels.

Give the 30 day rule a try.  I think you'll be surprised at how good a freshly shave head feels.  I love it and can't imagine ever having hair again.

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2016, 07:45:05 AM »
You certainly can pull it off.  You'll look great.

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2016, 11:03:50 PM »
I went BBC when I was overweight and it was O.K.

Now that I am at a very healthy weight I have gone BBC again and am getting LOTS of complements (which really surprises me). 

So YES - your gleaming dome will look GREAT regardless of your weight

AND - I think that a clean shaven dome looks best with a clean shaven face, so don't stress out about having to grow a beard.  (why do you want to take care of a beard anyway?)

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 03:03:02 AM »
Get the razor with no guard and redo your head. I also had mixed results from family/friends during this scenario. 3 months later..all I get is positive feedback.

Go for it and Own it. Nothing is worse than long hair that's balding.

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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2016, 05:52:30 AM »
If you want to do it, do it...Male Pattern Baldness doesn't discrminate....160 pound guys and 260 pound guys can thin and go bald just the same...
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Re: Can skinny guys look good bald?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2017, 09:25:39 PM »
Hi Slim Sly,

I was in a similar situation at your age.  At around 19 or 20 and at 6'3" and about 180ish my hair started rapidly falling out due to genetics and (I'm guessing) college/life stress.  I hid it under hats for a few years, so you're already ahead of the game since you buzzed with no guard at 19!  Also, sorry to disappoint, but the hair loss process won't slow down; if anything, it's going to speed up! I would say I was "skinnyfat" in my college days (little defined muscle to speak of and probably 15-18% bodyfat). 

I wouldn't worry about looking sickly with a shaven head.  If you've clippered your hair with no guard then that's very close to what you'll look like shaven, but a razored head feels so much better!

I don't know what your body type is, but if you're a "hard gainer" and you want bigger arms/upper body, then my advice is to cut down your running and biking to maybe once or twice a week (or stop altogether for a few months) and focus that time into lifting heavy weights at low reps.  I know you've tried 'lifting and supplements', but those two things alone will do absolutely nothing for you without a caloric surplus.  If you're naturally skinny you're going to have to start eating a lot more calories!  I'm definitely no expert, but PM me if you have any questions about diet/lifting/cardio, etc.

And shave that dome!  !i#t
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