I'm currently 29 years old, but my hair started receding in my late teens, but still had a full head of hair , and still very thick (which I was noticed by having very thick hair up to that point) until it became noticeable when I was 22, and my girlfriend at the time noticed a small bald spot on my head. It was since then my hair quickly thinned out on top. At that point I use to have an undercut hairstyle, but having that with hair thinning on top started making it look ridiculous. The time for the dramatic change happened when my mum said to me one day just to shave it all off. Having longer hair on top with it thinning out just made it even more noticeable.
At the time I was studying and still had longish hair on top, and my classmates have never seen me with really short hair. One night I took my mum's advice. I used my electric hair clippers (which I originally used to shave my own undercut), attached a #2 blade and went to work.
The next day I went to school wearing a hat, but by the time I took it off my classmates were a little shocked and asking me why I did it? I explained that I am going bald, and now is a good time to embrace it and not to hide it.
Over time my hair loss became increasingly noticeable and there was certainly no going back to having longer hair again. And I'm not one for spending lots of money on hairloss treatments. It's part of nature, and many many other males are in the same situation as me. So why hide it?
Some time after I took the plunge and shaved my hair with no guard, applied shaving cream and shaved my head completely smooth. I've done that regularly for a few years now, but sometimes I'll let it go for a few weeks, and then I'll either shave with just clippers, and other times I would go with the sly look. I especially go with the sly look in the summer time. It feels so liberating!!!
My new girlfriend hasn't yet seen me with the sly look yet, so one day she'll notice. But luckily she's not the type to judge by appearance, but by their personality. So I have no fear of her getting upset about me having no hair, hair doesn't make who you are as a person.
So people, embrace baldness, there's nothing to feel ashamed or embarrassed about. It's a part of nature