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Offline Nickd

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2016, 10:33:57 AM »
I sort of agree you have to dress for your head. I used to wear more white shirts and now I find that I need a splash of color with the white shirts. I have always looked good in black and probably even more so now. Red was a color I didn't wear well with hair, but seems to go well with a bald head.

I have also found now that I have the neat and tidy appearance of a bald head I can't be going outside looking like a soup sandwich. I have to take care that my shirts aren't wrinkly.  However it's been a good thing for me to have to pay closer attention to my appearance.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2016, 07:26:02 AM »
Seeing adverts offering solutions to men with thinning hair. And then quietly smiling, knowing that's never going to be an issue.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #77 on: November 12, 2016, 12:19:42 AM »
Cold water or a sunburn...... shaved through both though and god damn is it rough!

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2017, 10:52:24 PM »
Once your bald there's no more stress or worry about losing your hair.
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #79 on: January 16, 2017, 05:54:55 AM »
Pros:  No more internal dialogue about how my hair is thinning.  No $$$ for haircuts/appointments.  Looks very tough when you're just sitting expressionless.  The ladies seem to like it (for the most part). 

Cons:  As everyone else has said - the cold... 
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #80 on: April 05, 2017, 11:46:46 AM »
Biggest Pro.  I was always terrible with hair care products.  Really terrible.  I would use a tub of gel in about 2 days as a kid because I had to keep fiddling with it or putting too much on and it used to make me insane with fury.  Now, I dont have to worry about that.  At all.  Another pro is that I dont have to look in the mirror every day and wish that I had more hair.  :)

Cons.  I used to have shoulder length red hair and I loved it - but its gone and I cant have it back, so Ive decided to shave my head, which signifies taking control as far as Im concerned.  Another thing is, you only have one look - you cant wear your hair tied back or long, or brushed forward or brushed back.  But, thats what hats and beards are for.  :)

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #81 on: April 13, 2017, 12:31:29 AM »
Pros:
•1 You always look clean, put together and presentable
•2 No more waisting your time waiting and getting a haircut at the barber shop
•3 Confidence booster IMO

Cons:
•1 You'll spend some time in the bathroom getting a perfectly shaved head
•2 You'll need to shave every day or every other day if you want that BBS dome all the time
•3 You can get some irritation especially on the lower sides or back of the head areas

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2017, 01:11:47 AM »
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2017, 11:32:33 AM »
Pros:
•1 You always look clean, put together and presentable
•2 No more waisting your time waiting and getting a haircut at the barber shop
•3 Confidence booster IMO

Cons:
•1 You'll spend some time in the bathroom getting a perfectly shaved head
•2 You'll need to shave every day or every other day if you want that BBS dome all the time
•3 You can get some irritation especially on the lower sides or back of the head areas

another pro:  Hollywood approaches you to star in next action blockbuster.
another con:  SUNBURN if you're not careful early in the warm season. ugly!

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #84 on: May 23, 2017, 12:49:30 PM »
Pro: you're the first one to know when it starts to rain. I was standing in line waiting for the recycling center to open when it started to lightly sprinkle. When I said it's starting to rain, a gal behind me said I should have a hat on. I told her a little cool rain feels good on a bald head.
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #85 on: June 04, 2017, 12:43:06 PM »
A big advantage of being bald is that you no longer have hair to date your appearance. There's an unchanging certainty with a shaved bald.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #86 on: July 14, 2017, 08:10:33 AM »
Pros:

Looks good. 

Consistency. No bad hair days, or messed up anything.

Once you get the hang of it it's just as easy as any other hair style.

Cheap if you go DE (which I just did).

Easy to wear a variety of hats.  Especially in cold New England winters.  When I had hair it was a chore to fix it after throwing a beanie on.

Cool in the summer, and fits well under running hats and bike helmets. (really nice for adult athletes)

No need for a swim cap unless required.  (especially for swimmers and triathletes)

Can get ready the night before or skip a couple days of hair maintenance if needed or in a hurry.

Cons:

Exposed to the elements.  Sun, wind, cold, chlorine for swimmers.  On that cold note, come October in New England better get a hat on.

A bit of a learning curve on shaving.  Especially with DE.

Kind of locked into a hair style. 


To me personally I like the bald.  I was thinning ever so slightly but noticeable and not evenly.  Then shaved, like it, got scared grew it back, shaved again for a long time.  Grew it back to be Wolverine for Halloween.  Thinning had gotten progressively worse and I was having a lot of trouble getting it right.  Shaved again.  Think I'll just stay bald this time. 

For guys on the fence that were a little metro and trendy I was one of those guys.  I always was Mr. Perfect hair until a little after 30.  At 33 I shaved for the first time as it was just getting too hard to style.  I'm here to tell you that you can still be super metro about your bald.  Grow a well trimmed beard to match, get a nice DE razor (close and better shave for less money), some quality shave soap, nice brush, good aftershave.  You'll probably spend less on all that.  Quality shave and beard products have helped me come to terms with changing my style so dramatically.

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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #87 on: July 16, 2017, 10:24:41 AM »
No longer the stress and worry about losing your hair.


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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2017, 09:34:52 AM »
No longer the stress and worry about losing your hair.

Or going grey. Actually, in my case, i kinda hope for it to happen soon, to eliminate the shadow. Lol. So in that case, what was once a con, now becomes a pro.
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Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
« Reply #89 on: July 17, 2017, 09:55:33 AM »
You are so right amatlock. My hair is snow white, and I have no shadow at all. I previously mentioned that not seeing the white hair was the biggest change for me. Every time I attempt to grow my hair back, after a couple weeks, I don't like how the grey hair makes me look older. Now, if my goatee wasn't white...... 
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