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Discussions About Being Bald => Advantages and Disadvantages to being Bald => Topic started by: Sancho on July 21, 2013, 03:15:50 PM

Title: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Sancho on July 21, 2013, 03:15:50 PM
I just joined, and saw this thread. Thought Id contribute my observations.
Pros:  Less hassle. No mucking about with shampoo, conditioner, brushes, combs, barbers, etc. Cheaper. And Sly.
Cons: Spurning the advances of the Ladies, who simply will not form an orderly queue.
For the Slys, can you imagine Yul Brynner or Captain Picard with hair?
For the Slyettes, have you ever seen a photo of singer Sinead OConnor, from the eighties, when she had a No.1 razor cut?
Best Wishes, all.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Ming the Merciless on July 21, 2013, 05:33:55 PM
Ireland, of course, has more clement weather (i.e., "cooler") than some of us in the States have to put up with.  So, a disadvantage of heat (as is the case in Ming's neighborhood lately) is that sweat encounters no obstacles to trickling off the dome.  There is, however, the availability of sweat bands.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog on July 21, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
Pros are too much for me to list, I just love the look, feel, and not seeing all the grey hair. The only con I can think of is the time it takes to shave daily. I;m still worried about some irritation, but shaving with a razor is getting better.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Sancho on July 21, 2013, 05:51:44 PM
Too true, Ming and Reddog. Weve just had our first heatwave in 15 years here, and I see some bald dudes with sunburn on their heads. This is seriously not good. I dont razor my head, I tried it a few times and "nicked" my head so much with a razor it was a pita. So I just go over my head with an electric trimmer set at No.1. My Dad, who is in his late eighties, still backcombs his fringe to cover his pate, which I think is a bit sad. But he comes from the days when a bald head was considered an object of ridicule, so I let him get on with it, without comment. Its a lot easier nowadays that a bald head, or a very short blade, has become cool. Im 51, and a teacher, and some teenagers I work with have razored heads. Its really no big deal nowadays, at least since the seventies, and I cant remember when I last saw a guy with an obvious wig or toup. My younger brother, aged 40-odd, has shaved his head for at least a decade. I really think this website is performing a public service to young guys worried about the whole hair-loss thing. If we could just persuade them its one less thing to worry about, AND you get to look Sly!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Cousin It on July 21, 2013, 06:29:09 PM
Pros - Self explanatory
Cons - Mosquitos. Can't feel the little bastards land.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: pekasebonus on November 30, 2013, 01:00:36 AM

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Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: mahaw90 on December 04, 2013, 08:27:45 PM
Pros- looking like a bad ass
Cons - none
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Aussie Sly Guy on December 21, 2013, 08:00:01 AM
The only con for me is the odd pimple I get on my head from time to time.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: DSCSK on December 28, 2013, 04:21:12 AM
Pros:

1) It feels better than any other hairstyle. I feel like I'm at peace. You can find warmth and solace from it when you are all alone (LOL  ;) )

2) It saves a lot of time daily especially if your a person with unruly hair.

3) No shampooing. A shower lasts significantly shorter than usual.

4) You get extra attention. Especially if you are BBC.

5) All the hats and bandanas look perfect on you.

Cons:

1) At one point of time, i think shaving might get tiresome, especially if your hair grows really fast (I don't know..).

2) After I get up i have pillow marks on my head.

3) It gets really cold during winter especially if you forget to get a warm beanie.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Frontier Guy on December 28, 2013, 04:34:11 AM
From my perspective ...

Pros:

1) It feels better than any other hairstyle. I feel like I'm at peace. <--- This one is awesome.

Cons:

1) At one point of time, i think shaving might get tiresome <--- Hasn't happened after 18 months; that feeling of renewal after a shave is quite remarkable

Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: isleepinthebuff on December 28, 2013, 06:57:08 AM
Pro's - I'm making the most of what hair I've got by shaving it off

Con's - it's not hair, sorry that I go 'against the grain' but given the choice I'd have fantastic hair and I don't share the opinion that everyone looks better bald.  I think a lot of guys look better sly than with a horseshoe but I have no idea why anyone would shave off a perfectly great head of hair!

Also it's time consuming, I spend more time on my hair now that I don't have any!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Frontier Guy on December 28, 2013, 09:21:32 AM
Sorry Slyest, I gotta disagree.

Others have told me, and I concur, I look far better bald than with a full head of gray hair.

But that's the great thing - we can each do as we choose.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Razorhead on December 28, 2013, 10:40:34 PM
From my perspective ...

Pros:

1) It feels better than any other hairstyle. I feel like I'm at peace. <--- This one is awesome.

Cons:

1) At one point of time, i think shaving might get tiresome <--- Hasn't happened after 18 months; that feeling of renewal after a shave is quite remarkable




Can't agree more! It is the easiest haircut and I haven't grown tired of shaving. I think waiting at the barbers is too time consuming. I liked buzz cuts and flat tops and they require a cut every two weeks. Being bald is easiest and it does feel amazing after every shave. Shaving everyday or every second day makes the shaving process faster an easier. Shaving once a week gets messy.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: nuts on December 29, 2013, 12:05:48 AM
After nearly 10 years of shaving I am still pleased each time I shave - usually every second day -  at the great feeling of smoothness.  It is very hot in OZ just now so the slick feel is even better.  Have trimmed my beard down to a #1 for the summer and I let it grow a bit in winter.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Cave Dweller on December 29, 2013, 01:39:16 PM
Pros: No more horseshoe that curled up giving me a Bozo look, AND being told I look ten to fifteen years younger without it.

Con: My head gets COLD much more easily than it ever did before.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Frontier Guy on December 29, 2013, 06:13:30 PM

Con: My head gets COLD much more easily than it ever did before.

Pro: But you'll know it is raining/sleeting/snowing sooner than any guy with hair.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: philp on March 15, 2014, 12:33:16 PM
Pro: actually feeling comfortable in my own skin.

Con: far and away the biggest one for me -- SUNBURN
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: -Doug- on March 15, 2014, 08:10:07 PM
Pro - not having to worry about your hair getting messed up on a windy day.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: BBCESQ on March 21, 2014, 07:07:29 AM
Pro - to many to mention
"KHAAAAAAAN!" - sun
Title: Re:
Post by: Jasonbtx on March 21, 2014, 07:51:56 AM
No Cons!
Title: Re:
Post by: Razor X on March 21, 2014, 10:15:49 AM
 O0
No Cons!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: imaginary on March 24, 2014, 05:33:56 PM
Pro: no worries during the day
People have thought I was younger than my real age
No "five" or "seven-head." That's what I call it when the hairline is way past where the old hairline was.

Con: my hair grows back fast. Oddly, I can pass a razor on my head daily, but passing a razor on my face daily causes irritation.
Do I really look like other people? It's funny hearing people say I resemble some of my friends (who incidentally are bald themselves.)
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Johnz1986 on June 01, 2014, 07:38:44 AM
PRO'S

- Easier to maintain
- Clean look
- masculine
- dominant persona (intimidating if you like  8))
- your head feels cooler on summer
- don't have to worry about syling your head with (gel or wax)

CON'S

- can be cold on winter
- putting sunscreen on your head on summer, if not it would get sunburnt!
- people might think your a hard-core Buddhist or a white supremacy group
- when you sweat, people can see your head glowing.

I wouldn't so bother so much about the cons for me, since I prefer what makes me feel good and what I feel makes me a better person.

Keep it Sly as always!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog on June 01, 2014, 09:38:36 AM
Now that the weather is nice here, everytime I get in my truck or car, I can have all the windows down and not worry about the wind messing up my hair.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: ksshane on June 27, 2014, 08:31:27 AM
Pros - All of the above.  Newly found pro was feeling like a little kid in the rain yesterday.  That was a nice unexpected sensation.

Con - For me is the sweat issue.  Ive always sweated quite a bit while working, but always had a hat on.   Never realized just how much to top of my dome sweated.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: DannyBoy on June 27, 2014, 11:09:58 PM
Pros - Easy to maintain, dont have to go to the hairdressers anymore, nomore hair sticking up which use to bug the hell out of me lol and many more.


Cons - i suppose its the weather not a big deal but always wearing caps now lately my head has a nice tan though (by accident) i dont tan cause im not the biggest fan of the heat i like the look of a summers day if it has like a chill but not when its baking.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: stasiu on June 28, 2014, 02:19:17 PM
Life, in general has "pros" and "cons". 

It is how you deal with these issues that controls the outcome !

SBG certainly helps to deal with the "hair / hairless" issues in our lives !
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Doctor Thomas on June 28, 2014, 03:25:37 PM
Con: My hair grows fast and so my sly look is not as low maintenance as I'd like it to be, but this con is far outweighed by all the pros my sly brothers have posted and with which I agree. But I add one more:
Pro: No Helmet head when I get off my motorcycle.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: bald Luck14 on August 06, 2014, 07:50:59 PM
Life, in general has "pros" and "cons". 

It is how you deal with these issues that controls the outcome !

SBG certainly helps to deal with the "hair / hairless" issues in our lives !

Well said stasiu.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: bald Luck14 on August 09, 2014, 09:28:17 PM
In my opinion, there are no cons to being bald.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on September 08, 2014, 06:08:57 AM
It looks better than rocking a costanza....on me it doesn't look particularly good though.....i dont understand how folks choose to do this when they have all their hair
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog on September 08, 2014, 06:47:11 AM
Hi Bill, ya, I've thought about that, being BBC, and this is what I came up with. When I used to see guys with a shaved head, I always thought it looked good. Once I took the plunge, I got some complements, and I felt more confident. I had grey hair when I was 30yo, so not seeing that grey head was cool.

Now I can't seem to go more that about 2 days without shaving. I also really enjoy my daily head shave with a double edge razor. Do I look better with a full head of silver hair? Probably, but I really don't care. I do what I like and what you see is what you get.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Frontier Guy on September 08, 2014, 07:42:06 AM
Well said Reddog,

I do what I like and what you see is what you get.

It takes a long time (at least it did for me) to learn this lesson of life.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on September 08, 2014, 10:30:50 AM
Thats cool...i just cant immagine choosing to do this

In my case its the slightly better of two bad options
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: slybeard on September 08, 2014, 12:25:58 PM
Although I am somewhat thinning on top, at the time I first shaved I still had enough hair that I considered myself BBC.  Like Reddog, my hair was almost completely white, and the texiture was such that I was never able to style it to any style I liked.  So I was never really satisfied with my hair and usually just kept it short.  When I shaved, it was like a new freedom.  I like the sly look much more than I ever liked my hair.

Based on my daily stubble, I suspect the MPB has kicked in enough now that I can no longer say I am BBC.

Now If I had the perfect hair before, I may have felt differently.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: baldsurfer on September 11, 2014, 06:43:28 AM
I'm another BBC'er. Like Reddog, I always thought shaved heads looked cool and wanted to see how it would look and feel on me, so one day I took the plunge. I love the look, I love the sensations of a freshly shaved head, and I actually enjoy the process of shaving it smooth.
But it is a lot of upkeep because I have a full head of thick hair, so I usually grow it back after a few months. But at some point every year, I get the bug, and off it comes. This year, I've been consistently sly since Memorial Day and I'm still enjoying it. Probably staying sly at least until "No Shave November"
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: rss114 on September 11, 2014, 11:09:16 PM
For me I'm bbc and when ever I saw a guy with a shaved head I was always envious and wished I had thing hair so I could go with the shaved head then when I discovers this site I realized there was many guys that shave there head totally by choice and that made me decide to give it a try and love it
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on September 12, 2014, 12:34:26 PM
I guess its just not the same when your options are limited to costanza or sly, and sly is really bot working for you
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Mike E. P. on September 12, 2014, 06:57:41 PM
NJbill,

I would bet sly looks better on you than you think.  You should post a picture.  I wish I was BBC, but I'm not.  However, I learned to like myself bald and you are right.  Sly is a million times preferable to the Costanza!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Hingatao on September 12, 2014, 07:21:09 PM
Here's my two cents:

Pros: no dandruff, it's cheaper and easier to maintain (assuming that you'd otherwise have more than a #1 or #2 buzz cut) and I always feel refreshed after I've shaved.

The only con, for me, is that I've got oily skin so my scalp tends to feel greasy in warm weather.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: invaray on September 13, 2014, 03:04:26 AM
pros;
* its cleaner, no dandruff
* stable you look the same all day no messed up hair from wind or rain
* effects of time not noticed with hair you gradually become grayer or watch as you have less and less hair, shaved you have a non changing dome.
* easy to apply lotion or anything to your head
* cooler in summer
* more sensitive to everything sun feels great on it
* for me scalp seems healthier no redness or anything hidden under the hair
* gets you noticed your the bald guy
* lice won't be a problem
* lots of people like it even have internet forums about it
* I just think it looks and feels better
* fun to add things to  sunglasses or hats

cons;

* cost of blades
* have to be careful in sun
* if you have a cut or pimple on your head there it is no hair to hide it
* mosquitos think its a landing pad



Over all its another haircut. Your shaving it off the hair is still there growing. It is an option that's not permanent. Have fun with it its your head.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: 02kpjw@gmail.com on September 15, 2014, 04:47:47 PM
I cannot add anything else to the pro for being bald by choice, but there is one con about it.
It takes me 20 minutes each morning to shave my head and face.  That is worth it though.  The good out weighs the time spent each day.  When I just buzzed by head it was wash and go and then I did not have a goatee and just shave the entire face.  Again the goatee and bald look is so worth it.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Mike E. P. on September 15, 2014, 06:51:14 PM
I cannot add anything else to the pro for being bald by choice, but there is one con about it.
It takes me 20 minutes each morning to shave my head and face.  That is worth it though.  The good out weighs the time spent each day.  When I just buzzed by head it was wash and go and then I did not have a goatee and just shave the entire face.  Again the goatee and bald look is so worth it.

Because I am lazy and need my sleep, I usually shave at night. The down side is my Slyest hours are spent sleeping! The up side is I can jump out of bed and pretty much go!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Bilko1 on September 16, 2014, 05:41:17 AM
For me the pro's are: It's the best "hair-style" and look for a guy (and even some girls suit it).
Easy to maintain - no trips necessary to barber/hairdresser unless you really want to. There are lots of other pro's too numerous to highlight - some already highlighted elsewhere in this thread.

Downside: pillow pattern on scalp when I awake in the morning (soon dissipates, though) and cost of replacement blades.

When I was younger I never really perceived myself as having a shaved head, although I did admire the guys that had their head shaved. My first head shave came as a bit of a surprise for me at the suggestion of my barber and although I kind of was affraid to go through with his suggestion, I am now really glad I did. Haven't looked back & I am proud to be a baldy by choice.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: gwsmallwood on September 16, 2014, 10:26:34 AM
Mostly pros, but the few cons I have are:

-Hats.  I used to wear them a lot.  In AZ, it's a big help.  I find them uncomfortable now, and my head seems to break out a little after wearing one.
-Sunblock.  I have naturally oily skin, so I still haven't found a sunblock that doesn't make that worse or make my head break out.
-Cost.  If you use carts, it's a biggie.  Since moving to DE Safety razors, this one isn't as big of a deal anymore.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Adamski1972 on September 22, 2014, 03:23:30 PM
Pros.

Confidence, confidence and even more confidence.

It's a clean cut look that woman (and men) do find appealing.


Cons

I'm slightly thinning but still what I'd class as BBC so it takes a while to shave it all off.

The amount of sweat that runs intoy eyes when out running but no wayvam I wearing a headband! lol
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: sunleth on October 04, 2014, 12:38:15 PM
Pros:
- if you have curly, greasy, very hard to style hair, shaving it all of can be a liberating experience
- less maintenance in the morning of before going out

cons:
- on most of you guys, it looks horrible and repulsive. don't believe what most of these bald crusaders are saying here. looking good while being bald means: you have the right head shape. stop kidding yourself, unless you have a perfectly round head without any dents or other funny shapes, you mostly will be tolerated but not very much appreciated anywhere. the next thing is facial features such as a beard (stubble rox), strong chin etc.
- if you are fat and don't work out, you are screwed. hit the gym, change your dient and look like a fucking man and not some obnoxious slob
- women. no matter what you hear from women, the really hot ones would rather burn in boiling oil than having to settle for a bald guy if they have a choice. usually, women settling for bald guys are the ones that can't really have high demands themselves. think about it, you know it's true ;)
- if you are in your early or mid-20s, YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED. being bald in such a young age does not only look incredibly repulsive, it even looks sick and not right. believe me, i've been through that and with a balding head, going for really hot women is a pointless exercise. you know why? imagine you were one of them. it changes your way if viewing things
- career. i dont care how much studies there exist that tell that bald guys look more "dominant" or stuff like that. fact is, when you work in an environment where performance pays off, guys with a more youthful look (full head of hair) will always be the first choice when deciding who gets promoted.
- if you are short (like 5'6" or shorter), being bald wont get you anything. neither women nor any noteworthy career achievements. you are simply screwed unless you go for hair replacement
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Sir_Harry_208 on October 04, 2014, 02:39:50 PM
Pros:
- if you have curly, greasy, very hard to style hair, shaving it all of can be a liberating experience
- less maintenance in the morning of before going out

cons:
- on most of you guys, it looks horrible and repulsive. don't believe what most of these bald crusaders are saying here. looking good while being bald means: you have the right head shape. stop kidding yourself, unless you have a perfectly round head without any dents or other funny shapes, you mostly will be tolerated but not very much appreciated anywhere. the next thing is facial features such as a beard (stubble rox), strong chin etc.
- if you are fat and don't work out, you are screwed. hit the gym, change your dient and look like a fucking man and not some obnoxious slob
- women. no matter what you hear from women, the really hot ones would rather burn in boiling oil than having to settle for a bald guy if they have a choice. usually, women settling for bald guys are the ones that can't really have high demands themselves. think about it, you know it's true ;)
- if you are in your early or mid-20s, YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED. being bald in such a young age does not only look incredibly repulsive, it even looks sick and not right. believe me, i've been through that and with a balding head, going for really hot women is a pointless exercise. you know why? imagine you were one of them. it changes your way if viewing things
- career. i dont care how much studies there exist that tell that bald guys look more "dominant" or stuff like that. fact is, when you work in an environment where performance pays off, guys with a more youthful look (full head of hair) will always be the first choice when deciding who gets promoted.
- if you are short (like 5'6" or shorter), being bald wont get you anything. neither women nor any noteworthy career achievements. you are simply screwed unless you go for hair replacement
Sir, we respect all opinions.....however, for future reference, you need to clean the language up, or further adverse action will be taken. Have a good day.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: sunleth on October 04, 2014, 07:16:53 PM
Pros:
- if you have curly, greasy, very hard to style hair, shaving it all of can be a liberating experience
- less maintenance in the morning of before going out

cons:
- on most of you guys, it looks horrible and repulsive. don't believe what most of these bald crusaders are saying here. looking good while being bald means: you have the right head shape. stop kidding yourself, unless you have a perfectly round head without any dents or other funny shapes, you mostly will be tolerated but not very much appreciated anywhere. the next thing is facial features such as a beard (stubble rox), strong chin etc.
- if you are fat and don't work out, you are screwed. hit the gym, change your dient and look like a fucking man and not some obnoxious slob
- women. no matter what you hear from women, the really hot ones would rather burn in boiling oil than having to settle for a bald guy if they have a choice. usually, women settling for bald guys are the ones that can't really have high demands themselves. think about it, you know it's true ;)
- if you are in your early or mid-20s, YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED. being bald in such a young age does not only look incredibly repulsive, it even looks sick and not right. believe me, i've been through that and with a balding head, going for really hot women is a pointless exercise. you know why? imagine you were one of them. it changes your way if viewing things
- career. i dont care how much studies there exist that tell that bald guys look more "dominant" or stuff like that. fact is, when you work in an environment where performance pays off, guys with a more youthful look (full head of hair) will always be the first choice when deciding who gets promoted.
- if you are short (like 5'6" or shorter), being bald wont get you anything. neither women nor any noteworthy career achievements. you are simply screwed unless you go for hair replacement
Sir, we respect all opinions.....however, for future reference, you need to clean the language up, or further adverse action will be taken. Have a good day.

Hi Sir Harry. I appreciate your comment on that and please believe me that my tone of language is not meant to be offensive in any way. Rather the opposite is the case. It's meant to attract attention in a positive way. Because most guys in my age are somehow "stuck". They accept any path that has the least resistance (e.g. going sly). But I'm not here to tell everyone that going sly sucks or that it is bad but rather that there are other options. If I'm not allowed to do so, that would run counter to this board's philosophy.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Sir_Harry_208 on October 04, 2014, 07:39:36 PM
Sunleth, thanks for the response. I also want to apologize for accusing you of trolling in the other thread. I can see that it looks like you tried the sly look and for whatever reason it didn't work out for you. Nothing wrong with that. We welcome different opinions anytime. Just try to keep it clean. So what are you doing about your hair loss now?
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: sunleth on October 04, 2014, 07:54:06 PM
no offense taken, Sir Harry.

Well, to be honest, the Sly look worked out very well for me. I have a very good head shape, dark skin tone and very thick, dark hair with an "aggressive" hairline that makes this sly look incredibly aweome. I really really loved the sly look! But only when there was a visible hairline. By the time it was gone, i felt less comfortable with it. Not because of the hairloss issue itself, but rather because I have a slightly different point of view when it comes to aesthetics. I was under the impression that the more hair was gone on top, the worse the whole picture looked when taking the rest of my stature into account. my experience is that, the taller and fitter you are, the better the sly looks suits you.

i'm 26 now and the hair on top is almost completely gone. i worked out, but in the end it didnt really work out so i tried this hairpiece. unlike some of the people here, i don't feel like a "slave" to it because i embraced my baldness a long time ago. i dont try to hide it with a hairpiece. i tell everyone that it's fake hair and admit that i'm balding underneath it. but still, i find myself a lot more attractive with the hair than without. and that has nothing to do with the fact that i'm trying to deny it. i just think it suits me better than the bald look and that's all. who knows? maybe i might go back being sly in 10 or 15 years?
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on October 08, 2014, 07:37:51 PM
Pro, it looks slightly better than a Dr. Phil

Con it still looks pretty bad.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Mike E. P. on October 08, 2014, 08:30:50 PM
Pro I hadn't considered until this  week - no problem with lice! I work in an elementary school. There has been a recent outbreak.  Everyone is itching up a storm, but not me!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: TheSlyBear on October 09, 2014, 08:49:46 AM
Watch your chin!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on October 10, 2014, 07:56:30 AM
I should say it looks pretty bad on me, rather
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Sir_Harry_208 on October 10, 2014, 08:10:01 AM
I should say it looks pretty bad on me, rather

Why don't you post a photo...I bet you don't look so bad.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: EmDe on October 11, 2014, 03:43:54 AM
Pros:
- if you have curly, greasy, very hard to style hair, shaving it all of can be a liberating experience
- less maintenance in the morning of before going out

cons:
- on most of you guys, it looks horrible and repulsive. don't believe what most of these bald crusaders are saying here. looking good while being bald means: you have the right head shape. stop kidding yourself, unless you have a perfectly round head without any dents or other funny shapes, you mostly will be tolerated but not very much appreciated anywhere. the next thing is facial features such as a beard (stubble rox), strong chin etc.
- if you are fat and don't work out, you are screwed. hit the gym, change your dient and look like a fucking man and not some obnoxious slob
- women. no matter what you hear from women, the really hot ones would rather burn in boiling oil than having to settle for a bald guy if they have a choice. usually, women settling for bald guys are the ones that can't really have high demands themselves. think about it, you know it's true ;)
- if you are in your early or mid-20s, YOU WILL BE EXCLUDED. being bald in such a young age does not only look incredibly repulsive, it even looks sick and not right. believe me, i've been through that and with a balding head, going for really hot women is a pointless exercise. you know why? imagine you were one of them. it changes your way if viewing things
- career. i dont care how much studies there exist that tell that bald guys look more "dominant" or stuff like that. fact is, when you work in an environment where performance pays off, guys with a more youthful look (full head of hair) will always be the first choice when deciding who gets promoted.
- if you are short (like 5'6" or shorter), being bald wont get you anything. neither women nor any noteworthy career achievements. you are simply screwed unless you go for hair replacement

I agree that working out and things such as having a good head shape are important factors, but besides that you really state things as undeniable facts that are not always the case. In my mid-twenties I don't experience ANY exclusion, career-struggles or problems with really attractive women. And I'm very sure I won't in the future either. If you feel like that is always the case, you probably miss other great attributes and not just your hair. I'm sorry to read that you have such an extremely negative outlook on hair loss, but you really over-generalize a bit.

Pro's: No wet hair after showers or rain, no bad hair days, more masculine and clean look, standing out in group/crowd, many girls love the feel of the really short buzz, the feeling of the sun on your skin

Con's: No (or little) variation options anymore, cold in the winter, the process of thinning/balding is sh*t and takes some time.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: K5mow on October 11, 2014, 06:54:03 AM
All pros no cons.

Roger
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on October 13, 2014, 10:30:44 AM
I should say it looks pretty bad on me, rather

Why don't you post a photo...I bet you don't look so bad.
I don't have one handy where I'm not wearing a hat
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: njbill on October 14, 2014, 10:25:51 AM
I thought of one pro...it got me back in the gym to try and develop my shoulders and traps to try and balance out my enormous head lol
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Munkynutz on October 28, 2014, 11:20:45 PM
Hmmm, I for one think a lot of guys look better with a shaved head than not, and yes there are many people who probably shave their heads who would prefer a thick luscious head of hair like the crap sitting on top of Justin Beibers (ick) head.

Seeing as looking around at people I work with and live around I see virtually no-one with a  head of hair like that by the time they're in their mid 30's to mid 40's it is an unrealistic goal... and then you just have a diminishing set of returns from whatever is growing on your head.

I will only agree that young girls will be less prone to dating a man who is bald either by force of nature or by choice.  Women grow used to it - their brothers, uncles, fathers, co-workers, whatever... and I really don't think too many end up caring too much one way or the other.  Sure they'll have preferences, but if you're awesome you're awesome with or without hair.

I will be happy to contribute any pros and cons I can think of once I have done this to my head but I think by and large I am going to love the worry free aspect of having absolutely nothing able to do impact your head at all.

I believe with the bald look it helps a lot to stay in good physical shape, but how many disgusting ill-kept slobs you know with good hair who are awesome looking just because of their hair... yup.  Exactly.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Mike E. P. on October 29, 2014, 04:03:51 AM
Getting up in the morning and going without dealing with hair is one of the biggest pros. So is taking off your hat and not having to worry about hat hair. Lots of guys seem to decide to get in shape when they shave their heads, so another pro. I lost about thirty pounds around the same time I first buzzed my head.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: DOC_OSMC on November 30, 2014, 10:39:47 AM
Sweat!  That's the biggest con for me!  Now that I've shaved my head you can see the beads of sweat coming out of my head, when I eat something spicy, after a workout, on a hot day, etc. ....
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: nick2401 on December 17, 2014, 04:44:09 PM
Found out a con to day. As I was working at my laptop I was wearing some over the ear headphones... I tool them off and had a huge red mark where they were sitting. ( not going to stop me shaving the dome but...)
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Quiet_Dan on February 21, 2015, 02:34:38 AM
Sweat!  That's the biggest con for me!  Now that I've shaved my head you can see the beads of sweat coming out of my head, when I eat something spicy, after a workout, on a hot day, etc. ....
I agree so much, and unfortunately I perspire a lot. I tend to wear a bandanna under my bike helmet and when playing sports
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Nickd on April 19, 2015, 02:41:28 PM
Pros: My head has never felt better. I love the look and can't ever imagine having hair again. There are countless other pros, but I'll just leave it like this, shaving my head was the third best decision I have ever made after marring my wife and having a child.

Con's: I have lost the ability to detect when I'm about to smash my head on something. Apparently hair works like whiskers on a cat and gives you an advanced warning before you bump into something.

This can be a pro or a con depending on your situation. For me it's a con because I'm happily married, but the ladies dig it. I've gotten a lot of positive attention, which doesn't sit too well with my wife. Thankfully she's confident in us and me so it hasn't been a problem.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog on April 19, 2015, 02:59:40 PM
I agree Nick, I have gotten more attention from the ladies since I shaved my head. When you get into my age bracket, I think the gals are not afraid to admit that bald is sexy, and are more likely to approach you. Guess it is a good ice breaker, I have has women come up to me and ask how I get my head so shiny.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: nick2401 on April 19, 2015, 05:33:11 PM
I've gotten a lot of attention from the ladies, which is great. I've also gotten a lot of attention from gentlemen, which while not my sexual preference I find VERY flattering ( and they buy me drinks which is A-Okay in my book)
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog on April 20, 2015, 11:03:31 AM
I just experienced a small con. All last week it was warm in the 70's here in Minnesota. That was one on the reasons I shaved last Friday. I just ran an errand and it's cold and windy today. I could really feel the cold air on my bald dome. It was kind of refreshing at first, then it was just plain cold!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Magoo on April 20, 2015, 01:49:00 PM
I just experienced a small con. All last week it was warm in the 70's here in Minnesota. That was one on the reasons I shaved last Friday. I just ran an errand and it's cold and windy today. I could really feel the cold air on my bald dome. It was kind of refreshing at first, then it was just plain cold!
.

I must agree with Reddog , my head does not like the winter. Each year I let my hair go to 1/4" till the warm weather kicks in. No hair on top but it still makes a difference.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: hondo11 on April 21, 2015, 06:52:38 PM
One con that I don't like is that it definitely shows the head wounds that I seem to get quite a few of. I just smacked my head on the oven hood (don't ask) and now have a nice red stripe on my melon. All of the other cons are more slight annoyances (ie breakouts from wearing a hat) or me being too OCD. I am always taking 3 times longer shaving because I have to have my head perfectly smooth. I'll even grab my razor and shave any prickly spots when I'm putting on lotion.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Titus on May 21, 2015, 08:12:37 PM
I can echo quite a few of these!

Today, the black flies were out in full force...and foolishly, I went out without a hat! My head is covered in bug bites.

Another con is my ears and head get cold quite easily now!

The plus? No long time drying hair, shampooing a lot,  etc. No bad hair days...Just wake up, and go! I sweat a lot from the head, and this way when I work out, I do not need a head band!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: baldmillions on June 20, 2016, 08:12:08 PM
"Cons: Spurning the advances of the Ladies, who simply will not form an orderly queue. "

Haha, beast mode. ON!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: amatlock2778 on June 21, 2016, 08:23:33 AM
For me the pros are simply that i like how i look much better than when i had hair, its like even though im bbc, i was meant to be sly. Will probably keep on shaving till the day i die because of how much i love the look, enjoy the routine of running the razor over my scal, and the feel of a freshly shaved head. The only con for me is that when i sweat heavily, and only when i sweat heavily, i get some mild irritation, probably leftover from razor irritaion that i might not have even noticed prior to the sweat
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: kerryman on June 21, 2016, 04:56:32 PM
Depends how long you are sly as you learn a lot the first year. Pro for me is the shave . I stick on a good few tunes and try and enjoy the process or the "art" of shaving .I love the clean feeling as well. Going out anywhere it can be less hassle but you have to dress to suit the head which i have not mastered yet .(I'm a terrible dresser lol). Cons For me : not realising how easy it is to get burned . This was my virgin sly heads first taste of sun as i live in Ireland and it was sore !! .I'm still learning the way of sly and it has been a good learning experience.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Nickd 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.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Mr Jules 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.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: TheRedChile on November 12, 2016, 12:19:42 AM
Cold water or a sunburn...... shaved through both though and god damn is it rough!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: lsflipper on January 14, 2017, 10:52:24 PM
Once your bald there's no more stress or worry about losing your hair.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: TheodorusRex 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... 
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Feenix 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.  :)
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Burnt_Burito 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
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Sir_Harry_208 on May 09, 2017, 01:11:47 AM
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Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: chrisphilly123 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!
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog 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.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Mr Jules 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.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Jloewe 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.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: lsflipper on July 16, 2017, 10:24:41 AM
No longer the stress and worry about losing your hair.


Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: amatlock2778 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.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog 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...... 
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: amatlock2778 on July 17, 2017, 10:27:05 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......

Your white goatee gives you a rather distinguished look. You could dye it, and if memory serves me i think i saw a pic in some thread where you had done that. But it just wouldn't look right on you, in my opinion. So dont worry about it.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: Hingatao on July 17, 2017, 11:51:22 AM
Pro: it's the perfect hairstyle to a warm climate.

Con: sunburn
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: skeeball on July 21, 2017, 12:58:35 AM
Con: sunburn

This is the one thing that I was extremely paranoid about, especially since this is my first summer without hair. I was going to get a sunburn on my head. Especially since I run almost daily (and I'm serious about mileage, I always run 5-10 miles) and do a lot of other outdoor stuff. I don't really like wearing hats either (I do at times), so I've got to rely on sunscreen, which to be honest I've never really used sunscreen in my life even though I'm kind of pale. So far, no sunburns. In fact, I've even forgotten sunscreen a few times (including two days ago when I ran in a sweltering 93 degrees with full sun), still no sunburns. I guess I should consider myself lucky that I don't burn easily, in fact, the last time I ever remember getting a sunburn was when I was about 8 years old and my family took a trip to Florida, but I'm still not taking chances.
Title: Re: Pros and Cons of being bald
Post by: reddog on August 10, 2017, 11:16:52 AM
I just stopped at the thrift store, and one of the gals(cute) that works there was behind me and says "wow, you look so healthy, with the shine and all" pointing at my head.