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Offline Raulski

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What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« on: July 06, 2013, 05:41:33 AM »
Wondering what you found the most surprising aspect of being bald; whether it be people's reactions or the 'Velcro' feeling of trying to pull a sweater over your head etc.
Personally, I was really surprised at how hard my pillow felt and how much protection my hair had provided (I was a gardener when I first went sly, & bumping a smooth head on a clothesline was radically more painful than with even short hair).



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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 05:47:42 AM »
I think what surprised me the most was how much I liked it!  Going bald by choice ... I did not know that I would enjoy the smooth head so much and how much good feedback I would receive. 

I really enjoy the feel of sun and rain on my bald head.

I was not expecting that.




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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 06:21:40 AM »
What i did not expect was to live life like I was in the military again with all the "Yes, Sir." I hear "Yes, Sir" a lot more than I hear "No, Sir." 

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 06:36:31 AM »
the sticky feeling of my scalp the first time I tried pulling my hood over my head. I knew it felt rubbery by touch of hand, but the difficulty I had putting my hood on still surprised me. I still have trouble with it -_-

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 07:53:58 AM »
I shaved it off in January, and was not prepared for how cold my head got. 

I bought a LOT of solid color ski caps.
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Re: Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 11:11:29 AM »
How cold it got.  I used to be able to work pallets in my stores freezer set at -30F with nothing more than pants, polo shirt and gloves, now once it hits 40 I'm shivering and teeth chattering.

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 11:55:10 AM »
I didn't realize how sweaty my head got! The hair use to absorb it. Now I need to wipe the sweat.

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 12:38:31 AM »
Sometimes my head actually sounds like Velcro when I pull a t-shirt off. It amuses my wife to no end.
I'm with you on the cold comments as well. I'd never felt cold in a specific body part, except my hands, until I went shiny-bald. I'm a bit of a hat-guy in winter now.

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 03:50:11 AM »
I didn't expect to get as much attention around being shaven as I do and I didn't expect to create Sly Bald Guys.  Both are very positive if you ask me.
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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 05:14:08 AM »
The attention thing, of course. However, what I forgot is that post balding oneself, you now have a two coloured scalp. I peeled to get ratings for our news cast and forgot to add some make up that would "read" on camera as only part of my head "showed" giving the impression I'd had a partial craniotomy.... Even if you've quite short hair, and I did not, there will be a shift in the colour spectrum after the razor has finished.

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 06:31:03 AM »
To have-and meet-so many bald friends (especially on this site) and that's always a good thing.
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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 07:34:07 AM »
I didn't realize how sweaty my head got! The hair use to absorb it. Now I need to wipe the sweat.

THIS

I tend to get hot very easy anyway. In work situations, especially in a suit I sweat and my head is wet. I was doing a presentation the other day and it must of looked like I was nervous but I was just baking hot and sweating

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 11:40:19 AM »
Didn't expect


- to stay sly - thought I'd give up after a week or two. That was nearly 18 months ago
- to noticing other sly bald guys - see how good their shaved heads are
- quickly disliking the sandpaper feel on my head, if I skip a days shave
- and on the very rare occasions, missed two days shaving, the dislike of seeing and feeling irritable stubble on my head.

It's as if my default setting is now "sly".

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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 12:28:00 PM »
I wasn't expecting my scalp to feel oily on warm days. I also wasn't expecting to stay sly for as long as I have. Today makes 13 months.
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Re: What didn't you expect when you went sly?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 11:13:59 AM »
I totally wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do.  I wasn't expecting to start noticing other bald guys all around me LOL  I definitely wasn't expecting random women to come up and ask to rub my head ( or to just do it without asking lol)!
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