one more thing from a mostly bbc-guy. :-)
There have been a few postings (one of them from me) about negative reactions from the family and how to deal with them.
I can understand the origin of your idea - to seem to be balding and to have a reason for it, so the family would shut up.
But I don't think it is worth it.
From the comments of my post i concluded the following:
- continuity: keep the head shaved at all times, so the family has the chance to get used to it - don't grow it out for family occasions
- be firm, put your foot down: it is your choice of hairstyle and nobody elses business. Not everybody hast to like or love it, but they should respect your choice ... maybe with time, so be patient.
Reagards from a baldaholic ;-)