Hi Blake! Well, you look good the way you are but if you're having that itch to shave then you really shave and don't like it, you can wear a hat! In about a week without shaving, you hair should be about 1/8 inch which is about the length of the sides of your scalp right now. Shaving isn't for everyone. Some shave because they have to, have alopecia or have nasty looking hair like I do. While others shave because they want to(easier to wash the hair etc) I don't have much of a choice but trust me, my natural hair looks nasty so I just shave it. Well, anyway, good luck with your decision!