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Offline jaslewis631

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If your losing your hair bad just go all out .

You will feel much better in the end.

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Honestly if someone is afraid of shaving their head, try going slow by getting a military cut with really short sides and a fairly short top and then go slowly from there and before you know it you will be shaving in no time.

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Hey you'll never have to wake up in the mournig and say I just can't do anything with my hair today? Go for it and give your head a fresh scaping.
 

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Hey you'll never have to wake up in the mournig and say I just can't do anything with my hair today? Go for it and give your head a fresh scaping.



The end of bad hair days....Priceless.. O0
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First, long hair on a balding head is just no good.

So you are going to keep it short anyway.

Go slow, 1/2", then 1/4", then press the metal of those clippers against your head...

then.... a little shaving gel and a razor...

may take awhile but you will find what works.
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First, long hair on a balding head is just no good.
I used to work with a guy that had MPB big-time but kept the rest of his hair shoulder length. I never had the heart to tell him that he looked like a bowling ball wearing a hula skirt, but I did try to convince him to at least buzz it down or something.

He never listened. I wonder if he still looks that way today. I hope not...

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he looked like a bowling ball wearing a hula skirt

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he looked like a bowling ball wearing a hula skirt,
bootedbear....that is an awesome visual analogy....i was taking care of a patient a couple of months ago & my patient's son had that same "bowling ball wearing a hula skirt-look" & i encouraged him 2 shave.  he said that he thinks about from time 2 time but is "scared" that it won't look right.  i definitely explained 2 him that he would "rock" the look.  his wife was also encouraging him 2 shave it also.....anyways.... i wonder if he actually "did the deed".
oh....bootedbear....thanks 4 sharing that term.  that term (bowling ball wearing a hula skirt) is hilarious. :*))

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I think what made me come up with that was that:

a) The top of his head was very shiney (which makes me think he'd look rocking sly!)

b) His hair was stringy, dry, and kinda blond-ish... you know, that look that hair gets when it's gotten too much pool and sun? Looked just like dead grass.

I'd never have been mean enough to say that to his face, I'd just drop hints about how guys that are thinning generally look better with shorter hair.

This was many years before I started shaving my head... but I've been buzzing it down to nothing for over two decades.

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I always referr to that as the "Ben Franklin".

I threaten my wife with it from time to time (jokingly of course).
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It is, after all, only hair and will grow right back.

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I always referr to that as the "Ben Franklin".

I threaten my wife with it from time to time (jokingly of course).


I call it the "skullet" like a mullet without the top.

I also threaten my wife with a visual of me doing that.
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Bootedbear, that is a great description bro. O0

Bowling ball wearing a hula skirt ;D ;D


That is about as acccurate a description as you can get.

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 :/O I'd add to all the positive things the other guys have said: just consider the alternatives! Have you ever appreciated the horror of a "system," the cost of the thing, the smell of the thing, the dishonesty of the thing??? Further, have you my balding young friend, ever seen the scalp of a man who has had a plug-job and then a "correction" and then realized the whole pretense will have to stop? Much better a scarless perfectly "clean" scalp than one disfigured by wrong-headed attempts to hide what Mother Nature has inexorably decreed. It may come as a surprise to a balding young man, desperately trying to hold on to a fading self-image, that there are many people who are bald by choice and actually prefer the aesthetics of the shaven dome. Perhaps it is only my philosophy, but a man should face and embrace the thing he fears to get comfortable with himself. Otherwise fear rules you, and that's no way to live. Most bald/balding guys have at least one male relative, usually the maternal grandfather, who has been bald and loved for decades. Try to identify with him. My beloved father surrogate, a retired bishop, has been bald most of his adult life; I cannot imagine his wearing a piece or fretting about what is perfectly practical and natural. It's your face, and the expression you put on it, that really counts. Even the boomers are finding that adolescent vanity cannot go on for ever. All best, Professor Melon
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:/O I'd add to all the positive things the other guys have said: just consider the alternatives! Have you ever appreciated the horror of a "system," the cost of the thing, the smell of the thing, the dishonesty of the thing??? Further, have you my balding young friend, ever seen the scalp of a man who has had a plug-job and then a "correction" and then realized the whole pretense will have to stop? Much better a scarless perfectly "clean" scalp than one disfigured by wrong-headed attempts to hide what Mother Nature has inexorably decreed. It may come as a surprise to a balding young man, desperately trying to hold on to a fading self-image, that there are many people who are bald by choice and actually prefer the aesthetics of the shaven dome. Perhaps it is only my philosophy, but a man should face and embrace the thing he fears to get comfortable with himself. Otherwise fear rules you, and that's no way to live. Most bald/balding guys have at least one male relative, usually the maternal grandfather, who has been bald and loved for decades. Try to identify with him. My beloved father surrogate, a retired bishop, has been bald most of his adult life; I cannot imagine his wearing a piece or fretting about what is perfectly practical and natural. It's your face, and the expression you put on it, that really counts. Even the boomers are finding that adolescent vanity cannot go on for ever. All best, Professor Melon

Ya what he said.

Professor Melon your the best.
 

 



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