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Offline Zanuda

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Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« on: July 05, 2020, 06:20:12 AM »
Hi Guys.

I just found this forum.
Iím sure similar posts have been made (possibly many times).

Iím going bald. Not by choice, but by the power of male pattern baldness.

About 15 years ago I choose to buzz my head. It was a big change and I liked it. I kept it that way for several years. Then I let it start growing back and realized I had a real problem! So Iíve kept it short (5-6 mm) since. But that hasnít hidden the truth. The coverage was clearly in steady decline. During the lockdowns I let it grow longer than I have in a long time. It doesnít look good (see the pics).

Hereís the thing Ė as the years have gone on, my looks have changed overall. Iíve become (more?!) nerdy. The combo of glasses, a balding head, and a decrease in muscle (think skinny fat) hasnít been kind to me. I like the really short, or even fully shaved look, when a guy is losing his hair. I think it looks good with a beard too. BUTÖnone of that seems to work for me. It just doesnít suit me. And while Iíve never had a full beard, if I let it go for a week or so it comes in all gray. My wife doesnít like the way it looks at all. 

I can still live with the way my hair looks from a side and front view, but the top and back views are bad. Unfortunately these views are shockingly common (I never realized just how much before, but I am quite aware of it now).

So Iím looking for advice from experienced people in similar situations. Looking forward to some constructive suggestions on what to do!













« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 06:33:34 AM by Zanuda »



Offline bennett11

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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 10:30:50 AM »
I wasn't in similar situation as was not unhappy to become mpb.  but definitely you will look better with fully shaved head,  it also doesn't call attention to growing baldness which is obvious now.

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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 03:15:23 PM »
Welcome, sir

Maybe just go shorter gradually? Also if you can, grow some facial hair to offset your short or shaved head should you go that far. Nice glasses, BTW, they fit your face well.
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Offline Zanuda

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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 04:19:01 PM »
Thanks guys.

I went ahead and cut it back down to what I had before I let it grow during the lockdown.

I like it better from all angles...except the straight on view. Oh well. It is what it is.

As for the facial hair - like I mentioned, it just doesn't work for me. I'll admit I've never really committed to it, but the gray and my wife's dislike of it always stops it after anything more than several days growth.




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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 10:46:42 PM »
well facial hair doesnít work for everybody it doesnít work for me thereís nothing wrong with a beautiful totally clean shaven look

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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 09:48:00 AM »
Shave your head , beards are not for everyone. Give the head shave a try , only way to find if you like it. Give it 30 days for you and others time to get use to it.
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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 04:51:01 AM »
The buzzed hair looks good!  You can try shaving if you want but if you don't like it, just let it grow for a week and it will look like  a buzz cut.  I personally can't grow much of a beard(comes in all grey) and comes in pretty sparse. 
feel free to experiment with it until you find what works for you.  Your wife's input in important as well.  I would say the buzz cut works well for you.

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Re: Forum Newbie Looking For Advice
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 07:26:58 AM »
Try using a #1 guard for a buzz cut. It will look neater. I think the buzz cut suits you. You can shave it and in a week it will be a #1 in length. But it looks good on you

 



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