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!