Greetings Barbarians! Long days and pleasant nights. Guys, let’s be honest, hair loss can be a tremendous blow to our self-confidence. The worst part is, there is no way to get past it; it is part of growing old. It is nature’s way of letting you know that your youthful boyish days are starting to fade away.
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My Experience With Hair Loss
Besides my teeth, one of the insecurities I have in life is my hair. I love my hair, but I’ve been cursed with thin strands of hair ever since my younger days. It is one of the main reasons I grew it long, not just once – but thrice.
Now, at age 35, I am losing hair faster than I expected. While I still have healthy locks of hair, my hairline began to recede last year. So, I asked my barber how to stop hair loss.
Causes of Hair Loss
If you also find yourself losing hair suddenly, fret not. Several factors are related to hair loss. The most common cause is hereditary, and it occurs in predictable patterns. My mom has thin strands of hair, so I’m guessing I got it from her.
Other factors include:
- Medical condition
- Radiation Therapy
- Hairstyle and treatments
Dealing With Your Baldness
If going bald bothers you, there are plenty of hair loss treatments today. Rogaine seems to be the most popular choice. It is a topical medication that promotes hair growth while preventing hair loss. The only problem with Rogaine is that you have to invest a fortune to keep your hair. It is not cheap, and once you stop using it, your hair loss will resume as before.
Implants are another popular hair loss treatment. It works by relocating bald-resistant follicles to the balding areas in your head. But, same as Rogaine, hair implants are expensive. You are usually charged by the graft, and an ordinary procedure requires 600- 1000 grafts.
To be honest, I can’t afford those options. And, if I have that kind of money, I’d rather spend it somewhere else. Lucky for us, the best alternative for a man is to accept that we are going bald. According to my barber, there are ways to look good despite your lack of hair.
Hairstyle For Balding Men
If you decided to skip treatments and embrace your baldness, let me congratulate you. You got balls, my friend; not all dare to revel in their insecurities. It can be hard to let go, so I admire you for that.
Before anything else, keep in mind that the key is to keep it short. It gives you the appearance of having more hair. And, never, under any circumstance attempt, do the comb-over. Do not fool yourself into thinking that you can cover up your bald spot.
Another tip my barber gave me was to use the right hair product to style your hair. Pomades and hair gels reflect light, and it doesn’t look good on thinning hair. Choose a matte product like putty and clay; it will make your hair look like it doesn’t have anything on it at all.
Now that you understand the do’s and don’ts, here are a few hairstyles you can rock with confidence.
The Roger Sterling
If you have a receding hairline but still have hair on top, you could try this Mad Men haircut. To get the haircut, ask your barber to cut the top short but long enough to comb apart on the side of your head. Keep the sides tight and tapered; so they blend well with the top.
If you want to sport a more rugged look, the buzzcut is an excellent option. It is a great way to style your hair when it is starting to thin on the crown or hairline. It has a clean yet edgy look that will give you a more sleek and simple appearance. Wear it with confidence, and the ladies will soon be all over you.
The Clean Shaven
Do you have massive bald spots over the majority of your head? From Dwayne Johnson to Jason Statham, clean-shaven is the haircut for tough guys. It shows the world that you are free from any insecurities and comfortable with who you are. Combine it with a mustache or a goatee, and you are in for serious business.
Hair loss is part of growing old, and it can be tough to accept that you ain’t getting any younger. But, with a little bit of confidence and a regular trip to the barber, you can look the best version of yourself. There is no way to avoid it, so there is no need to hide.
As for me, I’m starting to consider changing my hairstyle; maybe a Roger Sterling or a buzzcut. If you have any suggestions on dealing with hair loss, I’d love to hear all about it in the comment section! Don’t forget to check out my Cheap Ways To Build Your Wardrobe.
See you again next time, cheers!
For courage and freedom!
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