Bald guys, get in here. No shame

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  1. Craig Pettis

    Craig Pettis The first million is the hardest- Hitler
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    sunburned the fuck out of the top of my head today :feelsbadman:

    Figured I would start a thread on the topic of baldness and how awesome it is. Might not seem like such a good idea when I wake up sober tomorrow.
     
  2. Napoleon Bonerfart

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    Will soon be joining this thread. Goddamit.
     
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  3. Cholly's Angels

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    Club Still Have My Hair Rules:americanzi:
     
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  4. GeneralPaton

    GeneralPaton Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
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    Made a preemptive strike and started shaving my head a few years ago, best look ever, wouldn't go back to hair if I could. Honestly, I probably could if I wanted to.
     
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  5. Cza

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    Yup, haven't gotten a haircut (that wasn't me buzzing it with a 1) in at least 3 years now. Still holding on a little up top, but not for long.
     
  6. Craig Pettis

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    yea, this is the way I went. I still have full coverage but it is thin and looks goofy so I just shave the shit off like a boss. Everybody I know says I look better this way so I;m rolling with it
     
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  7. justcain

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    :respek:
     
  8. tjosu

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    it only took me one time of a badly burned scalp to always rub sunscreen on top of my head or keep a hat with me if i'm outside for a long time

    i'm not bald though, i buzz it with a 1
     
  9. fish

    fish Impossible, Germany
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    I'm about six months away from fighting the good fight and shaving it all off.
     
  10. GeneralPaton

    GeneralPaton Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
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    My brother waited way too long and I knew I could never let that happen, give in and let it go, you won't regret it.
     
  11. WC

    WC Bad Company, till the day I die.
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    hangin strong over here and plan to for a while, but in reality it's only a matter of time and that's a battle i can't win
     
  12. Jack Parkman

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    Started to go thin in the back and the front. Eventually gonna have the jimbo fisher island I'm guessing just by looking at the thinning on either side

    Must....stay....strong...hair....don't....leave...me
     
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  13. Saul Shabazz

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    shaved head is the best

    fuck hair

    shit's hot and itchy like a gay christmas sweater
     
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  14. Poe Dameron

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    being bald is inevitable for me. :tebow: My hair is thinning and I see the classic horseshoe formation starting. I can't shave my head because I have an odd shaped head and big ears.
     
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  15. Gun Buns

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    Wish there was a cure besides looking like Wayne Rooney. Whatever, worst things in life than going bald. Haven't done the shaved head yet but not far away. If I do it it will probably be the full goatee and the bald head. The Kyle Van den Bosch look.
     
  16. Saul Shabazz

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    just gotta rock the cul de sac with pride
     
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  17. AUB

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    Full head of hair :feelsgoodman:
     
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  18. Poe Dameron

    Poe Dameron The best fucking pilot in the galaxy
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    if I grow any facial hair with the horseshoe formation I'll look like a terrorist.
     
  19. Jack Parkman

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    you guys ever try any hair regrowth product? About 7-8 years ago my dads hair started to thin and he used that propecia shit and now he has more/thicker fucking hair then he ever did(well aslong as I can remember)
     
  20. Damion

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    Same here cept I usually go with a 1-2 fade but anyways I went to Cancun and in my drunkenness forgot to put sunscreen on my head and oh holy fuck it was terrible

    I basically spent an entire day in bed because that shit hurt so bad. Started blistering up...it was fucking terrible. Had to wear a hat the last 2 days I was there because of it
     
  21. 34

    34 just gonna send it
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    :mulletsmug:
     
  22. Tiger Z

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    Fuckin skin heads
     
  23. Lionel Hutz Esq.

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  24. 34

    34 just gonna send it
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    You never fail to make me laugh
     
  25. TheChad

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    Me too :beerchug:

    BTW where is Dumptime?
     
  26. Cza

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    Meh, was never that much different looking with hair and that shit is pricey. I'm good with the shiny dome.
     
  27. fish

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    Hey, you "full head of hair" pricks... a lot can happen in ten years!

    Live it up, boys.
     
  28. Blu Tang Clan

    Blu Tang Clan Whose moronic idea was it to order dry beers?
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    Exactly. In my 30s and can still grow it shaggy and long if i choose to :smug:
     
  29. Sportfan

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    uncles on my mother's side show me I'll be there soon, for now I've begun just thinning slightly

    as soon as my hair began thinning I just started buzzing it on a 1
     
  30. Consensual Sex Ape

    Consensual Sex Ape six foot twenty fucking killing for fun
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    nah, no baldness on either side of the family going back at least 4 generations. just doesn't happen for us. my hair is as thick now as it was when I was 14. definitely lucked out in the genetic lotto on hair.

    I am already getting gray along the side at 28 so that will come in the next 10-15 years but guys handle that way better than women so I'm not worried.
     
  31. Craig Pettis

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  32. Sportfan

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    I really caught the short end of the stick between my two parents

    mother's side, men and women all under 5'5 and balding. Dad's side, 2 brother and 2 sisters all over 6'0 and no balding. At least I got the jew smarts with math and money, so I can be all pay money fuck hookers like Dumper when I'm 50, fat, and bald .
     
  33. Wu

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  34. Celemo

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    took the preemptive strike back in 98 and haven't looked back. The time/money I save is fucking priceless
     
  35. Houndster

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    Eh Bal-day!
     
  36. pearl

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    Corners of my hairline are gone. Makes no difference, I look the same with a short fade or bald
     
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  37. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    Not bald, but at the age of 27, I'd say my brown to gray hair ratio is rapidly approaching about 50:50. Fucking hate people who say the salt and pepper look makes you look distinguished. No, it doesn't. It makes you looking fucking old.
     
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  38. Zap Branigan

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    the time is soon approaching :feelsbadman:
     
  39. Driver

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  40. Biggunz

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    I am clinging to what's left with the help of propecia and not wearing caps. So far, so good.
     
  41. buckwild

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    Anybody tried the rogaine foam?
     
  42. OZ

    OZ Old balls

    Mine started going away about 2-3 years ago. Hit hard about a year ago. From that point on I got a clippers and do it about once a week with no guard.

    Once I accepted it I don't mind it at all. Also easy to self deprecate for a laugh here and there.
     
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  43. Cza

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  44. steamengine

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    I remember readign this in the local papes around the time of the royal wedding. Thought it was intersting and relevant to the topic.

    OF all the details surrounding Prince William’s April marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, few seem to have garnered as much attention as his rapidly receding hairline.


    Readers’ Comments


    Readers shared their thoughts on this article.​

    “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “No Hair to the Throne” are among the many headlines that have appeared in the British tabloids. Which poses a question: Is it possible that the 28-year-old prince felt an urge to lock up a commitment from Ms. Middleton because his heart-throb status might be beginning to disappear with the hair? If so, what must the rest of the not-so-princely men in the world feel when youthful looks begin to fade?
    In the past, only women were perceived to have a marital sell-by date. But thanks to a convergence of social and economic trends, some men feel the same pressures.
    “The clock ticks for both men and women,” said W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
    Michael Kimmel, a sociologist, said one contributing factor is the increasing economic independence of women. Mr. Kimmel, a professor at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, cited a 1930s study by Willard Waller that evaluated how women and men assessed each other’s sexual marketability based on criteria including physical appearance, social skills and financial stability. A woman of that era valued a man’s earning capacity above good looks and other traits.
    But now, Mr. Kimmel said, “women are able to provide for a family, so they are more able to focus as well on physical features.”
    Also, men have become more concerned with body image, meaning that they are more likely to measure themselves against culturally perceived standards of attractiveness, according to Ashley Mears, a sociologist. She traces the trend to the 1980s with more advertisements and magazines geared toward men.
    In other words, those Propecia and Rogaine ads can wear on the psyche.
    Men may give themselves some leeway when it comes to putting on a few extra pounds and having wrinkles (two typical areas of concern among aging women hoping to attract a mate). But hair loss — both androgenic alopecia, often referred to as male-pattern baldness, and alopecia areata, which typically involves temporary and localized shedding — can be emotionally traumatic, especially for men in their 20s.
    In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates 80 million men and women in the United States suffer from hereditary thinning or baldness.
    Dr. Alice Trisdorfer, a psychologist in Philadelphia, said she once had a patient so consumed by his thinning hair that he “would count the number of hairs lost on his pillow and how many he found in the shower drain.”
    Spencer Kobren hears such hair-obsessed stories often. He is the host of “The Bald Truth,” a talk show streamed live online at thebaldtruth.com. The site also has a forum with many thousands of posts.
    “As their hair line is eroding, so is their self-confidence and attractiveness,” said Mr. Kobren. “We call it a cancer of the spirit.”
    For example, one of the site’s users, Zero Confidence Balder, 23, posted this: “I know this is pathetic, but I’ve lost so much self-confidence and I feel like I’m always angling my head so that people can’t see the top.”
    Because of the blow to their self-esteem, some balding men simply settle when it comes to spouses, Mr. Kobren said. “Guys believe they don’t have much time left as they continue to lose their hair. They kind of grab the person closest to them who they find relatively attractive at the time. Emotionally it’s too difficult for them to go out there and try to court the girl of their dreams if they are feeling emotionally insecure about themselves.”
    Although Ms. Middleton and most other women aren’t likely to admit having an aversion to balding men, Susan Jones, an executive at an accounting firm in Manhattan, said many of her female friends in their late 30s and 40s are alone, in part, because their “impossibly high” criteria for men have little to do with what it takes to be a good husband. “They want to date these good-looking men, but really, that’s not going to get you very far in a marriage,” said Ms. Jones, who pointed out that she has been happily married to Richard Jones, who is bald, for 13 years.
    “I think we are very well matched,” said Mr. Jones, an associate professor of accounting at Hofstra.
    Dr. Neil Sadick, a dermatologist in New York who is balding, said, “There is more acceptance for balding.” For proof, one need only look to athletes like Michael Jordan and Mark Messier and movie stars like Bruce Willis and Jason Statham who are popularizing the shaved head.
    Lauren Dalrymple, 35, believes that hair loss “is more of an issue for men than it is for women.” And so later this year she plans to marry 40-year-old John Christel, whose hair began thinning in his 20s.
    The rise of the post-industrial workplace in which men (and women) are more likely to engage in face-to-face interactions has influenced men’s self-image as well as their appearance, said Kathleen Gerson, a professor at New York University and author of “The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work and Family.”
    “Now, how we look matters,” she said.
    Of course there are plenty of bald and balding men living happily ever after. For starters, men, like women, are marrying later in life, according to Census data. And although women rank physical features higher on their future-husband wish lists, they also care about personality, said Mr. Wilcox of the National Marriage Project. “The good news is that women are even more attentive to a man’s capacity to be a good friend or be emotionally engaged,” he said.
    On thebaldtruth.com, one post, Fixed By 35, figured out a more radical way to feel loved: “I’m emigrating to Australia next year. They’re the only English speaking developed world country that still sometimes elects bald men to lead the country, so logically they must be more mature about disfigurement. Plus if you’re bald, you HAVE to wear a hat in summer to avoid skin cancer.”
    Lucky for Prince William, Ms. Middleton doesn’t seem bothered by what adorns his head — now or later.
     
  45. Biggunz

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    My experience with Rogaine has not been positive. I can't tell if the medicine works or not, but these guys add some type of glycol that stick to your hairs in a misguided (in my humble pink love canal) attempt to make them thicker in diameter and therefore give more coverage. I can't stand the way it makes my hair feel, so I haven't used Rogaine in years.
     
  46. buckwild

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    Thanks. I've debating for a few months whether to give the foam a shot...still not sure.
     
  47. Legend

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    I have an ocean of hair
     
  48. OZ

    OZ Old balls

    Buzz it short. Cheap, easy, and it really doesn't look bad at all (a style that never goes out of style).

    The only thing I truly miss about having a lot of hair (I had super thick curly hair) is the ability to have some hot girl with nice tits giving me a shampoo. Of course

    20 clippers multiply year use>>>>>>>>30 buck haircut
     
  49. Redav

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    Interesting thread. Glad I don't have this problem.