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Old 12-07-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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The reason they have become popular over the last few years should be obvious. Men that are thinning and balding look better with a fully shaved head, (such as myself). Instead of trying desperatley to make what ever hair the man has left look like more, which it never will, it is easier to just shave it off.

Now that there are millions of shaved headed men around and the public is used to looking at it, it is just like having another type of hairstyle, (minus the hair).

And again, I'll say that I don't see the appeal. I'd rather see a man keep what he has (without combing-over or anything like that) than shave it all off, and much prefer to have SOMEthing to run my fingers through, as opposed to just sliding them across a shiny skull.


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It is not like back in the 60's when the only 2 men that I know of that had shaved heads was "Telly Savalas" and "Mr. Clean"...it was unusual to see men back then with shaved heads.

Fortuneteley now it is so common place to see this look, any stigmitism that was associated with a shaved head in a deraguatory way, has been long forgotten about.

I didn't say anything deragatory about shaved heads, nor did I imply there's any stigma associated with them -- I just don't think they're attractive. (And, yeah, I grew up watching Kojak and Yul Brynner in "The King and I" ... )

Dunno -- maybe it's because my father was mostly bald by the time I was a teenager, and that's just what I'm used to seeing.

Different strokes, and all that .....
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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If you can see the pictures, this is what I mean by high forehead...
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^ go for it, and definitely try some facial hair too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Like I said, I've been thinking of taking the plunge. I have a relatively big forehead, so if the barber messes up my hair line(like he did recently), I'll end up looking like I'm going bald. Money is tight and I can't afford to get a hair cut every two to four weeks, so shaving it at that frequency makes some sense. What do you think?
I started doing it when finances got tight and I couldn't afford the time/money for haircuts every several weeks. For the price of one haircut, I picked up an electric hair clipper and started shaving my head. Liked the look enough that I've kept it for four years, and that same cheap set of clippers still works just as well as it did on day one.

The electric razor takes the hair down enough that I usually only do it once a week, and it keeps my look consistent.

If you want to go right down to the scalp with a safety razor, that's actually faster than the electric, and leaves your head perfectly smooth, so you can feel if you've missed a spot. The problem with that is it can be noticeable that you've "skipped" shaving it for more than a day or two. Depending on your hair's growth rate, color and your skin tone, growth may not affect everyone the same way. As someone of African descent, your skin tone may be dark enough to make few days growth after a razor shave unnoticeable (same would go for someone with light hair and light skin).

IMO a shaved head is a great look, and if anything helps me keep a consistent, clean look about myself. Certainly better than forgetting or not being able to afford getting my hair cut and letting it get scraggly. If I start to bald, I won't have a sudden change to my look either, and most people probably won't even notice.

I think you're good to go, as long as your head doesn't have any unusual bumps or contours. Even scars don't matter. One of my buddies started shaving his head when he started balding in his early twenties, and he was really self-conscious at first. He has a good sized scar from his brother ("accidentally") slamming his head in a van door when they were kids. Now when someone asks about the scar it just turns into a whatever story he chooses make up about it on the spot. :P
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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No unsightly scars, just don't like it when my hair grows to long with my big forehead. I'll end up looking like darkseid. I usually cover it up with a hat.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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I'll end up looking like darkseid.
That literally made me laugh out loud. I think you're good to go on shaving. No need to look like him.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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Yeah, I'll probably try it out.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: US
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If you can see the pictures, this is what I mean by high forehead...

I don't think its too high. It just looks like an ancient Egyptian type forehead. I see it more so in people living in africa than americans. But I think it would look really good shaved too. I would buzz it as short as you can go just to make sure your scalp isn't lighter. Your hair looks pretty thick in the pics like it may of kept some sun off your scalp that hit your face.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Yeah, those pics were taken after a few weeks of hair growth. Given the shape of my head, I just don't like the way it grows. Usually, I have the barber cut the hair as low as possible--without actually being bald. I don't like having to comb and style my hair every morning. It is a combination of both laziness and streamlining...
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