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Old 12-13-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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A friend of mine has a terrible comb-over. His hair on the side is maybe 6 inches long and he slides it from left to right to cover his missing hair on top. Looks really silly but I suspect no one thinks it is good manners to tell him he looks silly. Should I be the first or let him decide on his own?
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Tell him, nicely. Perhaps you could start suggesting alternate hair styles that you think he would look good with.

I have never suffered this fate as my hair fell out before I realized I had a bald spot and never started combing over the "small hairless area". I lost my hair well before my 30th b-day and have never felt self conscious about it. Some guys are very self conscious, so you need to approach it is a supportive, helpful way if at all possible. If you tell him that he looks silly doing what he does now, it will only reinforce his idea that he is deficient in this area and he will feel a greater need to hide the baldness, maybe even a <shudder> toupee.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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Well, I think the best approach if a guy is worried about his guy friend with a bad comb over... shave your head bald, then encourage him to do the same, and revel in your sexy baldness!

...but if you're not a guy, I don't know. It's not like you can really interest him in any other types of hairstyles. When it's going, it's going. the most you can do is embrace it and love it. I really really wouldn't reccomend a hair piece. ...really!

There's another thread in here on this same topic... and someone was nice enough to post a TON of pictures, of all bald men! It was a great inspiration for many I think. And a great idea just think... Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis, the Rock... *sighs dreamily*
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:05 PM
 
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I don't know. Maybe he knows how silly it looks, but he just feels it looks better than letting his baldness show. I'd be afraid that mentioning it would just make him feel worse.
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have said something to a guy who is balding. He didn't have a true combover but the way his hair was cut just wasn't flattering. I recommended a different haircut and told him to go to my hairdresser. He did it just to prove to me that it wouldn't make any difference. And, unfortunately it didn't. His hair still isn't styled right so he did prove his point to me.

Whether or not to tell someone about his bad combover really depends on your relationship with him. In my case, this was my roommate and he openly talked about not liking his bald spot so I knew that he was aware that he didn't like the way it looked. If it was someone I didn't know really well, though, I wouldn't say anything.
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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After I posted, I had a thought. Would you like it if someone told you that your hairstyle looked silly?
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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After I posted, I had a thought. Would you like it if someone told you that your hairstyle looked silly?
I wouldn't like it, but...if I was using my hairstyle to cover baldness I would be pretty self-conscious about it and I would appreciate even negative comments.
I often get the urge to ask strangers things like "Does my breath stink?", "How do these pants look on me?", etc.
You can't always trust people you know to tell you stuff like that - and I'd much rather know so I could correct the problem.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Chi-Town soon to be NYC and eventually Ireland
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I wouldn't say anything- wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole in fact! If he asks for your honest opinion, then by all means, let him know what you think. But if he hasn't asked for it, for I wouldn't offer my unsolicited opinion. Just my $0.02
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:13 PM
 
Location: huh?
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if he was a good friend then i would tell him. who do these combover guys think theyre fooling! it has to be the worst hairdo in the world. i cant believe that the donald's model wife hasnt made him shave his head yet? there is no way i'd be seen with a combover man no matter how much money he had.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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you should just cut some of your hair off and glue it to his head.
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