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Old 06-25-2014, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Well, my father died at age 71 with an enviably thick mass of wavy hair. But both my brothers sure don't have that glory. They still have hair but it's very thinned, just like our mom's was.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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True. I think there are good come overs and bad come overs. When I see a shaved head I assume he's balding.
As someone losing their hair, I am also very conscious of others losing their hair. And I can confidently say there are bad comb-overs and there are worse comb-overs.

I know many people who shave their head who aren't bad, so I don't immediately assume someone is balding just because of that. At the same time, you can almost always see the hairline and tell if you really want to. But regardless it is a much cleaner look than a crappy comb-over.
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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As someone losing their hair, I am also very conscious of others losing their hair. And I can confidently say there are bad comb-overs and there are worse comb-overs.

I know many people who shave their head who aren't bad, so I don't immediately assume someone is balding just because of that. At the same time, you can almost always see the hairline and tell if you really want to. But regardless it is a much cleaner look than a crappy comb-over.
I guess we disagree
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:30 AM
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I guess we disagree
To me it depends on the individual.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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Most people immediately equate "combover" with the extreme type, in which the guy has no hair on the top of his head and is combing the remaining horseshoe-pattern hair over the top of his head. Yes, that's pathetic. But many other guys who've receded on the sides are sporting milder versions of the combover, meaning they're growing their hair out longer and/or combing it at an angle to cover up lost ground, and most of them pull it off.

If you look closely at the right side of Roger Federer's head, you'll see that his temple has receded quite a bit. He wore his hair short at the 2013 French Open and almost everyone commented on his receded hairline and how he looked older. With his usual long, wavy hairstyle, the recession is unnoticeable. (You can kinda see it in this pic taken yesterday: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpDmuqKCEAA2dCU.jpg:large).

Other famous people who have receded hairlines who wear their hair longer and style it nicely:
  • Mitt Romney
  • Bradley Cooper (before his hair transplant)
  • A bunch of others who I can't think of at the moment
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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I read somewhere that women are going gray earlier. Have no idea if the study is credible. I never understood the supposed correlation between going gray and stress.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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Look at Congressman Paul Ryan. He's 40-something and no hair loss. Same with Secretary of State John Kerry. Neither of those guys would be successful politicians if they were bald.
transplants, wigs, those guys use every trick in the book.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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I don't think it is all down to luck. I and some others believe it is related to how healthy your lifestyle and diet is. If you consistently lack micronutrients and other vitamins in your diet, you may get more grey hair and possibly hair loss as well. If one has a diet devoid of fat soluble vitamins, zinc, Iodine, Selenium, magnesium and other nutrients and our body / hair requires, perhaps our bodies will prioratize leaving the less essential areas for last. Given the depletion of minerals in our soil compared to long ago, perhaps that's a factor as well.
Ummm... You can believe whatever you want, the world is and will continue to be chock full of people with terrible diets/high stress levels and full heads of hair. They aren't related except in rare instances (usually it looks different, genetic follows predictable patterns).

Being weak and obese is something you can blame on people not taking care of themselves, NOT balding. Guys don't have any say in the matter. Makes for a great life test/lesson though, there is nothing like being robbed of your hair to test your confidence and self esteem, make sure its all built on a solid foundation and not something as silly and transient as hair.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Nope. It's just a fashion trend these days to fully shave off your head when it's balding.

Watching wedding videos from the early 2000s, so many balding men still had lumps of hair on their head where they kinda looked like Krusty the Clown (it was an unattractive look really). These days, thankfully, the balding men just shave off what's left in their head.

At least, I've noticed that...
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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To me it depends on the individual.
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Most people immediately equate "combover" with the extreme type, in which the guy has no hair on the top of his head and is combing the remaining horseshoe-pattern hair over the top of his head. Yes, that's pathetic. But many other guys who've receded on the sides are sporting milder versions of the combover, meaning they're growing their hair out longer and/or combing it at an angle to cover up lost ground, and most of them pull it off.

If you look closely at the right side of Roger Federer's head, you'll see that his temple has receded quite a bit. He wore his hair short at the 2013 French Open and almost everyone commented on his receded hairline and how he looked older. With his usual long, wavy hairstyle, the recession is unnoticeable. (You can kinda see it in this pic taken yesterday: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpDmuqKCEAA2dCU.jpg:large).

Other famous people who have receded hairlines who wear their hair longer and style it nicely:
  • Mitt Romney
  • Bradley Cooper (before his hair transplant)
  • A bunch of others who I can't think of at the moment
Yes I agree.
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