It Might Be Time to Embrace Your Male Baldness, But it’s Not a Bad Thing
"Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough." - Larry David
Guys, we know that going bald is no joke. The realization that your mane is starting to vanish can be traumatic - and it can take some time to accept. But, the reality is, as soon as you do accept that you're becoming a bald man, the sooner you can make the best of what you've got. And that’s plenty.
While male baldness is a difficult thing to accept, let us tell you that bald men are bad ass - just think Jason Statham, The Rock, Terry Crews, Tyrese, Terry Bradshaw ..the list goes on.
With this in mind, it might be time to embrace your male baldness - and to help you on your journey, here is some insights as well as tip-top information just for you - you cool dude.
Use what you’ve got to your advantage
Personally, we feel that growing old disgracefully is okay (you've got to make the most of every day, after all), but when you're going thin on top, trying to cover it up is never a good idea: in short, going bald disgracefully is not advised.
The likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Prince William and a certain Mr Trump have all lived in a bald man's denial, making them look older, more awkward and far less stylish as a result. Just Google a few images of these gentlemen and that should be incentive enough to embrace your bald (or balding) side.
It’s possible to take subtle measures to conceal certain balding or thinning parts of your hair, making the most of what you’ve got left, but you should consult your barber first.
To help you decide on a style that might suit you and your situation, explore our rundown of balding style tips.
A male balding? Go low, get buzzed
While it's possible to try treatments for balding hair, often these only delay the inevitable, so if you're at the point of no return, while not open yourself to the possibilities of a bold new style by getting a stylish buzz cut.
Bust out the clippers and take the plunge. Scrub your hair, towel-dry and then using a sturdy pair of clippers set to a grade one, two or three and get to work until only stubble remains. Or go to the barbershop and ask for the buzzcut of your choice (that might be the best option if you’ve never been buzzed before).
A buzzcut is slick, on trend and will, in most cases, actually serve to make your hair appear thicker or fuller as your hair will be shorn closer to the roots. No more comb overs required.
Add definition to your face
One of the biggest gripes bald men seem to have is the fact that losing their hair on top changes the appearance of their face, accentuating certain features that were once less prominent.
That said, adding a touch of shaped stubble or a rocking beard will give your face definition while bestowing you with a brand new style that makes you look all the more suave.
"I cannot believe how fine I am with being bald." - Robin Roberts
Being bald can be a blessing, you just have to embrace it and adjust your style accordingly. That said, we know that acceptance is a journey - and from all of us at CON MOTO, we wish you the best of luck. If you’d like any additional tips, please feel free to drop us a line, we’ll be happy to help.