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Bald or Balding? How Much Hair Is Too Little?

Bald or Balding? How Much Hair Is Too Little?

Bald men may live longer, but that doesn't necessarily make them more attractive in the here and now. My friend and I were discussing the finer points of male-pattern baldness last night, and I said there's something charming about a receding hairline on the right guy. "Depends," she said, "on how much."

True enough! There's a big difference between full-on baldness, a receding hairline, and the in-between (or on the sides) place most balding men are in. Any attempt to hide the situation, of course, only worsens things. How does a guy go bald gracefully? Shave it? Accept it? Or rock it?

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MissSushi MissSushi 5 years
Once it gets past the beginning stages, i say shave it. I never liked the short hair on the sides look.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
I guess it really depends on the guy. What bothers me is guys who try to act like they aren't going bald. Why fight it? I've seen a lot of very attractive bald men.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 5 years
I would say shave it or go short, nothing worse that balding on top with a ponytail.
inlove23 inlove23 5 years
Shave it. I dreaded the first time my boyfriend said he was going to cut his hair short ( not balding), and I think it looks a million times better! It's finger length so it's not all completely gone
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 5 years
IMO it's not bald men that are unattractive. It's bald(ing) men at particular stages of bald(ing) that make you say okay it's time to take it all off honey. Once it's all off they can look real good. A little receding hair line or little bald spot on the back is no big deal though it's just when they get to that stage where they need to realize they're not fooling any one.
nancita nancita 5 years
I say just pick the look that works best for you. If I find a guy attractive, I find him attractive whether he is bald or not. The key is finding the 'do that's most flattering, whether it's an embrace of baldness, a short buzz, or shaved bald.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
Shave it and rock the bald look. I hate the halo look. Ugh. Some guys look great bald, anyway. If you're losing your hair, just go cue-ball and own it!
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
The guy in the pic looks good! I don't mind balding, I don't mind shaved...I do mind combovers, because that just looks silly.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I don't think the guy in the pic looks so bad. My one friend has rocked the bald head look since high-school, this weekend I saw him (he's 28) and he hadn't shaved and I couldn't' believe how much he's balding! I never would have guessed.
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I don't mind how this guy's hair is in the picture, but I would usually say shave it. When guys try to hide it, or worse, try to cover it with a comeover, just look kind of silly.On a side note, my ex's grandma had a "friend" that wore a tupee. My ex and his family warned me about it before I met him, but nothing can prepare you for an 80+ year old man with white hair wearing a jet black tupee! I had to leave the room because I came down with a serious case of the giggles...
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I don't mind how this guy's hair is in the picture, but I would usually say shave it. When guys try to hide it, or worse, try to cover it with a comeover, just look kind of silly. On a side note, my ex's grandma had a "friend" that wore a tupee. My ex and his family warned me about it before I met him, but nothing can prepare you for an 80+ year old man with white hair wearing a jet black tupee! I had to leave the room because I came down with a serious case of the giggles...
jenni5 jenni5 5 years
Agree with both of you. Shave it and don't try to cover it up!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
Shave it! Every guy I've known who was balding and just got rid of it looked so much better, and younger.
ckeller825 ckeller825 5 years
I say embrace it. I knew a guy who was 24 and balding like the guy in the picture above (but far worse) and he just shaved his head bald. He looked incredible. I think it's silly when guys that are balding try to grow out the hair they do have to cover it up.
ckeller825 ckeller825 5 years
I say embrace it. I knew a guy who was 24 and balding like the guy in the picture above (but far worse) and he just shaved his head bald. He looked incredible.I think it's silly when guys that are balding try to grow out the hair they do have to cover it up.
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