Going Bald or Have a Receding Hairline? You Need to Buzz it Off!

September 6, 2007

Here is the deal…losing your hair sucks! It is MUCH better to have a full head of hair if you are a guy. Women do prefer a full head of hair the majority of the time. There is no getting around it! So what do you do if you are losing your hair? I got three words for you:

Buzz…It…Off!

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Frederick Ljunberg…Soccer Player for Team Sweden and Calvin Klein Model

See…Frederick Ljunberg has the right idea. His hair is receding and he went for the buzz cut. He is a case of someone who actually looks better with the buzz cut. He kind of looks like a freak with a full head of hair.

Avoid the George Costanza Look!

Remember George Costanza from Seinfeld? He was completely bald on top and had hair just on the side and back of his head. If you are over 50 and don’t really care about your appearance, then this can work for you. If you are younger then you really don’t want to shoot for this look at all!

But Don’t Women Prefer Guys With Hair?

Yes…their preference is for guys with thick heads of hair! Their second preference as far as hair goes is bald or buzzed. The look they dislike the most is the “partially bald look” or bad hair plugs. If you have long hair in some places and huge bald spots…you need to reconsider your hair style!

Note: If you haven’t heard of Josh Pellicer, he has a receding hairline and does very well with women by using proper body language. .

Click Here to see his presentation on this.

Quite a Few Women Do Find Many Bald Guys Attractive

Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, David Beckham, Andre Agassi, Bruce Willis, and Kelly Slater have all buzzed or shaved their heads at some point in their careers. Some of these guys aren’t going bald, but still looked great with shaved heads.

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater is an Example of a Guy Who is Going All The Way Bald

He is the perfect role model for you guys who are seriously losing your hair. You either need to buzz it extremely close or shave it with a razor. Kelly is also proof that women can find bald guys attractive…he is consistently voted as the sexiest male in professional surfing. Do you think he would be as attractive with the George Costanza look? Of course not.

How Short Should You Buzz Your Hair?

How short you go, depends upon how much hair you have lost. If you just have a bit of a receding hairline, go with a “number 2″ on the clippers. If you have some serious thinning hair, but no massive bald spots go with a “number one” on the clippers (that would give you hair about the length of Frederick Ljunberg in the photo above). If you have serious bald areas on your head use the clippers “straight up” with no attachments (that would give you hair as short as Kelly Slater in the picture above).

Don’t Do “The Fade” or “Flat Top” if You are Going Bald!

When you buzz your hair off, make sure you keep it all the same length all over your head. You don’t want to do a military-style fade, where the sides and back are super buzzed and it gets thicker on top. You really want to buzz your hair like the male models and the celebrities do…buzz it evenly all over…”the fade” went out of style in the early 90′s.

Are You Nervous to Take the Plunge and “Buzz it Off”?

You should be! It is kind of a weird deal buzzing your hair off. It will take you a little while to get used to the way you look. You WILL look drastically different. In fact you will begin to feel a bit different too…in a good way! I’m actually much more confident now that I’m bald. What I’ve found is that LESS older women find me attractive, but MORE younger women dig my look…I’d say that is a great trade!

Do You Have the “Guts” to Do It?

Again…if you aren’t balding, you should flaunt your awesome head of hair (consider yourself lucky, thank your parents, etc.)! If you are balding you should seriously consider buzzing all of it off. It is a big step, but one that will most likely make you more attractive to women.

Note: I have picture proof that I “Buzzed it Off” on my “About Me” page:

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Henry January 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

My crown is starting to get very, very thin and the receding is now getting worse. About 18 months ago I went to a 3 on top and 2 on the sides, never decided if I like it or not(I like it more than my wife) I let it grow and when I get it cut I go with six on the sides and sissors on the top. I have this amazing desire lately to go to zero at the barber(razor when i get home) think I am going to next week. I have just the following concerns… The skin on my head will be lighter that my face and it will be impossible to get sun in the winter and getting use to the cold in the winter. Scared but looking forward to going bald.

Hussain January 19, 2012 at 2:14 am

Dear admin,you seriously lit up my day.Now i believe i have a life to live.It all started when i was seventeen.Now i am nineteen and these previous two years have been the worst of my life.I used to cry every week.My hair started falling.I started using different oils,caps,hoods and these made my life more difficult.Being an extra ordinary student(no boasting),i participated in every thing.Debates,Sports,Speeches,class participation and what not.The extra advantage i had was that i am (or was)good looking.My friend call me cute.Every one call me cute and good looking.But back then i had beutiful hair as well.Even now people call me cute but in the back of my mind i know one day i am going to go bald and life would not be the same.The whole problem is that people expect a lot from me..This thing bites me..What if after going bald i dont live up to their expectations…This went on for 2 years..Changing my hair style taking advantage of my cute face…But now things are outta control….Every activity i try to do,the first thing that come into my mind is ohhh you r going bald..what will people think…Goddamit man…..Its my life and now i wanna change…..I want to start a new life….I can be very good at any thing…Just that i lack self confidence because of this balding process…..Now you should help me….My figure is lean…I am an athlete type person thin and not that muscular but capable of doing mostly every sports..i play tennis,swimming,football,cricket and i am good at sprinting as well.I am currently studying in one of the top university in my country…But all comes down to waste if you have no self confidence…….so admin decide for me….I still have hair on my head…In front my hair can reach nose length….On the sides my hair have thinned but i can still make some kind of hair style but i look bad in it……..i have some kind of horse shoe shape…So please advice me what should i go for…I WANNA START NEW LIFE and prove this world that one incident does not change life!!!!!

Keith January 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’ve been getting very thin on top w/ receding hairline this year. Also very thin on the crown, with some fairly noticeable gaps. When I mention that I might buzz it friends and family always say it’s too soon, but when you’re losing close to 200 hairs a day for 6 months i have a very different perspective. Has anyone had anyone ask them why they buzzed/shaved their head? Do you say, “yeah, it was getting thin so I buzzed it.” Or do you lie and say, “I wanted to try something new.”

Marcus Maher February 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Chris Lieto, professional Triathlete is a perfect example of a bald, buzz cut, perfect athlete and has the body, face to get away with it, I’ve been losing my hair for 15 years now and a rather large bald spot is so visible at the back of my head, it’s embarrasing, thinking of just buzzing it, but I’ve started a programme of ‘Rogaine’ I’m going to see where that goes for a year, if there is no improvement then out come the clippers.

Gman February 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

I started going bald in my late teens.

Buzzed it at 28.

Went out with a LOT of umbelivable fit girls in the 5 years after.

Now living with my beautiful girlfriend.

Buzz it off, be sexy.

Joey February 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Here we go. I need advice! I have been receeding since I was 19 years old. I am 23 now and in graduate school. I have very very thick hair so in the early stages covering up the receeding hairline was no problem at all. But as the years have gone on it becomes a more tedious task every day to get my hair ready to go out. I still do a great job of covering it up for the most part but I am so sick of it. My day literally revolves around my hair. I avoid things that will get my hair wet, the wind pisses me off so much, I am constantly acting like im looking at my phone but really checking my hair from the reflection it gives, if I go play soccer or football I wear a headband to cover up my temples like Lebron James does haha. The list goes on an on and on. I used to LOVE roller coasters, and a thought came into my head the other day about how I would never go on one again cause it would mess up my hair. Then I thought, this is ridiculous…I am losing out on so many things in life because I stress about my stupid receeding hairline so much. I just want to wake up in the morning 5 minutes before I have to leave instaid of getting up an hour and a half before I have to leave just to shower and get my hair perfect. Every once in a while I will have a day where my hair is perfect and I feel great, and I act like my normal cocky confident and funny self. But one gust of wind ruins my day and I crawl back into my hole becoming very quiet and literally avoiding girls that know me. Which brings me to my main point…I want to buzz my head so bad! But the one thing that is keeping me from doing it is W-O-M-E-N. I am so scared about it. Why? Because I used to be a model and dated some of the most amazingly attractive girls in the world. Which has made my standards so high. I have definatly seen a drop off in the ladies department already mainly due to my confidence going to shit cause of this receeding hairline. I am just so pissed that I will never be as attractive as I used to be. But I am getting older and want a girl to go after me because of my personality not neccesarily my looks. But everytime I see a sexy woman I think “wow she would like me if my hairline was perfect.” I have considered getting hair implants but I am going against it cause realistically they wont be able to restore my hairline perfectly the way it used to be. Plus it costs alot of money and I could lose more hair causing me to get a second, third, or even 4th procedure. Theres $20,000 down the drain and its a mystery whether it will even look good or not. So I want to buzz it but…I am afraid of my true hairline showing, I am afraid of my pale head, I dont know if I have a good head shape for it or not, and I have a few freckles that I have noticed on my head that I dont think would look good if they were showing. Gosh, I need advice from some good wisdomed people like you guys.

prod February 12, 2012 at 4:28 am

bro, used to be a model??? shave that shit off bro…i did it, can’t imagine the pussy ive gotten since then.

+ hair always grows back no matter how thin you are. test it out…your young..in 10 years theyll be a new supplement thatll grow your hair the way you want. until than be a man and shave that shieeet off son

Money February 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I took the plunge today and buzzed it off. I asked for a 1 but I think the barber did a 0. It’s really short and I’ll definitely have to get used to it. My hairline has been receding since I was 16 plus I’ve been going grey. I’m 28 now so I’ve been fighting it for a long time. I’ve been insecure about my hairline for a long time and it brings down my confidence really bad. I had a gorgeous girlfriend and pushed her away with my insecurities and a lot of it came down to losing my hair. I’ve even gone to Bosley and dropped $500 on hair crap that didn’t really do much. Right now I’m really pale but I think once I get some sun, I think I’ll have that really cocky/Kelly Slater look. I’m not as big as Kelly Slater but I’m in decent shape and fairly lean. I wanna thank Rusty for having this site and everyone on here who has helped me realize that I’m not alone. Life is too short to be insecure! I think this is the most ballsy thing I’ve ever done. Thank you everyone once again!

Jordo March 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I will have to buzz my head soon/someday but I’m not ready yet. I am almost 21 and have been receding since late high school. A receding hairline/balding early runs on my mothers side and I know the unfair fate has been given to me. I still have a good amount of hair so I can hide my hairline with longer bangs but it is fading ever so slowly. I am quite skinny and tall so I don’t know how it will look on me, and it will be quite a shock to my peers since I haven’t had a buzz cut in 12 years. Not many people know I am receding so badly and if I cut it all off I would look ten years older, so I’m obviously quite reluctant to do so. Most of my best friends have enough hair to last them til 90 and will never bald, which is somewhat frustrating. I may take the plunge in the summer so I can get a tan which comes easily thank god. I just hope I have a good shaped head and my friends and family wont hassle me too much, because I know I’ll get a hard time about it from them. and what else scares me is that I’ll have the same buzzed haircut for the rest of my life.

Danny March 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Honestly mate, you already know what the answer is – it’s the only answer; and that’s ‘Just get it done!’ You said yourself you want to do it. You said it is consuming so much of your attention that you have no more left to spare for the other, more important things in life, like enjoying yourself and feeling confident. Think about what you are actually doing – you are hiding yourself. Be boldand courageous like a man should be, and accept your fate with no remorse, don’t let something that’s out of your hands cause your confidence to recoil, though I do know the anguish it causes – I too had a good, thick and dark mane and I saw myself engage in those same petty worrisome behaviours. I knew what was coming. I knew that what I didn’t do, nature would do for me. So I took the plunge and beat the curve. It was weird at first and I worried and it took some getting used to, but people liked it. More importantly, I felt and feel far more masculine. From the other side of this apparent dilemna we all share/have shared on here, giving two f*cks about how your hair looks is strictly womens business. You may well look back at yourself and scoff about your preening ways. Accept it like you chose it. Be prepared for an adjustment period and getting comfortable with your new look and adopt a nonchalant attitude. The confidence is IN you, and your new look can augment it just as well as your former, if not better – but certainly in a different way. You know what needs done…

Danny March 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Keith, when people asked me why I did it I was straight up honest – I said look at my hairline, it’s receding. What are you supposed to do – carry on denying what is in plain view already? Pah! Even though they didnt notice that I actually had a receding hairline, for my own sake I’d rather not carry around a sense of shame by lying. It is what it is. And thats really the bottom line. The only actual hurdle or difficulty to overcome is in how we feel about it. Whether you accept it or not, it’s going to happen so don’t make yourself small, clinging to something that is leaving you regardless – cast it off yourself and say ‘f*ck it – good riddance then’

Steve April 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Im so glad this thread is here for people to read. hopefully it will give people the confidence to do the right thing and ‘Buzz it’ however it looks. I started losing my hair in my early twenties and got to the point where i was really depressed about it. I resorted to hair loss products including Finasteride. These eventually had nasty side effects some of which I am still rectifying a long time after quitting. I STRONGLY urge anyone going through the stress of hair loss NOT to resort to any type of remedies in particular DHT blockers. It is an important hormone and should not be messed with, believe me. I buzzed a grade 2 all over just last week, Im not sure it looks great but I know I will get used to it and so will everyone else in time. I wish i ‘manned-up’ and buzzed it years ago instead of messing with my body. happy shaving guys

Jake McGowan May 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

I am 22 years old, I am 5’8″ only 145 pounds. I have been going bald since 17, I have a bald spot the size of coffee cup lid where my hair is really thinning out. I have thought about shaving or buzzing it off but was very nervous. My predicament was that I have a baby face I get recognized for looking like I am still 15 years old. I hate it never mind that I am going bald looking like im 15 still. So today I just buzzed it off Grade 1 and I do not like how it turned out, I bnoticed my receeding hair line is much larger then i have seen and now I am stuck wearing a hat everyday.
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE IS IT TO LATE FOR ME

Justin May 22, 2012 at 6:21 am

Really annoying article, in that it constantly mentions what women like etc. As a gay guy, am I not supposed to be reading this? It’s such an old fashioned way of writing and very lazy. Also it’s highly likely that an article like this will attract an above average amount of gay readers. Don’t be sloppy next time, and make your articles more inclusive!!

dayne June 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

That’s because heterosexual men don’t give a damn what gay men like or don’t like. Get a life you PC liberal tard. This is an article about men buzzing thier hair. Who said old fashioned was a bad thing? You? lmao

John July 11, 2012 at 2:41 am

Just wanted to share my story for you guys. I have been receeding since I was about 19 years old. I am 23 now and my hairline is slowly but surely making a bigger shaped M. At first it was not a big deal because no one could notice it. Even now with my hair at a normal length it is hard to notice. But even the slightest recession bothered me and as the years went by I started to literally hate myself, lost all confidence, grew my hair out to hide it, hated the wind and rain, wouldn’t go to the pool or go on rollercoasters, it was terrible. I made myself miserable over something I couldnt control and over something other people couldnt even notice. It was a terrible way to live life. It wasnt until recently that I completly shaved my head in an attempt to reveal myself and become more comfortable in my own skin. It has done wonders for my mental well being. Sure I look so much better with hair but I kept it shaved for 2 months and I am now in the process of growing it back. Shaving my head made me appreciate the hair I do have rather than complaining about the hair I dont have. I’m sure I will be bald one day and shaving my head has helped me accept that. For now I will enjoy the hair I do have and when it gets bad enough I will go back to the shave. I used a no guard clipper so it actually wasnt a clean shave but it was great. I actually enjoyed the look while I had it and to be honest I cant wait to shave it again. It was amazing, low maintenence, no looking in mirrors constantly to fix my hair, looked the same wet or dry, and it felt amazing as well. Being in the medical profession I never used DHT blockers because I was well aware of their nasty side effects. I encourage everyone here to never use any of that stuff. The only cure for baldness as of now is acceptance. I also encourage anyone who hasnt tried the buzz to give it a go, I know more than anyone how big of a step it is, but trust me it will truly make you a better person mentally and bring you back to the person you once were. I was at a point where I needed to learn to love myself again before I could even begin to focus on loving anyone else and this helped tremendously. For those worried about the response from friends, I only got one bad response and it was from a girl that said “we need to get you on the rogaine I didnt realize your hairline was that bad” this girl is overweight by the way, I felt like saying “ya and we need to get you on the treadmill fatty” haha but I’m too nice for that I guess, my real response was “no I dont wanna use that stuff, I’m comfortable the way I am and if you have a problem with the way I look I’m sorry to hear that.” Anyways I hope my story helped anyone on the fence about buzzing it off, it will help you in so many ways. Oh and trust me, there was a week or two after shaving it in which I said everyday “why the hell did I do this” but as I got used to it things got better and better. If anyone needs any further advice let me know I check this blog regularly

Rubo July 18, 2012 at 12:56 am

I did the comb forward for a long time and then finally buzzed it down to a #1!

What I realized is that in my mind (before I buzzed it), I thought that I still had my full head of hair from high school. What I didn’t realize is that for years my hair looked thin and awkward!!!

So, I buzzed and got in great shape and people noticed the weight loss way more than the hair being gone. You can only control certain things and baldness isn’t one of them. Get in shape, get a nice tan and just get rid of that thin, spotty hair because you aren’t fooling anyone.

Momtoteenboy August 1, 2012 at 6:13 am

My 14 year old son has male pattern baldness, and it has become very noticeable since June. Endo is checking all possible endocrine-related issues, but so far it looks like it’s just a case of early MPB. My heart is breaking for him. He got a #2 cut last month, and it’s time for another cut, but he hates the look. To me, being able to see his scalp through his hair looks worst. I just don’t know what to do for him. It doesn’t help that he is overweight and doesn’t really have any close friendships. I’m terrified for September to come and he has to go back to school with this problem. Any suggestions on how to help him through this — any support groups out there? We’re hurting here :( If it were up to me, I would have it cut down to a 1 so people will start getting used to him with very short hair. But it’s not up to me…I can’t force him to do something for my benefit…

michael August 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I always had a full head of hair until age 48 when I was diagnosed with cancer. Chemo caused me to lose ll my hair and when it grew back it was very thin at the crown. Yesterday I went to Bosley the cost to have a transplant $16,500… Today I took it down to a 1 with clippers. I was not going to be a guy with hair and a bald spot… Tacky! I have a friend who wears a hairpiece and thinks he looks really good but everyone laughs at him for it. I say shave it off and work it out.

adam August 31, 2012 at 6:19 am

This article is bullshit… females don’t give a damn if you have a full head of hair or if you shave it…

The fact of the matter is…. if you’re an attractive guy and you shave your head… you’ll still be an attractive guy…. even moreso to some….

If you’re an avereage looking guy.. you’ll still be average lookin with a shaved head…….

It’s all about the shape of your head really.. if you have a nicely shaped, well propotioned head….good jaw line…. you will look sexy with a shaved head…

ray September 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Joey (like 10 comments above), what did you do finally?
You guys gave me lot of hope, but I’d like to share my story. I’m 24 now, and I started losing hair and thining at 17, maybe less. I never really lost too much hair, but at 18 I was told by a girl that I’m going to go bald someday. That was really tough. I’ve been told that several times eversince, now I’m just “yeah I know, this has been happening for years now..” but inside it still isn’t very ‘pleasant’. I’ve been having a cure with a lotion, that made my hair stronger (I stoped losing hair, or so much hair) and thicker. I regained a lot of confidence. Thing is I am considered by others to be very handsome, I get plenty of nice looking girls and I still can hide the hair loss with some styling and haircuts. I am confident even though I know I’ll go bald someday but, as Joey said, when I have a bad hair day my confidence is under zero, I can’t stand standing under strong lights, hate it when it rains and I have no umbrella with me, fight with the towel every time I come out of the sea, don’t want people to stand above me or tease my hair, shower every time I leave the house to make my hair and in general lose so much things thinking how my hair looks and if my hair loss is visible right now. And I get so frustrated of it. I’m one step before buzzing. I have a nice personality and so many times I find myself hiding like I don’t exist because I don’t feel confident ’cause of my hair. I don’t have any receding hairline or bald spots, just lost a few (or maybe lot, don’t really know) hair all over the top of my head and the rest got thining – although they got a lot thicker with the lotion therapy the last two years.
I’m afraid that buzzing will bring the things to light, now I can still hide it. Therefore it’s like telling people, yep I got hair loss, yep I’m propably going to be bald someday. But I desperately want that freedom but I’m scared. Why the f… am I scared though? I should be a man, accepting it and dealing with like a man. Anyway, thanks for reading.
Question still is Buzz it or Not??

ray September 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

Hey guys, me again.
I just came out of the bathroom after buzzing my head off. And it feels so great! It feels free, I feel free! I even could stand in front of the mirror looking at my wet buzzed head and -not to hide it- admiring it. Before I couldn’t look at myself if I hadn’t dry my hair first. I have to get used to it of course, but I like it already. Thank god my scalp has a nice shape and it fits great with my facial hear. I used #1 clippers and it even doesn’t look like thining! Only from very close. I am so happy about it!! Can’t wait to go outside and show my buzzed head with pride. That’s me, nothing to hide anymore, no more self-consciousness and anxiety, just freedom. That’s who I am, like it or not.
Even I know none of you, I really thank you guys and this blog. You helped me a lot make this decision, which as it seems it’ll be one of the best I ever made. Best regards to all of you.
And from me if someone’s reading who has the same issue, I’ll agree with all the above, buzz it off!

Matt September 21, 2012 at 2:53 am

Hi fellow sufferers

So im a 23 year old guy who has been thinning for about 1½, i lost huge amounts of density during fall last year. Before that it wasn’t noticeably. My hairline is not receded more than 1/2 of an inch worst case, and crown thinning is not more severe than anywhere else.

Anyway buzzed my hair off down a #4 guard start summer, and a #2 on the sides and back. Felt really good, went down to a #2 on top and #1 on sides after a week, felt even better, it takes another mpb guy to spot the thinning(it’s funny how the people commenting on your hair is the ones with problems themselves). Thing is, most people think i am buzzing by “choice”, since i decided so early in the process. Keep asking me why i did it? even though to me thats a pretty rhetorical question. Go figure what they’ll think when i shave it off somewhere in the future, they’d be like “That guy got balls, sticking it to the world with a full head of hair and shaving it off”.

Anyway a few tips. Bulk up, remove any moles you got, train your facial muscles (google is your friend) and youll be all right. Hell i pull as much going out as i used to, my appeal is maybe slightly narrower, but the girl that digs the bad ass look; digs it BAD!

regards
Matt

Ryan September 21, 2012 at 7:35 am

Need some advice. I use to have a thick, full head of hair. I underwent chemotherapy 5 years ago and obviously lost all my hair. It has grown back really weird, thick everywhere except in the front where it is extremely thin and I have two weird bald spots. I use to be able to grow it out and the spots would not be noticeable. Now at a medium length, it is extremely evident that I have some major thinning in the front and that I do have two bald patches. I have gone back and forth between shaving and growing, it has just gotten so bad. I buzzed it down to a 3 yesterday and I feel horrible. My hair is extremely blonde and my complexion fairly light. Maybe I need some time to adjust. I have a very good build, very blue eyes and some scruffy facial hair, but still think I look weird and old.(I’m 27)
Not sure if I should keep it, or grow it out. I hate is both ways. My confidence is super low.

Devon September 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I’m 20 and I’m thinning bad so today I took the plunge and shaved my head with a number 1. It looks alright but I think I look stupid.. But hey what can I do

Alex October 5, 2012 at 4:21 am

I’m 20 years old and I’ve noticed my hairline has suddenly stepped back. I 100% agree it’s all about confidence but it’s that loss of confidence due to hair loss that’s the real problem. So I ended up here looking for a boost. I won’t lie to you, this gave me a boost even if a little. Father’s bald but his started a lot later than mine. If you’re losing it or not, sometimes it can just be a thinning, you should accept it. I know this, you know it too. The more you can do to accept yourself the better, irrespective of hair loss.

I contest the idea that women prefer loads of hair. I argue it’s all in your confidence, they want a REAL MAN. A guy called Neil ‘Style’ Strauss, was for a long time considered the best pick up artist in the world…and he’s bald. It’s not the hair, it’s the confidence. Enjoy the time with hair because we’re actually worrying about something that hasn’t happened, might not even. If it already has acceptance/ confidence still applies.

I have a Jude law type hair line. He has always had a receding hair line, for like 20 years. He has done shaven, and some other horrendous hairstyles. Start accepting.

If you want a real confidence boost download ‘Style Life Challenge’ from the book ‘Rules of the Game’ By Neil Strauss. A proven confidence booster.

Peace.

Pete Habel October 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

I’m 28 and buzzed it off. I have more dates than ever!

george kline October 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

It is def easier said than done, but getting a tattoo that looks like a buzzed look really helps frame the face and makes being bald that much sexier!

Pete October 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hey guys!

Firstly, i would like to say what a great support this website has been for me. As a young guy losing my hair (18 y) i felt very alone, depressed and obsessed with this problem. The great support and overall positiveness on this site made me realise there actually is a life after premature hairloss. I want to thank all of you for your encouraging words. Especially you, Rusty. The article really states what it comes down to I think : It sucks but it isnt the end of the world, and we have to cope.

Anyway, i’ve browsed the web numerous times for this issue, and i found something that seems really great. Especially for guys like us, who have already embraced shaving of our hair. It is called ‘His Hair clinic’. They tattoo ur head with little dots, so that it seems like u just cropped ur hair really short. Sounds crazy right? That’s what i thought, but I dont anymore. I advice everyone who is interested in ‘getting back’ their hairline to visit the HIS hairclinic site, and especially the videos on youtube (just search HIS Hair on youtube). You will find testimonies from guys just like us, who seems very happy with the procedure.

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up about this! I am in no way affiliated with HIS Hair and haven’t even had the procedure myself (my hairloss is nowhere near pronounced enough for it yet). Just something to look into maybe, it sure as hell gave me hope for when my hairloss gets much worse (which it most likely will).

That’s it, thanks for the encouragement when i needed it the most, and i hope i can return the favour by spreading the word on this procedure :)

kyle t December 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

thanks for the info man mine has been receding for 3 years im 16 now(thats crazy huh i never gave it much thought)im a big procrastinator but for my new years resolution im giving up my hair and going bald plus ive already got a mustache and a chin spike(really want a beard) any way thanks alot

B January 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Hey everyone, I have had a buzzed (grade 0 with clippers) head for almost a year now. This article is 100% correct; if you are noticeably thinning, then the best thing to do is ‘man up’ and get the clippers out. If you have read this article then the chances are you have at least given it a little thought. I read it over a year ago. I was physically shaking when I started to cut my hair, but almost instantly, a huge wave of relief passed over me. I now feel more confident, self assured, and can still get the women. It’s all about the confidence..!

M April 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Hi,

I am 27 and have been noticing my hair thinning on top for around 4 years. For the first year it was only noticeable when it was wet and I was able to style it so that only I knew it was an issue.

Then about 3 years ago a few friends started to notice. This is when my obsessiion with it really began. I tried 1 shampoo I can’t even remember the name of, it was useless and after a while just made my hair look greasy. Then about 2 years ago I went to the doctor. I decided against propecia given the potential side effects and was advised of the Regaine products – I started using the spray twice a day and after a few months it was definitely helping. Looking back on photos around that time my hair looks pretty good. Then they stopped stocking the spray in my pharmacy and I had to get the new “foam” version which was apparently better. I hated it using it and when at the barbers one day I decided to go for a 3 buzz cut. Bad decision so after a few weeks of embarrassment, I re-grew to its normal length. Around 6 months later (1 year ago), the comments / jokes were starting to become a lot more frequent and friends would regularly tease me about looking like my dad (who is bald). I had enough and went for a number 1 buzz cut. My wife liked it and more importantly I loved it! For the first couple of days. See I hadn’t given any thought to the fact that it would re-grow and how bad it would look once the affected area (top of my head down to just above my fringe) started to fill out! It took around 6 weeks for my hair to start looking normal again, I kept getting the back and sides shaved to allow it to grow in on top (I was getting married in the summer and decided that I should at least have some hair in the photos).

Now we are 1 year further down the line and my hair is continuing to thin, I really feel the urge to shave it and keep doing so. I am using alpecin shampoo which I’m really not convinced about. I wash my hair every morning, towel dry it and wait around 30-40 minutes for it to fully dry out. Then I take my comb and try to style it in as best a way I can. I’m obsessed with looking at my hair in mirrors / reflections and my self confidence is really low. I am totally blessed that I have a beautiful wife who doesn’t care and a kid on the way. Given my issues and the fact I can’t bear to be outside in wind / rain in case it affects my hair, coupled with the fact my life is going to change when we have our baby I really feel like taking the plunge and just shaving my head. I know my family won’t like it (mom / dad / grandparents etc) and I don’t like the idea of people constantly pointing out I’ve had a haircut. But it seems like the right thing to do.

Has anyone else been through something similar? Sorry for the long story but it has helped getting everything off my chest. There are more important things in my life than hair, but I can’t seem to shake my obsession with it.

Thanks

Joey May 19, 2013 at 8:22 am

Confidence is everything, live with your looks don’t let your looks live you.

JJ August 17, 2013 at 3:01 am

@M- If you loved the #1 buzz cut just do that but keep it that length by buzzing every 5-7 days.

Even a NO guard buzz may be your answer but again you have buzz every few days to keep the fresh look. This is something you can do at home & on your own in 10 mins.

Zero maintenance IF you are happy with that look.

Andrew H October 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Really wish I had buzzed my hair off earlier!! I had been thinking about it for 10 years and my hair (or lack of it!) was on my mind 24 hours a day! I have done/cut it a couple of months ago and the moment I did it it was like cutting a stretched elastic band, the stressed tension has gone and I don’t even think about my hair anymore!!!! And it has given me so much confidence back!!

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