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Mad Dog # Posted on October 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Ahh Ive been through this hell before

I spent the early years of my 20’s desperately trying to cover up my fast receding hairline using insane amounts of hair gel, hair spray even bandanna’s. It would usually take me around 15 minutes to get my hair perfect to feel comfortable walking around the general public. If it were a windy day then It would look like I had half a solid wig trying to tear itself off my head.

After about 3 years of mental torture and frustration I got home from work, slumped on the couch while my ex girlfriend was watching her mundane TV shows and thought to myself “Man.. Fuck this!”. I got up, walked into the bathroom picked up the shaver with a gleam of menace in my eye and proceeded to number 1 my head. I then fumbled for the razor laughing maniacally in a moment of madness and finished the job clean and smooth.

Breathing heavily I looked at myself in the mirror and came to terms that within the space of 15 minutes I had gone from a pretty soft looking dude to somebody who doesn’t look like they should be fucked with, but the best part was I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I knew it would take some getting used to but I didn’t look to bad at all.

I walked out of the bathroom, quietly sat on the couch and realised that I probably should have discussed this with my girlfriend before… “OH SHIT!! WHAT THE FUCK!” she whipped her head around at the sound of my flatmate walking in the room and her jaw hits the floor. Tears well up in her eyes and I realise there will be no sex and very intense discussions about respect and feelings for at least 3 days.

For the next week or 2 every time I walked into a room somebody who I hadn’t seen yet would flip their lid in absolute astonishment at my decision. I discovered that people were reacting more positively than I anticipated and respected the balls it took to make that decision. My ex took a while to warm up to it but learned to love it after a while.

I walk around these days with my bald head held high with a smile. Sure some people ask about it and I do cop some bald jokes from mates every now and again but you learn to keep your chin up and laugh at your flaws. Don’t let your hair become your personality and be thankful you can now save money on shampoo hair gel and desperately trying to keep up with the latest styles etc..