7 Rules for Going Bald Gracefully

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Length really isn’t everything!

Kind, sexy eyes and a warm smile are way more attractive than a full head of hair.

And from Jason Statham and Bruce Willis to Dwayne Johnson and Stanley Tucci, there’s proof all around that you can go bald and stay looking extremely handsome.

So while you may be missing your flowing locks just remember that there’s nothing sexier than a guy who is confident in his new bald look.

Just follow these rules for inspiration…

 

Handsome bald man wearing cool sunglasses by the sea

Embrace your baldness with a buzz cut, giving a sharp, edgy look

 

If you’ve started to notice more and more hairs appearing in your sink and shower, then don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Most men will begin to notice in their twenties that their hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, or that their hairline is receding. Even so, it can still cause a lot of anxiety and feelings of low self-esteem.

 

Embrace your baldness

We’re here to reassure you that going bald is not the end of the world. Anything but!

The freedom that your new look will give you is a wonderful thing.

You can embrace your baldness and use this as an opportunity to launch into a new style with confidence - and looking ten times tougher and sexier than most men.

There’s definitely no need for expensive “cures” or painful surgery on your scalp!

  

The benefits of going bald

Of course, there’s the obvious benefits – you’ll save money and countless hours getting ready, and never have to worry about helmet hair or dandruff again.

But it’s also what baldness can do for your confidence.

According to research from all over the world, balding men are overwhelmingly viewed as being more dominant.

Bald men were consistently rated as more intelligent, influential, knowledgeable, well-educated, high social status, honest and helpful – all traits that a partner desires!

In fact, baldness may have originally evolved as a signal of high social status. 

 

Handsome bald black man wearing cool sunglasses in the city

Look sharp whatever stage of hair loss you’re at

 

7 rules for going bald gracefully 

Every man experiences male pattern baldness slightly differently, but generally it follows a set path. Starting with a thinning of the crown and a receding hairline, and progressing from there.

The good news is that there are hair styles and techniques to keep you looking sharp whatever stage you’re at.

Starting with …

 

Rule #1: Choose a good hairstylist and stick with them  

Find a hairstylist you trust as soon as you start to notice any changes – and build loyalty with them.

If you’re not sure which way to go an experienced barber can advise you. They’ll know the best cut to help camouflage areas where you’re balding. And they can help you with the right fade from your face to your sideburns to make sure things stay looking sharp and not too jarring. 

But constantly changing your stylist or barber means you’ll end up going to someone who’s less familiar with your growth pattern and you may not get such a good result.

 

Rule #2: Keep your hair short 

You may want to hold on to your old style for as long as possible, but honestly longer hair simply makes bald spots more obvious. So keep it short.

A shorter cut will make hair loss far less conspicuous and give your hair some lift which makes it look like you have more of it.

Certain hairstyles will do wonders, so work with your strengths and go with the best hairstyle for the stage you’re at now.

Shaggy layers are a great way to go to keep your hair looking full as it starts to thin, while the buzz cut is a simple way to embrace your baldness before going clean shaven and taking everything off completely.

So keep your hair short and gradually take it shorter and shorter over a period of time.

  • Shaggy layers
    Your barber can cut the top of your hair in uneven layers. Then when you style it at home, use styling paste to muss it up a bit. It will give you an endearing tousled look, hiding any bald spots.
  • Buzz cut
    This is a great style for when your hair is thinning on the crown or starting to recede – but you’re not ready to go fully clean shaven yet. A buzz cut keeps you looking sharp, giving a clean, edgy look.
  • Clean shaven
    Shaving your head completely is making a strong, confident statement! It shows the world that you know exactly who you are. And it’s a great signature look that people won’t forget!

When going completely clean shaven make sure to use a nourishing shaving cream that will protect your scalp and discourage ingrown hairs

Our Protective Shave Cream is packed with hydrating ingredients like Glycerin, Shea Butter and Apricot Stone Oil – along with Aloe Vera to soothe and Tea Tree Oil to stop irritation.

For guidance on shaving a sensitive area like your head, check out: “How to shave sensitive skin”.

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Rule #3: No comb over. No ponytail.  

NEVER be tempted. No more needs to be said!

  

Rule #4: Experiment with facial hair 

With your new look comes an opportunity to experiment with some facial hair.

It’s an excellent strategy to get you more comfortable with the idea of losing your hair. Just look at Terry Crews and Samuel L. Jackson (among others) for inspiration.

A moustache, a goatee or just some well-trimmed stubble all work really well to give your face balance.

If you go the full beard route ask your barber to blend it so that there isn’t a harsh disconnect between where beard growth ends and baldness starts. He can also guide you as to the best way to trim it yourself at home for the same effect.

 

Rule #5: Look after your scalp 

In the same way you look after your face, you need to extend your daily skincare routine to your scalp too.  That means:

  • Cleansing with a non-drying face wash
  • Gently exfoliating to avoid flaky dead skin and
  • Moisturizing twice a day to keep your scalp hydrated.

 

Rule #6: Protect your head

Few things are more painful (or look less cool) than a red, sunburnt head.

Not to mention that the scalp is a common site for skin cancer in men.

So stock up on SPF, and use sun protection every day to protect your scalp.

  

Rule #7: Embrace headgear

Not that you want to be wearing a hat all the time, but your choice of headgear does expand when you have little or no hair.

They give excellent protection from the elements – and hats will really suit you too!

Play around with different styles and see what works for you and the look that you’re going for.

 

 

Handsome bald black man wearing a beanie hat in winter

Excellent protection from the elements – and hats will really suit you too!

 

 

FAQ’s 

Why do men go bald? 

While it’s primarily genetic, there's no strict rule to determine who is going to lose their hair.

The exact trigger for male-pattern baldness is a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is found naturally in the body but if you’ve inherited a sensitivity to DHT in your hair follicles this will lead to the overall weakening of hair growth.

But lifestyle factors can also contribute to hair loss.

Your emotional health and wellbeing, diet, level of sleep and some medications can all exacerbate hair loss in anyone with a genetic sensitivity.

 

Can lack of sleep cause hair loss?

Yes. Lack of sleep has a direct impact on the quality and fullness of a man's hair – leading to breakage and hair loss.

Hair growth begins in the hair follicles, and for them to function properly they need nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from blood flow. The increase in blood flow when we’re sleeping means more nutrients, resulting in stronger hair and improved growth.

Lack of sleep can also lead to more stress and the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Another cause of hair loss! 

  

The Takeaway 

You might be slightly anxious but remember that there’s nothing sexier than a guy who is confident in his new bald look.

Here's the 7 rules to follow to go bald gracefully...

  1. Choose a good hairstylist and stick with them
  2. Keep your hair short
    • Clean shaven
    • Buzz cut
    • Shaggy layers
  1. No comb over. No ponytail.
  2. Experiment with facial hair
  3. Look after your scalp
  4. Protect your head
  5. Embrace headgear

    Embrace your baldness – knowing that you’re looking ten times tougher and sexier than most men.

     

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