One of the worst parts about growing older is losing your hair. It is hard enough to find a haircut that suits your style. This problem is made even worse when you start to go bald. While some men adopt a toupee or use hair implants, other men look for a hairstyle that helps to hide their baldness. The good news is that some women are actually attracted to bald men. This is not true for every woman, but it is true in some cases.
How to Look Good Bald
When you start to go bald, you have two essential options. You can do hair therapy or shave off all of your hair. A number of men choose to just shave all of their hair, and this look is fairly easy to maintain. As long as you have a razor, you can basically keep shaving your hair to a short buzz cut.
One of the worst things that you can do is prevaricate. A comb over is not an answer to going bald. People will notice anyway, and it only looks like you are embarrassed by the sudden hair loss. Instead, embrace your baldness. Studies show that bald men are perceived as up to two inches taller than men who still have all of their hair. While the same studies show that hair-full men are thought of as more attractive, women perceive bald men as being more dominant.
Whether you hate your balding mane or are tired of caring about it, you have to make a choice. There is no point in being a balding man in the in between stage of indecisiveness. Either get hair therapy or embrace your baldness right away. Honestly, you are probably the only person who really cares about it. Other people tend to be less judgmental than the individual is about their looks, so just go for it!
Should You Get Hair Therapy?
There are some head shapes that do not look well completely bald. If you have a lumpy or egg-shaped head, then you might not want to go full-on bald. Instead, you might need to invest in hair therapy. There are a number of options available for stimulating hair growth, and you can even have hair implants used to grow back your hair. There is an awkward in between stage as the new hair starts to grow, so invest in some hats beforehand or plan the switch for a vacation from work.
The Benefits of Being Bald
Not all aspects of being bald are actually bad. Being bald can actually make life much easier. You no longer have to worry about how your hair looks or if you are wearing the latest style. When you do see a girl that is out of your league, you do not have to worry about how your hair looks. There is no hair to worry about, so you are ready to make your move. If you ever worried about being too short, your baldness means that you are now perceived as being two inches taller. While this probably is not a make it or break it amount for the girl in question, it can certainly give your ego a boost.
Over the long run, your new hairstyle (or lack of one, really) will help you save money and time. You do not have to waste your time or money on a haircut. When you wake up in the morning, you no longer have to spend a few minutes arranging your hair. You don’t have to waste money on hair gel or shampoo. If you want a more efficient life, go bald.
The Negatives of Being Bald
Like anything in life, there are positives and negatives associated with being bald. Some guys are just not comfortable with their hair loss, so they may have a temporary problem with their self-esteem. Most of this goes away as the man learns to embrace his new look, but it can be a blow to your ego for a while.
When it comes to money, there are some costs associated with being bald. While you are saving money on shampoo, haircuts and styling, you will end up spending some of those savings on razors. You will need to get a new pack of quality razor heads every two or three weeks to keep your hair short. Plus, you can still get dandruff when you lose your hair. If you cut the rest of your hair off, then this dandruff actually becomes more obvious. The right dandruff conditioner or a good lotion can help with your dandruff.
Last, but not least, you are about to get a little chilly. When all of your hair is gone, your head loses a layer of warmth. In the summer, you no longer have hair to protect your scalp from sunburns. Luckily, this problem is easily fixed by investing in a few good hats.
Tips for How to Look Good Bald
If you want to look amazing bald, there are a few things that you can do. Obviously, you can’t change your physical features like the shape of your nose or your height. You do have the power to change your actual look. We have all gone to a hairdresser with the goal of getting the perfect, stylish look. Unfortunately, the look that seems great on Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp doesn’t always work for the average person’s physique or style. Now that you are power bald, you have made things easier by losing some of these hair-related looks.
When you start embracing your baldness, you are in luck. Bald guys can easily pull off the powerful, tough look that you see on people like Bruce Willis or the Rock. To really make this look work though, you have to focus on your physique. To look powerful, you need to have a low body fat and a high muscle mass. You also cannot have super pale skin because this will detract from the look. All of these things are a good idea for people with hair, but they are a necessity for balding guys.
One question we frequently get is about facial hair. Your head may be bald, but your face still grows a full beard. The answer to this question really depends on the individual. Some people look better without any facial hair while other men can easily wear a beard with a balding scalp. If you are not sure what looks best on you, try both styles and take a picture before comparing them. You can also try an in-between option where you deliberately grow a 5 o’clock shadow, but keep it from becoming a beard. Many women love the rugged, masculine look of the 5 o’clock shadow, so this is a good in-between option to choose if you are undecided.
To get started on your new bald look, we have three simple tips that will help you gain a powerful, masculine image.
1. It’s All About the Muscles
While women do not want a guy who looks like a muscle-bound body builder, they tend to like guys who are quite muscular. If you want to have a power bald look, you need to get some muscles. Being bald is already shown to make you appear more dominant and powerful. If you add some muscles, you enhance this effect. Think about Jason Statham and Bruce Willis. Both of them pull off the muscular bald look and remain some of the most attractive Hollywood celebrities.
When you take all of the hair off your head, looking dominant becomes easier. Hit your local gym and start working out with free weights. Before long, you will start putting some muscle mass on your body. Within a year, you should be well on your way to pulling off an attractive bald look.
2. Consider Tanning
A tan looks good, but you need to do it the right way. If you are willing to risk your health and don’t mind being surrounded by a bunch of ladies, head to your local tanning salon. My favorite tanning option is to go kayaking, swimming or hiking outside. In addition to being a natural source of your tan, it will also help you develop a powerful, muscular physique.
If you leave your skin super pale, then you are going to appear sickly. You do not have to get an extreme tan to look good, but you need to add a little color to your skin. If you live in a sunny area, then getting a tan is easy. On caveat though: start your tanning after you shave your head. If you begin tanning before you shave the rest of your hair off, you will end up having a pale scalp and a darker body. Shave your head and then experience the great outdoors.
3. Work on Getting a Low Body Fat
After spending months on your physique, you can lift more than ever before. For some reason, your body doesn’t look any different. The reason why is your body fat. When you have a higher body fat level, it essentially hides all of your hard-earned muscles. For the ladies to see your new, toned physique, you have to lower your body fat. Plus, you don’t want a couple of extra pounds to distract ladies from your good looks. When you are bald, a little fat or bloating is readily apparent in your face because you no longer have hair to hide and distract from it.
When you start working on your body fat, you need to do it the healthy way. Skip the fad diets or diet pills. Focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet. Drinking water helps to reduce the amount you eat. It can also limit water retention. When you are dehydrated, you actually suffer from water retention more because your body tries to conserve and retain water. If you are drinking enough water, your body stops doing this and you loose that water retention weight.
Get Ready for Success
Whether you want to attract ladies or boost your self-esteem, you need to find a way to look good bald. Fortunately, this is not nearly as difficult as you think. If you don’t want to or cannot afford hair therapy, your easiest option is to just shave your entire head and embrace the baldness. Once you do this, start focusing on boosting your muscle mass and lowering your body fat. Spend some time outdoors so that you develop a natural, healthy tan. If you can manage to do all of these things, it will only be a few months until you start to look powerful and sexy. Invest in a few good razors, and you are ready to start your new life. There is no reason to feel anxious when you start to lose hair because you can be just as sexy without hair as you were with it.