Yeah, this post really doesn’t have anything at all to do with capoeira. But this is my blog, and I can do stuff like this every now and then! 🙂
The title of this post gets straight to the question:
Shave the head? (Excuse my roommate’s huge mug, this is one of the only bald pics I could find)
Or keep the hair?
I’m going to be very open with you here.
The reason I ask, and the problem I have in general, is because I’m going bald.
Yep, I’m 23 years old, and the top of my head is thinning like I’m 40. It’s not very fun. 20 years from now I’m definitely gonna have the full around the sides, bald on top, monk-hair.
You can definitely tell from the front that my temples and hairline are thinning (or maybe only I can). And, when my hair is short (like buzzed, or even just trimmed short) you can see the thinning line in the back of my head, which really sucks. Right now, I keep the top kinda long so it covers up the thinning (it’s not like a comb over, I’m not that bad yet), and I try to keep the “bangs” trimmed somewhat manageable (I don’t really like the “parted in the middle” or “parted on the side” look I’ve been getting lately with the long front).
I’m at the point, where I’m thinking that if I shave my head, it’s gonna stay that way for a long time. Because I don’t enjoy knowing the back of my head looks like this as it grows out:
Now, a lot of people are like “Faisca, who cares if you’re thinning, you’re the only one who notices, you’re the only one who cares” etc. It’s all true, but anyone who knows me personally knows that I’ve always been a big fan of my hair. And any guys out there will probably agree; going bald can be kinda traumatic. Especially when we’re inundated with images in the media of celebrities and models with full heads of awesome hair who are supposed to be the pinnacle of male attractiveness. (Note to women: guys feel the pressure of media stereotypes just as much as gals do.)
So, I ask you my dear readers and friends. Do you think I should shave my head and accept my baldness like a younger Bruce Willis? Or do you think I should keep the hair, cut it a bit shorter, and just suck up the thinness?
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