There are many articles on the internet about how to get a haircut that suits you. Well that’s great for people with hair, but I know from personal experience that there are a lot of balding men out there and there are almost no articles out there on how to look good bald... and pull off the sexy and bald look.
I decided to write this because I know how it feels to start losing your hair. Earlier this year I started shaving my head completely bald and I’m pulling more girls bald than I ever did with hair. This guide will enumerate the three must do’s to capitalize on your lack of hair situation and turn it into a strength.
But first we have to talk about a decision you need to make.
Bald or Hair: Make a Decision
So you have two options once you have started the process of becoming bald:
- You can either shave off all of your hair OR
- Do hair therapy.
Women will always punish you for your indecisiveness. This is especially true for balding men, who are neither fully haired nor fully bald.
Balding men are seen as being the least attractive men.
hair are seen as being the most attractive, but bald men are seen as
being more dominant, which is a good thing when it comes to women.
Bald men are also seen as being up to two inches taller than men with hair.
Regardless of which side you choose, just choose a side and move on. Don’t be a balding man with some hair but not all of it.
When You Should Choose to Get Hair Therapy
There is a particular kind of head shape that cannot really pull off the bald head, and that’s the egg head shape. You will only be able to tell if you’re an egghead if you’re in the advanced stages of balding or if you shave your head.
Typically someone who has an egg-shaped head has a very long head and a very big forehead. What I mean by very big forehead is that your forehead is the same size or bigger than your face.
If this is the case, spend the cash and explore hair treatment for men.
My Bald Journey
Four years ago I had hair down to my shoulders. I had big curls and girls would literally stop me to tell me how much they loved my hair. But my long hair was hiding something: the fact that my hairline was receding. What started out as a big forehead was evolving into the first stages of male pattern baldness.
When I finally got a haircut I realized how much hair I had begun to lose. Now, no one would have said that I was balding at that point. I can still grow a full head of hair today, but my receding hairline was affecting my confidence. I would stare into the mirror looking at my receding hairline. I looked all over the web for a way to reverse the irreversible, but no luck.
Finally, one of my bros suggested I just shave off all my hair to see how it would look. At first I balked at the idea of shaving off all of my hair. But when I got a haircut a language gap between me and my hairdresser led to him cutting my hair short – really short. I was basically bald, but I noticed that I didn’t look bad at all. In fact, I liked how I looked. I looked tougher and more masculine.
Six months ago I began shaving my head bald and I have laid more women than ever before. First I thought that this was just because my game had gotten better, which is also true, but that didn’t explain why my family and friends were saying I looked better bald.
Naturally being the curious man that I am, I thought about what it was that made me to look good bald. I looked at other bald men in my life to see which ones could pull it off and which ones couldn’t. I scanned the television and watched movies until I finally figured it out. I now know how just about anyone can pull off being bald and sexy.
How to Look Good Bald
Before we get started on the exact things you need to do to look great bald, we need to talk about looks. Now I don’t mean good looking or bad looking, but your actual look. When you go to the hairdresser to get a haircut, you’re going in there to get a particular look. You’re trying to look like Brad Pitt or James Franco. This will probably convey something subtle about your personality.
Now we have all gone to the hairdresser attempting to pull off a look that didn’t fit our body or our skin tone. Well, when you make the decision to go power bald, you are just narrowing the type of look that you can pull off.
The look that women love bald guys for is the tough, powerful man look. I mentioned James Franco and Brad Pitt earlier, well, when you're bald you want to look more like The Rock or Bruce Willis. You want to have a physique that is imposing. You want to not look pale. You also want a low body fat so you can show off your facial aesthetics to the women around you. These three things are great bonuses if you have hair, but once you choose to be bald they are non-negotiable.
1: It Begins With a Tan
Have you ever wondered why black guys pull off being bald with ease? Or how The Rock and Vin Diesel look great bald? It is because they are tan and therefore when they show off their crown they don’t look sickly.
The first time I noticed a difference was when one of my good friends growing up got a Mohawk. His dad freaked out and told him to shave his head. Now my friend wasn’t a tan guy, he enjoyed playing video games and didn’t go outside too often. So when he got his head shaved he looked sickly. Needless to say, his luck with the ladies didn’t come back until his hair grew back.
So if you live in a sunny environment, go outside more. If not, find a tanning salon and get a tan on a regular basis. Not only will you not look sickly if your head is tan, but it looks smoother too. The bumps and redness from shaving your head will be less obvious.
It is also important when you make the decision to shave your head that the top of your head gets exposure to the sun. There can be a serious color contrast if you don’t cut your hair short first to get some sun exposure before you shave your head. Once you get your tan, the next place you should go is the gym.
2: Muscular and Dominant
Being muscular is imperative to pull off the power bald look. This is because it makes you look more dominant and powerful. Think about The Rock, Bruce Willis, and Jason Statham – they are all muscular men and all three of them pull off being bald.
This goes back to that dominant man image that is easy to have when you take the hair off your head. So hit the weights and put on some mass. This will take a lot more time than getting a tan if you’re not already in the gym, but that shouldn’t stop you. A solid year in the gym and you will put on the weight necessary to pull off being bald.
3: Low Body Fat
When you have no hair, your face structure is put out for the world to see. This is because you don’t have anything to distract the girl from your face being bloated. But you will also notice when you have a low body fat percentage that your face will look a lot more aesthetic.
It is important to note that having a low body fat percentage is the only one of the three that will not make you passable on its own. Meaning, if you’re just tan but not muscular and don’t have a low body fat percentage you will still do OK with girls. If you’re muscular but pale and a little bloated, that’s OK too. But if you just have a low body fat percentage, you will still look sickly.
Low body fat on its own does not contribute to you having the dominant bald man look, but when it’s combined with the other two, it makes a deadly combination.
I get this question sometimes when I’m advising balding friends on taking the razor to the head. They ask whether they should stop applying the razor to their face.
This brings up the question: how important is facial hair?
The importance of facial hair is more a personal preference than a necessity. Personally, I look better bald without facial hair or with just a 5 o’clock shadow. Other guys pull off the bald beard. It is something you have to experiment with on your own. But if you’re one of our readers who is loosing his hair before he can grow a full beard, don’t wait to do so until you can grow a full beard.
The Pros of Being Bald
Some things that make life a lot easier being bald is that you never have to worry about how your hair looks. This actually helps a lot when approaching girls who you think are out of your league. When you’re bald you won’t think about how your hair looks before you go into an interaction, you will just do it.
You save money on haircuts and save time in the morning when you’re getting ready for the day. Overall, being bald is highly efficient and decreases hair related anxiety.
The Cons of Being Bald
As with everything in life, there are cons for being bald as well. If it’s cold outside you have nothing protecting your head from the elements. This is easily solved by wearing a hat though.
Also, what money you will save on haircuts you’ll spend on razors. Quality razor heads aren’t cheap and you will need a new pack every two to three weeks. You can also still get dandruff and it’s even more obvious when you’re bald. This can be avoided by putting lotion on your head. But besides these three things, I have no complaints. I have received nothing but compliments from women about my hairless head.
How to Look Good Bald: Wrap Up
I would have never thought that being bald was actually my best look before I started shaving my head. But ever since I started shaving my head I can’t imagine what it would be like to have hair again. I wake up in the morning and go. I don’t need to spend money on hair products anymore. No more waiting at the hairdresser. Even though I am the first bald guy for a lot of girls I get with, it is a consequence of them being young, not them having some objection to being with a bald guy.
It is very easy to fall into a pit of anxiety once you realize you’re losing your hair. The experience makes you feel powerless and can really affect your confidence. So once you realize that you are going bald, make the decision to take control of your life and your head. Grab a razor and show your naked scalp to the world. But while you’re doing that, make sure you are lifting weights, staying tan, and eating right – only then will you truly be sexy and bald.
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