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Old 01-29-12, 06:17 PM
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How to handle balding spot ???

My wife has been cutting my hair for the last 27 years now ... what can I say, we're cheap Today she commented that I'm starting to thin on the top a bit Not good! So being the pre-planner that I am, I'm already starting to think of the best way to hide, or display the bald spot when it gets more noticeable. Here's what I'm thinking:

1) comb-over with wispy type hair

2) comb-over with intentionally greasy hair. Benefit - can press the hair in place before leaving the house and it should stay there ... unless there's a strong wind.

3) spray paint hair to match existing (haven't worked out the kinks yet with the greying hair coming in. This idea still needs some work, but it looks viable.)

4) toupee. These can look real ... right?

5) wear hats everywhere I go. May not work so well in my office environment.

6) convert to Judaism. Gives me an excuse to wear a yamaka.


Other ideas are welcome.
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Skin a cat and make a toupee.
Many colors and lengths to choose from to match your original,cost minimal.
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Embrace it and shave it all off. Bald men are sexy.
Not with my head shape. I can't compete with Patrick Stewart.
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1) no.

2) no.

3) hilarious. Go for it. Post pics.

4) for the right amount of money. A lot of money.

5) Men do not wear hats indoors. Ever. Only men who's mothers were lax or uncaring or worse wear hats indoors. If you hate your mother, please, wear your baseball hat at indoor table.

6) OK if you are sincere. Balding cover-up is not sincere.

7) shave the mess off entirely.
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Old 01-29-12, 06:28 PM
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Not with my head shape. I can't compete with Patrick Stewart.
You're goofy looking already so bald is "enhancement" and remember: A confident goofy looking guy is cool.

EDIT: Unless, like moi, you have a potbelly. Then you're better off with growing a ponytail.
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You're goofy looking already so bald is "enhancement" and remember: A confident goofy looking guy is cool.

EDIT: Unless, like moi, you have a potbelly. Then you're better off with growing a ponytail.
Ouch! I never said I was goofy looking Well maybe I am a little bit. OK, that was painful to admit
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Old 01-29-12, 06:39 PM
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They always wear those funny knit hats indoors up there so what's the big deal?
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Embrace it and shave it all off. Bald men are sexy.

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Go for the Friar Tuck look.
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They always wear those funny knit hats indoors up there so what's the big deal?
Surprisingly touques are not usually worn by middle-aged men indoors. That's more a young folk's look.
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Go for the Friar Tuck look.
Maybe. I am a merry man, and good with a staff.
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Surprisingly touques are not usually worn by middle-aged men indoors. That's more a young folk's look.
Just a short distance from the border and I'm still learning the customs of the natives.
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Maybe. I am a merry man, and good with a staff.
you may want to consider how you word things in foo. Just sayin.
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Maybe. I am a merry man, and good with a staff.
Is your staff male, female or co-ed?
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you may want to consider how you word things in foo. Just sayin.
What??? Can't a guy be merry and good with a staff? Besides, I have to maintain the stereotype for Spry.
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I find a clipper with about a 1/16th inch guard does a fine job of leaving my head with a nice fuzz on it.
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Cutting the rest of your hair short will make it less noticeable.

I am 52, and I started losing my hair (from the front back) in my early 20's. By the time I was 30, I was left with a horseshoe fringe around the sides. At age 40 I started shaving my head every day. The only downside is having a large collection of hats, to prevent sunburn or winter chill.
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I find a clipper with about a 1/16th inch guard does a fine job of leaving my head with a nice fuzz on it.
I used an Oster Classic 76 clipper to 0.2mm for a couple years before I started using an actual razor. It worked really well.
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I used an Oster Classic 76 clipper to 0.2mm for a couple years before I started using an actual razor. It worked really well.
I just used a #2 clip (1/4 inch) myself.
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Is your staff male, female or co-ed?
The staff is neither male or female, it's an inanimate object ... but I have named it "Little Alfster".
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