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Old 18 January 2021, 20:05   #1
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Decided to do something radical today...

...well it is Coronavirius time and people do crazy things

My hair was getting way out of control, and no idea when I can next get a haircut.

So I thought, well now is the time to see how I look bald.

It's a number one all over, but might take to it with a razor now

My mum's going to die when she sees these photos



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Old 18 January 2021, 20:18   #2
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Old 18 January 2021, 20:36   #3
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My nephew was here...
Put it in the object that this thread is X-rated!!



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Old 18 January 2021, 21:05   #4
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Wait, was this all from nose???

Should start post with - Captain DoubleD, Stardate 1537.1.

Well done, no need for haircut.
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Old 18 January 2021, 22:15   #5
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ROFL

My mother in Australia just saw the pictures and text me:
OMG
WHAT CAN I SAY
Put a hat on Dame
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Old 18 January 2021, 23:15   #6
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Well, I've been cutting my own hair for years now, just use the old WAHL trimmer and the adjustable comb and away I go.

I just keep it short all year round

I also trim my beard at the same time so *I* don't look too much like SANTA

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Old 19 January 2021, 01:34   #7
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I have always hair like that !
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Old 19 January 2021, 05:52   #8
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Jesus, Damien. You look 10 years older without your hair.
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Old 19 January 2021, 08:15   #9
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The Olde Curmudgeon

And here I am looking like a tired old man waiting for that first yungin to yell out:

GET OFF MY LAWN

So yes IF I let my beard get too long I look like St Nick
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Old 19 January 2021, 08:25   #10
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Congrats, I think..?
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Old 19 January 2021, 08:38   #11
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Don't want to be invadent, but i think DamienD did the right thing

At least for me to cut hair is something mandatory

I have few hair on the top of my head and a lot of white hair too

So in the end it's an esthetic and practical choice
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Old 19 January 2021, 09:00   #12
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Not bad, not bad
personally, I let 5mm on the razor
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Old 19 January 2021, 12:21   #13
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Well, I've been cutting my own hair for years now, just use the old WAHL trimmer and the adjustable comb and away I go.

I just keep it short all year round
I guess the difference here jmmijo is that I've always had hair... so going completely bald is quite a change.
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Old 19 January 2021, 12:40   #14
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Grow it back mate! I cannot introduce you to those 20 something lassies the next time I come over!!!

Unless you bulk up like Right Said Fred, then well, they have their audience. LOL!

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Old 19 January 2021, 16:48   #15
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My expanding bald spot was bothering me enough that about 2 years ago I made the decision. I would have done it earlier but my girlfriend had to be convinced that it would not be too weird that I would look different.

I'm never going back, hair is for suckers In fact I notice a very positive effect in how strangers react to me; I get far more questions for directions and such and people smile at me a whole lot more or say hello. I guess I look more approachable now or something.

When I put on a hat which hides the bald head I see another clear change - then I lose the interest of younger people and gain interest from older people. Fascinating stuff.
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Old 19 January 2021, 17:27   #16
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Interesting

I have a receding hair line and an island of hair at the front, at the back there's a patch but none if this is bad enough yet for me to warrant being fully bald.

Just thought I'd give this a go during Coronavirus, as it's the perfect time to experiment.
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Old 19 January 2021, 18:27   #17
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Get a hat though, to anyone who is thinking to do the same. If you had hair for most of your life and then you expose your bald head to winter or summer weather... ouch. Hair has it's purpose, it reduces risk of skin cancer by quite a lot (the same for facial hair, by the by...).

I actually got one made out of Gore-tex so it is waterproof, living in a very wet country that was basically the best purchase of my entire life.
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Old 19 January 2021, 18:41   #18
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I don't have a hair cutting machine and I don't want to shave my head completely because of all the scars from a wild childhood. It doesn't look good with my receding hair line, but I have quite long hair now. I couldn't get an appointment with my barber in december, everything was booked already and so it's been almost 2 months now since I had a hair cut. And maybe the lockdown will be until April and then I'll look very peculiar.
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Old 19 January 2021, 19:16   #19
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Started to lose my hair during my early 20's (unusual testosterone concentration in my blood, hereditary factors, both ?), tried a treatment which didn't work at all (Minoxidil based, your mileage may vary). Got a trimmer bought from a barber shop. Nowadays, I just go to the hairdresser (rather infrequently, about 3 times a year, when it should be 4 or 5). My hair around the bald scalp area is delicate and soft, almost like baby hair, it doesn't stick in place so I have it cut short. Auntie J. likes it better when it's not too short though. The hat was especially useful when I was in Greece, got moderate sunburns all over my forearms and the back of my hands, but managed to get a nice facial tan thanks to the hat (a neat looking western one).

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Old 19 January 2021, 22:07   #20
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I bought my own clippers a couple of years ago and after watching some YouTube videos had a go at doing it myself. The first few were a bit hit and miss, but I've finally got the hang of it and wouldn't go back to the barber. Definitely getting thinner on the crown now so a hat goes on when the sun comes out.
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