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I was just looking for an opinion:

What do you think of bald dudes? 

I started to go bald around like...22, so I said "screw it" and shaved the head. I have been rocking this style for the past 2 years and have really gained confidence with it. I actually like it and find that it has made my life easier than having to worry about if my hair was falling out. 

So what do you all think?

Can bald be beautiful?

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I like them. If you have the skull-shape for bald hair, then rock it. All about confidence though. 

I have some friends who have less hair than me, but I could never fancy a bald man!

Original Post by nathan3377:

I was just looking for an opinion:

What do you think of bald dudes? 

I started to go bald around like...22, so I said "screw it" and shaved the head. I have been rocking this style for the past 2 years and have really gained confidence with it. I actually like it and find that it has made my life easier than having to worry about if my hair was falling out. 

So what do you all think?

Can bald be beautiful?

Yes.

Well I just changed my profile pic to my bald self.

I would like to add, that as a former Baldie- you have more going for you as a Bald man than I would probably have during my 'Sinead O'Connor' period of life. Men who are bald tend to be viewed as competent, confident people (or at least shaved headed men). While if you are female, you tend to be viewed as either a Neo-nazi or a psycho. 

 

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

I would like to add, that as a former Baldie- you have more going for you as a Bald man than I would probably have during my 'Sinead O'Connor' period of life. Men who are bald tend to be viewed as competent, confident people (or at least shaved headed men). While if you are female, you tend to be viewed as either a Neo-nazi or a psycho. 

 

You were a former baldie? So did you...grow your hair back? Sorry, just a little confused.

But I would have to disagree with you on some of that. Natalie Portman was bald...and I still found her insanely attractive.

My husband shaves his head. So I guess I'm bias here, but I think bald is just as hot as a head full of hair. :)

Original Post by nathan3377:

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

I would like to add, that as a former Baldie- you have more going for you as a Bald man than I would probably have during my 'Sinead O'Connor' period of life. Men who are bald tend to be viewed as competent, confident people (or at least shaved headed men). While if you are female, you tend to be viewed as either a Neo-nazi or a psycho. 

 

You were a former baldie? So did you...grow your hair back? Sorry, just a little confused.

But I would have to disagree with you on some of that. Natalie Portman was bald...and I still found her insanely attractive.

Yeah, I used to have at least 2-4 pounds of dreadlocks that I got tired of. Only way to get rid of dreadlocks is to cut them off. Stayed a suede for a couple of years and started growing back my hair maybe a year ago (which helped me to land a pretty swank job as well).

And Natalie Portman is kind of an outlier for that- it helps she is naturally drop dead smack dab gorgeous. She could probably wear oversized clown pants and a fishing boot on her head and still look ace. Don't get me wrong, a chick who shaves her head can still be gorgeous, but when looking for a respectable job it's kind of difficult to nab something good. And the comments asking if I was 'OK' (AKA if I had cancer or something) were buggy. Some people just can't seem to accept that some women want to be bald. 

But I'm rambling. Rock your no-hair like there is no tomorrow. Just be sure to use a gentle sunscreen on your scalp for a while and invest in some hats you really dig for sunny days outside. Scalpburns hurt pretty dang bad- but if you've been rocking it for 2 years I'm sure your scalp has adjusted. 

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

Original Post by nathan3377:

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

I would like to add, that as a former Baldie- you have more going for you as a Bald man than I would probably have during my 'Sinead O'Connor' period of life. Men who are bald tend to be viewed as competent, confident people (or at least shaved headed men). While if you are female, you tend to be viewed as either a Neo-nazi or a psycho. 

 

You were a former baldie? So did you...grow your hair back? Sorry, just a little confused.

But I would have to disagree with you on some of that. Natalie Portman was bald...and I still found her insanely attractive.

Yeah, I used to have at least 2-4 pounds of dreadlocks that I got tired of. Only way to get rid of dreadlocks is to cut them off. Stayed a suede for a couple of years and started growing back my hair maybe a year ago (which helped me to land a pretty swank job as well).

And Natalie Portman is kind of an outlier for that- it helps she is naturally drop dead smack dab gorgeous. She could probably wear oversized clown pants and a fishing boot on her head and still look ace. Don't get me wrong, a chick who shaves her head can still be gorgeous, but when looking for a respectable job it's kind of difficult to nab something good. And the comments asking if I was 'OK' (AKA if I had cancer or something) were buggy. Some people just can't seem to accept that some women want to be bald. 

But I'm rambling. Rock your no-hair like there is no tomorrow. Just be sure to use a gentle sunscreen on your scalp for a while and invest in some hats you really dig for sunny days outside. Scalpburns hurt pretty dang bad- but if you've been rocking it for 2 years I'm sure your scalp has adjusted. 

Well thank you very much. Honestly good advice from you indeed. 

Out of curiosity, what job did you land?

I have gotten used to the baldness, but am now working on getting in good shape. 

Hell...It works for Statham. 

Original Post by nathan3377:

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

Original Post by nathan3377:

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

I would like to add, that as a former Baldie- you have more going for you as a Bald man than I would probably have during my 'Sinead O'Connor' period of life. Men who are bald tend to be viewed as competent, confident people (or at least shaved headed men). While if you are female, you tend to be viewed as either a Neo-nazi or a psycho. 

 

You were a former baldie? So did you...grow your hair back? Sorry, just a little confused.

But I would have to disagree with you on some of that. Natalie Portman was bald...and I still found her insanely attractive.

Yeah, I used to have at least 2-4 pounds of dreadlocks that I got tired of. Only way to get rid of dreadlocks is to cut them off. Stayed a suede for a couple of years and started growing back my hair maybe a year ago (which helped me to land a pretty swank job as well).

And Natalie Portman is kind of an outlier for that- it helps she is naturally drop dead smack dab gorgeous. She could probably wear oversized clown pants and a fishing boot on her head and still look ace. Don't get me wrong, a chick who shaves her head can still be gorgeous, but when looking for a respectable job it's kind of difficult to nab something good. And the comments asking if I was 'OK' (AKA if I had cancer or something) were buggy. Some people just can't seem to accept that some women want to be bald. 

But I'm rambling. Rock your no-hair like there is no tomorrow. Just be sure to use a gentle sunscreen on your scalp for a while and invest in some hats you really dig for sunny days outside. Scalpburns hurt pretty dang bad- but if you've been rocking it for 2 years I'm sure your scalp has adjusted. 

Well thank you very much. Honestly good advice from you indeed. 

Out of curiosity, what job did you land?

I have gotten used to the baldness, but am now working on getting in good shape. 

Hell...It works for Statham. 

my God it does work for him. 

While I was bald I worked in a government agency with troubled youth, but back then I also wore a Hijab to work on occassion, so many co-workers thought I was 'sick' (Was a devout Muslim back in the day, bit more relaxed now). I think the only reason they let me keep my hair so short was because of that... otherwise I think I would have been fired long before I was actually let go (long story on that one). 

NOW that I have a good amount of hair on my head, I work as a councilor for deaf students at a local high school and as an interpreter aid when not in my big comfy office. I know for a fact they tend to have a more conservative outlook at that school (I was lucky enough to keep my action figurines in my office but can't go all out with the pierced ears and whatwhat) so I am sure they would have overlooked my resume in the interview if I went in suede. Since I don't have tenure, I still have to keep pretty conservative at work. A little soul crushing, but not too bad considering the line of work. 

Still miss it though- kept me way cooler than I am now, sheesh. 

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

Original Post by nathan3377:

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

Original Post by nathan3377:

Original Post by fenrik_reinsdyr:

I would like to add, that as a former Baldie- you have more going for you as a Bald man than I would probably have during my 'Sinead O'Connor' period of life. Men who are bald tend to be viewed as competent, confident people (or at least shaved headed men). While if you are female, you tend to be viewed as either a Neo-nazi or a psycho. 

 

You were a former baldie? So did you...grow your hair back? Sorry, just a little confused.

But I would have to disagree with you on some of that. Natalie Portman was bald...and I still found her insanely attractive.

Yeah, I used to have at least 2-4 pounds of dreadlocks that I got tired of. Only way to get rid of dreadlocks is to cut them off. Stayed a suede for a couple of years and started growing back my hair maybe a year ago (which helped me to land a pretty swank job as well).

And Natalie Portman is kind of an outlier for that- it helps she is naturally drop dead smack dab gorgeous. She could probably wear oversized clown pants and a fishing boot on her head and still look ace. Don't get me wrong, a chick who shaves her head can still be gorgeous, but when looking for a respectable job it's kind of difficult to nab something good. And the comments asking if I was 'OK' (AKA if I had cancer or something) were buggy. Some people just can't seem to accept that some women want to be bald. 

But I'm rambling. Rock your no-hair like there is no tomorrow. Just be sure to use a gentle sunscreen on your scalp for a while and invest in some hats you really dig for sunny days outside. Scalpburns hurt pretty dang bad- but if you've been rocking it for 2 years I'm sure your scalp has adjusted. 

Well thank you very much. Honestly good advice from you indeed. 

Out of curiosity, what job did you land?

I have gotten used to the baldness, but am now working on getting in good shape. 

Hell...It works for Statham. 

my God it does work for him. 

While I was bald I worked in a government agency with troubled youth, but back then I also wore a Hijab to work on occassion, so many co-workers thought I was 'sick' (Was a devout Muslim back in the day, bit more relaxed now). I think the only reason they let me keep my hair so short was because of that... otherwise I think I would have been fired long before I was actually let go (long story on that one). 

NOW that I have a good amount of hair on my head, I work as a councilor for deaf students at a local high school and as an interpreter aid when not in my big comfy office. I know for a fact they tend to have a more conservative outlook at that school (I was lucky enough to keep my action figurines in my office but can't go all out with the pierced ears and whatwhat) so I am sure they would have overlooked my resume in the interview if I went in suede. Since I don't have tenure, I still have to keep pretty conservative at work. A little soul crushing, but not too bad considering the line of work. 

Still miss it though- kept me way cooler than I am now, sheesh. 

Ha ha, wow. 

Sounds like someone has lead quite the interesting life. It's good to have a plethora of experiences like that. 

That is real cool you work with deaf kids though. It's something I would have a lot of trouble with...not sure how pacient I would be.

But thanks for all the posts. 

Good to hear your opinions. 

 

Chris Daughtry....Enough said.Tongue out

Nah, bald can work very well on some dudes depending on their style and how they work it, some not so much...but I can honestly say that it suits you well. So no worries.CoolSmile

I think you look good bald. IMO, I'd rather have a guy shave what is left of his hair, then say, look like this. I know some men bald early and can't help it - I dated a guy in HS who was 17 at the time, and balding. Nothing he could do, but he was still attractive to me.

And Jason Statham is one sexy mutha.

Original Post by silentdeadlyrose:

Chris Daughtry....Enough said.Tongue out

Nah, bald can work very well on some dudes depending on their style and how they work it, some not so much...but I can honestly say that it suits you well. So no worries.CoolSmile

Well thanks, that is good to hear. I know some people have differing opinions on it. But I was thankful that when I shaved my head, it wasn't shaped funky like some people I have met. 

But thanks again. Much Appreciated Cool

Bald is hot!  I'd much rather see a man shave his head then be visually punished by any of the comb-overs, fringes, pony tails/braids, etc that guys try in order have hair.

Original Post by roxysparkles:

I think you look good bald. IMO, I'd rather have a guy shave what is left of his hair, then say, look like this. I know some men bald early and can't help it - I dated a guy in HS who was 17 at the time, and balding. Nothing he could do, but he was still attractive to me.

And Jason Statham is one sexy mutha.

Ha ha! I thought the exact thing about balding! It is better to be bald than balding. I am glad that yet another girl finds it attractive.

I remember when it first started to go and how horrible I felt. But I am honestly glad that it happened when it did. Now, I feel like I can tell people to screw themselves if they don't like it. Made me a stronger person.

That's good Nathan :)

Like others have said, have that confidence!! It can make all the difference in the world!

I'm sorry you felt so horrible when you started going bald... I'm really glad that you are okay with it now. It's sad that people (you included) feel/felt badly about it when it's something completely out of your control. Glad you are accepting it and moving on!

Original Post by corgisrule:

Bald is hot!  I'd much rather see a man shave his head then be visually punished by any of the comb-overs, fringes, pony tails/braids, etc that guys try in order have hair.

Good to know! 

Michael Jordan is one good looking man.

I say with a good shaped head, yup. Who is the actor who has a shaved head but his head is ripply...I think he played a detective on a tv show? Not such an attractive skull, imo.

I had a shaved head 5 years ago...I liked it but it was hard getting past the feeling of looking like a boy going through chemo :/

Agree with the early posts about Natalie Portman, she's gorgeous with or without hair!

My husband lost the hair on top of his head in his earily 30's and he has shaved his head the last couple years, he looks younger.

My son is 31 and is starting to get a spot on the back top and started shaving his head when he was in the army. sometimes he'll grow it out for a short while but then he shaves it off.  I think bald men can be sexy, there are some actors that it hasn't effected.   Comb overs are the worst, old man with braids and bald on top. Just shave it.

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