7 Benefits of a Man Shaving His Head as Opposed to Having Hair

7 Benefits of a Man Shaving His Head as Opposed to Having Hair

Unless you are Anthony Bourdain, Tony Danza, or Don Henley, chances are you haven’t won the “follicle lottery.”

Most men, myself included, find that by the time they near the age of 35, not only does their hairline recede, but almost even worse, their hair on top begins thinning out significantly.

That combination begins limiting hairstyles for a man. The best response is to start cutting it much shorter on the sides and the back (anywhere between a 2 and 4 guard on the clippers), so that the top looks fuller.

Even then, the top has to be fairly long to distract from the fact that it is indeed thinning. Notice in this picture (below) from this past summer, how you can see how my hair in the front is thinner; I can see scalp in the midst of my hair.

It’s important to me that I am not in denial when it comes to my hair. I embrace reality and don’t try to hide it from the outside world.

So for my hair to look the best, I have to grow it fairly long on top, then pay nearly $20 a month to pay to get it maintained.

7 Benefits of a Man Shaving His Head as Opposed to Having Hair

But what’s the real advantage of a nearly 35 year-old man having hair anyway?

On the contraire, I have learned it’s actually better, in many ways, to choose to be bald.

1)      Many women like the look of a man with a shaved head. My wife is one of them. She’s never liked my hair when it was longer. But when I keep it short, she never has any complaints. Perhaps the psychology is this: “Bald equals masculine, and therefore, equals attractive to women who are attracted to masculine men.”

2)      It’s free to shave your head. A pair of clippers is all you need; no need to go out pay someone at least 20 bucks for a traditional haircut every month. I prefer the 1.5 guard on the clippers as it perfectly matches the thinner area of my hairline; looking more aesthetic all over.

3)      Men with shaved heads look more confident. Those of us who choose to bald show a strong level of confidence in ourselves in being able to commit to such a fairly extreme, yet butch hairstyle.

4)      Men with shaved heads appear to be taller. By no means am I insecure about my completely average height of 5’9”, but sure, I’ll gladly accept the concept of people thinking I’m an inch and a half taller than I actually am.

5)      It’s less maintenance, both physically and psychologically. Based on the number of hits I effortless earn each day on my YouTube videos about receding hairlines, it’s very obvious that most men A) suffer from thinning hair and B) spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about it. Instead, they could just choose to opt out of that game as I have.

6)      Wearing hats is more practical. When you don’t have any hair to be matted down after wearing a hat, you never have to worry about looking sloppy after removing a hat in public.

7)      It’s officially cool to have a shaved head. Perhaps never before in human history have men who choose to be bald been cooler. It’s sophisticated rebellion. It’s edgy yet classy.

7 Benefits of a Man Shaving His Head as Opposed to Having Hair

I’m not saying I won’t grow my hair back again, because I know I sporadically will.

But really, I’ve yet to see any incentive to. I’ve yet to how having hair benefits my life at all, whatsoever.

Instead, I only see benefits of choosing not to have hair.

But let’s not simply take my word for it…

I hereby invite you to decide for yourself. I just made this video which contains back and forth footage of me: with a buzz cut, then with hair. Vote which you think looks better by leaving a comment on the video.

Let’s settle this once and for all!

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8 thoughts on “7 Benefits of a Man Shaving His Head as Opposed to Having Hair

  1. Your reasons are great. One more for the list: A bottle of regular shampoo lasts a year. How much shampoo and conditioner do you need for a quarter inch of hair? Half a squirt.

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  2. When I tried the bald look almost 18 years ago it was after I got a buzz cut one summer I was off work. My wife and I both wondered how I’d look bald and since I had about 8 weeks before work started I tried the shaved look. My wife fell in love with my look and I decided to try it out for awhile. When I told my wife I was going to let it grow she was actually disappointed. But I never did let it grow again because I had become used to it, she really like it and, at least in my case, shaving has been easy which I attribute to having very fine hair.

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  3. There is one funny addition to my story. My wife has a cute habit of lightly rubbing the back or sides of my head and if she feels and stubble will tell me, “you need a shave.” She did it at a holiday dinner last year and her sisters laughed hysterically. I told them she likes me to wear my hair short.

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  4. I really don’t mean to beat a topic into the ground but I have admit that it’s very obvious to me that my wife just wanted me to keep shaving my head from the beginning and prefers me bald, which is kind of funny. She’s bought me enough caps, sunscreen, razors and moisturizers over the years to last me two lifetimes! When we go to the islands she’s the one who reminds me to keep rubbing sunscreen on my scalp. My hair has naturally thinned now (I first shaved my head when I was 36) so the shaving job is even easier today. Regards

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