i'm 23 and my hairline has been going since the about age 17. I'm thinking maybe I should just buzz my hair, but the problem is that I have always been known for my shaggy hair and I don't know if I can take all the inevitable negative comments if I took the plunge (such a drastic change would freak out everyone I know, and I'm sure the girls would hate it) it also doesn't help that I hide my hairline pretty well, so for most people to see that I'm actually balding would be a big shock.
what do you think? should I wait until it gets so bad that I can't hide it or should I just bite the bullet and embrace a new look - even if it's not a desirable one?
Go for it, I say. It's a drastic change but it's better to do it now than later. Imagine having 'shaggy' hair with a thinning hairline? Not attractive at all. My partner's hair is thinning as well plus he started going grey when he was 21! He's only 33. And judging from some of the answers already, not ALL girls will hate a buzzcut on you.