People always tell me I'm a good looking guy. I'm 6'1", broad-shouldered, muscular, and in good shape. The major flaw I am facing however is my hairline is receding fast and the rest of the hair on the top of my is getting thinner and thinner. Looking at my family members, I could very well be bald by my late 20's / early 30's. I'm looking for honest opinions, is this going to ruin my dating game? Right now I use Rogaine which has helped to slow down my receding hairline, if anything. I looked into finasteride but decided it wasn't worth the decreased sex drive. I style my hair in a way that helps me still appear to have a full head of hair, but I'm worried I won't be able to do this for much longer. I'm not willing to shave/buzz my head just yet and I'm a little afraid to do so is my head looks oddly shaped without my hair and I just don't think I could pull it off right now. Is there anything I can do to slow down this process? I'm finally coming into my own and catching people's attention which has really helped to boost my already low confidence, but I feel like this hair thing could very well steal my thunder just as I'm starting to branch out and be somebody instead of the nerdy kid with low self-esteem that I was growing up. If there isn't anything I can do, what can I do to keep this from really taking a toll on my self-esteem?
Most Helpful Girl
Maybe alpecin caffeine shampoo helps? I don't know though, it depends on the person.0
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Haha, you sound like me in college. I had to deal with the same thing. Did it hurt my dating game... yes and no. For a while it did, because it really hurt my confidence. I would try and hide it, or style it like you so it looked fuller. But by the end of college, it was obvious. I didn't want to be "that guy" so I just took a deep breath and shaved my head, not with a razor, just a trimmer. That being said, I still had girls that liked me, I'm not a bad looking guy, was just losing my hair a bit.
After shaving my head at first a few people gave me shit, but that ended quickly, I got used to it, and so did everyone else. Sure I didn't have as many women checking me out, but I still had some. College girls still care about shit like that.
Now I am almost thirty and have been shaving my head for almost 8 years. It feels natural, people can't imagine me with hair. I don't spend money on haircuts which is a plus. I will say though, I have a really nice round head, so it kind of works for me. Now other guys are starting to go bald to so it's not that big of a deal. Women my age can look past it.
My advice... Shave it. Get used to it, and own it. It's not going to magically start growing back, the sooner you do it the better. There will still be women interested in you. People can tell you are trying to hide it and it bothers you. If you just own it and don't give a fuck, you will actually gain more confidence and women like confidence above all else. Now I joke about it with women I meet, and it puts them at ease, they feel like they can talk about it without hurting my feelings and that is a turn on. Sack up, Shave it, and get used to it. That is the only solution.0