Should I shave my hair? Would a shaved head suit me?
At some point men who are losing their hair may consider the question, ‘What would I look like with a shaved head?’
The truth is, if you are asking yourself should I shave my head, then you probably already know the answer. While there are mobile phone apps available to give you an impression of what their potential hairless style might look like. The real thing could be a drastic or scary change.
Obviously, the easiest way is to jump straight in! Going for the shaved head look straightaway, could be an adrenaline rush. Often, it suits many men; plus they can also grow a beard or a goatee as part of their stylish new appearance. While it’s easy to head to the barber for a complete shaving off of the hair or a buzz cut ( this is when the hair is cut very short) it is also a reasonable step to buy a set of hair clippers and shave the head for yourself. See post here for a complete shaving guide for balding men with recommended razors.
For those who are losing their hair
This is a good time to highlight that there’s no set point for those who are losing their hair to switch to shaving their head; they must feel comfortable about doing so. If, after shaving their heads, they don’t like their new appearance no problem. It’s a question of waiting for the hair to grow back and rethink a suitable hairstyle.
One of the big issues about shaving a bald head is the question of what will other people think about the new style. Some worry they may get a negative reaction from friends and family but generally they will get a positive reaction. Remember: under no circumstances will a ‘comb over’ be a suitable hairstyle for someone losing their hair. Not. Ever.
The shaved head look
It’s possible to trim hair in gradual stages for those who may have reservations about the shaved head look. This means they will become more comfortable with their new style. As they gain confidence, they start cutting their hair shorter and shorter.
For many men, the idea of cutting down their hair down to stubble gives a good indication of how their head will look when fully bald. For others, shaving it all off seems impossible after concealing or hiding a receding hairline for too long. Most men who are struggling with thinning hair or receding hairlines like to cover it up with long hairstyles. The idea of cutting it all off of will expose them to the world.
However, there is a middle groud. You can reap the benefits and freedom of rocking a shaved head, whilst maintaining a sharp and youthful hairline.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation
The answer is this; the look of stubble on a bald head can be reinforced with scalp micro-pigmentation, or SMP as it is more commonly known. Essentially, this is a specialised process applied by a skilled practitioner to replicate the look of shaved hair. For many men who have lost their hair, it’s an ideal solution without actually looking bald.
The best part is, if you visit for a free consultation at any Skalp® clinic, they will take a photo of you for a ‘virtual hairline mock-up’ for free. This means you can actually see yourself with the scalp micro pigmentation treatment before committing. That way, you can get your friends and family opinion if the new look works for you. Arrange a free consultation and virtual mock-up here.
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