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Balding/baldness

Michkey

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Alright, I'll admit it: I'm going bald, and more quickly than I once thought. I don't have any completely bare areas, but it is thinning pretty quickly. Ahh, heredity.

But here is the question: how concerned should a guy be these days? Baldness seems to be more acceptable to younger society these days, many guys are shaving their heads or keeping it damn short.

Is it really worth torturing yourself over to be concerned with comb overs, plugs, Rogaine, and all of that shit just to maintain a head full of mediocre looking hair?
 

kuba

TRIBE Member
Dude

I know what you mean and am sort of going through this too. I think I've always said to myself that when/if i go bald I'm going to shave my head. I know that right NOW my head would not look good bald because it is used to haveing hair. But I've talked to bald guys and they say that maintaining a shaved head takes alot of work. It all depends on your style and your decision.

As for the self esteem issue, thats a BIG one. You never know as to what your lady thinks of you and even though you ask, many people lie because losing hair is one of the biggest difficulties men go through. Im starting to learn to accept myself for what and who i am and whoever will choose me as their partner in the path of life will see my +ive qualities PAST the fact that my hair is falling out.

Basically you do what you can. Me I'm not planning on using Rogaine or other substances. My best friend is alot further along in his hair loss crusade but the man still looks good so dont fret.

hope this helped somewhat.

qtip
 

BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
I think bald mens are sexxxy.

BBB.

Just run with it, stud, there's nothing you can do about it, short of spending a BEJILLION dollars on a wack-ass treatment that gives you the same hairstyle forever. Be bald forever, or just let it go naturally and trim it down good.

..or grow a realy long ponytail!
:D
 

deep

TRIBE Member
I'm not going bald nor have any baldness in my family but shaving your head isn't really a lot of maintenance. Go tanning after you do it initially to bring up the skin color of your scalp to the rest of your face. Buy a set of clippers from Walmart or something and you pretty much just need to do it a couple times a week depending on how fast your hair grows. If you shave it absolutely clean it is probably more of a pain in the ass, adding to your shower time rather than decreasing it.
 
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You should use nioxin (all natural) you can purchase it from some higher end hair salons.

usually includes shampoo, conditioner and elixir for the bald spots.

I've had 2 bald friends use this, and it actually slows the process and in both cases the hair has come back (to some extent).
 

BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
^^^(@ deep)
HOWEVER: after becoming adept at shaving your head without a mirror your shaving time decreases DRAMATICALLY. I can now shave my whole face and head in under 8 minutes. Also, shaving your head IN the shower becomes an option, thereby saving $$ on shaving gel.

..and that ain't too shabby.

BBB.

..and you get a soft, shiny beautiful head, LIKE MINE!

(Unless your head is lumpy. In that case, buy a fucking rug, Mr. Lumpyhead! :p )
 

deep

TRIBE Member
yo bbb, do you use one of those bendy blade razors on your melon? everytime I see the ad for that I think that it was made specifically for melon shaving
 

BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
deep: Nah, I'm Mach3 all the way, baby! I'm a loyal gilette razor man from the days of the original Sensor. Nothing has ever done my scalp right like Sensor/Excel/Mach3.

BBB.

I've been shaving my head for.. 16 years. Yipes! I would try one of those Agassi razors just to give it a whirl, though.
 
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mingster

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My pops is bald.
Sometimes, he gets self-conscious about it.
But I keep telling him, I wouldn't have him any other way. I like him just the way he is. :)

Ming.
 

g0nz0

TRIBE Member
i have a friend whos thinning...and for his birthday we got him this remedy shit that was called "dont be bald" or something along those lines....the funny part is on the side it had a warning of "MAY CAUSE HAIR LOSS" puwahahahaha....pretty funny so we bought it for him...i dont think he has ever used it.

cheers,

z0-
 

Gizmo

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My dad and I were thinking of going in on some Propecia. Apparently it's the goods, most successful hair restoration pill out there.

But in a small % of men you get the droopy ding-a-ling.

Which is fine for my dad, since the last time I saw any physical contact between him and my mom was sometime in 1983.
 
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deep

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Originally posted by BigBadBaldy
deep: Nah, I'm Mach3 all the way, baby! I'm a loyal gilette razor man from the days of the original Sensor. Nothing has ever done my scalp right like Sensor/Excel/Mach3.

BBB.

I've been shaving my head for.. 16 years. Yipes! I would try one of those Agassi razors just to give it a whirl, though.
yeesh, I can't stand the mach3. The whole three blade thing is just too close a shave. good ol' first gen sensor for me thanks.

my dad cracks me up. for the majority of his life I don't think he's shaven with shaving cream.
 
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BigBadBaldy

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Originally posted by deep
my dad cracks me up. for the majority of his life I don't think he's shaven with shaving cream.
WTF? Does he just use water? Soap?

BBB.

OWEE! I want to get into using a straight razor soon.
 
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Originally posted by deep
I can't believe no one's said michael jordan
In the words of the cover of my American Beauty DVD, "Look Closer"
 
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