Why I Shave My Head Bald And How I Overcame Hair Loss In My Twenties

Why I Shave My Head Bald And How I Overcame Hair Loss In My Twenties

I remember the day years back, when I finally took the plunge into Wahl clippers and no guard for a couple years. My hairline in the front had been scared off, receding towards the back of my scalp. The top off my head had hair thinner than paper and it was only a matter of time before the razor took over the clippers. The hair fairy did not bless me with lovely locks on my head, but that's ok, I learned to deal with it. However, I'd be lying if I told you it was an easy issue to overcome. It wasn't.

The beginning, when I started to lose my hair and the process I went through:

I started to lose my hair in my early twenties. At that age, it's devastating to most and it was to me. It was the start of my journey through the phases of hair loss (as written about here) in which I eventually overcame it and embraced what God gave me. It took a while.

At first I was in complete denial of the situation, I remember pulling clumps of hair off my head while shampooing in the shower. I talked my self into believing it was just split ends. It wasn't. I even talked myself into believing it was just my natural daily hair loss (the average person sheds 50-100 follicles daily). I was pulling out lumps of hair that could have been formed into a small animal and equal to that of a fistful of dryer lint. So . . . it wasn't that.

At this point I decided growing my hair out longer was the best idea to cover up my receding hairline. It wasn't. I then proceeded directly into researching and sampling hair regrowth products of which I tried a few. I wanted to hold on to the dream of having hair! I even remember thinking to myself about the ridiculous notion of never getting a date with a woman again if I had no hair. So I was willing to do whatever it took to keep my hair! Young and stupid. I'll be honest, all of the products were a complete waste, I might as well have stood over a trashcan and tossed $20 bills into it. After many months of this look, failed hair regrowth formulas and the occasional comments pointing out my hair loss, I realized this brought more attention to my receding hairline.

So, now what? I did what many do in this situation, I had my roommate grab his hair clippers and he buzzed all of my hair off. That was the last day I ever had long hair, the first step in the process and the beginning of my pursuit of being happy to be bald! Even though I hadn't crossed the finish line, I could see the light at the end of the tunnel and it was shiny.

From there, I kept my hair buzzed down for a couple years until one day before work I said to myself "I'm going to do it, I'm going to finally shave off all of my hair" (what little there was). I did, it wasn't easy, but I felt relieved and you know what, it looked good (in my opinion). Ever since I pulled out the razor that very day, I haven't stopped shaving my hair off. I typically shave my head every 2 - 3 days. I like the look, I like to keep it clean, it's easy to manage and I've gotten many complements over the years for it. I also have the added benefit of having a pretty round head, which I'm thankful to my parents for.

If you'd like to see the different classes and stages of hair loss, read about it here!

That's my story and what I went through. What's your story? Leave a comment below!

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