bald in your twentiesWe were rather taken aback by this article in the Huffington Post, which takes the fear of hair loss to new and terrifyingly depressing heights. While losing at your hair at a young age is a traumatic event, it certainly isn’t as grim as the writer makes out. And here’s why…

There has never been a better time to be a bald man

Whatever you think you’re going through now, believe us – it was far worse for your father’s generation. It wasn’t until the nineties that the stigma of baldness began to recede, thanks to the gay community, a legion of rappers, and – most importantly – Grant Mitchell in EastEnders.

The idea of the bald man as comedy staple has also disappeared to the point where only the shallowest banter-monkeys bring it up nowadays.

No hair is far better than bad hair

While comb-overs, sculpting and other cover-up jobs scream ‘I’m really insecure about how I look’, shaving the lot off is the ultimate statement that you had an issue with something personal, you dealt with it, and you don’t give a damn.

Women like touching bald heads

Seriously. What’s more, when you do shave your head, you’ve discovered a brand-new and massively sensitive erogenous zone.

Yes, certain people are turned off by bald men…

…just as others are turned off by men with beards, men without beards, blonde men, dark-haired men, men in glasses, men with tattoos, etc. Deal with it.

If you don’t like it, you can do something about it

We now live in a world where there is absolutely no stigma attached to having a hair transplant, where some of the finest scientific minds are knocking themselves out to create new solutions, and where affordable treatments are available right now.

Take scalp micropigmentation: the non-invasive and incredibly effective procedure for the eternally on-trend close-cropped look. Maybe the author should give it a try, instead of wondering about all the crazy golf sessions he’s missing out on.

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