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Receding Hairline - To Shave or Not to Shave


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I have a somewhat receding hairline and am considering shaving it, not in order to try to 'embrace it' or 'hide it' or anything, simply because it's hot, my hair grows super quickly, and I can't be bothered getting it cut every few weeks during summer.

I am a little concerned though that shaving it will actually make the fact that I'm receding more evident. I am happy to post pictures if people are willing to give me their opinions.

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When a receding hairline or balding becomes a personal issue for whatever the reason may be, I'm all for the shave.

I'm lucky enough to not have this problem, but if I did, I'd be hitting those clippers without any guards on
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Let it show. The cocky among us underestimate a guy with a receding hairline and an extra 10 pounds. Then again, I'm married and employed so YRMV.

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My vote is just cut your hair real short. I think that the "head shaving" thing is just a fad, is sort of a "copy-cat" sort of thing, and is a LOT of work!!!

Think about how fast the whiskers on your face grow...well that's about how fast the hair on your head is going to grow. So just think how often you will have to shave your head.

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I vote for grow a ponytail.

15" down your back and no one will notice the receding hairline.

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You should spike your hair up into 1 spike. When someone stares, poke 'em!

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My partner says she likes some hair to run her fingers through, but has also said that if I'm unsure maybe I should try it. I don't think she'd mind too much either way.

Anyway, here are some pics with hair at different lengths and from different angles.

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Picture 4

I'm thinking I might just cut it short and put up with having to cut it every few weeks. Thoughts?
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I'm thinking I might just cut it short and put up with having to cut it every few weeks. Thoughts?
Tell ya what dude...looking at those photos...you don't have anything to worry about. Go ahead & shave your head...and then see what what a mistake you made!

Maybe your head of hair isn't as full as it once was...but it's still a long way from being a problem "visually". A stranger looking at you wouldn't know there was any problem. Let's "revisit" this topic in about 5-10 years (assuming your hairline continues to recede)...then we can talk about shaving your head.

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That's it? I thought it was going to be much worse than that...mohawk it! Do it for the forum!

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Ok cool, thanks guys. I guess my hair still hides it well enough without it being too obvious that I'm trying to hide it lol
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Have a friend of mine who's hairline has receded all the way to the back of his head.

He combs about 10 hairs from one side to the other across the top of his head.

Think he must use Butch Wax to keep them there.


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Haha hopefully me trying to hide mine isn't quite that obvious yet.

If I pull my hair back it becomes very evident, which I think means that it would be much more obvious if I shaved it. Particularly as it appears from people's comments that it's not particularly noticeable as is.
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Naah man, your hair looks cool.... you have nothing to worry about.

I thought the pics were going to be so bad, that I'd have to give you some white lies.

Picture 2 looks cool, and picture 4 looks really cool.... so I guess what I'm saying as the picture 4's a good length and style for you with a bit of an edgy look, and picture 2 is a good look for a bit more of a polished look
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Well either way buy your self a really fancy hat. Something super elegant. And wear it out always. Then you can be elegant and stylish and not have to worry about people staring at your head too much.
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Tell ya what dude...looking at those photos...you don't have anything to worry about. Go ahead & shave your head...and then see what what a mistake you made!

Maybe your head of hair isn't as full as it once was...but it's still a long way from being a problem "visually". A stranger looking at you wouldn't know there was any problem. Let's "revisit" this topic in about 5-10 years (assuming your hairline continues to recede)...then we can talk about shaving your head.

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Naah man, your hair looks cool.... you have nothing to worry about.

I thought the pics were going to be so bad, that I'd have to give you some white lies.

Picture 2 looks cool, and picture 4 looks really cool.... so I guess what I'm saying as the picture 4's a good length and style for you with a bit of an edgy look, and picture 2 is a good look for a bit more of a polished look
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