It’s not a question of if a man will lose your hair. The questions are: How soon and how bald will you be?
A man loses between 50 and 100 hairs every day of his life. That’s tens of thousands of hairs each and every year. That’s if you’re lucky.
If you suffer from male pattern baldness, you’ll lose hair at an even quicker rate.
(This male pattern baldness chart shows the most common types of hair loss in men.)
So let’s spend some time talking about whether and to what extent losing your hair will decrease your attractiveness in the eyes of women.
What to do if you suffer from male pattern baldness?
First, if you suffer from male pattern baldness, start taking action immediately. Don’t live in denial. You are losing your hair.
If you are unsure whether you are losing your hair, have a friend compare your hairline to that chart. Anything that is II or below means your body is waging a war of attrition against your hairline. You are losing.
Use Rogaine. Get a prescription for Propecia or Dutasteride – which is actually more effective than Propecia:
We report on a 47-year-old man who was initially treated with finasteride for androgenetic alopecia. Despite continuous treatment, after year 4 his hair density was not as good as at year 2, and low-dose dutasteride at 0.5 mg/week was added to the finasteride therapy. This resulted in a dramatic increase in his hair density, demonstrating that combined therapy with finasteride and dutasteride can improve hair density in patients already taking finasteride.
Propecia is really expensive. In my town, it’s $190 for three months. It is possible to get Propecia from a research chemicals company. I’m not going to post any links. But if you search Google for “finasteride research lab,” you will find a lot of sites discussing how to get a good deal on Propecia.
I know many men who swear by Propecia. It is legit. It works. Get some.
Propecia has sexual side effects in some men, so if your body responds poorly, weigh the costs and benefits. I have an unfilled prescription for Propecia. Luckily my hair is still pretty awesome. But my mane is not what it was in my early 20s. I’ll need to fill my Rx eventually.
(UPDATE: Some people are having horrible side effects from Finasteride/Propecia. Do your research. I stopped using Propecia as the risks do not outweigh the benefits for me personally.)
BONUS: Many guys have reported significant success (and even some regrowth) from a compound called “RU58841“, it is clinically proven to topically block DHT. I haven’t used it personally – but it is definitely worth looking into since many feel it’s as close it comes to a legitimate solution to androgenic alopecia.
Get a shorter haircut.
Second, if you’re over 30, get a men’s short hair style. It seems counter-intuitive, but shorter hair looks better on an older man. I bring this picture into a salon before getting my haircut.
(RIP Paul Walker.)
Get a legit stylist.
Third, if over 30, start seeing someone at a legit salon. A quality haircut is going to cost you. It’s worth it.
Also, female hair stylists have their finger on the pulse. They always know where the fun after hours parties are. Build up your relationship (strictly friends) with your hair stylist and you’ll be able to meet girls through her.
Shave your head to look more powerful.
If you’re going bald, shave your head. Science has shown that men with shaved heads appear more powerful.
Up for a promotion? If you’re a man, you might want to get out the clippers. Men with shaved heads are perceived to be more masculine, dominant and, in some cases, to have greater leadership potential than those with longer locks or with thinning hair, according to a recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. (WSJ.)
Big muscles look great on a bald man.
If you’re losing your hair, don’t look like a fat dumb egg head. If you’re fat, this is how you will look with a shaved head.
And get a body. You must get a body. A bald man (or man who is losing his hair) with broad shoulders looks powerful and attractive to women.
In a #nohomo way, compare at the picture on the left to the one on the right:
On the right, do you notice Daniel Craig’s shitty hairstyle? I think not. (Again, no homo.)
On the left, look at his hairline. It is highly receded. He is a 40-year-old man, after all.
You can notice his hairline despite his $250 haircut and Photoshop magic. Yet you (and girls) won’t notice his hairline at all in the picture on the right hand side.
Do not be fat and bald.
If you are skinny and bald, you are not totally screwed. But life will be tougher. Do not be skinny and bald. Get some arms, shoulders, and pecs. Girls won’t look at your hairline because they will be too busy looking at your arms.
In any event, hair loss is inevitable. If you take the right drugs, build a good body, and dress nicely, it won’t harm your game too much.
One man put it best when asked if going bald doomed him to a life of celibacy with women:
- Young and in shape with hair: did well.
- Young and in shape with less hair: did well.
- Older and in shape with missing hair: did well.
- Older and slightly out of shape with no hair: did badly.
- Older and out of shape with no hair: fucking awful.
- Older and in shape with no hair: doing well.
A fat body will cost you more lays than a bald head. You can’t totally stop hair loss, but you can control how fat you get.
Take care of your skin, too. If you have less hair on your forehead, you’ll call more attention to the fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Make sure your face looks its best.