I'm Balding, Should I Shave My Head?

So you have noticed those bald patches are starting to spread and you are left wondering: Should I shave my head?

You grab that razor or hair clippers and start trimming off the remaining remnants of hair and quickly realize you have no more options for styling your look. Or do you?

Once you have shaved your head, you open the door to a variety of new looks that can really transform your image.

Bald is bland by itself, but add in some facial hair and you instantly add some character, mystique, masculinity, and personality.

Even if you shave your head because you are forced by your family hair genes, you are probably still blessed with awesome facial hair growing ability.

The following are some classic styles that complement the bald head:

The Goatee and the Bald Head

This popular look is just about everywhere in Hollywood these days, made popular by Bruce Willis in recent years.

Although there are hundreds of different goatee styles, the full classic goatee works best with the bald head.

The Goatee and Bald Head

The full goatee has become all the rage recently, and regardless if you work on a construction site or in a corporate office, a neatly trimmed full goatee will add the perfect balance to the bald head.

You simply can’t go wrong with the goatee regardless of what length you let it grow.

However, just as with other beard styles, you have to keep your goatee clean and the skin beneath is hydrated.

The easiest way to achieve this is to wash it with some mild facial hair shampoo or a specialized soap for beards that won’t damage it.

The Sexy Beard Stubble

Whether you have started growing a full long bead or a goatee, those first few weeks you will certainly grab the attention of women.

Just take a look at the cover of any romance novel in the bookstores and you will see that every guy with his shirt missing is sporting some type of stubble on the face.

The Sexy Beard Stubble

The ladies love the way that stubble looks on a guy, how it feels when they rub their fingers over it, and especially how it feels when it comes in contact with their skin.

Of course, they prefer a soft beard, which you can easily accomplish with some premium beard oil or beard balm that works as a leave-in conditioner at the same time.

To the female, stubble is attractive, sexy, and almost godly. With the top stubble trimmer, you could maintain that stubble with your bald head every day and reap huge rewards.

Bald Head Plus Full Beard

The best way to counter-balance the bald head is to go full beard.

Regardless of the shape of your face or color of your hair, the full beard simply becomes the focal point and allows you to get quite creative if you are up to the task.

Let the beard grow long to bring out your manly side, or trim it to the jawline and shave your neck to create a neckline.

You simply can not go wrong with the full beard and mustache.

Once your facial hair grows to your desired length, make sure to take proper care of it by brushing it with a boar bristles beard brush or combing it with a wooden beard comb, if that’s what you prefer.

That way you will remove all the dirt and grime that might have accumulated during the day, plus you will be able to style it the way you like it the most.

Bald Head Plus Full Beard

When you shave your head but have a full beard, you simply command respect in any room you walk into.

Old fashioned views about the beard have all but disappeared, as more men are waxing up top and growing thick flowing beards below.

If you are balding and still wondering whether you should shave that head and grow a beard, just give it a try once and see what happens.

You have nothing to lose because time will eventually wipe away those remaining hairs, so get a jump on your new look and be proactive instead of waiting until that horseshoe hairstyle takes over.

Vinnie - Barber

About the author: Vinnie – Barber

Vinnie is one of the members of the Beardoholic writers team. He’s also a barber and hairstylist for 15 years now and he has a kick-ass beard of his own, so he surely knows what makes a magnificent beard and hair and how to achieve them. He’s our go-to guy for all the latest beard and hairstyle trends and he always has a tip or two on how to grow and style a thick beard fast.

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