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The Truth Behind Baldness: Alopecia
Baldness, or 'thinning,' refers to the partial or complete lack of head hair. It is a form of alopecia and can be seen in both men and women. Unfortunately, it is more common in men, and most will experience some degree of hair loss before they turn 35. But is there still hope? Is bald in? Read on to find out!
The majority of men who bald follow a 'thinning pattern,' which means that although bald spots are developing, there may still be plenty of healthy hair on other parts of the head. Over time, the unaffected hair will also thin out until the man is partially or totally bald.
In later stages, some men comb their last strands of hair over the top of their head, which is defined as a 'comb-over' . . . but we won't go there!
Is Being Bald In? The Rules of Attraction
Nobody is exactly alike; every woman in the world has their own unique type. Whether they prefer dark-haired guys, bald, older men, or blond bombshells—our preference is usually influenced by things that are completely out of our control.
For example, there has always been the idea that we actually feel attracted to people who have the same face shape. How strange is that? (My last partner looked nothing like me, and mind you, we are divorced now!)
So, where do bald-headed guys fit into that equation?
Let's Look at the Bald Facts
- Up to 95% of balding men can blame it on male pattern baldness.
- A majority of men have a bald spot on the crown of their heads at an early age.
- 25% of men start balding at the age of 30!
- There is a one-in-seven chance of inheriting the baldness gene.
- Other reasons for baldness include trauma, poor nutrition and an unhealthy scalp.
Percent of Hair Loss in Men by Age
Getting Hairy for Science
At the University of Pennsylvania, a lecturer decided to do a study of bald men to see how they are perceived by the general public. Three tests were conducted:
1. 60 First Impressions
The first test required a sampling of 60 people. They were instructed to look at photos of men with various hair lengths—from long and luscious to non-existent.
The results were surprising. Bald men were the clear winners amongst the spectators, who claimed that they appeared to be more powerful, influential and authoritative.
2. Can You Spot the Difference?
In the second test, 367 people looked at two photos of the same man, one with hair, and one without. The test showed that not only did these men look more professional and dominant without hair, but they actually looked a few inches taller, too. It just goes to show how influential the power of suggestion is.
3. Picture This . . .
In the final test, 588 participants were given just a description, both verbal and written, of the men in question. In both results, bald men came out on top!
Shaved men were generally seen as more masculine and, well, let's not beat around the bush here, totally HOT!
The Results Are In
Well, it seems that the overall study showed some amazing results. Even those who love hairy, scary guys actually voted for the bald hunks a majority of the time. But at the end of the day, your final verdict depends on what type of man you usually go for.
To Shave, or Not to Shave?
The study suggests that if you want to look more manly and display your dominant side, then get a razor to your scalp, quick! For example, if you still have hair around the back of your head, but not the top or the front, then just shave it! (And please, no comb-overs.) Guys with the bald look stand out from the crowd, appearing stronger, taller and downright powerful.
So why not take the plunge and own being completely hairless? Of course, if sporting a bald head isn't how you envision your best self, do whatever you must to feel both comfortable and confident.
So, Are Bald Men Considered Attractive?
In a nutshell, yes! Just take a look at the photos below and tell me you don't agree!
Not Ready to Give Up Your Luscious Locks?
If you are in the early stages of balding, try doing these things to potentially slow the process:
- Relax: Stress can manifest itself into physical symptoms. Though stress-related hair loss is often temporary, years of stress will have a toll on your hairline.
- Talk to a Derm: Yes, hair loss counts as a skin problem. A dermatologist can give you the facts, possible treatment programs and debunk any natural remedies you've read about online.
- Assess Your Haircare: Always read the labels! Many haircare products (shampoo, conditioner, gel, etc.) contain harsh chemicals and ingredients that will only aggravate your scalp and speed up the balding process.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2013 Nell Rose
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 02, 2020:
Yes definitely! In fact he had a full head of hair until he played an Egyptian king and shaved it off. Women went mad for his new look and he stuck to it! lol! Thanks MG!
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 02, 2020:
Lol! Thanks Joshua. Actually I thought of you the other day when I was sitting in the local park next to the thames river. There were loads of bald guys with girlfriends down there. In fact I made the comment to my friend that 'how come bald men attract blond women?' lol! so trust me, they are out there! Good luck Joshua, and I hope you find her.
MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 30, 2020:
Maybe there is some truth in it. Remember Yul Brynner? He was tremendously attractive to women.
Joshua on July 30, 2020:
thank you for the conversation and I laughed at your last comment too me. My X girlfriend use to get upset when I would not smile enough. She use to tell me I had an amazing smile that if I smiled more my attraction levels would be through the roof - I joked with her and said "I can't smile all the time it would look dumb" She said "Yeah you can"
Anyways good talk and wish you the best in your life! Cheers.
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 30, 2020:
Sounds good to me Joshua. Just remember, you don't have to try too hard to meet someone. Just smile a lot, most women will opt for that. take care.
Joshua on July 30, 2020:
I still have most of my hair except for a receded hairline - and with that said I still take care of my hair that I have with micro needling 2mm weekly and a few other things, but I do look much better with a military cut vs trying to hide the receded hairline.
Seems like woman rather see a guy buzz cut vs longer on guys like me. I have looked into a transplant to fill in my temples and bring the hairline done just a bit - but then I question why I am doing this? Is it so I can be with someone? or to be accepted by the world?
one thing I am building up in my life is HONOR and FAITH! That right there exceeded everything a man has in the physical world. HONOR and FAITH is unstoppable attraction.
I am a power lifter and bodybuilder also like to workout a lot! Got my weight up from 160 pounds to 230 pounds in 4 years time and body fat dropped from 32% to 19%.
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 27, 2020:
Well said Joshua, I am sure she is waiting for you out there. You sound like a lovely guy!
Joshua on July 25, 2020:
Your welcome. I have seen many young guys who are losing their hair feel down and depressed and then they have to deal with ignorance from others based on a hairline.
Though one thing I have noticed is guys who buzzed their hair or shaved ended up with someone because in the end.
Not all woman are shallow thank god for that, but those that base their lives on a smile from having hair or health or money and lose all that will be hit with a wall of depression because their hearts and joy was wrapped in a physical outlook.
Wherever my love is in this world I know she will love me for my heart and smile. I would take true love from someone even if she had a burn on her face instead of some materialistic girl without a heart.
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 25, 2020:
Thanks Joshua, and I totally agree with you. I wrote this article on the back of a comment by someone in my town. Out of curiosity, I wondered what people think. Just proves how shallow some people can be.
Joshua on July 24, 2020:
fact that 15% said No, they look horrible! is proof how shallow humans can be. we are all dying a slow death and nobody can recover from it. so 15% on here saying a man with no hair is horrible looking is eye opening - but also shows how superficial people truly are. Nobody keeps their looks forever and the only they you keep with you is your honor and heart of who you truly are. ugly on the inside is more nasty too me even if some girl has nice hair.
Nell Rose (author) from England on March 05, 2020:
Yeah Brannon! And that is exactly how it should be! I personally love bald guys!
Brannon67 on March 05, 2020:
Hello, I am a soon to be 53 year old bald man. I come from the late 60s, 70.s and especially the 80s generation. I guess you could say my hey days were in the 80s. I had long thick hair back then(80s hair band style) and loved it. It was one of the many fashion trends back then, especially for musicians, as I was back then. Anyway, I guess I started to notice my hair loss around 30ish. I had enough hair to hide it for years, then up until my mid 40s, it started to thin and recede back to the point that I cut it really short, and it began to look goofy. My forehead was so high, it looked ridiculous, so I shaved it down with a 2 guard. I went with that for a little while, then went with a 1 guard for a while, then went to a 1/2 guard, which left stubble mostly, but I still did not like it. because you still could see the receding hairline, so I though and thought, read articles on men just shaving it all off, slick. So one night I came home, and did it. I have not looked back sense. My wife loves it, friends love it, and most especially, I love it. I can swim, take showers, get caught in the rain, whatever, I don't care. I never have a BAD HAIR DAY as it is called. Stress free, and do not have to worry about hair, receding hair lines, bald spots, etc.....I don't care about what all these other fools with OPINIONS say about it(although, I haven't had any anyone(stranger) say anything negative or anything at all for that matter about my bald head. Even if they did, I DONT CARE. They can take their opinions and stick them. Im a happy, content, confident bald guy, and that's How I will be until the end.
Nell Rose (author) from England on February 07, 2020:
I am sure you will find one out there Dale ,lol!
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 13, 2019:
Thanks again. I appreciate your thoughts.
Anto on August 13, 2019:
Oh I forgot to say, that she talked about winning for women as well, so I take that back.
And that she only implied slightly more geared toward emotionality or math, which in itself leaves much room for variety :).
Anto on August 13, 2019:
Hi, I apologize for my comment on sexism of before, I actually liked her comment, I considered it interesting, then it rubbed me the wrong way a bit going on, as it seems bald guys can only rely on the "masculine" aspect.
She mentions aggressivenes, resistance and leadership, though curiously also powerlessness.
But I think that, especially today all the traits she mentions exist in both feminine and masculine forms, including prettyness.
sexy, flirty, long lasting hair, motherhood, child caring, breast feeding, entrepreneur.
Of all this only breast feeding and I'd say pregnancy, hence motherhood are exclusively feminine. The rest also have a masculine version.
I agree with you that sexism can be seen more in what you mentioned, like half naked photos of women, to an extent.
But also believing rationality and math is more masculine and emotion feminine. I think the difference exist but it's much more subtle less binary and with lots of overlap.
Descriptive is, observing a given phenomena I think, prescriptive, that I know is the implication that it should be that way, so maybe that a man has to "win" a woman in first place and necessarily with leadership and strength, while I know it's far from always being the case.
Thanks to you for your answer.
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 12, 2019:
Yep so true! thanks
Both Nell and Follicles are right to some extent on August 11, 2019:
Both of you are right. While some, not all, women don't care about your hair - they aren't lying, or being nice. However they are fewer in number. Many women (and men) hold a bias against bald men. This is the ugly truth, but at the same time you can definitely find people who don't care and these are the people who are worth your time.
After all, imagine you are a full haired man, and the people you know are being mean or bitching or gossiping about a bald man - do you want these people as your friends? Do you want to be that person?
It's definitely harder to make connections, romantic or otherwise, as a bald man but a good side effect is that you attract a better quality of person who aren't so shallow!
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 04, 2019:
Hi Howard, I love your attitude! and yes who cares if someone is bald, its love that matters! thanks for reading.
Howard Benoit on August 03, 2019:
HI;I've been bald at a young age,I've adapted to it,I don't think I would want hair now.But to make thing beautiful,I belive when a man meet a women who is beautiful,and love him for what he is,the baldness is forgotten,he care more now to love her,and make her happy--what else is more important?A women is his life,without her,he's nothing,a set of hair don't make me whole,but she does.ps I'm french,so excuise my english grammar,and spelling--all women are beautiful,not just one,if my mother was beautiful,so is all of you. take care.Nell
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 18, 2019:
That's okay Zulma, it really did make me laugh, lol!
Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on July 17, 2019:
Just a quick note to thank you for visiting an old story of mine. I'm glad the Great Mole Hunt of 2005 still gives you a laugh.
I also noticed you left a comment 19 months ago! This is the first I heard about it. I assume there was a hiccup with HP and I just never got the notice. At any rate, I do apologise for not responding sooner.
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 16, 2019:
Same with mine Zulma, we have been together for what seems forever! lol! In a good way of course. Thanks as always.
Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on July 12, 2019:
Well said, Nell. I've dated good-looking men in the past and, good God, did they know it. My husband isn't model handsome but he has the best sense of humour and, best of all, he loves me for who I am, not what he could make turn me into. How could you not fall for someone like that. We've been together for nearly 30 years now. He will always be handsomer to me than any movie star.
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 10, 2019:
Hi, Follicles. I don't think your baldness is the cause of your self-consciousness. It's down to confidence. I know many men who are bald, even ugly but have beautiful wives. Look again in the mirror, check out your good points and not your bad. smile. simple as that. You obviously don't know women very well do you? Women will always fall for or find a man who makes her laugh, smiles and is warm and gentle much more attractive than a good looking man with hair. Why? because the better looking the man, the more darn arrogant he is! LOL! get out there and find your mate, she is waiting for you!
Oh and by the way? Idris Elba. Gorgeous! Color means nothing.
Follicles on July 09, 2019:
The reason that many men don't believe women when they say "bald is fine" or even "bald is hot!" is because the examples they use are:
Vin Diesel, The Rock, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham etc.
These are all masculine and good looking men.
Believe it or not, not every man has that physique or that level of masculinity. Some of us aren't outwardly masculine, some of us don't have the genes for it and some of us really have no interest in the time and dedication to getting there (as non-wealthy movie stars with 9-5s who can't afford personal trainers and stylists and diet chefs, it is a ton of effort - it is the Rock's job to be that muscular)
Nobody can really name a slender bald man with boyish features they find attractive.
The reason articles like this are filled with bitter men in the comments who act like their world is coming to an end is because well, it really feels that way. Imagine being a man in your 20s without movie-star looks who hasn't found their life partner, then add in the fact their looks are significantly changing/degrading in front of their eyes, and objectively becoming worse, it's very stressful and leads to very dark thought patterns.
Many women try to assure these men by handing out platitudes, completely disregarding the personal experiences of the men who have these anxieties.
They always say confidence is key component of attractiveness, but that assumes that these men had confidence before they started to go bald. Many of them probably didn't have the best self esteem especially if they are skinny and "non-masculine" in the first place. It's exactly the same way for women who have been told they are not typically beautiful or represented well in the media.
If i could equate it to something I know some women will understand - imagine if you're black or South Asian. You have darker skin than the women you see on TV. You are reminded on a daily basis that light skin = ideal. Whether your told overtly (and believe me, being South Asian myself, and having black women as friends, this happens A LOT) or passively through representation in the media, you feel that you're ugly because of this thing you can't change. It has taken a real toll on your confidence. Then somebody goes "hey, dark can be beautiful - look at this queen on instagram who absolutely *slays*" without taking into account the models classically beautiful facial features, body type and "influencer" magic and editing.
This is how a bald young man feels, yet we have no real support from a body-positive movement. You are told to grow a beard and lift weights (assuming you can do either) or invest in cosmetic surgery and questionable tablets (and this advice comes from other men who know hard it really is). There is no other option presented.
I hope you don't delete this comment and I am very interested in seeing replies to it. I don't think I'm right, nor do I think i'm wrong.
Nell Rose (author) from England on May 29, 2019:
Dear who cares,
Sorry, I had to remove your comment, it was too long. This article was a light-hearted piece and I didn't write it to offend or upset anyone. When I started to read your comment I was just going to reject it as insulting. But then I read it through again and realised that you are obviously in distress about something? I am sure whether you are bald or not, that is not your problem. You obviously have been hurt in the past and you are centering it on your baldness? Please go and see someone to get some help. I am sure you are a really nice guy but you just need to get your confidence back. I hope you get help soon.
Nell Rose (author) from England on May 06, 2019:
Sexist? really? No nearly as sexist as all those photos of half naked women splashed all over the internet. not that it bothers me, but this? you only see their heads!
And I don't think you chose the right word, prescriptive? means something completely different. but hey, thanks for reading!
Anto on May 06, 2019:
It's a bit sexist for my tastes and too prescriptive and restrictive on gender roles, but nevertheless interesting, different strokes for different folks :).
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 18, 2018:
Hiya Paula, I love those types as well! lol! always good to see you!
Suzie from Carson City on September 17, 2018:
Nell....I just caught Angie's comment and have to leave another comment on this "bald" discussion.....Like Angie (In my day, mind you, many moons ago) I was attracted to large, muscular, "lumber-jack" type looking men,,,,,,hair didn't matter much. But do NOT like bushy beards or mustaches!! YUK! Cave men are OUT!
Now.......I mostly like invisible men.
Angie B Williams from Central Florida, USA on September 15, 2018:
Nature did not create anything at all.
God created nature and then God created man (thank you God for man, I've had my fill of man-bashing) and God said, "Man should not be alone" and so God created woman and God said, "It is good"!
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 15, 2018:
Thanks for your comment. You have interesting ideas, maybe turn it into a hub? thanks for reading.
melikalencho on September 14, 2018:
I believe nature created peoples in three different sexual character and they are mutually exclusive.
Male, female and both Female and Male.
Nature gives these unique character gifted for different purpose to make them protective, attractive and accepted one another. I believe there are unique differences between the sexes that should be affirmed and celebrated. At the same time, I don't know exactly how to respond when friends on the other side of this issue challenge me to identify and describe them. Can you help me?
Male aggressiveness, powerlessness, resistance, leadership, baldness.. Males have bigger brain! The male brain is geared slightly more toward math, Men tend to have better spatial abilities. Men have slightly denser bones than women
Female attractiveness, sexy, flirty, long lasting hair, motherhood, child caring, breast feeding, entrepreneur, Women are the only ones in their right minds, The female brain is geared slightly more toward language. Women are more emotional, but we all knew that already. Women have much wider hips than men
Female can win the males using their power of attractiveness, flirty, sexy
Male can win the female using his strengthens, protectiveness, leadership skill, how much strong to look after the lady.
If a male with no baldness in his hair, he should be gifted the male and female behaviors that means lack of male character but some character should be borrowed from female because if he doesn’t have strangeness, powerlessness, other strong characters of male, he should be helped using the female character like long lasting hair, flirty, attractiveness, sexy…..
So nature create every things in plan and to fit each other.
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 05, 2018:
I totally agree with you A.B! thanks for reading.
Angie B Williams from Central Florida, USA on September 05, 2018:
I like masculine men; bald, balding, head full of hair...no matter (well...the comb over...not so much! )
So tired of the modern day push to emasculate men...
They need not be muscle-bound nor strong as an ox, just real, as God designed them to be, not as feminists say they should be. No to wimpy men!
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 04, 2018:
LOL! Thanks Shannon! Yes sometimes trolls need to learn manners!
Shannon Henry from Texas on September 03, 2018:
You know, it's also in the self confidence of the men who really rock the look. Your personality transplant comment made me think of that. LOL.
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2018:
Hi Shannon, lol! yes he is really hot isn't he? I love Vin Diesel, he is my fave man! thanks for reading.
Shannon Henry from Texas on September 03, 2018:
I must have missed this before, but it caught my attention in the news feed now. This is hilarious. I would say that baldness is like a mustache. It depends on the man whether or not I find it attractive. LOL. See, generally I can't stand facial hair. No beards. No 'staches. But every now and then I find someone attractive with facial hair. As far as baldness goes, though, it's much sexier when the man owns it and if it's natural rather than shaved. Now, the man in your opening photo looks quite heavenly. It's his eyes. I could accept his stubble AND his baldness. Bahaha!
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2018:
ziyena from the Somewhere Out There on September 03, 2018:
Best laugh all day ... Thanks Nell
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 03, 2018:
I wouldn't worry about being bald roland. Maybe a personality transplant would suit you better. It cheaper than a hair transplant.
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 03, 2018:
Thanks Zulma, I will go and check it.
Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on August 03, 2018:
Usually, I prefer a guy with hair but I can't deny some baldies are gorgeous. I think it takes a certain type of face to really pull it off. Vin Diesel and Jason Statham are good examples. Bruce Willis, not so much. Maybe it's because I remember what he looked like with hair.
By the way, I think the link on your Twitter post is broken. I clicked on it and got, 404 page does not exist. I did a search to find this hub.
Enjoy your day.
Nell Rose (author) from England on June 03, 2018:
hamistori you should know when you look in a mirror.
Robert on May 09, 2018:
I don't know where all these women are at who love baldheaded men. My personal life turned to shit when I lost my hair.
Nell Rose (author) from England on April 07, 2018:
Maxhat, I have no idea whether you cannot speak English properly or you deliberately tried to be evil to gay people. So I deleted it.
Nell Rose (author) from England on October 07, 2017:
Thanks Dan, glad you liked it, nell
dan on October 07, 2017:
nice post and discussion...
Nell Rose (author) from England on September 11, 2017:
Aw thanks for sharing your story Eric! and yes thank goodness your wife loves bald guys! lol!
Erik73 on September 10, 2017:
My brother just sent me old family photos and videos of me, my wife and our very young children taken 30 years ago during a visit with his family. It brought back many nice memories ... and a few unpleasant memories. I had an awful lot of hair back then, and I wore it rather long, as was the fashion back then. I remember the frustration of always fussing with it, untangling it and trying to keep it neatly combed. The slightest breeze and it turned into an unkempt mess and wearing a hat left me with an ugly 'hat head' look. My hair was oily, so I had to wash it every day. I understand why women cut their long hair very short after they are married and have kids. Who has time for hair care? I had no further use for hair on top of my head, so I was desperate to go bald. I even shaved it off once, but the results were disappointing. I hated the stubble that would appear on top within hours and I hated the 'hair shadow' effect. And it didn't look right. The right look I was looking for was slick shiny bald on top with the typical fringe of hair on the sides and the back. I remember constantly checking my hairline hoping to discover it was receding and checking the back wishing for the appearance of a bald spot. I even prayed to go bald. Finally in my late 40s I resigned myself to the fact that I would probably never go bald, even though one of my grandfathers and one of my uncles were bald and male pattern baldness is an inherited trait. But apparently I didn't inherit it and I was bitterly disappointed, so finally I moved on to other things in my life.
Then suddenly my wish was granted. My prayers were answered. And it happened super fast (in less than two years), which was fortunate, as I couldn't lose hair off the top of my head fast enough to please me. I am lucky, because my wife loves it as much as I do. How ironic that all those years my wife wanted me to go bald at least as much as I did and neither of us was aware of each other's wishes.
I've been bald now for nearly 20 years and love it more that ever. When I look at old photos of me I shudder when I see all that hair. Occasionally I have a bad dream: In that dream I have a full head of long unruly ugly hair. Every time I wake up from that dream I am immensely relieved that it was only a bad dream and smile as I rub my hand across the top of my bald head. I thank God for making me bald ... and thank God my wife loves bald guys.
Erik73 on September 09, 2017:
As far back as I can remember I've always wanted to go bald. Male pattern bald. Whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I was tempted to say "I want to be bald headed". But I didn't dare admit it, fearing people would think I was crazy. I was also afraid no woman would marry me if I was bald. But I'm not crazy. I just wanted to go bald. I love the look: no hair on top and only a fringe of hair around the sides and back. I remember as a senior in college, several of my classmates started to lose their hair and I felt jealous. Why couldn't I go bald too!? Then MY hair started to recede a bit at my temples and I was thrilled, only to be disappointed when the receding stopped at Norwood 2 or 3. I gave up hope ever going bald, but kept hoping and praying that my secret wish would come true . Then thirty years later in my early 50s my hair suddenly started to recede and thin on top and I panicked, fearing my wife would hate it. It reminded me of the warning: Be careful what you wish for, you might get your wish. But to my delight, she was thrilled and begged me to just let myself go bald. So I relaxed and just let it happen, and in less than two years I balded to Norwood 6: almost no hair on top and just a fringe of hair on the sides and around the back. My wife loved it. I was in heaven! Watching my hairline rapidly recede, a bald spot develop and grow in back and the remaining hair on top quickly thin out and disappear was extremely enjoyable and erotic. Erotic because my wife loved kissing me on my bald spot and she still loves kissing me on top of my bald head. What a turn on! I don't shave off my remaining hair, but I keep it neatly trimmed short. I want it to be obvious that I have male pattern baldness and didn't just shave my head. I wish male pattern baldness didn't get such bad press. It's not a disease and there is no need for a cure. It is a normal, natural inherited trait and I feel extremely lucky that it was programmed into my DNA. My only regret is that I had to wait so long before going bald. I wish I had started losing my hair immediately after my wife and I got married, back in my late 20s. It was so much fun finding loose hair in my comb, loose hair on my pillow case every morning and hair clogging the drain when I showered. And best of all, it happened fast. Going bald was a thrill. Being bald is even better. I love it!
Nell Rose (author) from England on June 22, 2017:
Thanks again Sweden! lol! yes that combover! LOL! Its probably because they can't bare to part with their last piece of hair! thanks again.
Sweden on June 21, 2017:
Self-confidence becomes extra important when shaving head. If you look uncertain and hide, you radiate negative energy and it appears that you are uncomfortable. Believe women usually are better to see things like that than men. Then there are nice looking men who look ridiculous with shaved heads. So even if you look good with hair, it can be a disaster, and even the opposite happens sometimes. Symmetry is the key I think. The combover hairstyle is a mystery why it still exists with some men. And many are intelligent and think they fool people with it. The only thing they cheat are themselves. Jesus!
Nell Rose (author) from England on June 21, 2017:
Thanks Sweden! I quite agree with you! and of course if someone has a good head of hair and is fat and not in good health they are not that attractive either, so its not just the bald head! lol!
Sweden 29 old man with shaved head on June 20, 2017:
Five important things that shaved head should work attractive to women in my opinion.
1) CONFIDENCE (is a must)
2) physically fit (is almost a must)
3) good looking headshape/face and colortone ( black and latinomen looks better with it) Pale skin can be a problem sometimes.
4) Marked eyebrows and preferably beard or stubble
Then u really look powerful, cool, masculine and attractive. Fat body and bad health doesnt work well with shaved head! You must have at least 1 and No. 2 and 3 imo for good results.
But this does not matter alot if you do not have a good personality that matches up! Regards from sweden
Nell Rose (author) from England on June 18, 2017:
Thanks Yannick, I totally agree with you. I am with someone, but its pretty complicated. I sometimes wish I had left. I think looks are only a small part of a relationship, if you feel better on your own well that's great. Thanks again for commenting.
yannick35 on June 18, 2017:
Honestly and this advise applies to both men and women, after being single for so long, and talking to a few singles, lots of men and women who have life experience decide to stay single, break the social dependency, or the fear to be alone. I guess i always like to be alone because now at 45 i feel liberated, i don't have to fear that someone will cheat on me, lose my house due to separation, or getting dumped because the person i am with does not or as never loved me. Those things are things of the past, when you are alone live along, have a good social network go out with friends and have hobbies you don't need someone in your life all the time. Most people you meet have kids, this is a big change and for a man most of the time a change you don't even want to be part of.
Lots of women today are very shallow, men are shallow too, and most people don't even know what they want, and yes lots of women won't go out with a bald guy, even if he shaves is head. But like i said living alone taking care of yourself, cooking, cleaning having your own place do what ever you want .... its far better then being in a failed relationship, with a person you don't even want to be with. my 2 cents
Nell Rose (author) from England on June 17, 2017:
Thanks for commenting Yannick, and so sorry to hear that. I believe most women go for personality, so maybe smile, be pleasant and considering, and women will come, thanks for reading.
yannick35 on June 15, 2017:
Hi Nell thanks for the article, sadly i live in Canada, Montreal, i thin a bit not much, mainly from stress, my experience comes from online dating ok i will admit not the best but to be honest 99% of women on there are very shallow, and yes they are not attracted by a balding man. I have been told a few times and also turned down in every possible way.
I feel that lots of women in there 40 and 50 over estimate what they can get, or want too much...
I have accepted that i thin and after 4 years of being single i feel amazing i got a condo, i learned to cook and develop a few new hobbies to occupy my time. I have no plans to meet a women, i guess soon to turn 45 its a great liberation to just not care about this anymore, not stress about anything.
Not all men look good with a shaven head too, i hit the gym a lot 5 6 times per week so i guess i could get away with it, but chubby men no way, i am also Caucasian so a tan helps and a triangle face.
I tried the hairloss drugs propecia, dutstiride and minoxidil and got very bad side effects, i am using saw palmetto pumpkin seed oil and peppermint oil lets see how things go its fairly cheap too and no sids so in 6 months.
Nell Rose (author) from England on March 16, 2017:
Thanks for your opinion and commenting.
Bald Man defense vanity in women & why Baldness is a concern for balding men on March 15, 2017:
There is a deference between women being very concerned about their appearance and men being very concerned about their appearance. women know that males are programed by nature to be attracted to beauty and are turned on by shapeliness. The hair is a frame for the face. Just as you would not put a picture of something that is ugly in a beautiful frame so to you would not put a picture of something beautiful in an ugly frame.
Beautiful hair highlights and magnifies the beauty of the face. The very presence of thick healthy looking hair draws the attention of male eyes and creates in the male a desire to look further.Hair then is the frame for the face and justifies women doing what ever they can to make their hair as beautiful as they can.
Male eyes will take in the whole image. This is of course what justifies women's desire to do what ever she can to magnify her femininity in what ever ways she can. Her ability to attract males is heavily dependent upon her appearance which justifies her using every cosmetic product that enhances her femininity.
On the other hand women are no where near as much turned on by the appearance of males. If women were turned on as much by beauty as males are then women would be turned on mostly to women for women are far more beautiful than men. This is natures way of ensuring that women would be attracted to males,and males would be attracted to women.
This is why women can honestly say they find bald men attractive. Its not because baldness is attractive its because baldness doesn't matter to women because beauty is not what turns women on.This is what Nell Rose And Paula are trying to convey to balding men.Yes of coarse as Deep Think has written neither Rose nor Paula would go amongst the public with a balding head because a balding head would detract from their beauty which their femininity would surfer.
What turns women on concerning men is character traits that Deep think has written about below.Therefor women are justified in their being very concerned about their appearance because appearance is very important to men and we men love them for it. This is not to say that men are only attracted by beauty.there are plenty of men that are not married to beauty queens but are married Femininity embraces more than beauty
Women share at least one thing with God." For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, ... Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, .... about the external appearance, but the Eternal considers the inner character.1 Samuel 16:7
As it is with God so also it is with women.Just as God looks upon the inner man so to do women look upon the inner man. so to balding men Nell rose, Paula,Deep Think and, God are saying to you careless about your balding dome and more about your inner qualities, and you will find an ample supply of women who are attracted to you.
However as Nell Rose has written while baldness is not a turn off to women the cause of baldness DHT is a threath to a balding man's health and that justifes a man's concern about his baldness not weather or not his baldness is making him unattractive to women.
Nell Rose (author) from England on March 15, 2017:
Thanks again for your opinion.
bald Man on March 15, 2017:
I am a 74 year old man who has been married twice and raised 4 daughters and one son. You ladies that have responded to my comments are only considering attractiveness. If attractiveness is the only issue with baldness than I would totally agree with you that bald people can be attractive in spite of baldness but baldness is hardly ever the cause of his attractiveness. That is to say that there are very few bald people who wouldn't be more attractive if they weren't bald.If hair wasn't so important in beauty why do women flaunt their hair and spend so much money and time on their hair?
How can women say they find men who try to hide our hair loss repulsive and show men as being weak when women are all virtual cover up artist. Aren't most of women's cosmetics designed to hide some flaws. Are we to assume these women wearing make up are weak and in insecure?
We men love the fact that women put on make up to make themselves even more attractive. Its part of femininity and we men love you for it. But since women go to great lengths to hide what they perceive to be their own disfigurement makes them unqualified to tell a man doing a comb over that he is weak.
Would a woman tell a young girl who is balding to just get a short hair cut and that she shouldn't be to concerned about her loss of hair? and please spare me the usual speel " well its different with women Because females should be concerned with your appearance. What are men suppose to be ugly? does it make women more attractive if their standing next to a less attractive male?
God bless you ladies your heart is in the right place.Your trying to make balding males feel better about themselves.I respect you for that
But unfortunately it is what causes baldness that makes it the reason a balding person should not be considered vain. A balding person should be concerned with his baldness not because so much because he feels less attractive because he is bald but what other health issues are being caused by the same thing that is causing his baldness.
So here is what I would say to a man who is showing concern over his hair loss if I were a woman."I understand how you feel about loosing your hair but as a woman I want to assure you that no real woman will reject you solely because of your baldness. We women understand that with men physical attractiveness is much more important than it is with us women. That is why we fuss with our appearance much more than you men do even to the point of being narcissistic because we know men desire it.
However we women do not look so much upon the outer appearances as you men do.We look more on the inner man. We are looking for character traits such as compassion,empathy,self confidence generosity ,tenderness,thoughtfulness,courage, yes we want a strong man both physically and emotionally.We accept that no one man will have all these character traits but work on developing these character traits
and practically all women will be attracted to you irregardless of you hair condition.
That said you have a right to be concerned because of your hair loss not because of how it effects your appearance but because of what is causing your hair loss. I understand from my research that DHT a defective form of testosterone is not only the cause of why your loosing your hair but is also damaging your prostate gland,,gallbladder erectile dysfunction ability to develope strong muscles, and even could be causing cardiovascular problems. So for the state of your good health I would like to suggest that you start looking into supplements that can block DHT and who knows you might prevent most of the damage DHT can do to you and maybe you woill even get your hair back.
Bald Man speaks again
Nell Rose (author) from England on March 14, 2017:
For the health Deep Think, I totally agree with you. apart from the attraction thing, health comes first. Maybe you should write a hub about it?
Deep Think on March 14, 2017:
Are we suppose to believe what women say concerning baldness in men? women accuse men of being vain if they are concerned about their hair loss.
Well look what's calling the kettle black. Vainness is the very essence of feminity. Aren't women constantly obsessing over their appearance? Not a day goes by but what we baldies have to endure women promoting hair products to give their hair more body put and end to split end,add strength to the hair. And oh yes we have all seen the commercial where a woman with a full head of hair any bald man would give his eye teeth for crying "I want my hair back "just because if they part their hair with their fingers they can see a little scalp. And oh yes there is even a commercial where women say Its our turn to get their hair back. As if bald men have been getting their hair back.
But we all should realize these women who try to encourage balding men to stop hiding it are just trying to make balding men feel better about themselves. And for this we can thank them for or can we? Baldness is not just a cosmetic problem. Baldness is caused by DHT which is a defective form of Testosterone. Testosterone effects every organ in the body not just hair. Just as DHT the defective form of Testosterone damages hair cause it to fall out and not be replaced so to does DHT effect adversely every organ in the body that free (the good form of Testosterone) effects. Therefor DHT effects negatively the heart, the liver, the brain, the kidneys, the muscles, the lungs in short all organs. this is why bald men die earlier and their are very few bald athletes in the Olympics. Contrary to popular belief bald men are not stronger than men with full memes of hair its just the opposite this is why there's hardly any bald men in the Olympics. the balsies have weaker muscels because of too much DHT the visible evidence of which is baldness.and oh yess sexual dysfunction is largely caused by DHT.
Women of child bearing age often run their fingers through their date's hair. They are looking perhaps unconsciously for hair loss. They have to be concerned with insuring their baby have the best genes.They instinctively know that DHT is going to have an adverse effect upon their child.
therefor baldness is an out ward sign of and inward problem. this is why women are unwittingly doing a disservice to men showing concerned over losing his hair when they try to encourage balding men to just accept it. If men are led to believe women are ok with his baldness he might pay no attention to the build of DHT thinking its no big deal. Oh yes it is a very big deal.Its life threatening!
So the advice of the wise owl balding men should supplement their diets with supplements s that block DHT
Nell Rose (author) from England on March 12, 2017:
LOL! love ya Paula! great answer! And there was me being all polite and all! good to see you!
Suzie from Carson City on March 11, 2017:
OK Nell....this calls for a comment from "The Effer!!" Poor Bald man~~he's all mixed up. Of course we women don't want to be bald. However, there are plenty of women who find all sorts of men attractive AND sexy~~even bald men.
Besides, has he not noticed the huge number of guys who have a full head of hair that they shave on purpose? Why do you suppose they do this?
Listen Bald man, I happen to like a man for who he is, how he treats others and I especially like men with a sense of humor. If he's bald, well, that's just fine.
Change your attitude...be happy and positive. No one will even notice if you're bald!
OK Nell, my job is done! :) Hope you're doing well, girlfriend!
Nell Rose (author) from England on March 11, 2017:
Sorry to hear you think that (Bald man) and its not true. Simple as that. A man is more than the hair on his head. He could be skinny, ugly and spotty, but have a lovely head of hair! or as I said, be bald and gorgeous! I think this is more about you and your insecurities than about being bald. And I am sure you are not seeing the real you. I am sure there are many woman who find, or have found you attractive. its much more about personality where women are concerned. Make them laugh and thats half the battle of attraction over! lol! as for genetic illnesses, how many of us are totally healthy? I have a bad thyroid, had a major kidney op and still try to look nice. its all we can do.
Bald Man on March 11, 2017:
Bald men do not believe what women say about being attracted to bald men. We know you girls are lying. Your just trying to make men feel better about themselves.And we thank you for the effort.
but really girls, we see commercials all the time of women showing off their beautiful hair. women are constantly fussing about their hair. Is it getting brittle,does it have split ends? How to make it glossier ,thicker fuller. Well you got the picture women would have us to believe they find baldness attractive when they wouldn't walk out of the house looking the way bald men look . We don't believe you when you find even a little scalp showing on your own heads unacceptable that you find it sexy on a man.
How can you think bald men are strong?Have you ever noticed that you hardly ever see a bald athlete in the Olympics? the reason is that what causes baldness is a defective form of the male hormone DHT which also causes among other things weak mussels,cardiovascular problems and erectile dysfunction.Also bald men have shorter life exspectancies Male athletes with thick manes of hair keep bald athletes from qualifying for the Olympics because males with thick heads of hair do not have nearly as much DHT which is the defective form of testosterone.
this means that everything that testosterone does in the body is effected negatively when DHT becomes the dormant form of testosterone.
therefor baldness is not just a cosmetic issue. It is a serious life threatening issue.The more free testosterone a man has the healthier he is. so the next time you see a young balding man please don't try to talk him out of being concerned by giving him a load of bull about how attractive he is. If he thinks women like it he might not do anything about the cause of his baldness. Baldness is an outward sign that something is wrong inside.In trying to find out why he is balding he might stumble upon some supplements designed to cut down on the amount of DHT he has in his body. Which could extend his life and make him more of the man he is suppose to be.
Nell Rose (author) from England on December 29, 2016:
Sorry I missed your comment, Valinda. Thanks for reading.
Nell Rose (author) from England on November 17, 2016:
LOL! thanks for the laugh Bond!
Bond on November 16, 2016:
The right hipster can pull off a comb over
Thirdworldcountrey on November 13, 2016:
First of all sry for my english .You know its sucks to lose your hair but if ur
Living in thitd world country like me its pain in ass tnx god !!!!!!! When i had head with full of hair i used to get girls attention but now they staring at me like crazy dunno cuz im ugly or what my friends says i look like pitbull when i shave my head dunno its good sign or not lol! But in my opinion if u have confident and good shape u can get any 8 /10 girls and thats awsome right?
Ninom on November 13, 2016:
I don't know what others are saying, but I love the bald look on guys! I prefer those of same complexion than mine tho, not the opposite like many girls like; and I find similar face shape like mine more attractive as well. Whatever the case, bald, bearded and muscular men look superb!
Valinda on November 06, 2016:
LOl, sorry...BALD-HEADED guys are NOT sexy! Not to women of my generation anyway. I don't want to look over at a dude and see my reflection and i don't want a BF that combs his hair with a razor. Also, when I date a guy I want to know my son will not start losing his hair by the time he goes to college.
I can def see how this becomes less important as men age though as many won't have any hair anyway so why not just shave off the last scraps he has left and go bald already. But i'm very FAR from being in that camp at this point.
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 25, 2016:
Toby, no! I have no idea what you look like but I do think you feel like that because you are losing your hair, and just presume it makes you look ugly. its your hair line your are seeing not your face. just put a huge smile on that face, if your hair is all over the place, short here, longer there bald someplace else then shave the whole lot off, but get it to a grade one, not completely bald. take Vin Diesel, when he is just looking normally he looks okay, when he smiles he is devastating! go for it, and never put yourself down, okay? I have seen ugly people with gorgeous partners, i have also seen gorgeous people who cannot get a date for the life of them! its all about personality, so you know I am right! lol! go for it, nell
Tobygunn on August 25, 2016:
It is absolutely true that looking good bald, you need to have an attractive face. If you have that, it really doesn't matter if you're bald or not. But as people said. Average looking guys or guys below average look ugly as fuck bald. There's no denying that. Now, you might say, "Well then they look equally unattractive with hair right?" Well, yes and no. If they had hair, they could pull off amazing haircuts and make it work, as people would be more drawn to that. So if you do not have the best looking face and you are loosing hair and have to shave it, I'm sorry, that sucks so much ass for you, believe me I know. I am fucking there. Just kill me already.
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 22, 2016:
Thanks BeatsMe, yes some are some are not. In fact I thought no, I don't like it, then beautiful Vin Diesel popped up on live feed at facebook and my heart melted! LOL!
BeatsMe on August 21, 2016:
LOL. Bald men are attractive to women if they're attractive, but if they're not, they won't be. The celebrities who are bald will always look attractive whether they have hair or none. But most men we see in our everyday lives won't be as good looking.
Nell Rose (author) from England on August 20, 2016:
Hiya Joey and thats just how I love it! lol! I love guys with long hair! and preferably a motor bike and a leather jacket, but the hair will do! LOL! thanks for stopping by, nell :)
Joey Vasquez on August 20, 2016:
I wear long hair and no matter what other people think or if the women like it or not. I like my hair and I am NOT gona shave it. A fine cut from time to time is fine. But shaving it off and wearing a bald head? That's beyond me.
Luis Cifer on July 22, 2016:
Hey Solomon, with your " below average guys can't pull off shaved head statement. Is that empirical data your working with there l, or did you whip up that flimsy opinion on the spot? By the way, your statement is a bold fundamental fallacy. Cheers mate
Nell Rose (author) from England on June 03, 2015:
Hi Antome, I had to go all the way back to see what you were talking about! lol! I can't remember to be honest but I probably was being very sarcastic! LOL! thanks for stopping by, nell
Antome on June 02, 2015:
Nell, is your response to Lindy sarcastic, I hope, I mean she was some serious fool if she was serious and not trolling.
Nell Rose (author) from England on May 27, 2015:
slomomn on May 27, 2015:
attractive guys can pull off shaven heads.. average or below average guys can't
Nell Rose (author) from England on May 02, 2015:
lol! thanks Kristen, yes its his voice, its so gorgeous!
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 02, 2015:
You've very welcome Nell. He's still hot for a father of 3 in his late 40s.
Nell Rose (author) from England on May 02, 2015:
Hi Kristen, lol! yep Vin is definitely hot! thanks so much for reading, nell
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on May 02, 2015:
Great hub Nell. My brother has a small bald spot in the back of his head. My father have a bigger spot in the midst of his grey hair. Voted up for interesting facts on male baldness. Yes Vin Diesel is hot!
Nell Rose (author) from England on December 08, 2014:
Hi Vellur, lol! yes some guys are really hot with a baldie! just look at Vin Diesel! thanks so much for reading, nell
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 07, 2014:
Bald men have fun too! And some women love the baldness of the head! Combing over is a big no, no as you say, it looks horrible. I guess a clean shave would be okay! Enjoyed reading!
Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2014:
Thanks Tombo, that's a shame, I am sure you are wrong, I have many friends who have a guy who are either bald or grade one hair cut, and I find them really attractive, its down to personality, and lets face it, what's the old saying? there is always someone out there for each of us! have a great day, nell
TJ from MICHIGAN on November 18, 2014:
Bald is great if you are extremely handsome or a professional wrestler. Otherwise I know myself that it is a handicap for any man unless hes married to someone who doesn't give a rats ass. It takes balls to shave your head & think that women are gonna be attracted to you. Most are not. Not the really hot looking ones anyhow. They can get a guy WITH hair that's hot, 1st ,& they are so into hair on their own heads that having a man to match up to their hotness is like part of the requirements. I was in church & there were about oh 2000 people there & I did a very hard search for shaved heads & found 2...me & some albino younger guy that looked ridiculous. So to do it takes balls, but to find a hottie that is into your looks FIRST like we are about women...uh uhhh. You have to have a great personality that's way beyond your baldness, to win a hot woman over AND MONEY....cuz with hot women....MONEY talks.
Nell Rose (author) from England on July 13, 2014:
Hi Mrinfo10, lol! of you go then! thanks for reading, nell
Josh Robert from PA on July 13, 2014:
I'm gonna go shave my head now!
Nell Rose (author) from England on January 23, 2014:
Hi LIndy, yes that's so true, if they like them bald why do the guys buy the stuff? why, that's fascinating about the studies, poor guys, no wonder they have hair transplants these days! I prefer guys with long hair, or at least enough not to notice the bald patch! lol! thanks for reading, nell
Lindy on January 22, 2014:
By a landslide, I prefer men with a full head of hair. Some men do look nice even with shaved heads, but that's really a factor of their face shape. Men with round faces look decent when bald, but for men whose faces are elongated, the baldness only accentuates their narrow shape. Baldness is like haircuts... some people can wear "bald", while others cannot. But, overall, I am not attracted to bald men at all. ALSO, I find it very abnormal that the entire internet is plastered with posts by "women" who claim that baldness is great, and yet hair-loss solutions is one of the leading industries in America. I think most of the posts by "bald-lovers" are fake, OR the majority of women who take time to post on the internet are the type that will accept baldness. The number of pro-bald posts after any baldness-related article does NOT correlate with the % of baldness-preferring women from multiple university studies.