The fear of going bald is something that plagues many men from an early age. The prospect of losing one’s hair can feel like losing a part of one’s identity, as everyone will undoubtedly notice the difference. However, there’s a big difference between being bald and being balding. More and more men are choosing to just skip the slow loss of hair and go straight to a clean-shaven scalp. Why would men voluntarily sacrifice their hair? Can you pull off the shaved-head look? We’ve put together a quick guide to go over the basics.
Why Do Some Men Choose To Go Bald?
There are several reasons that a man might choose to go bald but the most common is simply an aesthetic choice. Many men find that the balding look makes them look older than they are. Further, gradually losing one’s hair can be a long and drawn-out process and finding new hairs on your pillow is always a bit heartbreaking.
Paradoxically, many men find that shaving their heads completely bald actually makes them look younger than they did with thinning hair. A completely bald head is an ageless look that can actually take a few years off of the appearance of many men.
For other men, it’s simply a matter of getting it over and done with. Why take a half-measure when a full-measure is needed? Instead of waiting potentially several years for hair loss to stabilise, some men choose to simply get it over and done with and take control into their own hands.
What Will I Look Like Bald?
Whatever the reason, any man who is considering shaving their head will inevitably ask themselves “what will I look bald?” It’s an important question, but one that is often hard to answer without taking the plunge.
For men who are considering shaving their heads or embracing the naturally-bald look, there are several options for evaluating how you’ll look with less or no hair. Apps like Baldify or BaldBooth are basic photo manipulation apps that let users play around with various appearances and varying degrees of hair loss. If you’re worried about how your head/face will look without hair, it might be worth your time to play around with a few of these “baldness simulators” and see what works best for you.
Permanent Hair Loss Solutions
If you’ve given it some thought and decided that the bald look simply isn’t for you, then it may be time to consider finding a permanent solution to your hair loss. If your hair loss is due to androgenetic alopecia (“male-pattern baldness”, the most common cause of hair loss in men), then there is little that can be done on your own as this is a genetic condition.
But there is a solution to even the most extreme hair loss – a hair transplant in Istanbul. Hair transplants are the only lifelong cure for hair loss. At the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic in Istanbul, we’ve helped more than 15,000 men (and women) from around the world with a hair regrowth rate of 98%.
Hair transplants use a patient’s own healthy hair follicles to fill in the areas that have been affected by hair loss. By extracting healthy hairs from an area untouched by hair loss (typically at the back or side of the scalp) and implanting them on the crown, the hair transplant before and after results are truly permanent and will continue to grow and behave just like the healthy hair in the region they were extracted from.
Curious about a hair transplant? Contact us today to schedule your full, free consultation and take your future into your own hands.