When I was around 17 years old, I started losing a lot of my hair at the top. I felt very self-conscious. My blonde hair was very long back in the day. I wore it up and combed back, short on the sides. Very boyband-y. I was miserable watching myself go bald. I tried so many different haircuts to hide my bald spot and receding hairline, but to no avail.
I was 19 years old when I realized it was time to shave it. It just felt like the right route to take. I even had a head-shaving party. Each friend would shave a piece off, haha!
Now I feel confident, masculine, and entirely comfortable in my own skin. Having a bald head at a young age has built character and resolve in my life that I never had before.
Being bald and bearded at 22 has its pros and cons, just like anything else. But the good things definitely outweigh any weird looks I get. The women that I date appreciate masculinity and traditional values much more, and the respect of fellow men is immediate. Going bald is one of the best things that's ever happened to me.
Shafer is a singer and recording artist from Dallas, TX.
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