Question for the guys losing it up top

Ok, so we've got shaving all taken care of but what about that hair and the rest of your face? Get the low down on shampoo's, conditioners, finishers, cleansers, toners and moisturizers right here!
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Post by JimT »


I don't maintain the number two but let it grow out until it kinda starts to need a brush consistently then I wack it again. I have never tried shaving my head because, for me, my face is enough.

From a style viewpoint, I understand how you feel about baseball caps. My dermatologist was making the recommendation about baseball caps to ward off skin cancer on the ears and head. I have never been a sun worshipping type and I have used reasonable precautions in the sun but still recently had a basal cell carcinoma removed from my arm at a location under a typical short sleeve shirt.

Short hair is much cooler in the summer. I was amazed the first time I rode a motorcycle with a full beard in the winter how much warmer my face was.

Hang in there.

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One of my closest friends just had his first carcinoma removed and the doctor said the same thing to him, and yes, when it comes to truly prolonged sun exposure, I go for a big straw hat.

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Post by Bargepole »

I honestly don't think that ever, at any time in history, anywhere in the world, anyone has judged a man on how much hair he has or doesn't have. Not other men; not women; nobody. You might mention it if you were telling someone else how to recognise a fellow -- "He's bald" "He wears hornrimmed glasses" "He's black" "He's 6'5" etc -- but only for the purpose of ID. General grooming, demeanour etc -- yes. Quantity of hair? Surely not.

(I realise BTW I just described an old friend. Bald, black, 6'5" with hornrimmed glasses. Hi, Charles. 8) )

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Post by JimDandy »

Bargepole wrote:I honestly don't think that ever, at any time in history, anywhere in the world, anyone has judged a man on how much hair he has or doesn't have.
I'm inclined to agree with you, Michael. As a barber, I see many customers with varying stages of hair loss and it seems to me that the only person judging hair loss is the person who's losing hair.

I'll now disprove the above statement by being judgmental. While I don't dislike most fellows with comb-overs, I swear there's a direct correlation between insecurity and how low the part for the comb-over rides. I've also observed that bald and balding gentlemen who crop their hair shorter are usually pretty easy to get along with, self confident, straight ahead guys with a fairly good grip on life.

One of my favorite memories from barber school is the comb-over customer who told my somewhat socially challenged classmate, "Short back and sides. You don't need to take anything off the top." To which this lovely young woman replied, "Yeah, I know, there's nothing on top to take off. You're not fooling anybody, ya know."


Perhaps one day we'll look back on this moment and crash into a parked car.
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