>Insecure about balding in middle of head
>Decide to keep dignity and buzz it
>Easier to manage
>Think it looks much nicer
>Matches on dating apps plummet from few to none
>Oneitis says "i like it better" when i complain about it getting too long
>Claps excitedly when I say i might grow it back out
>Friends tell me i look much better with it longer and should grow it out
It could happen to you. For the record i think bald looks better than hanging into a bad hairline, but apparently no one else does
People tell my brother this but I think he looks better bald so idk he’s like Norwood 3
>using dating apps
If you enjoy one night stands I suggest hookers. It's much safer and easier.
Not as cheap though, unless you're really ugly I suppose
Can't put a price on efficiency and peace of mind. Going through all the performative hoops of hookups with no guarantee of scoring can be frustrating.
> here's the money
> here's what we're doing
> hour's up now scram.
I'd definitely be using them if they weren't illegal here.
>all the performative hoops
Getting a coffee/going for a walk/watch a movie
What are you spergs doing exactly that's so complicated? It's not like they're on a hookup app to not hookup. Just look decent and show up with positive energy, it's literally that easy
>It's not like they're on a hookup app to not hookup
at least on tinder it's my understanding that most (not all) girls are just there for an ego boost and boredom and relief and don't actually want to meet anyone. I've never used it or any other hookup app THO but it sounds plausible to me.
*and boredom relief
Doesn't make sense to me for young pretty girls needing an ego boost tho... I'm 25 and don't match with older or ugly/fat girls. Probably different for each age range and area though, I can imagine a 27 year old woman needing an ego boost, or a fatty etc. From my experience it's mostly people wanting to do stuff and hangout
>at least on tinder it's my understanding that most (not all) girls are just there for an ego boost and boredom
This is reddit cope. They are waiting for a guy who they find attractive and fit enough to make it worth it for them to get out of bed and meet up. It's that simple, I'm lean and relatively IST, have a full head of hair thanks to fin, and I've fucked like 30 girls off the app in the last 10 months.
Women on dating apps are there to hook up but their profile always says the complete opposite. Also, there's an trend of women posting "THINK OF SOMETHING MORE CREATIVE THAN COFFEE FOR MEET UP" in their profiles. Like I am supposed to plan out some magical fucking first date before I pork a 3/10 ham beast.
God I fucking hate women.
>Just look decent and show up with positive energy, it's literally that easy
All I've got is pessimism and sarcasm
I never understood why people think buzzing is the masculine or dignified way. Keeping your hair as is and embrace the bald spot would be dignified. Spending a huge amount of time shaving your head every week doesnt seem very secure or manly
It literally takes ten minutes a week to shave my head but I only have a receding hairline in the front so it actually looks okay when it grows out some. I feel bad for the george costanza types, there’s really no good solution
I think if your head shape allows it it's fine but most people look stupid bald
diary post, not fit related, obsessed with women's approval. good job brother
What the fuck else is hair for lol. I don't care what my best friend thinks of my hair
If it makes you feel better I’m 43 at Norwood 0 and I love having my head shaved.
Shaved heads are earned. The line between hairlet snoy and t maxed killer is a fuzzy one, crossed with well defined muscles.
Never blame the shaved head. It's your own physique that let you down.
Norwoodians hyper focus on any imperfections in hair coverage much like trannies focus on their insecurities, but normies just see a mature hairline and never think about the implications. And it ironically makes you look like you really care if you shave it before like norwood 6
I am a NW6, have the fucking captian picard looking head, but with a tuft of hair right in the front. I just keep the sides short. I'm 48 so I guess I had a good run. I had a high hairline and thin crown at 30, the last 18-20 years it all went away.
>50 year olds post on IST
Do you coach sports or something gramps?
You think you can leave? Oh you may stay away for a few months, but curiosity will pull you back.
You're here forever, anon.
lmfao he doesn't know
I shaved it at NW3.5 and had similar experience as OP
Well, are you muscular and at least somewhat masculine looking? That's the most important aspect of rocking a bald head
Can guarantee hes not and probably ugly even with hair.
Ive gotten nothing but positivity when I shaved my head. Ive had like a dozen people tell me it suits me, and I still get laid. Honestly wasnt much of a hit as I started balding before I was even sexually active so ive only ever known what it was like to try to get girls with a shitty, receded and thinned head of hair.
>Ive gotten nothing but positivity when I shaved my head
You have a chin unlike OP, people keep forgetting that.
lost my hair at 26
shaved at 27
lost virgnity a few weeks after that
went degenerate mode +15 girls in a year
honestly i don't know what it is but some guys were just born to be bald, like (You) or me
Probably much lower quality than you had hair with infinitely more effort. It's similar to if I at 6'1 was to get limb reduction surgery to become 5'6. Yes I could still pull but the women would be much lower SMV and I would have to put in ten times the effort. No woman prefers a shorter guy, no woman prefers a bald guy, no woman prefers a guy with a recessed jaw, etc.
I was very similar OP. I had thinning hair going into the pandemic and switched to buzz cuts after haircuts became 40 dollar affairs. I buzzed it shorter and shorter and finally said fuck it and shaved it off. I think it's better than a shitty hair line too but my wife lamented it for some time. Everyone else says it looks better bald. I think my wife just sees it as a sign we are getting old.
>after haircuts became 40 dollar affairs
the heck is up with that anyways?
What the fuck dude have you lost your hair or your balls
You need bulk to be bald/shaved. Simple rule is that if your neck is wider than your jaw from the front, you will look good. Otherwise, you will look terrible.
Pic related 10,000 hours in ms paint. You can't be ottermode with no hair. A little fat doesn't hurt, either. Aesthetics is all about creating a larger illusion and that's the best way for bald guys to go, small + bald just makes you look weak and unwell.
Hmm... Interesting never saw it put like that. However I think it's better to use exactly the same head with same hair on both, since right obviously has more hair and maybe that makes it more appealing to the eye.
Also can you do a few examples with hair on the sides? I know it impacts shoulder width illusion because of the (lack of) negative space between the head and neck/shoulders. But want to see it put on a simple Ms paint drawing. If u don't mind
What if he originally wanted to be a twink?
>Stop, he's already dead ...
yup, it's all neck. Just saw the latest alphadestiny shredding video and he goes from god mode to fag retard mode in the process because his neck lost so much size during the cut
>using terms like oneitis
>Claps excitedly when I say i might grow it back out
I can only guess OP is a sped teacher and is trying to hook up with someone more retarded than him
Apply rosemary oil thats watered down and spray it daily after shower and don't rinse it. Microneedle with either the roller that you can buy or go to a clinic one a week for the micropen.
Do this for 6 months.
Eh, I tried rosemary oil for months and didn't see any results.
Microneedling, minoxidil will help only if your hair loss is relatively minor. If your hair fall out rapidly, it won't really do anything.
If you are worried about finasteride, try saw palmetto it works on similar principle but it's natural (and ofc weaker), but if you ombine it with the above, it could be enough.
>microneedling by itself
have a nice day
>listens to retarded incels on IST instead of observing statistical reality and listening to loved ones
So people take fin 1mg once a day or every other day?
>Matches on dating apps plummet from few to none
you just transitioned from ugly with hair to ugly without hair well done
you retards make zero sense to me. Imagine just LETTING that happen to yourself. Thats like standing infront of an oncoming train, when its clearly coming towards you. Idiots could of saved yourself
t. bald + stupid + buyer's remorse
cope and seethe RETARD. I got on fin at the earliest signs of thinning. baldcels like you make zero sense. Stop trying to drag others down to your pathetic, miserable state
Finasteride quite literally is poison, Merck manipulated their studies to hide permanent side effects, likely due to changes in gene expression. The FDA literally made them put a suicide warning risk on the label last year. It likely will be pulled from the market in the next few years, it's just not worth the incoming lawsuits.
Microneedling and minoxidil are fine and can give good results. If you really don't like your hair, just shave it and get over it.
Stop using dating apps. They're a coping mechanism for people who don't have enough social involvement in their lives. Think about it, Tinder is AT BEST 3:1 men to women, and it's probably more like 5:1 when you take into account fake profiles or women just on there for an ego boost.
You need to make friends and socialize and have hobbies and yeah that stuff sucks and it doesn't come naturally to any of us but it's the only way out of your suffering.
Enjoy having a broke dick and destroyed brain from taking LITERAL transgender hormone therapy
Microneedling and minoxidil work very well.
Ah its you again, go back to Propeciahelp and complain about your imaginary PFS, you schizo baldcel
>Finasteride quite literally is poison,
No it's not you absolute fucking retard. It's a prostate medication to lower DHT, millions of boomers take it to reduce their prostate size for decades.
You have no idea what finasteride actually does or what the implications of lowering DHT 70% has. Did you know it raises your estrogen levels significantly for example? Hmm I wonder what that would do to your body?
Your dick 100% does not work chud
Shave, don't shave it, whatever just stop focusing on it
There's currently no cure. The only "cure" is taking estrogenizing medication that turns you into a literal chud, but if you're too much of a bitch to accept losing your hair, by all means become a woman
god damn this guy goes in every single hair thread i swear to god. Once again, fuck off back to propecia help schizo
every single "just shave it bro" / anti-finasteride poster is an insecure coping hairlet who's trying to bring everyone else down to his level
makes sense in a machiavellian way. If you're too far gone and there's zero hope of turning your own hair situation around, next best thing you can do is get everyone else to look worse so you don't look as bad in comparison. It's like a manlet father convincing all the other parents to give their kids corticosteroids during early childhood through puberty to stunt their growth and make his manlet son not seem so small in comparison.
Because someone needs to respond to your chuds telling healthy men to start taking transgender hormone therapy like finasteride. You idiots literally don't even know what it actually does, imagine seriously shilling for big pharma here of all places, fuck right off
No, I literally just don't men chudifying themselves like you did, limpdick
I am at 2 and it's in the mail
if everyone else is telling you that you look better with hair you're probably being overly insecure and don't need to shave yet. The real world is not like IST it's not over just because you're thinning a bit
I shaved my head after being off of this site for like 2 years. I'm not some weird lookism retard, I'm just surprised at the discrepancy.
balcel copelets seething
Enjoy your transgender hormone therapy lol
Merck has admitted PFS is real and paid 200 million in a lawsuit. The FDA required finasteride to have a suicide warning last year. It was discovered in court Merck manipulated their own studies to hide permanent side effect suffering patients. Merck did a similar manipulation with study data to get Vioxx FDA approved, which was eventually pulled from the market.
Cope harder pharmashill
Bet you’re a norwood 2 tho. By aged 30 and 35 respectively most White and colored men are a norwood 2
i swear this meme image gets the most seethe out of people ive ever seen
Trumpmode is the final redpill of balding. Unironically.
>insecure (a little bit) about balding
>decide to buzz it
>attention from women skyrockets
>everyone says it looks better
>tons of compliments on how good I look
>generally considered to be a very attractive man
>every time my wife shows a pic of me to a female friend or coworker, they instantly reply by saying how hot I am
I'm not trying to make you feel bad, OP, but I do think it's important to know that not everyone is doomed when they go bald.
I’m norwood 5A at 25 lmao. I have a gf thats kinda mid and people just think I’m a neonazi because I have a thick neck and dress like one. I’d be lying if I said I dont miss my hair but its not that bad really
Depends on how far you've come in your hairloss. Norwood 2-3 is still salvageable with the right barber and hairstyle
Yeah, a receding hairline doesn't look bad at all in a vacuum, so long as the rest of your hair is still thick. It's a bit trickier if you have a diffuse thinning pattern though, much harder to make that work. But if you've got an M-shaped hairline, women don't register that in their minds as "bald". You might look a little older but it wouldn't be a conscious connection they're making.
IMO the absolute worst thing you can do is go full on "JUST SHAVE IT BRO" at the first stages of hair loss. I'm convinced that the people who screech this are stage-7 norwoods hoping to bring everyone else down to their level.
why does left look better to me?
>bald looks better than hanging into a bad hairline
they both look like shit.
Just fix your fucking balding problem...
It's 2023. Male pattern balding is curable and your refusal to receive medical treatment is purely voluntary.
The obvious combover is much more aesthetic and not nearly as reddit.
It was an ironic name
sorta unrelated but i didnt like how i looked until i grew my hair out
not going back to short hair for the foreseeable future
how long did you grow it out? also thinking of doing that
ive been growing it out for 11 months
its sorta wavy and curly so it takes forever to get length but if your hair is straight/not curly it probably wont take nearly as long for it to look good
if you do start growing it out, you’re definitely going to need to start using conditioner if you werent already
also i know it sounds counterintuitive, but get occasional (every 2-4 months) very small trims to remove split ends and stuff, as these can actually slow hair growth over time
im probably forgetting some stuff but theres probably a good guide online
or there may be a hair thread up on IST
when did fin get memed into chud meds
arent there far better androgen blockers than fin (idk i dont deal with trannies) that target more than just hair
It's more the principle of taking hormone meds for appearance reasons, you can't really dunk on trannies when you're doing the same thing as them
>when did fin get memed into chud meds
trannies fuck up their hormones which frequently leads to accelerated male patter baldness, so they take finasteride to counter that.
the IST schizos made the genius logical conclusion that since trannies take fin, it's fin that turns people into trannies
>For the record i think bald looks better
You are not Jason Statham
I had the same thing with my friends and family but I had really long red curly hair that I loved doing fun things with before it all kind of fell out so I think they just miss it.
People on dating apps probably just have strong associations with bald dudes similar to how you might swipe left if you saw a girl with dyed hair or something. I wouldn't take it too personal. Bald is less conventionally attractive so it WILL shrink the size of your dating pool, but if it makes you feel better and more confident that's the important part
i can’t go bald because i have a gamer dent