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Hairy or Bald?

Updated on February 8, 2013

Hair we go again

Welcome To The Hairy Hubpage

Being folically challenged or in laymens terms slightly balding, it is no surprise that when asked to produce a page on the theme of hair for a hubpages experiment I was stumped, I didn't know what I was going to write about and I really didn't want to take part because (pardon the pun) the subject was over my head.

I promised everyone that I would take part in the challenge and I hate to let anyone down, I searched and searched for a hair related subject that I knew something about to no avail, I have no idea about hair styles or colors or what the latest celebrity Do's are. what i know about hair you could write in letters 1 cm high and 1cm wide on the back of a postage stamp.

I can't tell the difference between a bouffant and a pony tail so what was the point of even trying to help out with the experiment.

Then a thought came to me, (yes miracles do happen) I could write about the beautiful long flowing hair that my wife has, how shiny and soft it is and how I love to run my fingers throught it and err well I had to stop there, Hubpages terms and conditions would not allow me to publish the thoughts I had after that.

Then another thought came into my head (Two in one day things must be looking up).

My son and Daughter both dance Disco freestyle in competition and they have had many different hairstyles to suit the dance and the costumes that they wear, I could write about that but I wouldn't have the first clue where to start, I don't style their hair for the comps, I leave that to people who know what they are doing.

So what will I write about then My third thought of the day (I'm on a roll now but I am starting to get a headache) was to write about my own lack of hair listing the advantages and disadvantages of being bald. and that is what this hub is all about I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for the heads up lol Anna Marie Bowman

The Jackson 5

Yul Brynner

No need for these when you are bald

The Classic Comb Over

Losing my Hair

When I was younger in the late 70's early 80,s I had a full head of thick curly hair, so much so that I was nicknamed the bleached Jackson after the famous Jackson 5 (Michael Jackson has stolen my nick name and copyrighted it so I cannot use it anymore).

I would have fitted right in with the Jacksons if my skin was slightly darker and my hair wasn't snowy white.

As I grew older in my early 20's to be exact My hair began to grow in thinner and thinner untll the present day where if I let my hair grow there is a massive space at the top of my head where hair used to thrive.

I shave my head now once or twice a week because I think that I would rather be Bald than Balding.

I do still have the look of a major celebrity but rather being like the Jackson 5 I am now more like Yul Brynner or even Tele Savales (Kojak).

"Who loves ya Baby!!!"

Although I would rather have a full head of hair there are a few advantages to being bald.

Being bald saves you a lot of money, no more need for shampoo or conditioner. no need for hair curlers or even hair srtaighteners, no need to buy hairclips or hairbands, hair spray or hair gel, and you save on electricity too the hair dryer becomes redundant as a quick wipe with a towel is all you need.

No more worries about headlice or any other crawling insects for that matter is one of the bigger advantages.

Bad hair days become a thing of the past.

you can go to bed straight after a shower or a bath, because your head is dry in an instant, with hair you either have to wait for at least an hour or plug in the dryer or you will find youself trying to fall asleep on a sodden pillow.

In the rain your head may get wet but hey it only takes a quick wipe with a towel rather than dripping all over your paperwork at work.

The more I write here the more I get to thinking that it is great to be bald, who needs hair anyway and the we come to the disadvantages of being bald.

Winter you know those days when you are out walking on a frosty morning and your ears get so cold and sore that you feel like you want to cut them off to spare your pain, then imagine just how cold they get when they have no hair to cover them up.

I cannot wear a hat, ever since I was a baby in my crib I have never been able to cover my head, I have a real fear of wearing them and I dont even know if there is a name for my Phobea, this not only applies to hats but to hoods and even bandanna's, therefore when there is an icy rain or hail my head has no protection, and I suffer major pain that can last for days rather than hours and where I live in Scotland we get alot of that type of weather.

I did put a santa hat on for a hubpages profile pic at Christmas 2 years ago but I only wore it for the few seconds that it took for the picture to be taken.

The one thing I do miss about having hair though is the fact that my wife cannot run her fingers through it during intimate moments.

For the Ladies

Do you prefer your man with a full head of hair?

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    • Cheeky Chick profile image

      Cheeky Chick 

      10 years ago

      Loved it, Jimmy! You know, it's all that testosterone that caused you to lose your hair. Your wife is one lucky lady...if you know what I mean.

      I do worry about that head of yours in a hail storm. Perhaps you could take baby steps toward wearing a hat? Anything can be accomplished with baby steps!




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      Jimmy the jock 

      11 years ago from Scotland

      can someone lend me some furnature polish? I need to shine up my head.....jimmy

    • 2patricias profile image


      11 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      There's an old (and possibly true) saying: 'you can't have hair and brains'.

    • earnestshub profile image


      11 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      The classic comb over vid is a scream!

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      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      Great hub, as always, Jimmy. Your hubs like this one always make me chuckle!

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      Telly Savalas Who luvs ya baby 

      11 years ago

      Telly Savalas Who luvs ya baby, Yer great fun :)

    • NYLady profile image


      11 years ago from White Plains, NY

      Great, fun hub to read. Loved your self-deprecating humor and the hilarious EBay ads. What a riot.

    • dineane profile image


      11 years ago from North Carolina

      oh no - I was on a roll with the other hair polls, but I'm in the minority here! I really don't have a preference...about hair/no hair anyway. Maybe it's the "like size" part of the option that is costing votes for option C :-)

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      Susan Keeping 

      11 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Excellent hub. I voted for option 4 since I like a bald head on some men.

      Patrick Stewart comes to mind...

    • jimmythejock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jimmy the jock 

      11 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks for your comments guys, I am glad you liked this page, I was so worried that you would all hate it that my hair fell out.....JIMMY

    • Dottie1 profile image


      11 years ago from MA, USA

      Hey Jimmy, ya want some of my hair! Funny Hub. Thumbs up!

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      11 years ago

      To baldly go wher no one has gone before! Great hub, I loved the video :)

    • starrkissed profile image


      11 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub!!! This is interesting!

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      Cindy Lawson 

      11 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hey Jimmy,

      My Husband is bald, but really really hairy everywhere else. I joke that he should grow his back hair really long and comb it over his head, before claiming that it is simply his own hair tucked into his shirt.

      You also forgot to mention the most important thing, bald men ARE more virile. Ask my Mum who at 70+ years old still finds my bald Step Dad's sexual appetite is far greater than hers. I can vouch for this based on my own experiences with my Husband, so there are some advantages depending on your libido!

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      11 years ago from Florida

      Well Jimmy, for a hub you didn't think you could write, you did awesome!

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      In The Doghouse 

      11 years ago from California

      It's simply a matter of "hair today gone tomorrow!" Great hairless hub!

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      Shirley Anderson 

      11 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      So funny, Jimmy! As are those eBay ads!

      Yul Brenner was a sexy man at times....Telly Savalas, not so much. So, you don't have a thing to worry about, because size - I mean hair volume doesn't matter.

      Another great hub, Jimmy!

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      11 years ago from USA

      Hee! Very fun hub!

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      Kathryn Skaggs 

      11 years ago from Southern California

      I love it when people are able to use themselves as the target of their humor. Great hub.



    • Misha profile image


      11 years ago from DC Area

      "folically challenged"

      LOL Jimmy, it's hilarious, it rings so many bells! :D

    • jimmythejock profile imageAUTHOR

      Jimmy the jock 

      11 years ago from Scotland

      Oh my goodness I appologise Anna Marie, I have rectifed my mistake and given you full credits......jimmy

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      Anna Marie Bowman 

      11 years ago from Florida

      I loved this!!!! Though, no credit given to me for the original suggestion... :( I'm hurt! LOL!


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