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How to handle baldness

Updated on October 19, 2013

Are you afraid your looks are running away from your hairline? Do you think baldness is making you look older than you are? Are you losing confidence to meet the opposite sex due to premature boldness?

These are the worries of thousands of men around the world. Boldness, unfortunately is hereditary and there are not many natural products that can help, although premature boldness can be encourage through stress and fatigue. Most people will simply keep their hair and style it accordingly whereas more vain people may want to hang on to as much of it as possible.

According to a recent survey, over 60% of women actually preferred shorter hair, whether it was cut or naturally bold. They say that it makes a man more sexually attractive and brings out the masculinity. It is also neater and hygienically cleaner.

For a man of African heritage it is usually no problem to keep the hair short or even shave it due to the shape of the head suiting that style. A lot of young black people may shave their heads for style if even they are not receding or balding. This is not the same however for other races especially the Japanese. The Japanese tend to hide boldness as best as possible, with Spray on hair, Toupees, comb overs, implants etc.. Having a bold head in Japan is said to have a rather negative impact in the business world however that attitude is changing recently . Many Japanese also say that they don't want to keep hair short due to a strange shaped head. Living in Japan for a decade I have noticed that some people have a flat shaped head at the back, but that's not everyone, just a percentage.

Ways people hide baldness

In Japan, the most popular is the comb-over. Japanese people call it the "Bar-code" since it resembles a bar code image. This may look neat in the morning, but can stink of pomade, and a windy day can cause a lot of embarrassment. I believe it would be much easier and neater to simply cut it down to a centimeter or so. In Japan a shaved head tends to be associated with the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) or monks.

A very funny one if you notice is the toupee. Of course you won't notice a good expensive one but I regularly see ones that are just sitting on top of the head, with a different color and texture than the natural hair underneath.

I think one of the worse ones which is seen more in western countries is the bald/pony tail. This looks as if they are trying to compensate for the loss of their hair by growing the remaining hair. Well of course in contrast it makes the baldness stand out much more.

Artificial hair spray takes the top spot. This is basically a spray can which shoots out textile sticky fibers that are supposed to look like hair. I can normally spot this from a mile of. The users often get bits behind their ears, shirt collar etc. Quite common in Japan.

For people who can afford it, hair transplant it probably the most natural option since hair is physically sewn into your scalp one by one. In Japan there are many commercials about one particular make "Adelanse".

What do you think of baldness

If a man is bolding, what should he do?

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      7 years ago

      sugar kills.

    • Hezekiah profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Japan

      @Roffi - Sometimes it creeps up on the young. I've known people go bald in months. See how your parents are/were.

    • Roffi Grandiosa profile image

      Roffi Grandiosa 

      7 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      I'm glad I'm still young and don't have bald problem


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