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Finally did it - shaved my head

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February 23, 2020
202 upvotes

After years of unnecessary suffering and from time to time low self esteem due to hair loss.

After spending loads of money on medicines, "hair powder" and the last year (pathetic I know) even hair system.

After finally deciding to kick down all my insecurities by going on a solo trip to India directly after a painful breakup (working great btw).

I finally shaved my hair. Bought a crappy hair shaver (took me three days to finally shave it all off) and just did it. Not completely shaved but more Statham style (but shorter) but it feels great. A true relief and I am already starting to own it and will work on getting a tan on my head now as well.

I tried it 5 years ago but had no beard and hated how I looked, but with beard I think it looks much better.

So, what you think? Suits me or not?

http://imgur.com/a/KKFlqys

UPDATE: Decided to follow you guys advice and went even shorter: http://imgur.com/a/xaxDUcs


Post Information
Title Finally did it - shaved my head
Author holyredbeard
Upvotes 202
Comments 100
Date 23 February 2020 02:30 PM UTC (1 year ago)
Subreddit askTRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/339693
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/asktrp/comments/f8a4hf/finally_did_it_shaved_my_head/
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[–]Endorsed Contributorvandaalen105 points106 points  (17 children) | Copy

Go even shorter. Maybe not wet shave, but remove the fluff.

Other than that it's good. I liked you with hair as well though.

Good job.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 17 points18 points  (15 children) | Copy

Haha good one ;) Yeah we are from neighbor countries hence both viking blood.

Yeah might go shorter, like 1mm?

[–]Furrealyo9 points10 points  (13 children) | Copy

Go as short as your electric clippers will go. No guard. Do this every 3 days.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 9 points10 points  (10 children) | Copy

Great, will do that tomorrow for sure. Fuck should have done this before, really like it and I have never felt this motivated before to go to the gym.

[–]Falling133718 points19 points  (8 children) | Copy

If you get jacked, I'd bang 10/10.

For real though, it will do wonders if you get bulkier.

[–]RPOpenUp5 points6 points  (7 children) | Copy

You mean like bulkier neck?

[–]Falling13374 points5 points  (6 children) | Copy

Everything. Traps, delts, arms, chest. I'm 25 and starting to bald a little but I know when the time comes, my saving grace will be my beard and physique.

Get after it!

[–]holyredbeard[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks. Yeah I will for sure put all my efforts on getting fit now. Never felt this motivated before. Will start with boxing too after getting some 💪

[–]RPOpenUp0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

Do you use dedicated lifts for shoulders? Or are they automatically trained by benchpressing, squatting and pullups?

[–]Falling13371 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy

Depends what your goals is. Size = hypertrophy/ more volume and strength = higher weight, lower reps.

But no nothing is automatically trained. A certain movement may work secondary muscles (e.g. bench pressing builds chest but the tricep is also a muscle involved in the movement).

Shoulder for example involves more than shoulder press. There is the front/side/rear head of the muscle. If you are focused on size/ body building, you would wanna hit all heads.

[–]RPOpenUp0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

I understand how that works. I want to know if you should have extra exercises focussed on your neck or if no extra exercises are needed.

[–]Endorsed Contributorvandaalen1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'll just shave it just with the blade of the machine.

[–]DiskKiller21 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Do you find it easy to do on your own? For whatever reason I find it incredibly hard to buzz the backside of my head, so I always have to ask a woman to help. Preferably not my mother, but that also happens. 😅

[–]holyredbeard[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Haha yeah it was hard as hell, especially because of this Chinese crap machine I bought here which was the best they had (costed like 4 dollars lol). Took me three days to get it off due to lousy batteries.

But otherwize not really hard. Just did it with the help of a small (10x10cm) mirror and my ipad lol!

[–]Winterfuzz0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Bro just wanted to say, I’m 20 years old and this post affected me so much, I can say that I look up to u. Thank u.

[–]redcat12345678901 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

😂😂

[–]MagnumHippo53 points54 points  (3 children) | Copy

People can easily mistake you for a shaved Kristofer Hivju.

You got nothing to worry about man, keep the beard and stay in shape. Perfect look for you.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 11 points12 points  (2 children) | Copy

Haha funny cuz 2/2 comments mention him. We are both Scandinavians hence vikings 💪😉

But thanks a lot bro, appreciate! Will go all in for getting real fit now for sure.

[–]RPOpenUp4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Just tell them you are, instant points to your smv

[–]holyredbeard[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Great idea. That dude is a badass for sure.

[–]Annapolis_Silence25 points26 points  (1 child) | Copy

Fuck yeah dude you look great!!! Go all the way with a razor and you'll be set! My dad lost all his hair in his late 20's and has shaved his head forever. He's a corperate executive and all his bosses also go bald with a beard. Have you ever seen This Commercial?

[–]holyredbeard[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks alot bro! 👊 Feels fuckin awesome tbh.

Awesome with your dad! And yeah it actually makes you feel instantly more self confident and masculine as well. Thanks for the commercial, love it!

And the best of all is that I never ever have to care about hair loss.

[–]omega0520 points21 points  (1 child) | Copy

you have more balls to post a pic of yourself on here then most guys on here. You're fine

[–]holyredbeard[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks man! 💪👊

[–]pilot33318 points19 points  (3 children) | Copy

don’t look back

[–]holyredbeard[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children) | Copy

Fuck no, now and forward. I am so glad I decided to go on this solo trip for a month instead of sitting home and feel sorry for myself. Feels like I have improved mentally more these weeks than past 10 years. 💪

[–]pilot3331 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

i have my phone on black and white so i can’t tell the colors but you look like Tim Ferriss and that’s a good thing. just be thankful you have a good head shape

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I am, thanks mate!

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy

You have a good shaped head. I’d go 1mm. And lift more.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Sure will do. I start out with boxing too. 💪👊

[–]Flintblood5 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy

You have an awesomely rugged masculine face and this approach suits it well. I might even consider experimenting with the facial hair by shaping the beard, growing a long vandyke while keeping the sides short, or keeping an almost stubble length beard.

And keep hitting the workouts.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks 🙏 Yes, I will go all in with my beard now. Chicks love beard too which isnt directly a con ;)

And this look motivates me as fuck at start lifting so that I will do for sure as well as boxing (when I get fit)

[–]alphakari5 points6 points  (5 children) | Copy

Mind talking briefly about the logistics of your India trip? Where are you spending money, what research did you do and how?

I always daydream about visiting a place like that for a similar purpose, but I get stuck not knowing where to start.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 11 points12 points  (3 children) | Copy

Sure thing.

Firstly, got sick of my insecure nature that derives from my childhood, and this last breakup had to do with it directly. I am confident but have identified a lot of flaws that are based on fears, and got tired of repeating mistakes and wanted to improve myself.

Anyway, I just booked a trip to Mumbai and seriously didnt do that much research at all, because it was basically a part of the challange.

Spent most time south of Goa where I am now. Talking with basically everyone I meet to get more social secure. Don't give a shit what people think of me and just being myself. But I have become aware through mindfulness (incredible powerful tool) of situation where I feel uncomfy in but instead of avoiding them I just do it. Hell, it works like a charm and I am getting over my ex faster than I thought was possible too.

Anyway, its cheap here. But I am on a life changing trip so I don't hold back and have been spending alot of money anyway. But this experience is worth all money in the world.

Havent been travelling around that much because what I am looking for is right here. I like the Vedic philosophies (Eckhart Tolle is a lot into the too and his book Power of Now is even recommended by trp).

Mostly speaking to indians tbh because they got so damn much wisdom. Writing insights and wisdom I find on my Journey on my ipad and hell, there is a lot of incredible good stuff if you are open minded for sure. And india ppl are awesome and love to share it.

Ok, maybe not what you asked for but again. I just did it, took a month unpaid vacation from work and used my sparings account. Best investment in my life so far.

Just do it! I will make a post here after the trip is over in a week of my experiences but ask if you wanna know more.

[–]RPOpenUp1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

yeah def post it

[–]alphakari1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thank you, I appreciate it.

[–]RPOpenUp2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yes, Op could u share?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

Fuck yeah man looks great. Really fits your look, especially with the beard. My only suggestion would be to shave all the way down to get rid of the fuzz

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks man! Yeah so many of you bros have told me that and I realize you are right. Will for sure do that.

[–]morpheus777772 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

Indian here.Some tips:

Google up some India visit guides, specially the ones on how to avoid tourist scams.

Prefer booking an 'uber' or 'ola cab' (download app) over travelling through roadside autos/rikshaws/tuk-tuks. Specially at the airport, they're gonna charge you 5x the fare of ride since you're unaware of how much you need to pay. You can even book auto rickshaws and tuk-tuks via uber/ola cabs.

Enjoy street food, but prefer as much hygiene as possible. Nothing worse than getting sick on a trip.

Carry 2-3 wallets and divide your money into them and keep them in different places. Beware of pickpockets.Also, you get what you pay for. Prefer booking a good hotel instead of booking a cheap hotel in a shady area. Good hotel = hygienic food.Mumbai is quite polluted, so is Delhi. Carrying an N-95 mask is a good idea in case you feel uncomfortable.

Have a great trip!

Edit: Check these out too, very helpful for tourists:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhislZnB_6ewtEAkIpUdW4JuMstaV_pj

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhislZnB_6dWRHzlS66yWt6MquMPnQ39

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhislZnB_6dUyfMSQE6whAkmvvfdPuFW

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhislZnB_6caCGCtp64CiIAp9BlcSz6H

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhislZnB_6cacu_X9yEYnssboxx-GJU3

[–]Ill_mumble_that0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Just a heads up.

N95 masks do not protect you from airborne viruses, such as the coronavirus. You'll need an N100 or P100 mask or just forget about it.

In addition, any pathogen that can infect you via breathing can also infect you through your eyes, so you will also need goggles. Like spray painters goggles with a filter on the vents, or swim goggles that seal up tight.

[–]Jacked5parrow2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

3 points I want to make here.

1.) we don’t really care. I mean good job and following a overly preached opinion on “if balding shave clean and grow a beard”. I’m sure you probably look better now than you did before, but asking us if it suits you is like asking for validation. If you feel good and confident then fuck what we say.

2.) groom your beard. Having a well kept beard > just growing out to be burly.

3.) don’t forget to workout. Big beard, bald head with small body makes your body look smaller and your head bigger.

[–]RedPillAlphaBigCock1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Honestly you look great , really suits you and you have " a look" - definitely keep it. I would Finnish it and go all the way. Great job and keep up the good work , lots of good things in your future young man.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks a lot man. 👊💪 Will do for sure!

[–]ZZ3xhZz1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Jeff Bezos is bald. If the richest man alive can't cure it, neither can you. So don't worry about. It also suits you well.

[–]when_its_too_late1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Looks great 👍

[–]DevilMayCry1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Was gonna say go shorter but I see that someone else beat me to it. Updated photo looks good.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Hair system wearer here. Just want to say you look good bald and beard. That said, I know it might be unpopular opinion but wearing hair systems can work if you take care of it, and can be inexpensive — I just buy them online and then learned from YouTube how to cut my hair and apply new systems (as well clean). It’s some work but it’s worth it if you still want to have hair. I used to get my hair systems done at places like Hollywood hair salons but they always kept charging me more money and giving me cheap service and pieces. I shaved my head for a while and I was okay but then I decided after looking online to try systems again. I was surprised how mainstream it’s become with a lot of guys nowadays, and it seems like the support for helping each other look good and not scammed like in the old days has really improved. So it can be an option for you if you want it.

On the girl side I have always been honest with every girl I dated, and for the most part girls have been supportive. I had a few girls tell me to take it off, but I also had a few girls tell me I was ugly when I was bald too— so it averages out. You can be whatever you want, and someone is always going to still give you crap; so in the end why not just do what you want to do? If you want to be bald, great. If you want hair, there’s solutions, great. Do what you think is right by you and not by society or women, because I guarantee if you like you (no matter what you look like), there will also be others who like you in any shape or form. At the end of the day there are more issues than being bald, at least you can fix this one.

[–]1rad_dynamic1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Probably a lesson in here somewhere.. All that fucking about and you end up actually looking better when you pulled the trigger.

To all the people here contemplating pulling the trigger on something, take this man as your motivation and just pull it.

Godspeed

[–]sozzos1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Don't forget sunscreen

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[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks. Yeah but I swear that without beard I dont look good in shaved. But once you go beard you won't go back ;)

But hell, believe me I have struggled... Yes for no reason but anyway. But fuck the past, now and forward.

[–]MVWeiss0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Badass. This is what I always say looks great when done right.

You’ve also got some height so if you lift you’ll look like a beast but this look is spot on.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Thanks man! Yeah I love it, should have done it years ago but fuck past.

Yeah I am tall 1.89cm and would look even better with muscles for sure so I will go all in now with lifting!

[–]MVWeiss0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

All the best man. Become the glorious ginger dragon you were always meant to be 💪🏻

You got this 👍🏻

[–]rosesmellikepoopoo0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Dude I went bald at 18 because of genetics, and while I was really self concious at first, I learned to love it and look way better than I ever did with hair.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thats awesome man, strong of you 💪! And its so damn great to dont have to care about going to hair dresser and spend money on our hair. And we never have to care about hair loss anymore.

[–]__TheDon__0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Razor the tiny hairs left on your head, and get jacked while you’re at it. The new style suits you.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks yeah fuck I will do it tonight. Both of em ;)

[–]bojack_horsemam0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

I wish I could shave my head and keep my beard, but I tried that once and my head is too round lmao

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Nah man I think it has to do with you not being used to the look. Just do it and embrace it :)

[–]bojack_horsemam0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

I look like a Hispanic thug, kinda of a cool look in a suit but nowhere else.

[–]holyredbeard[S] -1 points0 points  (1 child) | Copy

If it is something I learned on this solo trip it is that 99% of ur doubts is in your mind. You probably look awesome in shaved man. 👊

[–]bojack_horsemam1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Perhaps I do.

But I love my Don Draper look.

[–]HB32340 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

It suits you ... but that fuzz at the top is just awful. Get rid of it entirely.

I can't tell from the photo but if you don't do this, also learn to fade your beard so it doesn't end at an abrupt edge by your ears.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks man yeah I will do it. Will go for 1mm (now its like 3-4mm).

And the beard thing I totally agree on, will have someone help me with that when I am back from the trip.

Great tips 👊

[–]ConsciouslyLost0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Well done for taking the plunge man! My hairs thinning but i still hair some, so im still in the stage where wondering of saveable or just go for the shave! Work outdoors and early hours so a big reason to why I'm still rethinking!

[–]amphix3390 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Looking good bro

[–]EdvardMunch0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yo I just did the same, just to get rid of my hair attachment/save money. Looks good!

[–]VigilantSmartbomb0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Issa good look!

[–]DWS33_0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

not even a bad looking guy. keep the beard and you’ll do just fine.

[–]CarterKillss0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

As someone who will 1 day join you, looks good mate

[–]RileysRevenge0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Bic it! It looks good now but would look even better shaved down to the skin with a razor.

Here’s the thing that so many guys don’t realize. Once you’ve shaved your head, everyone just sees you as a guy with a shaved head. Nobody knows your history of hair loss, and even if they do, they don’t care anyways.

Guys who shave it always say it’s so much better after they’ve done it. I always wonder why men cling to their hair so much.

Chicks dig dudes with shaved heads. Clinging to what’s left of your hair and sporting the “monk” look or combing over the last few stragglers across your head just looks terrible. I feel for some of my friends going through the same thing.

Glad you made the change and are loving it! 👊🏼

[–]fizzy12420 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

it works. manly look

[–]PhaedrusHunt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Ya look good ya Irish fook

[–]Folknust0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Amazing bro you look awesome!

[–]KilgorrreTrout0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I go full bic + medium length beard myself. You have a good shaped head for it so yeah, this is a perfect style for you. Give a razor shave a try. Its super easy once you get the hang of it. A basic cartridge razor works fine, just don't skimp on the shaving cream. Good quality cream is key to not irritate your scalp, and if you're traveling around places where you might not have electricity, you can still do it.

I shave mine every other day in the shower. Once you get the hang of it it takes 2 min and don't even need a mirror.

[–]Naked-fox0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Good for you dude. You look good

[–]DntPnicIGotThis0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Looks solid

[–]purplestuff110 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Looks good. Keep the style.

[–]riggedved0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Hairloss or not, from the pictures It is clearly evident that you are stressed and not joyful.

Remember this, a joyful face is always a beautiful face. A stressed out face with a full head with hair will never be a beautiful face to look at.

So work on that. You face speaks a lot about your mindset.

[–]Chadthundercock5310 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You look badass with shaved head n that beard. Should have do it sooner.

[–]hopelesshotel0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

why not just get a transplant

[–]king_smirker0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Leave us some girls nigga

[–]Gerstlauer0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I know you've gone shorter, but I think the first photo you've posted is spot on. Good work 👍

[–]El_Serpiente_Roja0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Suits you, the bald/ beard style is a staple of masculinity for a long time now

[–]2INNASKILLZ2K180 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

I took a quick look.

Hair (or lack of it) looks fine.

What you need to work on is your style. Those over sized generic style T-shirts make you look like you don't give a fuck (not in a good way).

Work out, get some PLAIN, well fitted T-Shirts, some dope jackets, fitted dark jeans.

You could look good, but you need to up your game.

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks for the advice man. Will work out for sure but regarding my style I wont change it due to shaving my hair. This is my style = me. Its all about taste. :)

Peace!

[–]liquidocean0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

wtf? your slightly menacing face totally works with the bald look. that you had any doubts is surprising. you probably look better than you did with hair (why no comparison photo)?

you kinda look like that bigass half giant redhead from game of thrones.

[–]Tambamwham0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Get rid of the beard. A tan, a jawline, and a thick neck is what you should focusing on with a shaved head.

[–]Merica9110 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Nice! Now start lifting!

[–]taroorat0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Fuck yeah man - even better with shorter. Great look on you!

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[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Thanks!

Well if you choose to shave it completely it aint baldness tbh. And really, baldness = masculinity!

[–]CrazyNicholad0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

oh yeah. You good, bro. I've been clipping my head for about 8 years. You're alright, dude. Looks good.

me - https://imgur.com/tqjtiPf

[–]holyredbeard[S] -1 points0 points  (2 children) | Copy

Awesome man, fits you like a hand in the glove. I will hit the gym now for sure so I get fit as you. Thats my next mission for sure.

Keep it going man! 💪 👊

[–]CrazyNicholad1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

You to. Keep it rockin', enjoy life, and achieve those goals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD-E2B5GfI8

[–]holyredbeard[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

For sure man! Never stop improving yourself is my new mantra.

Love the vid btw! 😂💪👊



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