Usually I blog about midlife and aging for women. Every now and then something comes along that makes me want to talk about the midlife male. A few weeks ago I met a man who had a rather unique toupee. Yes darling, that's a nice way of saying it was just AWFUL. We were in the middle of a conversation and I drifted off just staring at the fake synthetic hair screaming toupee and wondered why? In this day and age when bald seems to be so in... Why would you choose a toupee unless you had the money to get one that at least made someone doubt themselves on whether or not it was really your hair. But when it is so ridiculously obvious that you have a toupee why? Even back in the day I thought Yul Brynner was so handsome. My husband has decided to be bald and shave his head probably for the last 15 years. I love it! I think he looks sexy and handsome. Then again who am I to judge? If a toupee makes someone feel better or more attractive then maybe it's worth it. My question to men is how can you not think bald wins hands down ESPECIALLY when the choices are hair pieces or plugs, the comb over or Lord help us... dare I say the comb up. You better be over 80 if you are doing the comb up. That's just unacceptable! Research has shown that 50 percent of men have some type of balding or receding hairline by the age of 35. One article states that the primary suspect for men losing hair is DHT, the byproduct of testosterone.
Some men can pull off a good looking toupee and look handsome, but they are few and far between. You know even some of the best James Bonds wore a toupee. But chances are they would look just as good bald if not better. Sean Connery for example looks more yummy bald in my opinion. Not to mention, if I am going to run my hands through your hair. Please let it be a bald head instead of glue or anything unnatural for that matter. Many celebrities attempt to get away with so called great hair pieces, click here for the unveiling. I guess if you really really are leaning towards a toupee the least I can do is guide you to a good one. The best place to go is to a hair salon that works with hair pieces. Also Barb Quinn writes that if you are going to attach hair to your head make sure it's real hair. Meaning price wise you will start at about $300. Then you need to figure out what type of attachment works best for you. Double sided tape, glue, clips or opting to get it sewn in. Seems like a lot of work for me with only a small percent chance of even pulling it off? Also from my point of view double sided tape cannot end well in any way on top of your head! I am not a toupee expert. There may be many men I come in contact with and I have no clue if they are plugged up!
Before I close... I just can't help myself. I have to end with a final push on why I believe Bald is Better! I think there's a strength to the bald look. Most bald men seem mature and secure with who they are... no primping or fussing needed. They've accepted what they have to work with and they go ahead and strut that look. They own it and rarely do I see a wimpy bald headed man. Confidence is what catches my eye when I see bald. What can I say I am a sucker for a shiny bald head. Ladies I'm not going to leave you empty handed this week. Here are some Bald Hotties for your Wednesday hump day pleasure.
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
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