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Title: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Matt on June 26, 2006, 03:35 AM
Anyone else ever done this?  I think this is like the fourth or fifth summer I've done it (not in a row, though).  I'm not losing my hair or in the military or a neo-Nazi or anything; I think I just like all the time it saves.  Don't have to wash it, and you don't have to dry it, and you don't have to fix it up.  Saves a ****load of time.  Plus, it's really cool, like temperature-wise, which is nice during the hot summertime.

On the downside, it looks a little goofy, and it feels weird while you're putting on a shirt.  And when you decide to grow it out, you get that really funky, shaggy look in between haircuts, which is more than a little awkward.  And, if you want to maintain the look, you have to keep doing it, every so often. 

But I think the pros outweigh the cons, at least during this time of year.

Who's with me?
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Jesse James on June 26, 2006, 03:45 AM
I've not shaved my head because I fear mine is an odd shape and don't want to know that for certain.

My hairline went back when I got into my 20's at first, but it's seemingly locked in place now...  I'm told it's partly because I often wear a hat too and that it'd grow back in full if I'd stop that, but I dunno...  My head definitely isn't gonna look right if I do shave it though.  I just know this.  I think I'd look like Sloth without the little tuft...  I don't know. 

I saw a buddy of mine a couple weeks ago for his 30th birthday.  He got married and I've seen little of him since then which was like a couple years ago.  I think I saw him once since then and he had a hat on.  Anyway he was going bald when we graduated high school and of course now he has the ring of hair and none on top...  He'd shaved it down to fuzz/stubble.  I thought he looked normal like that...  He was surprised how it looked too.  We agreed though that my head wouldn't look right shaved.  This has me fearful incase I do go bald.  I really don't want that to happen.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Matt on June 26, 2006, 04:02 AM
I think it's something that everybody should do at least once, just to find out what it's like.  See what their head looks like, that sort of thing.  First time I ever did it, I shaved it totally bald, Kojak-style.  It was smooth.  That was a trip.

And, as I mentioned in a similar thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11088.0) about said topic, the minute I discover my hairline receding, it's all coming off.  This is good practice for that.  This way it won't be such of a shock. 

Plus, this helps give me time to tan my scalp for my Lobot costume I'll be debuting at C4 next year.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: ruiner on June 26, 2006, 08:18 AM
Once my hairline started to recede (sp.), I started shaving my head.  I'm pretty thin so it looks pretty cool on (off) me, and it's easy to maintain.

I don't use a razor blade, just use the clippers on the lowest setting.

It's not a big deal like it used to be - most guys are doing it these days. 
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Neal on June 26, 2006, 08:24 AM
I've never shaved my head bald, but I have shaved it as short as electronic clippers will allow (the "1" setting).  I look like a goofball with my hair that short, but it is a lot easier than dealing with hair.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 26, 2006, 08:31 AM
I used to shave down with just clippers, but now I shave down with a razor in the shower.  Takes a few minutes, but it looks better.  I was going bald anyway, and this just looks better than those dudes that fight nature.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Famine on June 26, 2006, 09:12 AM
Working in a 120 degree kitchen, I feel obligated to share that the hair comes off from the months of May thru September.

Kevin
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Morgbug on June 26, 2006, 09:26 AM
Funny thing, I still have hair so don't really feel the need to shave my head.   :P 
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Jeff on June 26, 2006, 10:30 AM
Oooh.

In college, I totally took the bic razor to my head and shaved it clean.  It was a huge timesaver as MWB has already mentioned, plus I was pretty sure that my bike ride to school in the mornings was a bit faster thanks to the aerodynamics of the bald head vs. head with hair.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Themes/classic/images/post/thumbup.gif)

I agree, you really need to try it once in your life, at least.  In fact, if I could get away with it now (ie, if I wasn't whipped  :-[), I'd probably chop off all my hair without any remorse.

Warning, college pic ahead!  (sorry, it's a bit fuzzy, it's a scan - this was before the digital era, you know)
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Mikey D on June 26, 2006, 10:40 AM
I'm close, but not quite.  I use a #1 clipper and it's a fairly close cut.  Maybe some day I'll go all out and just shave it all off.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Scott on June 26, 2006, 10:41 AM
I usually cut mine short (#4 on top, #2 on the sides) and the closest I've come is #2 all over

I've never done the full on razor to the head though
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 26, 2006, 10:46 AM
   My head is not smooth, I couldn't do that, I have dents and bumps from hockey injuries (and a jump rope accident in 4th grade, The gym teacher stuck the whole class on 1 Jumprope. ::) long story short my friends tooth went into my head and I needed staples and he had to get a replacement tooth :-X).

   Funny thing is I still don't know how they happened, My goalie helmet never came off, now bruises all over the body makes sense, but my Head???

   Oh well, No one in my family is bald all the way up to 90 plus years so I don't have to worry.

Smarty
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 26, 2006, 10:49 AM
I've gotten pretty wasted and thought about shaving my head/eyebrows like Pink in The Wall... never actually did it, though, thankfully.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Matt on June 26, 2006, 10:56 AM
My favorite "shaving my head moment" was a couple years ago, when I thought I'd give myself a little bit of a buzz, using the 4 guard on the clippers.  Just to kind of clean it up a little, you know?  So I start 'er up, and get a couple swaths in, and notice that it's taking a lot longer, and it's hurting like a son of a bitch. 

And that's when I realized I forgot to put the 4 guard on.

 :o
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Brian on June 26, 2006, 11:39 AM
I've never gone all the way, razor to the skin bald - but I've always worn my hair pretty short.  I shave it with clippers as well, and although I have it slightly longer than I did when I played basketball - its still pretty short.  I think the closest I've done was #2 (or maybe #1) all over maybe, and much of our hoops team did it then.  Luckily my wife really likes short hair, so I don't know if she'd really care if I shaved it or not.  She just hates it when I don't cut it regularly.  I agree, shorter works better for me too - easier to manage.  I have always wanted to shave the whole head just once though, to see what it was like.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Ben on June 26, 2006, 01:04 PM
I went bald for a summer once. It was great.

I doubt I'd do it again, though. Once was enough.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Rob on June 26, 2006, 01:08 PM
I don't keep mine shaved down to skin, but I do keep it buzzed with a short guard.  It's easy, looks fine, my friend does it for me for free, and it doesn't look like **** in the morning if I don't have time for a shower.

Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Madcow on June 26, 2006, 01:14 PM
I've been going bald since I was about 19. About 2 years ago I just got bored with the "horseshoe" look and the rising costs of haircuts and shaved it all. I and the Mrs both liked it so i've been bald ever since. It's also make the summer heat alot more bearable...
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: SilverZ on June 26, 2006, 01:37 PM
I went clean bald with a razor about 5 years ago and kept it up for about a month. I think it looked ok, but like everything else I lost interest in it very quickly, and all of the little nagging points with the look began to wear on me, so grew it back.

I do recommend that everyone try it at least once.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Famine on June 26, 2006, 01:49 PM
I don't keep mine shaved down to skin, but I do keep it buzzed with a short guard.

For some reason I was convinced that that was you in your avatar.

Kevin
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Rob on June 26, 2006, 02:06 PM
The avatar is Ben Rothlisberger.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Matt on June 26, 2006, 02:15 PM
I thought it was matakamantkdudakanakauydanakadakananadkauamn.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Rob on June 26, 2006, 02:20 PM
To clarify, any Matkatflimflamdipshit avatars I may use, will include animated puking.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on June 26, 2006, 02:50 PM
To clarify, any Matkatflimflamdipshit avatars I may use, will include animated puking.

Two big thumbs up from me!   ;D

I have never shaved my head.  But in college I shaved a buddy's head bald.  I don't think he was quite sober when I did it though...
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: name on June 26, 2006, 02:54 PM
I've never shaved my head, but I just wanted to post and congratulate everyone for making two pages in without making a dirty joke.

 ;D
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Rob on June 26, 2006, 03:12 PM
To clarify, any Matkatflimflamdipshit avatars I may use, will include animated puking.
Two big thumbs up from me!   ;D

Since you'd never seen it before (presumably) and since it happened again yesterday, I'll use it for a little while.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Cory Chaos on June 26, 2006, 03:27 PM
I've been bic-king for a year now, off and on.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Tracy on June 26, 2006, 03:38 PM
I've never shaved my head, but I just wanted to post and congratulate everyone for making two pages in without making a dirty joke.

 ;D

I would have made one sooner, but the last time you guys were talking about balding I was read the riot act for giving my opinion.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)   (BTW -- its IS a lot sexier than trying to fight mother nature)
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Sprry75 on June 26, 2006, 07:56 PM
No, name, you just missed it:

I've never gone all the way, razor to the skin bald....

Heh-heh.  That sounds dirty.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Angry Ewok on June 26, 2006, 08:12 PM
BTW -- its IS a lot sexier than trying to fight mother nature

I'm not really sure what we're talking about, anymore, but in either case I agree.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: JohnH on June 26, 2006, 09:32 PM
I shaved my head Kojak style a few months ago.  I liked the way it looked and it was much cooler, and I had planned on keeping it that way.  Unfortunately I realized rather quickly that the time spent shaving on a daily or semi-daily basis far outweighed the time spent washing my hair, not to mention the increased expense of razors and shaving cream.  I found it to be more of a nuisance than anything, which is a shame because overall I dug it.  Now I just buzz it down to near nothing and let it grow for a week.

I think we should all shave our heads for C4.

John
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: john todd on June 27, 2006, 06:18 PM
II think we should all shave our heads for C4.

i know it was rebelscums deal last year, but shaved heads AND big mustaches would be pretty funny.  and, bald dudes usually can grow bitchin' mustaches.
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: CHEWIE on July 3, 2006, 02:51 AM
I keep my hair pretty short, and have shaved it probably a dozen times in the past 15 years.  Hair is hair, it'll grow back.   :)

 :)
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Madcow on July 3, 2006, 02:46 PM
II think we should all shave our heads for C4.

i know it was rebelscums deal last year, but shaved heads AND big mustaches would be pretty funny.  and, bald dudes usually can grow bitchin' mustaches.

I'm bald and I can't grow a decent 'stache to save my life! Now a b!tchin goatee I can grow...
Title: Re: I just shaved my head bald.
Post by: Jeff on May 21, 2013, 03:05 PM
Got a haircut last night, just a #1 though.  Was seriously temped to go old school and Bic razor it down to nothing... might still do that just to freak out the kids.   :-\
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 21, 2013, 03:34 PM
I say go all the way Jeff. Post a picture too.
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Post by: Scott on May 21, 2013, 04:32 PM
I've been shaving my own head for the last 2 years.  Last year I had my wife try and shave my neck with the clipper, that didn't go so well.  Since then I switched to a #1 and have been happy ever since.