So, where is this coming from and where am I going? Yes, I know I'm known for digressing and going off to topics that have nothing to do with what I'm actually saying, but I'm turning 25 very soon, and, as the youngest of three brothers way older than I am, yes, I'm a late-lamb, have become the FIRST of the four to start going BALD! It started to happen slowly and steadily, but became very prevalent last year. Hence I grew my hair and had a bajillion hairstyles just so I can not see the receding hairline!
Society pressure on us is mad, making balding men feel emasculated and out of place! Telling us that the receeding hairline makes us old, less attractive and stoopid, not all of us can look like Fabio...
Nearly every SA ad that has an ensemble case in it, has a coloured dude with Maxwell hair in it!
Sigh, anyhoo, I asked myself, where does baldness come from, and can I do anything to prevent it, or reverse it?! And by prevent or reverse, I don't mean Rooney/Kallis it away with implants and stuff!
So yeah, baldness, clinically named Alopecia, is mostly caused by genetics, strongly believed to be inherited from the maternal grandfather. (which was shocking to find out because my mom's father WAS BALD!) Wikipedia explains how baldness works as follows:
So as you can see it's all in the genes, so if you have sucky hair genes, like moi, there's nothing much you can do about it! Urgh. What I CAN do is show you some of my favourite awesome people who ARE BALD, but who are still extremely good at what they do and are very successful, albeit, it includes them being super-talented, super fit and ripped, so this post might appeal to the ladies, and I might have to put a no-homo tag on it!
Righto, now, in no particular order, here are my Cool-Dudes-Who-Are-Awesome-And-Bald
The 44 year-old Englishman has become the face of ruggedness and bad-assery and has been kicking butts and killing baddies on screen since the early 2000s and has given the balding-head+rugged stubble look new vigour and street-cred (obviously accompanied with muscles and a slick Brit accent). Him, along with Keanu Reeves make up my two-fave actors and thanks to him, I don't mind going bald THAT much anymore. I just have to work off my paunch and replace it with abs of steel and fists of fury *kapow!*
BOOM! The man is gebou!
Statham once had hair for this role in Revolver, but he just looks bland! Bald s better!
LL Cool J
Demmit! The man is ripped!!
Large Forehead is large!
Easily one of my biggest idols as an entertainer, Eric Marlon Bishop, or as we know him, Jamie Foxx, has been doing his thing since In Living Colour days already! He is one of the only people who can warrant having all the tags 'Singer-Songwriter-Actor- Comedian'. Because he can sing and write songs VERY WELL, he can act, VERY WELL, and he is VERY FUNNY! If you read up on Mr Foxx, you'll see that his journey was not always easy, but he made it through and this is what makes him great!
Super neat trim is super neat!
Die man is gerip
With hair, no hair!
I have given up on Kallis-ing my hair, and embraced my inner Balrog!
PUNCH PUNCH! :D