Why I no hair
After taking a long hiatus from blogging, I'M BACK lol. I would like to talk about hair loss. Since I realized, long ago actually, that my hairline is receding quite badly. When I was in high school, I was always aware that my forehead is a quite big. But I took pride in it since I noticed some good actors such as Nicolas Cage had a big forehead as well lol. But it seems both him and I are having the same problem affecting millions of men globally - male pattern baldness. Or in this case, specifically speaking, frontal baldness.
I first began to realized my hairline was thinning after finishing college with my first degree. Before that, I always thought that I was born with big forehead. In denial of the problem, I kept a bang KPOP-style to hid my big forehead. But I know as I age, I do not think the bang-ala-KPOP hairstyle would suit a 30 something dude like me. I think it would not only look horrendous but disgusting as well especially with a big round nose like mine. So I let the bang go while struggling to finish my PhD. I kept a normal short hair suited for a 30 something dude who was ready to get married.
Then I looked around for help. I read several articles online about baldness and got some brochures on hair loss treatment. But I came to a conclusion that there is no cure for baldness - hair loss treatment will only help men manage the problem, probably by slowing down the recession. And it does not come cheap, plus I have to dedicate some time at the clinic/shop providing the treatment. So, no money no time, no hair loss treatment for me.
What should I do? I accept it. Let the nature does it job. My grandfather on my mother's side lost all of his hair too. So maybe I just inherited the hair loss gene from him. On the contrary, my father still have a lot of hair, so perhaps either my father does not inherit any hair loss gene from his father or no hair loss gene from his side of the family. Accepting defeat is not easy. I always think about my image, since my job nature requires me to face people all the time. What would people think when they look at my shiny forehead? Would people turn blind temporarily from the glare reflecting off my hairless head? Or would I look as good as Steve Jobs who, despite having very little frontal hair, looked awesome for his age? I guess I will know the answer soon.
Life is easy. If I am worried about my hair, I am only going to complicate my life further.