10 Reasons Bald Men are Scientifically Sexier Than Men With Hair
Baldness has always been thought of as somewhat taboo, especially if it happens at a younger age. Long lustrous locks of hair, not only for women but for men as well, were thought to be the acceptable societal norm when it comes to hair. In Ancient Rome, adulteresses, traitors, and prisoners had their hair shaven because of the negative connotation baldness had in the society. Much hasn’t changed throughout the years, and most men fear going bald.
When people start suffering from thinning hair, and eventually loss of hair, many go to extreme ends to try and turn the clock around. Now, science has come out telling men to relax and embrace baldness because it might actually turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to you.
Every man has to deal with the harsh reality of the inevitability of hair loss. For some it happens quite early and others later on it life. The American Hair Loss Association has it that ? of men start losing hair at 35 while 85% of them show significant hair loss at the age of 50. Hair loss can happen earlier too, and a few even experience it in their early 20s.
Often, those who start going bald earlier on suffer from psychological and self-esteem issues. With science coming out to let the world know that baldness isn’t such a bad thing, let’s expect to see more men donning the clean-shaven look.
If you still aren’t convinced that bald is the new sexy, here are 10 things that scientifically prove that bald men are hotter.
10. Accentuated Features
Turns out that women often notice a man’s hair first at first glance. In the absence of hair, the eyes are the next thing that women tend to notice about a person. That means that a bald man can easily make eye-contact with a woman and create that rapport to get things going.
Breaking the ice has never been easy, even for the hunky men who seem to get all the girls. Add in dealing with a lack of locks, and the situation seems complicated for most. Who would have thought this would be true. It turns out you just have to get the conversation going.
Making eye contact has been established as one of the important aspects of attraction. Studies report that just two minutes of eye contact inspires deep feelings between complete strangers. Eye contact establishes a connection and in turn, builds trust. Therefore, men have long been advised to try and establish eye contact before going in to talk to a woman. For a bald man, half the work has been done because her gaze will naturally fall into his eyes and the rest, as they say, will be history.
However, disclaimer; not all women will fall for you on account of a bald head. You still have to turn on the gentleman meter, toss in some charm and just be who you are.
9. Bald Men Appear Smarter And More Intelligent
To start with, most bald men tend to be older, and you can see why the deduction that they are smarter comes out strongly. According to a University of Saarland study, women also tend to find bald men wiser and intelligent.
However, one thing that should be clear; the smarter and capable connotation comes from people who sport an entirely shaven look. Men with patterned baldness or bald spots are frowned upon and often seen as less attractive and weaker. Therefore, it just makes sense to shave it all off once you start making a note of thinning hair or bald spots.
Seth Godin, a tech entrepreneur, and ‘baldie’ was quoted saying that baldness creates a statement that “you have done something active.” Not to say that shaving your hair will make you more successful, but men with shaven looks just look more successful and smarter.
The study also showed that bald people are thought to be well educated and hence more successful. This goes back to the age factor and chances are a bald man in his late 40s or 50s definitely has a good education background to brag about.
Back to women and why they find bald men smarter; it just boils down to perception. Now, if women perceive you as being more intelligent and successful, why not play the part and turn it into reality?
8. Bald Men Are More Consistent
Consistency falls under one of the unwritten rules in any relationship and bald men just come equipped to offer just that! A bald man will wake up looking how they did the night before, and still look the same way throughout the day. People with a full head of hair inevitably look different at various times of the day, just because that is how hair behaves.
The estimate stands at $3.5 billion as the amount spent annually on baldness cures all around the globe. The staggering amount shows just how much emphasis gets placed on maintaining a full head of hair over other important matters. There are drugs that claim to reverse hair-loss, but they also come with side effects such as impotence. That doesn’t seem to matter though. These drugs shot up in sales back in 2014 up to $264 million. Let’s not even get into the hair transplant debacle! The bottom line is that men are throwing away a lot of money on hair-loss treatments that don’t work.
The unfortunate thing about balding men who choose to spend money on the next hair-loss cure is that they get caught up in the never-ending cycle for the quest of the miracle hair restoration cure.
While all these attempts prove futile, the bald man who embraced his nature-given look stays consistent and maintain a hold on to a vast amount of their money. Also, the clean-shaven look is the most affordable and easiest to maintain.
7. Bald Is Always In Trend
There are those things that stay in trend and stand the test of time year-in and year out. Some of the timeless things we know about include chinos, moccasins and loafers, and Italian roadsters; and now, we can add in scalp-short hair to that list.
The last thing any man needs is to try to keep up with the ever-changing world of fashion and add in the constantly transforming hairstyles. It all gets confusing for anyone. Men like to keep it simple; t-shirts and jeans are for those laid-back days while pin-striped suits are for work. Bald men have it easier when it comes to staying in trend because bald is always trending!
Back to reducing and saving on costs; the clean-shaven look costs virtually nothing to get and maintain. Men with long hair tend to spend as much, if not more on occasion, on their hair as women do. The bald man’s only concern would be keeping their head warm in cold weather, but who can’t deal with that quickly?
For the person who is experiencing thinning or bald patterning, the solution is to shave it all off. Don’t wait for it to fall away as a way of coping; the bald patch or spots look never has, and will never, be in trend. Therefore, shave your hair if only to keep money going back to your pockets, but also to always stay in trend.
6. Look Manlier
Levels of manliness exist, and consensus has it that men want to come across in the manliest of ways possible. Playing football or being an avid football fan automatically accords you a masculine status. Spotting ponytails and man buns quickly detract from your male status. However, one thing that allows you to maintain that butch, manly status is the bald look.
Let us review some of the bald actors we know and the roles they play in movies. “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Jason Statham are some of the prolific bald actors we all know and love. Name any movie where they played less of an intense role? They are always cast in huge, macho roles, the kind of characters ordinary men dream of playing and women daydream about! Let’s just conclude that being a baldie is manlier.
Now, one urban myth has it that lifting weights causes baldness. Weights seem to go hand in hand with the clean-shaven look, and although the two have been linked, there is no conclusive evidence to prove that one causes the other. On the other hand, a man who lifts weights and is bald ends up looking manlier.
Women naturally love the masculine man, and it is no wonder that most gravitate towards bald men. Once again, it doesn’t mean that women will flock to you just because you are bald. Attraction is determined by several factors, and you can use your baldness to play in on those factors.