Is it just me or does mother nature have a wicked sense of humor? For many of us men we seem to hit a certain age and certain time in our lives when our body decides it’s a great idea for our hair to stop growing on our heads and to start growing out of our nose and ears!
So not only do you have to deal with losing your hair, you also start look like your old history teacher.
Let’s first talk about losing the hair…… From an early age I many of my grandmas friends would come up to me and say things like – ‘Oh you lucky boy, I pay good money every month to have my hair like yours’ and ‘aren’t you fortunate, having hair like that’?!!!. Believe me, when you’re an 8 year old boy those are not the type of comments you want to hear.
You see, I have wavy / curly hair which my mum loved. When I was young it was quite long and to be honest the way my mum used to style my hair, it did look like my grandma’s friends hair – All it needed was a blue rinse!
So from my teens onwards it was always cut short and styled with a bit of gel. That was until I noticed my hair starting to recede. Not a great deal at first, but over the years it’s definitely got a little thinner in places.
Now I am never going to be one of these men who fight losing their hair. It is what it is. So instead of trying to style it in such a way to reduce the appearance of a receding hair line, I now have it cropped short, short. I am talking military fashion.
So it’s off to the barbers once every three or four weeks to have it all cropped off with clippers. There’s no ‘what style do you want son?’ questions with me. It’s a simple number two all over. But at $8 a pop it soon starts to add up just to have your head run over with a set of clippers.
After being ‘sheared’ for the fourth or fifth time it started to dawn on me that I could do this myself. It didn’t look too difficult and I would save myself $8 every three to four weeks. All I needed was a set of do it yourself hair clippers.
That is how my hunt began to find a set of home styling hair clippers that I could use at home to cut my hair. Like with most hair and beauty choices there are a number of makes and models to choose from. The first thing I did was look at the brand my barber was using and began looking for that make.
My barber was a using a Wahl hair clipper, so that’s where I started my research but not where I ended up – well not exactly – I did purchase hair clippers though and now regularly cut my own hair. Nothing fancy, just a number two all over and still to this day my mum will occasionally ask ‘where have all your curls gone?
In a future post I will talk about my eye watering experiences with nose hair – who knew male grooming could be painful!