When you’re a big guy, the last thing you want is to attract even MORE attention to yourself. So the mohawk is out, and unless you are already balding the Lex Luthor look may not suit you.
So what’s a big guy supposed to do?
The answer is simple. You want a hairstyle which complements the shape of your face.
This website – http://www.ftmguide.org/haircuts.html has an excellent overview of hairstyles based on the shape of your face. For example…
- Round Face – The round face is shorter than the oval, with forehead, cheek bones, and jaw all of similar width. With the round face, the hairstyle should be cut to slim the face. Very short styles that follow the curve of the head (such as a butch, burr, or a short crew cut) will emphasize roundness and should be avoided. Leaving the hair a bit longer/fuller and adding texture on top will help lengthen the face. Beards should be styled to slim the face as well.
- Oval Face – The oval face is considered to be the ideal face shape, in that just about every style looks good on an oval face. The oval face is slightly wider at the forehead, and features a rounded chin. Try a few different styles to see what suits you best.
Now if you’re a professional (or even if you are not) why not see a proper stylist and find the right cut for you?
If you’re going bald the key is to keep your hair short otherwise the baldness is more pronounced. If you are bald or have stubble growing — keep it bald! The stubble will look bad. Adding a goatee may detract from the baldness and give your face more definition.
Speaking of baldness…
There is a good “discussion” on baldness over at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald (WikiPedia). There is also a good post over at http://coolmenshair.com/2009/06/how-to-stop-hair-loss-or-balding.html about balding. The site also has some information on various styles that Hollywood movie stars sport that may give you an idea of the right style for you. You may not like all the styles shown, but there are a few good ones.
If your hair is thinning, then you can also check out some of the products at AmericaRX. They sell all types of hair care products, including many types of organic hair care products.
You can visit AmericaRX and purchase all your hair care products online and have them delivered conveniently to your home.
Is there a cure for baldness? Nothing that will work 100% on everyone. Like diet and weight loss products the “baldness” industry is BIG – almost $1 billion per year! There is a good discussion about baldness over at WikiPedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldness_treatments. Also a great set of articles and information at Medline Plus Medical Encylopedia – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001177.htm (and for women – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001173.htm).
More About Hair
Hair is composed of strong structural protein called keratin. This is the same kind of protein that makes up the nails and the outer layer of skin.
Each strand of hair consists of three layers.
- An innermost layer or medulla, which is only present in large thick hairs.
- The middle layer known as the cortex. The cortex provides strength and both the color and the texture of hair.
- The outermost layer is known as the cuticle. The cuticle is thin and colorless and serves as a protector of the cortex.
Structure of the hair root
Below the surface of the skin is the hair root, which is enclosed within a hair follicle. At the base of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is fed by the bloodstream which carries nourishment to produce new hair. The dermal papilla is a structure very important to hair growth because it contains receptors for male hormones and androgens. Androgens regulate hair growth and in scalp hair androgens may cause the hair follicle to get progressively smaller and the hairs to become finer in individuals who are genetically predisposed to this type of hair loss.
What Causes Androgenetic Alopecia?
The hair follicle is a structure that encases the lower part of the hair shaft. Each follicle contains blood vessels that nurture new hair growth. All of our hair follicles are present at birth, and throughout our lifetime each follicle grows and sheds single hairs in a repetitive cycle. The growth phase for a single new hair lasts two to three years. At the end of this time, growth ceases and the follicle enters a resting phase. After three to four months in the resting phase, the hair is shed and the next growth cycle begins. On a normal scalp, approximately 80 to 90 percent of follicles are growing at any time.
Each day, about 75 follicles shed their hair and the same number enter a new growth phase.
Men and women experience Androgenetic Alopecia with equal frequency, although it may be camouflaged better in women. People who experience this type of hair loss have some hair follicles with a shorter than normal growth phase and produce hair shafts that are abnormally short and thin. These follicles are said to be “miniaturized.” They develop because of hormonal changes that occur in the hair follicle itself, although men with male pattern balding also may have higher levels of dihydrotestosterone (a byproduct of testosterone) in the blood.
What areas of the scalp are most affected?
In men, Androgenetic Alopecia is characterized by gradual hair thinning that most often affects the crown and frontal areas of the scalp. In many men, the hairline around the temples regresses. As it moves back to the mid-scalp, an M-shaped hair pattern develops. The hair in areas affected by hair loss may be of various lengths and thickness, and the presence of uneven lengths and texture is a classic sign of male pattern balding. Women may have similar patterns of hair loss, although typically the hair loss is a little more diffuse than in men, and women rarely experience loss of all their hair.”
How is male pattern balding diagnosed?
Androgenetic Alopecia can usually be readily diagnosed in men based on visual inspection of the scalp. A family history of similar hair loss also is suggestive of Androgenetic Alopecia.
The diagnosis of Androgenetic Alopecia in women is similarly based on the history and visual inspection of the scalp. The scalp should be inspected carefully, however, for signs of hair disease such as scarring or follicular plugging. In addition, other causes of hair loss should be considered, including certain illnesses (such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or iron deficiency) or medication side effects (such as anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, beta blockers, and antidepressants).
Women may rarely experience hair loss due to an excess of male hormones (androgens). Typically these women have other signs of androgen excess, such as menstrual irregularities, acne, and excess hair growth in other areas. However, given the frequency with which Androgenetic Alopecia occurs in women, no extensive testing is necessary unless one of these other signs of androgen excess is present.
Here is to your health!