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As you can see from my photo, I am a follicly challenged. It’s been close to ten years since it all fell out. Since then I have tried every concoction and remedy and diet. Currently about 30% have grown back and I’m not counting on any more to (probably because I have no desire to). I have tried to use my misfortune as an opportunity to poke fun at myself and make others laugh.
For example if people ask me how I lost my hair, I’ll say ‘I didn’t lose my hair - I’m a hair donor. I give my hair away to people who are less fortunate than myself ’. – and I’ll point to someone who has lots of hair. I will than add, ‘the Hair Club for Men refused to let me join. They said you have to have some to get in’
Or I’ll say ‘ I wear great ties because I know no one is ever going to come up to me and say…Mike – great hair!’ The hair thing has been beneficial financially…for example… I use no shampoo or conditioner. It takes very little time to shave my head, giving me lots of time to work on other beauty areas.
Last week someone wanted me to describe myself over the phone so I could be met at a coffee shop. I said…I’m six feet tall, about 170lbs, my hair is very, very short and practically all of it’s missing.
My favorite is walking into a salon in an indoor shopping mall and asking the receptionist (with a straight face) if she can fit me in for a quick cut…the look I get is priceless.
For men out there who are loosing it, there are two ways of looking at it.
1. Oh my gosh, I’m loosing my hair, woe is me
2. There’s not much more to loose
Hopefully I have made it easier for you to see it go.