Don’t fight it

Monday, 10 December 2012

Don't fight going baldA recent study, dug up by Allure, shows that going bald is really something to fight against.

It’s supposedly one of a man’s biggest fears: No, not getting married – going bald. But is a naked skull really something to dread? A new study from the Wharton School of Business suggests that men would do well to embrace the Jason Statham look.

The study shows that men are indeed judged by their hair – or lack thereof – but that the participants perceived men with shaved heads as more masculine, powerful, and confident than men with a full head of hair. They also saw hairless men as taller and stronger than their hairy counterparts. The only drawback: Men with shaved heads were also viewed as less attractive than their thick-haired brothers. (It should also be noted that the study showed pictures of men with completely shorn heads – i.e. those who took matters into their own hands and shaved it all off – not images of men who were going bald the slow way.)

Originally written by Renee Trilivas, this article appeared on


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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Azraa

    Shaved heads dont suit everyone, special bone structure and head shape is needed.

    My brother uses a hair supplement which has made his hair very thick. Its called trichotin dht, for all those worried about balding.

    7 years ago •

  1. Henke

    I keep telling my boyfriend the same thing but he doesn’t listen.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I guess hair is more important then I thought.

    7 years ago •

  1. Cat

    It really does not matter if there is or is not hair. it is the man that makes the difference. When you are starting to go bald, don’t hide it, men don’t realise that it does not matter to most woman.

    7 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Whether they are bold or not, I don’t think its a big deal.

    7 years ago •

  1. G

    Jason Statham, Vin Diesel… Bald can definitely look very good!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Bald or Hair on his head its his Confidence that matters!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Yeah my boyfriend is super fussy about his hair, and treats it like gold…takes longer to do his hair than I do

    7 years ago •

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