We may not always put them to their best use but the genes in my family are pretty good. However, there’s a definite possibility I’m losing my hair… which should make my little brother happy.
On my mother’s side there’s definitely male-pattern baldness going on. My uncle, and my grandfather were both left with the horseshoe pattern before they were fifty. My grandmother has been wearing wigs since before I was born, and my younger brother’s hair has been visibly receding for a few years now.
On my father’s side there’s a few burnt out counterrevolutionary’s running around with most of their hair, albeit some of them have been left with the tight, pencil-width ponytail. From what I remember my grandfather still has most or all of his hair left.
For the past few years I’ve been getting my haircut every five months, but I’ve decided to let it grow back to where it was four years ago. Except for a couple of high school “scene/emo” kids this means, for a dude, I now have the longest hair in my village…
I’m not sure if I’m doing this because I’m sick of having short hair, or because there’s a part of me getting prepared to have a proper comb over.
I still haven’t decided what I’d do if I start losing the hair. My brother has gone with the “shaved head” response. My friend Justin has gone all the way bald, but he’s got the thick beard/goatee going.
So my questions, for anyone willing to play along, is:
For both the ladies and the dudes: what would your response to hair loss be, or what has it been?
Bonus points: If you could have anyone’s hair, whose hair would you have?