You don’t need an absurd photo to tell you that. You already knew. The combover was never really alive and well. It is a look most often adopted by older men. It is a look of a desperation. It is a look that is now extinct.
When was the last time you saw someone with a combover? I’m talking about a real life combover. When was the last time you saw someone walking around in public with that on their head?
For the uninitiated, a combover is on display in the photo to the left. It is the practice of greasing up hair on the side of your head to the point that you can drape it over your exposed scalp. I guess it is supposed to fool people into thinking you’re not bald? I don’t really know.
As we stand above the grave of the combover, let’s consider tossing a few other things in before we cover it up with dirt: hair pieces, LaserCombs, propecia, rogaine, saw palmetto, and shelves worth of pills and topical creams and shampoos.
In the same grave: fear, insecurity, and self-doubt.
Worried about whether you will look ugly as a bald man? You won’t if you have self-confidence.
Worried about whether women will like you as a bald man? They will if you believe in yourself.
What’s holding you back? Is it the pathetic late night commercials that desperately try to convince you that your life will miserable without hair? Is it movies and magazines and TV shows? If you shave your head, what do you think will happen? I’ll tell you. You’ll feel liberated. You will feel like a crushing weight is off your shoulders. You might have a couple days of nervousness and social discomfort, but guess what? They will go away before you know it.
There has never been a better time to conquer your baldness.
I’m continuing to plug away with an ebook that will be available to download here. The bulk of the book is going to be dedicated to building confidence. This is something I used to struggle with myself, but it became an area in which I grew enormously. I will be sharing what I’ve learned and translating it in a way so that others can do the same. The truth is, this stuff, becoming comfortable with yourself and building self-confidence, is a lot easier than we think.
Photo credit: http://www.thelawstreetjournal.com/blog/post/u.s.-patent-the-combover/
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