What is up with all the dudes I am seeing in NYC lately wearing wigs on their heads? I mean really guys you are fooling nobody. Some of them look like you should have a chin strap attached to it. Others look like a dead animal is perched atop your noggins. Then there are those that just make no sense such as the older guys with grey hair peeking out under a dark brown/black hair piece and they look like hair helmets. Are men in this city so vain and insecure that they feel the need to modify what nature has given them in their DNA? We all know that most times male pattern baldness is caused by genetics and there is no real way to change that unless you go for the expensive hair follicle replacement procedures you see in all those infomercials. Men just seem to have such an inferiority complex when it comes to the hair thing. Those commercials do crack me up.
“I feel and look twenty years younger with my new hair. Now I can creep on single women and not feel insecure when stalking”
“It feels like my real hair and now I can stop masturbating to internet porn and actually speak to real live women!”
Maybe it’s just because NYC is a singles paradise and men need to up their game here. As a guy I will admit it is nice to still have a full head of hair, no doubt, but if I did all of a sudden lose it there is no way I would glue a fake doo on my cranium. You ever see what happens here during hot humid days on those dudes? The glue starts melting and you can see it oozing out from under their rugs. It’s too funny, and sad at the same time. Guys here all want to appear young and youthful. The dating landscape is competitive and it’s almost like a sport here in NYC no matter if in the straight or gay scene. I get it, but it’s the extremes that some of these guys go to that is pathetic and borderline crazy. I see the younger guys who are receding and thinning out doing the “brush forward and flip in the front” thing that has become the uniform hairdo rage for balding men the past few years. There are those that wear preposterous looking toupees as if they are not really trying anymore, but think no one really notices. They actually think it looks natural. Then there are the “comb-over” gents that can both horrify and amuse at the same time. They part their hair right over their ear and comb it over the top to the other ear. Or part it in the back and comb it to the forehead and off to the side. On a windy day it always offers a few good laughs! I don’t want to sound mean here but it just does look ridiculous. C’mon guys! Give it up aleady.
The best bet is to just shave it off, or keep it close cropped and buzzed for a clean look. That’s the way I would go if I lose it. Hey, some of the biggest stars out there now have went for the chrome dome look. In this day and age it seems to not matter that much when it comes to the hair thing on guys. Yet, so many just can’t let it go. To the point of hilarious absurdity.
Is it really that big a thing for you guys out there?
What about the ladies? Is a guy not having a full head of hair a deal breaker?
Would you date a guy with an obvious toupee?