on my head?..no..it's the hair on my palms i find embarassingI had killer hair genes until a year or so after high school, then the thinning out and receding was on, more so the thinning. Fast forward to my now mid 30’s the receding is taking hold pretty good. No prob for me because I started “buzzing” my hair a few years after I graduated solely for the simplicity aspect and that I was comfortable with what was coming/happening. I wear a hat sometimes mainly due to weather, super cold out or hot and sunny since I rock a almost shaved dome.
One of my Buddy’s I’ve known twenty years started to get blindsided with the receding and thinning out six months ago or so. I commented about it, made some jokes because what are good friends for? Shortly after for the first time in my life I saw him wear a hat. I think since then he wears a hat, possibly sleeps in one and showers with it as well lol. I said what are you smokey and the bandit now and only take it off for one thing?
I think he’s self conscious about it now, I told him just embrace it and buy your own set of clippers and dive into the buzzed look.
So do you wear a hat because of the same reasons? Are/were you self conscious about it
I played music in a duo with a older friend.When I was younger, a hat was for keeping the sun off your head... not an identity/fashion statement..
you just did not walk into a bar without taking your hat off... going out at night with a hat on was unthinkable ...
these days it seems like no one cares anymore what's on your head.... day or night,,,
That's a really good thing to do. Well done.I'm 65 , no grey hair (yet) and I grow it really long well past my shoulders , this is not a vanity thing , I dont care if its long or short. I grow it and once every 2 years I cut it short and donate the hair to the cancer society to make wigs for cancer victims, I'm on my 9th run so far . I wish i would have thought of this sooner than I did, it costs me nothing and I can give a little dignity to those who are suffering
I never put crap in my hair and I dont wear a hat
Perhaps ironically, I take my hat off sometimes to show respect that I don’t really feel.I can remember the days when you'd have to shout drinks for the bar if you sat and ordered your beer before taking your hat off..
though musicians on stage were exempt...
even the Salvation Army guy doing a walk through for a few donations would take his cap off...
Oh nicknames... luke-emia skywalker, chrome dome, cue ball...I used to work with a pretty hard-teasing crowd of guys on a golf course maintenance crew. Many nicknames were applied to people (one guy who limped was called “kickstand”; another guy with a lot of frizzy hair was called “220”).
My nickname eventually became either “hair helmet” or “Elvis.” Used interchangeably. It’s 25 years grayer now, but not any thinner. I rarely wear hats; hats would be redundant, except for in the coldest part of the winter.
However I was in two consecutive bands with the same drummer (1994-1999) and we practiced and gigged a lot...and I never once saw him without a hat on.