The hairline isn’t as strong as it was in 2010, and I can admit that. It was around that time I noticed it was slipping. We’re talking to the point where a Jamie Foxx-esque hair transplant might need to be considered. I haven’t been able to fight it since that point – in my final year as a teen – and it’s just one of those things you have to deal with. I don’t complain on the blog often, but let’s use this as a reason to get some things off my chest.
Here’s a list of non-scientific reasons that are likely contributing to my hair loss:
1. Stressful Events
I will not go into a single one of them here, but 2009 was a mad year, and the 2012-2013 transition wasn’t great either. A lot of catalysts like that happened along the way, and I’m going to stay that they were the things that led to the situation we’re at today. I could blame so much on 2009 and things I went through at the end of 2012 and into 2013, but let’s just use it as fuel to explain my hair situation for now.
2. Change of Barber
I had the same barber for a very long time. I’m talking from as early as I can remember until I was 21. After two years of living in London and still going to the same Nottingham barber, I decided that it was time to succumb to the pressure and just go to a new one. There had to be someone that could hold me now. While they do a good job, the hairline definitely got knocked back as soon as my new two took over. Now it’s too late to fix anything.
3. Frequency of Haircuts
The catch 22 with receding hairline is that if (like me) you usually keep a low skinfade, the longer you leave your next haircut, the more pronounced the issue is. To counteract that, I’ll get my hair cut every 5-10 days. That definitely isn’t helping the cause, but there’s not a chance I’m letting it grow out any further. (Also, lol at all these people now growing dreadlocks to counter this – did Busta Rhymes and Ludacris teach you nothing?)
4. Sleeping Patterns
I have no idea what sleep does to your hair, but it’s likely that if I’m not getting as much sleep as I’d like, it’s going to have an impact on what’s going on up there. I’d like to think that I make up for missing sleep with some great napping habits, but disrupted nights are the root of the issue. The cause of that will be discussed a little later on.
5. Lack of Grooming Routine
How can I be a male lifestyle blogger and care in no way about grooming? MAN’S BUSY. Yes, unfortunately, I don’t have the time to do anything special with my hair that may be able to keep it going for longer. As a result, it’s suffering.
6. That child of mine
It was always going to come back to him, wasn’t it. I wouldn’t say that having a child is stressful. Others might, but I don’t feel this way. Instead, I think it’s more a case that I’m frustrated that I can’t get other things done, because having a child means an indefinite amount of otherwise productive time will be spent not being productive. As a result, that hair’s going.
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