So. Got a question for all you dads out there. And your spouses. What are you doing for your dome these days?
Everywhere I go with my child I see more and more men my age (early- to mid-30s) in the same predicament as me - balding. It's not always the same pattern, of course, but for many of us, our patches of hair are like islands on a twisting sea. Unconnected. Seemingly random. Gulfs, bays and inlets. Definitely a sad shadow of my luxurious, Andy Garcia-like locks.
My solution and, it seems, the solution of many of the other dude dads is to just shave it. Anything else looks like a comeover, a bit of dog fur glued to the top of an Easter egg. Thankfully, it's a pretty good time, fashion wise, to be bald or balding. It helps if you have great pecs and washboard abs like Mr. Jason Statham here, of course, but that's not a requirement. (Besides, I just know you dads have two hours a day to knock off a bunch of weightlifting, right?)
The question is: what are you doing to cut your hair? Ladies, little known fact, but men can talk barber-talk all day - their favorite haircuts, their favorite shops, the jokes they hear when they're in the chair, stuff like that. But as much as we love the barber shop, it doesn't make sense to spring $20 every two weeks. Same logic applies to our hair as our lawns - we ain't paying some kid to cut it. Not when we can gas up the hog and spend a couple hours outside.
That's where, for me, the home clippers come in. Yes, the dreaded do-it-yourself haircuts that can go so horribly wrong. On the plus side, it's not as easy to mess up a haircut when you're wearing it this short. But on the negative, now I find myself seeing a well-shorn head in church or on the street and wanting to ask: Hey, man, what guards are you using? I'm a number 1 on the sides, number 3 on top man, myself.
So I'd love to hear from you fellows what you're doing to cut your own hair, if that's your thing. It's come to my attention that many of you ladies do the trimming. My clippers of choice are the same, cheap Conair
clippers with multiple guards that a barbershop uses. Affordable, easy to operate and easy to take care of. Of course various companies offer the Cadillac version of hair clippers. I'm content to let a Chevy shave my head. You?