Q MY HAIR’S DEFINITELY ON ITS WAY OUT. AT WHAT POINT DO I GIVE UP THE FIGHT?
A little thinning on top doesn’t mean it’s game over, particularly if the hair you have left is in good condition. “Guys can be melodramatic,” says Rory Hazell, senior barber at Murdock London. “Listen to others’ advice when making the decision to shave your head – much of the time it’s just your own insecurity.” However, if your once-soft locks are becoming stiff and you see small baby hairs appearing, it may be time to consider going the full Statham.
Don’t just go at it with the clippers, though. This isn’t a DIY job, and one cut does not fit all. “If someone has a wider head I might use a longer grade – a pointfive instead of going straight to the bone,” says Hazell. Equally, if your scalp is uneven, a smart trim can disguise bumps. Don’t neglect aftercare either: “The scalp is a sensitive part of the skin,” says Hazell, who recommends Murdock’s post-shave balm, as “it’s soft and doesn’t clog pores”. Consider that ‘ fight’ won.