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Men folk, what do you do when your head hairs start to scarper? Buy a load of hats? Get a combover? Spunk your savings on dubious treatments? Nope, you should just throw in the towel - that's Steve Harvey's advice. Watch him dispense it here:
The US presenter and comedian knows what it's like to go bald, clearly, and speaking on his talk show Steve in 2019, he advised men to reach for the clippers when male pattern baldness comes calling.
The 64-year-old said: "You gotta accept it when it comes.
"Going bald is not something you should try to fight, because it's a fight that you can't win. So you've got to know when to start accepting the fact that it's going away.
"I noticed some stuff was happening to my hair, so I said instead of fighting it, I'm going to just come on and get with it. A lot of you don't know when it's time to come on and get with it."
The Family Feud host went on to list a few handy tell-tale signs that it's time to bite the bullet.
"If your barber starts charging you half price... it's time for you to start thinking about letting it go," he said.
"If you have been wearing a fitted hat for years, same hat, same size, all of a sudden it's loose? Come on."
He continued: "If you have a lot of hair on the side of your head, and when you take your baseball hat off, everybody in the room says 'Woah'... Come on, partner... If your combover don't go all the way over, then it's over."
Following Harvey's advice may be easier said than done; going for bleach blond highlights or an ill-advised mohawk is a mistake you can rectify, but when you shave your balding head, there's no going back.
However, speaking from my own grim experience, I have to agree with Harvey - it is better to be bald than balding.
Baldness is not something to be ashamed of; there are many perks.
No more paying for haircuts. Remembering your ID is a thing of the past. Plus people generally afford you more respect, which allows easier access to the bar. Indeed, in many professions you don't have a voice until your hair is either grey or gone.
It definitely beats using dry shampoo with a hint of colour and not sitting down for photos.
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