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Hair Loss From Treatment And How To Deal With It

If You Decide To Go For The Bald Look

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You may feel more in control if you go for the bald look rather than wait to see if your hair will fall out, or how much of it will. Shaving your head also avoids dealing with the mess from falling hair, or waking up to hair on your pillow.

Men: A study in 2012 showed that men with shaved heads are perceived by other people as more manly and dominant than other men, with greater potential as leaders.

If you decide to go for the bald look, consider making an event or ceremony of it. For example:

  • Ask a family member or friend to help. Make a toast to good health. Take a keepsake photo.
  • Get a batch of women together. Spread a blanket or sheet under you. Create a ceremony that fits who you are as well as thoughts and beliefs you want to reinforce.

Start by using a sharp scissors to cut your hair close to your scalp. Then use an electric razor on the scalp to help prevent nicks which could get infected.

Once your hair is gone, read Survivorship A to Z information about how to care for your scalp if you lose your hair.

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