On Monday I shaved my head. The responses I received were very interesting, indeed. Most folks I’ve worked with for years at my shop didn’t even recognize me while I was standing next to them in lunch lines or waiting for my turn at the drinking fountain. Those closer to me had no response at all, just a “Oh, you shaved your head.” – that’s it.
So not to read too much into those responses, I think it’s just another type of measuring stick. I’m glad I took the leap, so much seems so different now: the way the back of my head feels on the headrest in my car – the leather is actually much colder than I realized; the way my hoodie creates the sensation of a squirrel or mocking-bird (I’m in FL) landing on my head or that they’ve dropped something on my head during a morning run.
Shaving is quite interesting as well – you have to go really slow or the morning gets weird really quick. Remember the feeling of pizza mouth, you get a bit of really hot pizza stuck to the roof of your mouth? The feeling in the roof of your mouth an hour later is what your head feels like if you rush. I think everyone’s hides are different so YMMV.
The consensus from other head-shaved guys say they have “no intention of growing any hair back”, I’m there too.
Happy New Me.