If you take a second to examine my picture above you will notice that I am living up to my name. I wish it had been Rich-B'stard, now that would have been easier to cope with.

Balding the dictionary definition:- balding /'bawlding/ adj becoming bald.

If I'm honest not very, with a surname like Balding and most of the male members of my family follically challenged, As a child, I had a bit of a clue that my hair and I would soon be going our separate ways, and I was right!!

During that difficult time for all teenage boys, when their voice seems to have a mind of its own and can’t quite make it up, and a couple of spots on the face (well all right maybe four or five) seem to take on Biblical plague proportions, I missed the lot, hey pretty good you say, well there was one small side effect to growing up, my hair started to fall out.

In fact my hair started falling out when I was about fourteen, and by the time I was twenty, I had a distinctly receding hairline, by thirty I had a bald spot which covered, well, most of the top of my head I suppose.

When I reached forty, wow good news, my hair doesn’t seem to be falling out any more, though on reflection (which is by the way, what you get if you photograph me using a flash gun) that’s probably because there isn’t much left to fall out. I have, now I'm in my 50's encountered another hair related problem my beard is turning GREY.

Thinking about it though there are lots of advantages to being a Balding:

  • It’s cool in the summer, and if it gets cold in the winter, you can always wear a hat.

  • It saves hours agonising over which hairstyle you should have, and then finding out that it doesn’t suit you once you have paid a fortune for it. 

  • Low maintenance hair is certainly user friendly, 30 seconds to dry even less to comb. 

  • A bald head drives some women wild, and when you’ve got wild women who cares about the odd one or two who prefer men with hair.

But seriously if you like me are balding don't worry about it, it's just one of those gene things, brown eyes/blue eyes, short/tall, hair/no hair, as far as I can tell there is nothing that you can do about it, except wear a wig, far better to just cut what's left SHORT and go bald gracefully or even disgracefully.

Don't drag a few strands over the top and hope no one notices, and definitely don't spend your money on hair restoratives, transplants, or any other magic cure, far better to spend it on enjoying yourself as you are .

P.S. I'm sure that the those making money out of us, the follically challenged, have the surname Rich-B'stard, and what's more they all have their own hair.

Balding on balding