I’ve had a deal with Cowgrit for several years: if I ever do anything really embarrassing with my hair to try to conceal a bald spot or a receding hairline, she not only can, but she must bring it to my attention.
Fortunately, I don’t have a bald spot, and my hair is not even thinning. I’ve got good genes in that regard. But if I were loosing my hair, I really hope I could come to accept it and live with it without going to ridiculous lengths to try and conceal the situation. I understand hair loss can be a traumatic problem for a man to deal with, but comb overs don’t make it look better. No one is fooled by a comb over.
Not only do comb overs not make a balding man look better, they can often make a balding man look worse — they can make a man look like a complete idiot. Would a man rather look just bald or bald-and-dorky? There are many bald men who look good, but there are few, if any (I can’t think of one) men who look good with a comb over.
The guy in this picture may think he looks fine with his comb over. After all, he can’t see the back of his head in a mirror. His wife or children should let him know what he looks like from behind. This poor guy might not really know how stupid his comb over looks from behind.
Ladies, you may be wanting for us to lie when you ask, “Do these pants make me look fat?” But a man usually wants the truth when he asks, “How does my hair look?” Even if the truth hurts your man’s feelings and ego, it’s just one moment of hurt versus a lifetime of embarrassing snickers from the other people around him.