The goal of this article is to make you more attractive as a man. Got hair? Going bald? Going gray? Learn how to be attractive in all situations and find out what the most attractive hairstyle is for men.
When choosing the right hairstyle, it’s important to think about what makes you feel good as well as what makes you look good. If you feel good wearing short hair, this, in turn, will increase your confidence and make you feel better about yourself.
Nevertheless, the goal of this article is to make you more attractive. To achieve this end, your appearance must first and foremost project masculinity. Thus, when it comes to choosing the most attractive hairstyle, there are two important considerations to keep in mind: first, short hair projects masculinity; and second, long hair projects a softer, more feminine look.
The Most Attractive Hairstyle
As a general rule, short to medium length hair will help you project a more masculine image, especially when complemented by light stubble or a beard. And while long hair might make you look more handsome, it will also make you look more feminine.
If you’re unsure about what kind of hairstyle works best for you, it’s better to lean on the side of caution and keep your hair short to project a more masculine image. If you still want to grow your hair long, you can add a touch of masculinity to your appearance by letting your facial hair grow out.
And just as you must be aware of the consequences of growing long hair, you must also be aware of the consequences of excessive grooming. Spend too much time grooming your hair and you’ll leave the vast majority of women feeling uninspired and disinterested. If you over-style your hair you run the risk of coming across as cold, sterile, controlling, boring, predictable, stuffy, and overly focused on your appearance.
Surprisingly enough, women often express a fondness for men who let their hair grow a little wild and disheveled. Yes, be clean, yes, groom your hair, but don’t focus on your hair to the point of perfection.
The key to maintaining an attractive head of hair is to keep your hair short-to-medium length, healthy, and natural. And even more important than all these factors combined—you must choose a hairstyle that makes you feel good and instills you with confidence.
Dealing With Gray Hair
When you look in the mirror and see those first gray hairs sprouting from your head, the natural reaction is to panic and reach for the tweezers. Only a couple of months later, those pesky gray hairs keep coming back. Again, you reach for the tweezers… until eventually it dawns on you: you’re fighting a losing battle. And while you might convince yourself that gray hair is something that only old men have to deal with, it’s not uncommon for men in their early twenties and thirties to have gray hair, nor is it uncommon for men in their twenties and thirties to have a receding hairline.
Men often believe that “going gray” spells the end of attraction, killing their love life and their prospects with women. This fear, however, is all in the mind. In reality, the more mature and distinguished a man looks, the more opportunities he will have to seduce and attract women regardless of age.
A MATCH.com study found that 72 percent of women rated men with gray hair as “distinguished” and “hot.” Based on these results, you shouldn’t fear the onset of gray hair; instead, you should embrace your “grayness” and the romantic opportunities that come with being a silver-haired fox.
Nevertheless, if you have gray hair, it is important to keep your hair short. If you grow your hair long, gray hair tends to look thin and wiry compared to other types of hair.
Men who go gray in their twenties and thirties often have a hard time accepting this sudden change in their appearance. If you feel as though you’re too young to go gray and you still have a full head of hair, one solution is to dye your hair to retain a more youthful appearance (just make sure you use a good quality hairy dye that matches your natural hair color). As a proviso, this should only be an option if you have less than 20% gray hair.
Going Bald (Man’s Greatest Fear)
Ninety-four percent of men listed going bald as one of their greatest fears. Permanent hair loss is often seen as a sign that a man is getting old and is now “past his prime.” At least that’s what we’re led to believe, but is it true? There’s no doubt going bald does make a man look older, but it doesn’t mean a man looks any less attractive. For men, youth doesn’t equal attractiveness in the same way it does for women. That being said, once you start going bald, you have three options when it comes to dealing with hair loss:
Option one, stop hair loss by taking a Propecia/Finasteride pill every day for the rest of your life (this is the only medication that is scientifically proven to stop hair loss); option two, get a hair transplant to cover up those bald spots; and option three, embrace hair loss and shave your head.
Option one sounds tempting, doesn’t it? After all, wouldn’t it be great just to take a pill and stop hair loss dead in its tracks? And if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is.
Hair loss, also known as male pattern baldness, occurs in men when Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) reacts with the hair follicles in the scalp and shuts down normal hair production. Anti-hair loss medication like Propecia shuts down the production of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the sex hormone responsible for hair loss. Blocking DHT will prevent further hair loss and, in some cases, reverse hair loss.
So why should you think twice about using Propecia as a viable hair loss solution? To shut down DHT production in your body, Propecia must first shut down your body’s testosterone production. There’s no way to avoid this.
Every single man who takes Propecia to stop hair loss inhibits the production of testosterone in his body. Despite what the information on the box might tell you, it’s impossible not to experience side-effects when your testosterone levels are depleted.
I’ve lost count of the number of men I’ve spoken to who’ve taken Propecia to combat hair loss only to report the following devastating side-effects: numbness in the testicles, shrunken testicles, erectile dysfunction, energy loss, loss of muscle mass, and loss of hardness in the body caused by reduced testosterone levels.
I’m yet to hear of a single man who’s taken Propecia over an extended period of time who hasn’t experienced at least one of these side-effects. When you inhibit testosterone production, you’re starving your body of the one key hormone the male body needs to function effectively—testosterone.
If you’re considering option two, a hair transplant, this is a relatively safe albeit expensive procedure. You need to be aware, however, that in the case of hair transplants, there’s a strong possibility that if you’re still relatively young, your hairline might continue to recede well into the future. You should only consider a hair transplant if you’re at least 30 years of age to limit the risk of further hair loss.
Now, let’s consider option three: shaving your head. Over the years, I’ve spoken with dozens of men who blame a lack of sex and a lack of interest from women on hair loss. “If only I still had my hair,” the balding man laments. “If I still had a full head of hair, women would still find me attractive.” Of course, it’s understandable to feel this way. After all, a lot of men experience ridicule and feelings of embarrassment the moment they start going bald. But going bald isn’t ridiculous or unattractive; it’s only ridiculous if you try to conceal it.
A man who walks around sporting a hairstyle that resembles Friar Tuck will be the butt of countless jokes. The man who takes matters into his own hands and shaves what’s left of his hair off is suddenly transformed into a hyper-masculine, attractive male.
An interesting study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that men with shaved heads were rated more attractive, assertive, and masculine compared to men with a full head of hair.
The Pennsylvania study also discovered that men with bald heads consistently ranked higher on masculinity, strength, dominance, and leadership potential. All this to say, if you’re going bald, it’s possible to become more attractive simply by shaving your head. It’s sexy, it’s masculine, and women love it.