Sunday, July 6, 2014

Is That Why We Go Bald ?

It's not like it's a big secret or anything.  It happens to lots of guys, probably most guys eventually.  You may not be aware of it at first glance, although with some men it is VERY obvious.  Often it is the man himself who has the problem that is one of the last to know, mostly because he can't see it.

I'm sure he is celebrating his
team's championship this year
and NOT his loss of hair.
I've begun to notice a distinct thinning of hair atop my head.  This is more evident when my hair is cut much shorter (but no, that is not the reason I've grown it out to combing length - it may be a contributing factor but it's not the main reason).  Inspecting the area a little more closely, it becomes evident that it is about the size of what I would guesstimate most of those balding guys' hair loss area appears to be: about the size of a small bread plate.  I've been mourning the loss of many good hairs over the past few months, while also pondering on why our hair disappears anyway.

So here is my completely-untested-and-destined-to-be-proven-flawed-but-it-makes-sense-to-me theory of why at least my hair is thinning in that yarmulke area.  I blame showering and shampooing.

Think about it for a minute.  Men, when you stand in the shower pondering life's mysteries (like what cereal to eat for breakfast today), where is the water spraying on your head?  For me, and I would guess many men (a total guess since I've not seen other men in showering situations), the water is usually spraying right at that spot on my head.  And what do we know about the force of water in nature?  It eventually erodes anything!  Strike One.
Now add in your shampoo and/or conditioner.  Think here again about where you begin shampooing your head of hair.  Doesn't it pretty much always start at the apex of your head?  Strike Two.
And after rubbing it in roughly (to get a good lather going) right in that spot, you'll often begin rinsing the soap out by having the water run where?  Right on that same spot!  Strike Three.  There's got to be some connection right?!

Oh sure you could reject this theory by pointing out that my forehead is enlarging too.  But I believe this is the soldiers on the front line realizing there is a war being lost in the middle of the battlefield and they are trying to retreat like cavalry that will never make it.  Brave little soldiers.  Just stay put where I need you most.  No one really looks back there much anyway.

Song Of The Day:
I'm excited that Nickel Creek is back together again and has a new CD.  I've heard a few of the songs, but they mostly just reminded me of one of their best songs ever which I've never shared here.  "When You Come Back Down" is more of a lost love song or one of inspiration, but in typical me fashion, it is me letting my hair know I'll always be here to welcome it home if the grass isn't greener wherever they went.  Just like the line "I keep looking up, awaiting your return."  It's a beautiful Sunday song anyway!  :)



  1. That is an amazing theory about hair loss, Josh. How exactly did you come up with that, anyway? Hahaha! You do have a point, though, no matter how hilarious it may sound. Anyway, Nickel Creek is really awesome. I love their song Somebody More Like You. Good luck with your hair! :p

    Collene Puterbaugh @ Baja Hair Center

  2. Your theory is well-presented, Josh. I can see that you’ve been thinking hard on the causes of your hair loss. Since hair loss can be hereditary, I think you should start checking your family background for possible leads. You can also consult a doctor if you’re suffering from something that might include hair loss as a symptom. Anyway, I’ve just presented a few reasons here, and I hope those could be of great help. Good luck!

    Sadie Montgomery @ Hoshall's Hair Salon & Spa