Going around bare-headed is far from obvious for many. It is even often impossible and that is understandable, as well for a man as for a woman. In the common Western imagination, bald heads convey a lot of stereotypes such as:
- Lack of masculinity/femininity
- Lack of vitality
- Health problem
- Old age
- approaching death
Baldness in figures is approximately:
– 70% of men who face it one day
– 16 to 20% of women
But despite this data, stereotypes have a hard tooth… Perhaps because they have followed us for ages… You certainly have a vague idea of the myth of Samson and Delilah. The man who held his power from his hair that a not very nice lady cut him off (without consent) during his sleep. Not very classy. If you forgive us the expression “no arm no chocolate”, then more hair, more strength.
Among the Romans, being without a skull fleece was not the best thing that could happen to you. Shame and discredit accompanied you. Thus the Romans were fond of wigs or facsimile hairpieces.
Only in Egypt was shaving done willingly. The practice made it possible to avoid hygiene problems as well as the proliferation of lice. As the sun beat quite a bit in these latitudes, the wig was the cap of Nefertiti and her friends.
Well, when you start to lose your hair, the zero ball is not the option you immediately think of. And you are right. There is a whole range of solutions to remain as versatile as possible.
However, it is true that at some point, you may have the impression of hiding misery, feeling ridiculous, thinking you are lying to yourself, or simply not having an unlimited budget for often expensive solutions. And we may have even less budget to consider an autologous hair transplant.
Luckily, the world is moving…
The luck of men is that many illustrious people have paved the way. Like the Liverpool club anthem “< ">You’ll never walk alone<>“. A bunch of lucky kids (well no, it’s not cool to lose your hair). These people paved the way for baldness to no longer rhyme with Grandpa. The most remarkable of them is Yul Brynner, the first Hollywood actor to hold the poster “without a hair on the stone”. It even contributed, it seems to his success. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Daywne Johnson, Jason Statham and the like to make it a sexy fit. And yeah baby!
On the sporting side, Fabien Barthez’s contribution to chavitude is undeniable. Moments of tenderness, the kisses of his teammates from 1998 are in the collective memory of French people for more than 25 years… Besides, Zidane followed his example some time later. The era also saw Ronaldo in 1998, who fully assumed the shaving of his head. But since his team lost, he is not part of the circle. In addition, he is known to have somewhat suspicious hair experiences.
In tennis, after a few hair scares, André Agassi ended up following the trend of the sportsman with a smooth skull.
Finally we hope that the information will give you courage. Aesthetics firm Longevita, reported by the Independent, conducted a Google search survey in 2021 to see which celebrities were bald and hot. Here are the top 10 most popular bald people on search engines:
- Prince William – 17.6 million searches
- Mike Tyson – 8.8 million searches
- Jason Statham – 7.4 million searches
- Pitbull – 5.4 million searches
- Michael Jordan – 5.3 million searches
- Floyd Mayweather – 4.3 million searches
- John Travolta – 3.8 million searches
- Bruce Willis – 3.3 million searches
- Dwayne Johnson – 2.6 million searches
- Vin Diesel – 2.3 million searches
The female version is where the bottom hurts… Socially it is more difficult to accept that a woman appears bareheaded in the street. She will be stigmatized for not producing the ultimate attributes of femininity. This state of affairs is ugly and totally arbitrary.
The shaved heads even sometimes echo the not very glorious times when young women were punished for having loved the enemy after the Second World War. Culturally, in some societies, it is customary for the in-laws to shave the widow’s hair. The hair will accompany the body of the deceased on its last journey.
In Western collective representations, a shaved female head will be associated with cancer. What narrow minds! Finally, it’s not our fault, nobody popular has really cleared the women’s field of this cup.
It has happened that women in the artistic sphere have sported ultra-short (but not bald) haircuts, such as actresses Nathalie Portman, Sigorney Weaver or Anne Hathaway. Yes, but in any case it was an artistic approach. Britney on the other hand it was following a freakout, if you allow us the expression. The exception in all these known heads remains Jada Pinkett Smith, who announced that she suffered from alopecia areata and ended up wearing an extremely short haircut.
More recently, the beauty influencer Anna (known as Disruptive Beauty) wore her hairless head on social networks without taboo. A sacred message of “body positive” or bodily benevolence for those who suffer from alopecia. You can be beautiful otherwise and be a girl without hair! Anna dynamites the shackles of femininity. Her audacity helps to move the lines and we can only thank her for the inspiration she gives us.
They punctuated our childhood games. We made them live 1 million stories and 1001 adventures. See who we’re talking about? Barbies from our youth! For a very long time, they sported the clichés of a uniform and unreal femininity. The proportions of their measurements were completely phantasmagoric. “The lease” was: Smooth platinum blond without root, giraffe neck, opulent breasts, slim waist, plump buttocks, endless slim legs and ridiculously small feet… In short, we dressed her for the winter. Yes, but times are changing my little lady and for our greatest happiness Barbie too! She has made herself a new beauty, well, several beauties to tell the truth. First the clothes opened the ball, then the morphology: small, tall, generous, with orthopedic prosthesis and to the end of the hair: brunette, redhead, blue, frizzy, braided, afro and even bald. Yes, yes BALD! World class for us…
It is hoped that this powerful message will change the thoughts and clichés still anchored in the popular imagination. We want to take another look at difference. Not the one who stares and makes uncomfortable situations, but a benevolent look that comforts the person in his choice and his comfort. This look that supports, normalizes and trivializes the assurance of getting the ball to z’. Because you’re a woman even without hair! Let’s all transcend this level of femininity. And we wish you lots of strength with or without a mane.