Since I am new to this forum, this may have been done before, but I am going to share my experience with the balding process and I hope i can help someone out along the way. I had thick hair that I hated when i was a kid. When i was 14 i got my first job and i hated putting wax and hair spray in my hair to hold it in place. So one day after school, and before i went to work, I stopped into the local barbas. Sitting and waiting for my turn, i watched this guy get his hair clipped off. he had very long dreadlock hair, and within minutes it was gone, and in my opinion looked heaps better short on him. So when it was my turn, i thought stuff it, I said to the barba "shave it all off". he explained to me the different lengths ect, so i went for a #4 to start with. I absolutely loved it. I felt free of the thick hair that i hated so much.
Over the next few months, every time i went to the barba i got him to take it shorter each time. Eventually i got it down to a #0. I didnt care what people thought about my new style, it was the fact that i was over the moon to be free was all i needed. These days i am now 32yo, so all these years I have been clipping my own hair, normally once per week.
So for all you guys out there who are balding. receeding, or even thinking about shaving, just try it. even if you start at a #4 clipper setting and over time work your way down if you like it. There is nothing worse than looking at the old comb over, even the horse shoe look is a bit disturbing to me :D you would be best to just shave it or clip it off.
Also for those who think they would look like an alien with buzzed down hair, a bit of facial hair always compliments the bald look. I actually use the clippers with no gaurd #0, or a 1/2 setting on my face, and just tidy up the neckline with a razor.
believe me when i say the short hair look is the best hair cut in the world for a man. it's easy to maintain, clean, gets rid of bad dandruff, helps to control things like dermatitis, psorisis better. And also you won't be putting nasty chemicals in your hair to hold it down like cement. i always laugh when i see guys with gel or wax holding their hair in place. if only they knew what it was like to have short hair.