My hair finally got so long that I couldn’t style it anymore. Here in Indiana I am able to make an appointment at a stylist, but I cut it myself anyway. I’m convinced we’re reopening too fast here. I have zero interest in human contact as close as the stylist’s chair requires.
I own a little Wahl Peanut clipper. The longest guard you can get for it is a #4, which is ½ inch. I wish I had a #8 1-inch guard, but I’d have to buy a bigger and better clipper for that. Clippers are out of stock everywhere (surprise!), so I went with the Peanut.
There’s nothing about this cut that’s stylish, but at least it will be easy care. When it grows to about an inch on top, I’ll clip the sides to ½ inch again and blend them with the top.
This cut is emotionally painful because it reveals exactly how much hair I’ve lost on top of my head.
The last time I had hair this short was in about 1999. The hair was so dense, you couldn’t see my scalp. That’s not true anymore!
It’s thin enough on top that I wonder whether my scalp will burn when I next spend a lot of time in the sun.
I’m not bald — yet. Give my hair a couple months, and its length will cover my hair loss reasonably well.
At my 25th high-school reunion, I was named winner of the hair lottery. It was kind of surprising to see how many of my male classmates had lost their hair.
Looks like I am on track to join them at last. I had a great run, though.
Last updated on 18 May 2020 by Jim Grey