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    Hi all,

    Anyone out there tried a buzz cut when their hair started to thin?

    Let me know, I'm getting tired of it thinning,

    Paul
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    Yup.

    In high school, I looked like Rudolph Schenker.
    In college, I looked like Tony Geary but it was still long in the back.

    By the time I hit 30 it was thinning, but still enough to where a standard haircut looked okay.
    By the time I hit 35, the forehead and birds' nest were getting larger and closer together and I started doing my own haircuts. Straight buzz with a #3 guard every Sunday night.
    At 43, I decided to just shave it off and make my hairline some other universe's problem.
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    Go for it. A buzz cut is great and it's hard to tell a lot of times that you have thinning hair.
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    While I don't have thinning hair, a buzz has been my preferred haircut my whole life. I have thick, curly, unmanageable hair and prefer to jut hit it with a no. 2 every week or two. Nothing like not having to worry about your hair in the morning.
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    When my forehead starting growing I started wearing it shorter and shorter. Now I just use clippers without a guard once a month.

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    Paul

    I've even gone "right down to the lumber" , but I always sport a buzz cut in the spring & summer. Go for it !

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    I don't have thinning hair, but started getting a buzz after shoulder surgery 12 years ago and liked it so much I continued it. I have a barber do a #3 on top and #2 on the sides. One son in law has thinning hair and he keeps his buzzed even closer. I think it looks good on him and it's less noticeable.
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    I'm with you, Duke. Mine's been slowly thinning for a decade or more, but I'm mere days away from my 40th and the hair's in full evacuation mode now. In my experience the shorter I go the fuller it looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njpaddy View Post
    I don't have thinning hair, but started getting a buzz after shoulder surgery 12 years ago and liked it so much I continued it. I have a barber do a #3 on top and #2 on the sides. One son in law has thinning hair and he keeps his buzzed even closer. I think it looks good on him and it's less noticeable.
    I do a 3 on top and 2 on the sides as well. My hair is just to the point where the thinning is noticeable. Once I get an actual bald spot it's gonna be full out head shaving.
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    I use #4 guard and sides and #2 about one to two inches up the sides and back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njpaddy View Post
    I don't have thinning hair, but started getting a buzz after shoulder surgery 12 years ago and liked it so much I continued it. I have a barber do a #3 on top and #2 on the sides. One son in law has thinning hair and he keeps his buzzed even closer. I think it looks good on him and it's less noticeable.
    What does "buzzed closer" mean? I've heard this term along with getting a "tight" buzz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluelessdude View Post
    What does "buzzed closer" mean? I've heard this term along with getting a "tight" buzz.
    Both mean to buzz cut the hair shorter. In the case of the reply you quoted, shorter than a 3 on top and 2 on sides.
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    I did and I liked it. Eventually, I shaved my head, which I liked even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4ghn View Post
    Both mean to buzz cut the hair shorter. In the case of the reply you quoted, shorter than a 3 on top and 2 on sides.
    Thanks! I got a 5 on top and 2 on sides but will try a 3 on top perhaps in the summer.
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    Guys, read all your posts - thanks for the encouragement - really. I'm gonna go for it! Since I don't have clippers here I might wait to Monday to visit the old barber shop.
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    I went that route once and I thought it just exasperated the problem for me personally. But everyone's head is different. I have kind of a big head, and no matter what kind of clippers, or who gives me the buzzcut for that matter, I develop razor bumps for like a week afterwards. It just ends up looking kind of goofy. Plus, I'm not giving up on my hair just yet. But I did enjoy not having to maintain anything. It was definitely time saving.
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    I've been thinning slowly since my late teens. I've tried a buzz and looked horrible with it, I just get clipped #2 on sides and back and fairly short on top.
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    I have my barber use a 1 1/2. On me I always have a fresh cut fade and love it.
    Switch to DE shaving "it saves you money".....

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    I have a slightly thin spot near the crown of my head, and having had no.2 cuts for the last few years I've decided to let it grow a bit. As the saying goes, "hair today, gone tomorrow"

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    hmmm...... since, I do not know what it will look like (had a buzz when I was a lot younger) I think I might do the top gradually maybe not to shock everyone....
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