Dear Dr Jannie,
I’m a 24-year-old man and I’m already starting to lose my hair, and with it, my confidence.
I’ve never been particularly successful with the ladies and now with my rapidly receding hairline I’m worried that things are only going to get worse for me in this department.
I’ve tried all the various “off the shelf” remedies but unfortunately they’ve had absolutely no effect at all.
My question to you Dr Jannie is:
“Comb Over” or “Clean Shaven”?
What do the ladies prefer?
Dear Follically Challenged
When Bismarck and I were growing up on the farm “Groot Oupa” used to make us toss a coin to see who’s turn it would be to shave his back.
Now if you had met Groot Oupa you’d know that this was definitely not a task for the faint of heart.
The best way to describe the man would be as a cross between a St Bernard and a Puff Adder. I used to dread the experience of being shut in the garage with him, with nothing but a bucket of warm water, a rusty old BiC razor blade and some Bless Bridges softly playing on the radio. Thankfully, through my medical training, I’ve learnt to deal with those painful memories.
Bismarck on the other hand, well, I swear he used to love performing this task.
Whenever he “won” the coin toss he could barely hide the excitement on his face and on one occasion he even blurted out “Suck Jannie, you dick! It’s my turn!” before rushing off outside to the garage.
On the occasions when Bismarck was not needed he did an OK job of disguising his disappointment, but I did start to notice a disturbing coincidence between his “losing” and that of our family dog “Blitzkrieg” having sections of fur missing from his back.
Take from this what you can and move forward with confidence.