balding - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
Tiger rubbed his hand over his hair, the strands at the front as bold pioneers, as if asking the others to follow. He laughed. It was time to own it, to be bald and proud of that masculinity. So that afternoon he went to the barber shop and told them to take it all off, every bit. Samson might have kept his strength in his hair, but Tiger had it all the way though his bones and deeper to his soul.
Tyler stared at the man. His hair line was receding rapidly toward an ever growing patch of sparse hair at the back. Surely it should be one or the other, but both? That was just plain bad luck. He dropped his eyes from the age-speckled mirror and started the hair clippers, short was the only option now.
From the back his scalp was quite visible through his blonde hair, quite like the infant he jiggled in his arms in his panicked way, Mila wasn't sure who was most fractious, him or the baby. When he turned his wide blue eyes were quite alarmed and rimmed with tears. He was utterly out of his depth. She went forwards and offered to take the baby, but he shook his head, his chubby cheeks wobbling with the jarring action. "I have to be able to cope with her! I have to!"
My dad had always been so particular about his hair. He combed it, dyed it, had it cut by only one barber and put just a little gel in get the look he wanted. When he started balding us kids noticed it first. He was sitting at the breakfast table drinking orange juice and reading the paper and the back of his head was at my eye level. I wasn't going to say a thing but my kid brother just blurted it right out. 'Daddy, why don't you have hair there?" Well that was the end of my Dad coiffuring his locks. The next day he went out and got it shaved off like a soldier. And you know what? He looked better, more like a grown man. I told him so too. He was sceptical at first, but in the end he accepted it. That old 'do' was more for a teenager, it just didn't match his face, which I tell him is distinguished rather than wrinkled.