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Does bad hair really make or break a man?

The definition of hair straight from dictionary.com

Now, why do these "fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin" mean so much to every human alive? Anywhere you go, your hair is of the first things that others notice about you. They make assumptions about your hair. If your hair is objectively bad, people will try and identify it as an insecurity. They make sure to store that nasty insult in the side of their brain, just in case you try and pull a quick quip or perhaps a joke on them.

Admittedly, I have what would be considered below average to shitty hair. Does that make me a bad guy?




My hair looks especially shitty at the moment because it's too long. Whatever. I get it. My hair sucks. But who gets to decide that? There's probably an alternate universe where my hair would be the talk of the town, the cream of the crop. However, we live in this universe and my hair STINKS! It certainly doesn’t help that I have the hairline of a 40-year-old man as a 19-year-old. Sure, that’s not great. It’s not gonna get better, it’ll only get worse.

Some people identify it as some sort of weakness about me. I strongly disagree, I’d even go as far as to say that it is an advantage. It makes people think twice. It doesn’t let them get a full read on me as an actual person because they are so focused on my hair being out of control. I'm also a strong believer in knowing your flaws before other people do so that you can never be burned by someone. It takes quite a lot to get to me, may have tried and many have failed. 

That’s the real biggest flaw with people, they take things too seriously. You just gotta take things in stride, don’t hide your flaws… embrace them. Being sensitive all the time in no way to live life. If you have shitty hair too, just wear a hat and ignore it. That's the best way to deal with it.

Unless of course, you can afford hair plugs. If you can afford/live with the initial stages of hair plugs you should tell your current, shitty hair can go fuck itself. Then again, that's not practical to everyone.

Feel free to send me suggestions for my hair on twitter (@EthanKamps) or email me at kamps@barstoolsports.com.