I took part in a panel discussion about men, hair and self esteem at Being A Man Festival this year. Some of the subjects we touched upon included hair loss, how advertising affects men’s ideas about their hair, beards as masks, and whether wigs have comedic value.
The discussion wasn’t limited to the hair atop the head, but in fact spanned the whole body, even delving into the nether regions.
It made me realize that I took the subject of hair for granted, and had never fully appreciated its implications on my overall mental health – it didn’t even occur to me that I was stroking my beard during the discussion in an attempt to appear more intelligent.
This has been my attempt at put some of those beard-stroking thoughts into form.
Words and illustrations by Chris Sav @Disappointman
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