Tim Takes It All Off

Tim has apparently always wanted to shave his head.  So, yesterday, since he has been working at home, and doesn’t have any major commitments in the next few weeks, he decided to go ahead and do it.

Tims edit: I just always wanted to do it once to see what it is like. I’ve always liked short hair as it takes less work to look nice, and I’d always kind of wondered what it would feel like having a shaved head. I never did it when I was young because I though my mom would freak out, and was never brave enough after as I was quite afraid I’d look hideous and all the hot babes would never speak to me again.

Here is what I’ve learned:

  1. My head is much rounder than I thought. It always felt a little square on the edges, but turns out it is really round.
  2. My head has lots of little dips and divots that are a pain to try and shave as the hairs are laid down and don’t get cut easily.
  3. I wouldn’t want this as a hairstyle. Shaving my face annoys me enough. Shaving the whole head every 2-3 days would drive me nuts.
  4. I was surprised how quickly I’d forget I had no hair. I reach up to scratch my head and am surprised there is not hair there.
  5. Katie and I were both surprised that I didn’t look as bad as either of us feared. In fact, when I put on a shirt and tie I looked more like a ‘hip business man’ than some Neo-Nazi or something.
  6. Nobody really seemed to care I did it. I bet if I was still in Provo it might make a difference, but not in Fort Collins.
  7. The wind was really, really, cold. It was kind of shocking getting out of the car to go into Priesthood session and feeling so darn cold. Most of your body heat is lost out of the head, and not having hair does a lot to make it feel breezy. I got cold sitting in the gym watching conference. That has never happened before.
  8. The baby is kind of scared of my bare head. She refused to touch it, stares, and runs away when she sees it.
  9. Katie and I both thought it felt strange, but not in a bad way. Nowhere near as soft as we’d expected.
  10. Rubbing it the wrong way is difficult – kind of like with shark skin. In fact, you can’t pull your shirt down over your head if it is touching the skin. The little tiny hairs grab it and hold it tight. I put a blanket over my head so it would touch the top and Katie couldn’t pull it off will all hear strength when pulling against the grain. It didn’t feel painful at all.

Here’s the before pictures.

First, he buzzed his hair to make shaving easier. Katie helped a lot.

Then he lathered up with lots of shaving cream.

And then he shaved. He did a bit up front, and then turned it over to Katie who finished the rest. Kalyn was pretty disturbed when she saw her Daddy with no hair.

And, finally, Tim with no hair:

It took more than an hour to do, and a second touch up attempt to get the little patches that had been missed.

3 Responses to Tim Takes It All Off

  1. Gramma Mecham says:

    You can mark that one off your “bucket list”. It does look nice.

  2. Rita says:

    I was kinda scared to scroll all the way down and see the results but was pleasantly surprised when I did, I like it!

  3. Bekah says:

    Katie is nicer than I would ever be, if Lance asked me to help shave his head I would refuse. And I do have to say (maybe it is because I’m your sister and after all your years of teasing me I’m not afraid to say it) but I tend to have the same view point as Kalyn, she is one smart girl! It’s scary looking! You look older, and it kind of looks like you have all this short gray hair… keep running Kalyn, keep running! 🙂 With all your hair gone you can see the resemblance between you and Grandpa David more, minus the wrinkles. 🙂 My vote is to just buzz your hair if you want it short and just keep up with shaving the face. And stop traumatizing your daughter! It’s not nice! 🙂

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