How often do you get a Haircut?

Since the beginning of 2020, how often have you been getting a haircut? For most people, I assume this number declined in comparison to 2019.

Nancy Pelosi Hair Salon
White House press conference taken over by Nancy Pelosi’s illegal hair salon visit.

In much of the US, hair salons, beauty parlors and barbershops were forced to close for around 4 months this year.

Even after re-opening, they still require people to wear masks continuously while getting a haircut. And most salons limit occupancy levels and take your temperature before accepting you.

Myself and Nancy Pelosi are Superior Beings

I cannot go for more than 4-5 weeks without getting a haircut. I explain why in the original version of this 2015 post further below.

Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic started in 2020, I have tried to prolong this time frame. However, I could never go beyond 2 months. Besides looking disheveled, the itching and dandruff seem to get worse the longer I wait between haircuts.

Ultimately, I got 2 illegal haircuts in 2020. Without wearing a mask or getting my temperature taken. And by going to an illegally open barbershop operated by a wonderful woman. She only accepted one client at a time. As far as I could tell, the local police supported this small business owner by never fining or arresting her. One cop even saw me go into her building after parking outside. Other barbers in my state rebelled too. Do I feel entitled and think that these nonsensical anti-barbershop visitation laws do not apply to me? Yes.

Mitt Romney Haircut.
Mitt Romney Getting a Haircut at Home.

This week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (the most powerful women in the US) joined me in acting entitled and superior while breaking the law. Or, more likely, she always exercised her superiority complex. I was just late to the party.

In Mrs. Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco, getting a hair blowout and wash treatment at indoor salons or spas is still currently illegal. Yet Mrs. Pelosi was caught red handed (see videos below) breaking the law. While Californians are forced to get outdoor haircuts and hair treatments, Madam Speaker got preferential and illegal indoor treatment. And she removed her mask when she was not supposed to.

All while she has lectured and threatened people this whole year about wearing masks and following government rules. Based on her actions, 80-year old high Covid-19 risk Nancy Pelosi likely does not really believe in these sham recommendations. Just like myself.

However, unlike Mrs. Pelosi (and Dr. Anthony Fauci and Governor Cuomo), I do not scare people into following rules that I do not believe in myself. I may have a superiority complex, but I doubt that I will ever have a hypocritical complex. Blog readers should correct me if they ever smell any hypocrisy in my opinions.

Erica Kious owns the eSalon where the Speaker of the House got her hair treatment. Some interesting comments on Erica’s Yelp.

July 15, 2015

How often do you get a Haircut?

There was a time when my hair was always perfect. Lengthy, silky, symmetrical growth, no dandruff, no itching, no curliness above the ears, and absolutely no thinning areas. I could go months without a haircut and still look well groomed. Moreover, I rarely ever shampooed my hair, and often washed it just once or twice a week (with only water).

Over the years, as male hormones and genetics have taken over, I now have to get a haircut every 4-5 weeks in order to prevent whats left from getting out of hand. Moreover, I now have to wash my hair every single day, and am forced to use Nizoral shampoo once a week to control the itching and inflammation.

It seems like whenever I try to delay my haircut beyond 5 weeks after my prior one, I get more frequent itching and overall bad hair quality and texture. I even start pulling out my own hair after 5 weeks of keeping it uncut.

Scott Walker’s Haircut Obsession

I started to think about all the above after:

  1. Seeing my alcoholic hirsute friend get a haircut after 6 months this week! What is it with so many alcoholics and great hair?
  2. Reading the below entertaining and well researched Twitter feed from Christopher Ingraham. The leading current 2016 Republican presidential candidate is Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. He is obsessed with getting haircuts. He has mentioned the word “haircut” 19 times (!) on his Twitter feed, including 5 times in 2011:
How often do you get a haircut?
How often do you get your hair cut?

Based on the spacing of those Tweets, it seems like Mr. Walker got a haircut every 2.5 months in 2011. Unless he forgot to mention a few more such instances. I am surprised that Mr. Walker waited so long between haircuts, since he is balding significantly per his latest photos.

Balding men usually need to get more frequent haircuts. Perhaps Mr. Walker was not balding as severely in 2011 as he is today? Even funnier, Mr. Walker had one of the wackiest explanations ever when asked to discuss his balding last year:

Governor Scott Walker recently mentioned his bald spot and attributed it to bumping his head on a kitchen cabinet.

Politicians and their Hair

This election season is shaping up to be the most comedic ones ever, with a lot of focus on hair. Both Scott Walker and Donald Trump are now among the leading candidates for the Republican nomination.

Hopefully we will soon find out how often Mr. Trump gets a haircut or how often he gets his toupee replaced if that is really not his hair. I am, however, beginning to believe his claims that it really is his own hair. Edit: See my newer posts on Donald Trump’s hair.

Other leading candidates Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee have also been asked about their receding hairlines and bald spots. All of this marks a great improvement from past discussions about Norwood 1 Democrat John Edwards and his $400 haircuts.

Unfortunately, we are still a long way from getting a Norwood 7 elected into the White House. Perhaps once a women is elected as President, they will finally focus on electing a bald male? Or, even better, a man with an obvious combover? Correction: Dwight Eisenhower was severely balding when elected in 1953 (h/t reader “Longbow).

56 thoughts on “How often do you get a Haircut?”

  1. I get mine cut every 2-3 weeks. It’s necessary as the sides and back are so thick and dense compared to the top :/

    Sadly, I had decent hair until I was about 10. It became very coarse/frizzy and I had quite the white boy ‘fro. I used to hate my hair and all the guys who could style theirs so easily and pull off cool, longer hairstyles. Now I’d give anything just to have even my old hair back. I started noticing density/thickness changes on top as young as 18/19. It’s been a gradual downhill loss since then. But, since I always hated my hair and never considered it one of my better attributes; hairloss hasn’t hit me as hard as some guys. Though of course I do hope for a great treatment soon.

      1. I’m not. I’ve been tempted to try Rogaine/propecia but the results never impressed me and the risks seemed too great. I’m waiting on the next big thing…tho ill prob be totally bald by then :p

    1. I’ve been on Minox since 1989 and, with the help of 5 surgeries done around the globe and a French shampoo, I can say I’m not bald like my father and my brothers :-) I tried Propecia when it first came out and It cost me my first marriage I’m waiting for a safe replacement since then (Propecia of course, my new wife is a keeper). I cut my hair every 3 weeks.

  2. It’s been a loooong time since I’ve had a haircut and it looks a bit silly right now.

    That said, I’m a bit of an alcoholic (sometimes drink 50+ a week, though not usually) and I actually blame some of my hair loss on that.

    That said, alcohol is very estrogenic (beer more so…. the hops), and we all know estrogen is good for hair. On the other hand, alcohol ties up the liver (responsible for ridding the body of DHT) and thus temporarily increases DHT serum levels.

    1. Haha Dan great to read that and interesting thoughts about DHT and alcohol. For the past year or two, I have regularly been drinking 10-15 a week and was getting concerned….but I know people that drink 50 plus every week who look and feel decent even after doing so for 20 plus years. I don’t think my liver could handle anywhere near that amount for even a year. How long have you been drinking so much?

      1. Not long… I’m 28, started drinking at 21 and only started drinking more than 20-25 week as an absolute max in the last year or so. 50 is pretty rare for me but it’s still an insane amount of alcohol… and I usually consume it within 2-3 days.

        I also have hypothyroidism, diagnosed at 27; I wonder (I’m pretty suspicious) if it wasn’t the alcohol abuse that precipitated this. I’d wondered why hypothyroidism was so much more common in women than in men (my mother has it) given that it isn’t a sex-linked (X or Y-linked) trait, at least from what we know; then I discovered hormonal changes can bring it about in predisposed individuals…. ergo it’s so much more common for it to present during pregnancy or in postpartum or menopausal women.

        As we know, hormones go a bit nuts after drinking lots of alcohol… estrogen goes way up and testosterone goes way down. So I may have myself to blame. Or it may just be awful luck that I as a male got it 10 years before my mother ever did. :/

  3. Haha, I live in oslo and we have alot of heroinist.. Wandering around and look like they are hired as extras in a walking dead scene. BUT they usually have tremendous great hair.
    LIFE IS UNFAIR I thought, but after some search it appeared that heroine lowers testosterone massivly and it wont start going up until about a month after quitting the drug on daily basis.
    So, thats today fun fact.
    Personally i decided to not start any heroine treatment for getting thick hair xD

    1. Very interesting, and great choice:-)

      I am a fan of Magnus Carlsen FYI and envy his chess and hairline (his dad is bald).

  4. Whole thing’s a sham. Just pay attention to where they relocate their assets and follow in kind. Not only has this artificial shutdown led to missed cancer diagnosis and life saving treatments, but they’ve cost all of us hair loss sufferers invaluable months of research. But I have faith that what goes around comes around, in the end. My point of view.

  5. I found my new barbershop 2 years ago because they only charged $11 for a haircut. They recently upped that to $14 but it’s still cheaper than everywhere else; esp since I go every 2-3 weeks. They never were opened illegally but if they had been i totally would’ve taken advantage, haha. Now that barbershops are open again, they keep the door open and cut 2 people’s hair at a time. They have you take your mask off when you sit down in the chair; I imagine it’d be difficult to get around the ears with mask still on :/

    1. In mine, they made me keep the mask on throughout the haircut last month! I even got hair inside my mask, which I had to clean when back outside the barbershop lol.

  6. Just had a dental check and clean. Dentist wears a mask, obviously patient doesn’t. They are in much closer proximity than a hairdresser. Inconsistencies everywhere. Melbourne Australia is currently in Stage 4 lockdown including the metro east coast-no surfing allowed. I live 90kms outside of Melb on the west coast which is only in Stage 3-surfing still allowed here for some reason? Nobody in Melb is allowed to travel more than 5kms from home. Covid has been high in the metro area-most people have been doing the right thing-as cases are now falling, yet many flout this law and continue to drive out of the city and down the coast and crowd out the beach and surf here. Whatever ones beliefs are concerning Covid restrictions, the law is the law. But, now many are out in the water also at risk of a $1,600 fine, but they don’t give a sh#t. The state govt make these laws but don’t enforce them?! No rhyme or reason in these parts it seems!

  7. Please don’t make this great blog go political! Answer is 0 times for me. I would have gone if possible, but all salons closed near my house.

  8. Please admin don’t start making things political. This blog is usually a rare fact based, neutral, positive place on the internet and your posts are usually so well written. If it turns into another political back and forth comment section it’d be a real shame.

  9. So in three months 2020 is over, could someone please tell me where we are headed? and how long does it still take to get there?

    1. Samumed, Breezula, and Follica are the farthest along and heading into the home stretch final Phase III trials this or next year. Scratch off 2021 for study duration (assuming it’s a six month study and not multiple years) and 2022 for trial readout and FDA submission (they always take months and months after the study concludes before releasing the data). Remain cautiously optimistic for 2023 which will most likely be entirely devoted to the FDA approval process which takes 10 months minimum. (I believe all three companies will be approved)

      After approval, given how Puretech (Follica) has a drug—Plenity—that was FDA approved in early 2019 yet still hasn’t been released, expect another year after FDA approval and hope for 2024-2025 rollouts.

      That’s the math. There are no shortcuts to lessen that duration. In fact, it assumes no delays. If a company pulls a Replicel, which promoted their dermal injector as being market ready by 2016 (still not released!), this projection could be off by years or decades still.

      1. Toccata replicel is a fraud. People should have learned they did the same exact thing as anderans and hairclone the British company is copying both of them. It’s won’t cure baldness

      2. Damn, this sounds really bad…
        Follica is only trying to get approval for the device though, so maybe it won’t take as long because of that?

        Just some wishful thinking

  10. Tocatta. Well said but winlevi got approved just recently and will be available by the q1 2021. Pretty quick turnaround. I think by 2022 we will have one of the three approved. SM or Follica. Breezula prob 2023 or so. 2024 2025 seems a bit much.

  11. I think Samumed may be on the market first because they are expected to complete the phase 3 trial in 2021 and assuming they collect the data and submit right away to the FDA in 2H 2021, they could be approved by Q4 2022 and release it 2H 2023. But just look at the quick turnaround with Winlevi; finished phase 3 in 2018 and 3 years later will be expecting a release for 2021. Breezula and Follica have yet to even begin phase 3. Make your predictions accordingly.

    1. To deflate things further, none of these future treatments have proven to actually cure hair loss or even recover a single Norwood degree’s worth. We have one sketchy photo of an above average responder and a bunch of graphs. The rest is gossip, broscience, and fantasy.

      1. Well said Toccatta. I didnt know winlevi finished phase 3 in 2018. I thought it was earlier this year. Then yeah 2023 + for any new treatment. I feel sorry for all the newbies that think this stuff will cure them and they avoid the big 3.

            1. Thanks for the fix Admin. It was the formatting that threw me; everything condensed into one block. Never happened to me before.

      1. Yes but too many good results with microneedling combinations with minoxidil, exosomes, growth factors, natural dot blockers and a big knowledge from papers and research. I believe the most fast road to the cure is the isolation and reproduction of micro rna who can trigger regrowth. I am for two months in dermarolling scalp massage and Gingko biloba And I already have seen amazing results, all my scalp has tiny hair that getting thicker and thicker amazing. Try it For two months constantly. Thank you admin for this blog I have red all your posts and i am here from 2015 you gave us so much knowledge and hope really thank you!

  12. Man… We will have to change the name of the website to ‘HairlossCure2030’ I’ve honestly been preparing myself that at some point I will have to shave my head bald. Currently in the fight with Finasteride and Stemoxydine. Trying to add in scalp massages. I’ve thought about hair transplants but know its lifetime commitment with more procedures and staying on medications, scaring etc. Haven’t ruled it out yet. Could get me by for another 10 years or so. Also thought about hair systems but not really into them. Everything has pros and cons. Going to stay in the fight for another year or two then see where I’m at. It honestly sucks every time you look into a mirror and see your hair loss. I’m still able to style my hair to a certain degree, usually takes an hour or more, I use hair fibres & hair spray to hold it in place but just putting on a hoodie or sleeping a certain way will mess my hair up. My girlfriend has doesn’t know, she knows I have a mature hairline but has no idea how it really looks because I’ve mastered the art of styling it over the years. I will obviously have to tell her at some point lol. Look, we know there are things in the pipeline with future treatments but nothing seems like a game changer. Can’t believe I’m saying that in 2020! Hopefully I’m proven wrong in the next 5 years.

    1. We are all in the same boat here. I fully understand how you feel but unfortunately it will still take some time before a definitive cure is available, sad to say but I think this is the situation… Too many false promises over these years..
      I can still hide it for 1-2 years but eventually I will have to face the bald truth…

      1. Yeah, Hey we are in this fight together! One day we wont have to be on this this website and hair loss will be a thing of the past. Imagine the day they actually cure hair loss, later in the future and someone tells the guy or girl who is experiencing thinning or loss – “All you have to do is go to the doctor and they will give you topical or you have a procedure’ Lucky people man lol.

      1. I can see it now. Time magazine front cover (insert picture of team) of one of the main companies in this fight. ‘Hair loss cured’ One day. Can’t wait!!

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