When I was younger, I used to wonder why middle aged guys never had cool hairstyles. Now I know it is because we can't. What hair we do have, we can't do shit with. And if you do manage a cool hairstyle, you wind up looking like an ass rather than looking cool. It's a no win.
I had my hair short since I was in my early 20s, about 25 years. As I've gotten older and fatter, my head has gotten larger and my hairline has receded a little bit. That's called Morehead Syndrome by the way, more head less hair. Billo Reilly gets credit for that, from way back when we were in 20 years old.
Anyway, after 25 years of short hair, it started looking crappy on me. Not as bad a Pete Rose, but not good either. So I grew it out. Why the hell not. And I was hoping for crazy old guy hair like the first Doctor Who or a US Civil War officer.
For my first 20 years, my hair was always straight. A bit poofy at times, but always straight. Then it was very short for about 25 years. Now that I've grown it out, it's curly, which really was quite a surprise. And... it still looks like shit, but in a different way.
I don't have cool crazy old guy hair; I've got Moammar Gadhafi hair. That's not a win.
Maybe when my hair gets grayer, it won't look as bad. If my Dad is a guide, I'm still about 12 years from that. Bald guys don't have these problems. So they have that going for them.
Getting old, it ain't for sissies.