I started going grey at 14.
No that is not a joke, more like a tragic tale. I think I have more grey then black left on my head and the beard is starting to go too.
One of the reasons we grow a beard is the first place is because, as men, it’s part of who we are. We were MEANT to have facial hair. If you are starting to go bald or grey, I’m a believer that it’s also part of who you are. It’s what you were meant to do. Instead of dying your hair, getting plugs, or spending money on that spray crap they sell at 2 AM on TV (why are you still awake anyway?) .I say embrace the change!
My wife says my grey hair makes me look more distinguished. Now, she is my wife and is hence obligated to find me attractive, but looking a little, shall we say, “more mature” can go a long way. In some facets of life, like job interviews or making a first impression, people recognizing your life experience can be a good thing.
As for balding, that started for me about 5 years ago. My widows peak is more pronounced than when I was younger. I took it as an opportunity to try a new hair style. Note that a new hairstyle does not equal a comb over. Please, no comb overs, that’s just wrong.
Ultimately it’s about just accept you for you and going with it. It’s far more important to be confident with who you are than end up being less confident while trying to be something you’re not. Confidence in any package will be more attractive to everyone around you than insecurity in any package.
And let’s not forget the best part here, we graying, balding, bearded folks get to play Santa Claus at some point in our lives. You can’t beat that!