I think I’m pretty vain. And I want it to stop. It’s an obstacle to my spiritual progress - and especially to my vocation. Now, I know this may sound funny, but I take a lot of pride in - of all things - my hair. I spend 5-15 minutes a day doing my hair and if I don’t have time I wear a hat. It’s ridiculous, and I know it. I only do it because I like to “look good” and to be “attractive” (not in a lustful sense, mind you).
So I was considering - shave head? It wouldn’t be a permanent solution because vanity and pride are things of the soul, but it might go a long way for me. It would be a kind of self-mortification, since having no hair to style scares me and I don’t like the idea of it.
I just wanted to ask for opinions. I don’t mean that I want to be bald, just get a number 5 buzzcut or something (shaving head implies going bald but it’s shorthand for taking off all of the hair).