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  1. 7 points
    Finished 3rd session in early 2015, still the best choice I have ever made in my life, I can honestly say I prefer this look over when I had hair lol, my girlfriend of over a year haven't even been able to spot it, and she touches my head every day! Honestly if your on the fence, this goes for the young people as well, get it done. Male pattern baldness have no cure, accept it, because you are fighting a battle that you are not going to win. Get fit, and get a tan and your good!
  2. 5 points
    Soctopus

    Hairy Again

    Session 3 finally under my belt. Quite pleased with the results — Ian Dennis, the Houston practitioner, continues to be a master at what he does. Redness faded a lot quicker this time as he was really just adding in darker dots for variation and blending into the sides. I'm hoping I can let this grow 3 days now before it's noticeable and I need to shave. Of course, I could probably go a week and no one would notice — if this experience has taught me anything it's that people's eyes just want to see things that make sense, and the idea that part of my hair might be fake just doesn't compute. So, if anyone's on the fence for reasons of getting called out, you can put that fear to rest. One mid-session shot and a few pics from yesterday (these are only a few hours after shaving, for the most part). Those two pics in my car are taken right after each other; one with sunroof open and the other closed to show that even some lights will still totally make it disappear. I expect the same would happen on someone with a short buzz as well, though. I guess I'm off to go live my life now, I suppose. Hasn't really sunk in yet that going bald isn't something to worry about anymore, but I know that's to come.
  3. 4 points
    Sananthony

    What does an SMP head feel like?

    Well I quickly realized that most people that comment on SMP don't actually know what they are talking about lol. Even if you have a little tiny stubble on top, it will feel like a full head of hair cause nobody at all touches our head with just their fingers, they would use their whole hand and therefore any stubble feel will feel like a full head of hair.
  4. 4 points
    Hey I can completely relate to your predicament. I wore a system most of my life at 50 decided was enough. All the problems you have mentioned above about the hassle of wearing one. And I had to contend with a botched hair transplant under the system. Thought long and hard trying to come up with all the scenarios that you are trying to come up with. Leaving the system on during the process, wearing a hat etc. I went in on Friday they shaved my head had the procedure done walked in on Saturday to a family get together. People were shocked that I had shaved a perfectly good head of "hair" I said I wanted to try something different. Did not hear a peep after that. It has been over 2 years the best decision I have ever made. You are over thinking it. Take enough days off so you can have 2 sessions done about 10 days before you go back to work. Patients will wait!!
  5. 4 points
    the bald ego

    Really want to do this but...

    A one-session approach would be foolish. The practitioner and client need to assess and adjust (over several sessions) the style, rate of fading, density, need for blending, etc., etc. Anyone who had been through the HIS protocol will appreciate and attest to the wisdom of a mindful and careful approach. Many here who’ve completed SMP also know that the final “look” that we achieved was an **evolving** perceptual process, with the greatest results attainable only by giving time to build upon prior work, live with each session’s progress for awhile, and then to make enhancements. Rebuilding your look should not be an instantaneous endeavor. To ’SickOfHidingIt’... if I were you, I’d first make a transition to a close-shaved style and let your co-workers and others get used to that new look. When you feel ready, then go for SMP. Alternately, some people who have your concerns end up taking a full ‘travel’ week off and knock out their first two sessions. Ordinarily, a third session is needed a month later to build density and make important refinements, but the first two sessions would interimly leave you quite passable as “not bald”. I used to wear a wig, and was a corporate executive. I hated the wig; it felt fake. More to the point, I felt fake. One day, I just said fukkit to whatever people want to think... I shaved my whole head to Ground Zero, and dumped my wig in a trash can. From a shaved look, SMP is a simple process. Many of us, including myself, have traveled some distance to get the best work done. >>> You can always find a way to do something really important. I was bald for over 40 years by the time I found SMP around 18 months ago. Finding an undetectable, sustainable, low-maintenance baldness “cure” has allowed me to feel physically good about myself for the first time in my whole adult life. The best thing is to do good things for yourself, rather than for others. Not good to live for what “they” might think. Keep your focus on the best end goal for you. Good luck!
  6. 4 points
    Ivor

    Getting caught out

    Shaved Shadow. I agree, your description of yourself is very much like me. I would only show a horseshoe if I didn't shave for a day or so. I would often shave twice a day to avoid the horseshoe. The effect you say you would go for is exactly what I had hoped for; the shade of my eyebrows, for instance, because at present my SMP is much darker than them. Your also right in that concealer and tanning is not the way forward. The other night I saw a post going back to 2013 where the lad wasn't happy with his treatment and he went to the London clinic to successfully receive lazering to remove the sharp edges and to lighten the shading. I'm thinking I will contact hishair to seen if lazering would help me. I can't sort my SMP before I start work so I'm knackered there but at least there is some hope. Thanks for your replies and support.....discussing my worries does help.