Lt.Col Kojak Slaphead III

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  1. SMP protection - Nine-to-five lifestyle and sun care routine

    It seems ridiculous to use it every day for what amounts to only a few minutes exposure. Not only that but if you're that OCD about using sunscreen you will have a brown face and pale scalp which will make it look like you wore a hat for a year straight.
  2. Exactly how does SMP fade? (Not, "Does SMP fade")

    Mine has faded in the manner of the 1st treatment lighter dots disappearing leaving only later treatment dots, and some small patches of increased fading but so far it still looks realistic. Ultimately there's nothing less realistic than a full head of perfectly uniform dots so a little fading can look good. I know it won't last forever and I'm on the fence about touch ups because I know the guys who originally did my treatment have long left HIS.
  3. Full heads of shaved hair

    It's impossible to get dots small enough to truly recreate the delicate hairline hair follicles. What I have found is that shine tends to make dots look smaller, so what I do (counter-intuitively) is rub a little olive oil around my hairline and it makes the transition from skin to SMP more gradual. I think in general the obsession with anti-shine might have the effect of making treatments look less realistic, you'll notice from the examples of real shaved heads in this thread that nearly all of them have shine that blurs their hairlines.
  4. Spotty scalp

    Have you considered accutane?
  5. Where is the social media?

    If HIS increased their advertising much more I would seriously consider getting my treatment lasered off. It would be a huge error to treat SMP like any other cosmetic enhancement like boob jobs or rhinoplasty, because there is vastly more social stigma around hair loss solutions for men.
  6. Getting caught out

    Everytime I read about people being called out, or see it in the media it's always someone with a really optimistic hairline and dark treatment. I haven't been called out in the 5 years I've had my work done. But my treatment is very light in sunlight and I have the temples that someone my age should have. If you do get called out, rather than look a fool by denying anything I think it's best to massage the truth and casually say you had some hairline work and just shaved down the rest to match it. If your friends, colleagues or family are that much a bunch of c**ts that they would still give you a hard time over it then just don't get it done but I think that signals a big problem in receiving basic respect from your social circle.
  7. He got called out!

    Its the classic mistake of going for a 16 year old black kid's hairline. The more subtle and natural the SMP the less attention it will draw.
  8. Maintenance after SMP

    Man going from a hair system to SMP is night and day when it comes to maintenance. I either foil shave or wet shave my head every couple of days and it takes about 2 mins or less (norwood 7). The only real maintenance when it comes to SMP is wearing sunscreen, that's it. It's easier to maintain than an actual head of hair.
  9. Hair Piece to SMP

    Affleck wears a wig, hardly a secret. It's just a good one and an example of it being done right. He's also lucky in that his temples are very thick which makes density matching much easier. Travolta's is awful because his temples are thin so he wears a larger piece that covers the area and it look unnatural. The hairs are also attached sticking straight up which looks weird, hairs naturally grow in a particular direction. But even Affleck sometimes is sloppy with maintenance and you sometimes see paparazzi pictures of him where the sides don't quite match.
  10. Hair Piece to SMP

    You probably see good hair pieces all the time but pay no attention to them. If attention is paid to matching hair colour, lace colour and if the roots are bleached well then its more or less undetectable even if a woman is rubbing your hair or looking at your hairline up close. In that sense a hair piece can be more realistic than SMP up close, the downside is that it takes a ridiculous amount of maintenance and stress to achieve that, and it's easy to be caught out if maintenance isn't perfect. Pointless unless you're a rich celebrity like Ben Affleck.
  11. In ten years time

    If you look after it the fading is extremely slow long term. I'm not even convinced I am experiencing long term fading. My treatment is identical now compared to my last session in Feb 2014. I fully expect it will hold up 10 years from now but keep in mind I'm not doing roofing in the summer in Texas. But if a touch up is required then so long as the technician uses a very light touch he should be able to do small enough dots that they will contrast nicely against the older lighter dots.
  12. Hair Piece to SMP

    I did "hair system" to SMP and I must admit the SMP is more realistic, and I am a norwood 7.5 if such a thing exists. My SMP required 3 treatments (and 1 touch up) in order to cover a very large area and create a tapered look down to my ears and neck. I used to buy custom systems from america and spend hours trying different tapes and glues to get a realistic hairline. Until it got wet or after a few months the colour would change slightly and no longer match my existing hair. Just shaving my head was an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders. People who never used those hair systems have no idea how much stress and anxiety they induce. I had hair systems for about 10 years, much of that time was miserable. Even if you never go through with SMP I highly recommend just shaving the dome, go on holiday somewhere hot, get a tan, and you will look and feel 10 times better. I used to post on the hairlosshelp forum, not sure if it's still around. But it was a really depressing place with loads of guys trapped in the hair system lifestyle looking for a way out, that was before HIS existed though.
  13. Faux scars, What's your opinion

    I dont think its a good idea, as someone else said it draws attention to the SMP. What I would like to see is a thinned crown look, and realistically thinned temple corners. I feel like SMP could be done a bit darker if these areas are realistically thinned. Plus no one honestly would shave their head to the skin with a full head of hair, there should be more emphasis on creating "imperfection" within a good treatment.
  14. Blending

    Give it a month and you will get a better picture of the final fading (it fades more over time but extremely slowly if you take care of it). Blending can be easily achieved by putting more SMP inside your existing hair maybe with a slightly lighter ink and lighter needle touch. That's what they did for mine. I found that it was quite painful having the SMP done lower on the back of the head and above the ears, which most people don't do, but it's worth it for good blending.
  15. Finally Happy

    You picked a really good hairline and didn't go nuts on the darkness. That's the secret to a good treatment, people are too tempted to go for a 16 year old hairlines and inappropriate follicle darkness