the bald ego

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About the bald ego

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    USA
  • Skin Tone
    Light
  • Norwood Scale
    Norwood 7
  • Natural Hair Colour
    Light brown
  • Have you had SMP?
    Yes
  • Date when I had SMP
    2016

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  1. Best clippers/shaver after SMP

    100% dry shaving. In fact, I make sure that I shave up **before** I shower, to get a more friction-free glide. Make sure that you clean your razor’s chamber of stubble after each use, and run it under hot water at least once a week. I use **slow** light passes of the razor head on my skin, and initially orient the length of the blades to get the longest contact patch of scalp. Then I turn the razor head 90° to pick up residual stubble. The reason I think that using pressure is inefficient, rather than letting the blades do their work, is that pushing the razor head into the skin may cause a poor hair contact angle and/or incorrect lift from the blade guard. Just guessing, but definitely relaxed, light, slow, and dry makes for the quickest and most comfy shave. It’s not a woodshop sanding project, haha!
  2. What does an SMP head feel like?

    Sananthony is correct, IMO. I’m a Norwood 7, and yet the tiny amount of stubble on top is still able to provide enough scratchiness so that any casual “head rub” is perceived as real.
  3. Best clippers/shaver after SMP

    The Braun cuts much more effectively with the lightest possible pressure, just barely touching the skin. Don’t push it into the skin! It’s contraintuitive, and I still need to remind myself regularly to go light.
  4. Wow. You sure can’t find fault with that work. Looks like you were born with it, and the style is subtly unique and perfect for you.
  5. Faux scars, What's your opinion

    Scars can look cool, as long as they come across as genuine battlescars, rather than cloned “designer” scars.
  6. Is it too late to say I hate the new forum design?

    My iPad doesn’t have a mouse. If it did, I’d quote you. 😜
  7. Best clippers/shaver after SMP

    As soon as I got my SMP, I treated myself to a higher-end Norelco and a Braun Series 7 at Costco, with the idea of trying both. (I already owned the Panasonic.) I’ve been shaving my head for over 25 years, and the only shaver I would now recommend is a Braun. To me, Braun is superior in EVERY way to anything I’ve used: it’s a real workhorse that gives me consistently great results... quickly, effortlessly, and comfortably. Some will disagree – that’s why I suggest that you sort through the existing threads, rather than asking everyone to repost. Or, just get yourself a Braun and save some effort. You won’t be disappointed!
  8. Best clippers/shaver after SMP

    There are many threads on this widely-debated topic. Let the forum ‘search’ button be your friend. (The answer is Braun.)
  9. 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!
  10. Is smp a good option for me?

    I’ll be 65 next year. SMP actually gets BETTER with age... not only can it “cure” baldness, but it also hides graying. (I was a Norwood 7 with about 70% gray hair.) Here’s a recent pic (blurry from cropping and enlarging) taken over the holidays. No baldness. No gray. No worries.
  11. New session with Zang, one year later

    Pic of my August 2017 session with Zang, taken today:
  12. Changes to HIS and their Staff

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  13. New session with Zang, one year later

    Just 10 years, Ed?? You must not remember my "before" pics, hahahaha.
  14. New session with Zang, one year later

    Three days into the healing... so happy...