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It looks great. I believe you could go with maybe a 24 or so. You went super light in the first two. Almost like Damien's treatment!

thanks man :). yeah I wanted to go as dark as possible but they didn't know how it would end up, so I guess they erred on the side of too light. But like I say that's them doing their job properly, was no real way of knowing at the time, I could have been someone who it held very well.

 

Actually my only main worry with it is that it uses up my guarantee period, because I've only got one more top-up included (after my 3 paid for sessions) hopefully it won't come to that.

 

Having seen the likes of Troy's treatment in real life with a 14/16 I do know what is possible though, I think I could even go that dark and it would look how I want it. Not 14/16 overall but just a few scattered dots

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yeah it definitely looked realistic. I just saw the post of his about the 3D effect actually. He wasn't like a NW 6 or 7 but he brought down the hairline and temples lower, so it was an area without hair and you can't tell the difference when it's cut with the clippers. I think he went so dark on the later sessions because it faded so much so not everyone would need to do that. It shows what SMP is capable of, not everyone wants the same look, some prefer a more subtle receded look but I'm of the mindset if you're getting a treatment you want to be able to see it.

 

 

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4th session (3 months after)

 

Here's my latest update 3 months on after my 4th session. Will probably need to resize the pics in a window as they are not the best quality. I'm fairly pleased but what these pics don't capture apart from the first one is how light it's gone on the sides and top. and the mirror one I aimed to show a bit of contrast round the back, I think it has faded here unfortunately. They're all after a fresh shave with the wahl baldfader (shorter than 0.5 grade) and with Peter Thomas Roth anti-shine (which does make a big difference) apart from the last one.

 

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Welcome back :)

 

I think the first image explains it best. Unfortunately it looks like you have indeed experienced further fading, and that a fifth session may be required. It's not ideal, but it happens sometimes. I wouldn't go any darker than 24 as you did for your last session, but a complete sprinkle-through should fix this fading, and hopefully then you'll be done.

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5th session photos
Had my 5th session on Wednesday, went down to shade 20 this time. Thanks again to Danny who did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend both him and Daz at Manchester.
 
Hopefully this will be the last one for a while. For some reason despite moisturising religiously my scalp is dry but oily and it was still quite painful, which is quite unusual on the 5th session as most people have sorted it by then. So this may affect the fading, I've ordered some Dr Organic lotion as recommended by Daz, I also looked at E45 but it's the same ingredients as the stuff I have already.
 
Scalp is really oily/shiny in these pics and theres 4 days growth but hopefully gives you guys a better idea than the last bad quality ones. It should settle down a bit more in the next few days, at the moment I've been hiding from my housemates and having my hood up everytime I see them haha! I'll post some more once it settles properly with a before/after.
 
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Hello guys, thanks for the comments, finally got chance to update this:

 

it's been over a year since my 1st session now back in April 2014, and 3 months since my last which was when it really started to look the finished article. It's now settled pretty well although I seem to be someone who fades a lot considering this is a 20 shade. The one on the right with the black jumper is about a week after the 3rd session and the rest are from yesterday so you can tell the difference, as it's settled.

 

There's a bit of difference in density in the hairline because that area had only one layer whereas everywhere else had four  because i wanted to move the hairline down a bit. Danny did explain it might need another session to look 100% for that very reason. So my plan is to get another short session to fill that in, then that should be it for a few years. Also this is with a couple of days hair growth I normally cut it with the bald fader clippers which is a bit shorter than 0.5.

 

I find a lot depends on the lighting, which is a bit of a mindf*ck if you need to shave it all off as you can see in these pictures the effectiveness of SMP does vary a bit depending on lighting, but you have to realise it's not 3D hair.

 

Not had any 'natural' photos of myself taken by other people or been able to see it in a normal situation because I've been a hermit studying the past two months but I'm pretty confident with how it looks. I've even had mates who are thinning point out that I cut it short but I have such a good hairline :) so I guess it must be noticeable. For me it's probably been a longer than average process because of fading and chosing to drop my hairline but all credit to HIS they have been really helpful every step.

 

It's been one of the best things I've ever done and to stop fretting about my hair, even though I shaved it anyway, is just a massive weight lifted. 

 

So anyway I hope the diary so far has been useful to people thinking of SMP, and if anyone wants to ask anything just comment or send a PM

 

cheers

Matt


 

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I think it looks really good and natural mate. It also looks better with less density in the hairline as real hairlines have less density than the top of the head. I would hold off on getting any touch ups for as long as possible, you don't want to risk messing it up and making it appear too dark or dense. Have you tried wet or foil shaving before? The hair on the sides in some of those pics is way too long and stands out quite a bit

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thanks mate, I normally cut it really short with the bald fader clippers, they're shorter than normal 0.5 grade but it had a bit longer than normal growth in these photos. yeah it's more the jump from lots of density over 3 sessions to the area that's just had one, I'll try get a better pic to show it.

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Looks good to me, the only thing i noticed with photos 3 and 4 fthe last photos was you'd let it grow a bit long at the side but the treatment area looked good. Photo 6 looks like it was taken at a different time (?) and that looks a lot sharper.

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Alright guys, hope all is well.

bit of an update/question.

 

Firstly the SMP is holding up well, no more fading really for the past two years so all good.

 

I dropped the hairline slightly on the last session, which meant that new area had only one treatment so was lacking in density a bit.

It wasn't so bad that I was in a rush to sort it out, but it's been bugging me and it's time to sort it out.

 

You can see it at the right of the photo, left side isn't too bad.

 

I don't want to change the shape of the hairline just soften it a bit to avoid the line up/"Jamie Foxx" look (it won't look good on me) and fill in this difference in density.

 

Can anyone from HIS advise on cost/length to just add a bit to this area?? I imagine around 1-2 hours?

 

 

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Alright guys, hope all is well.

bit of an update/question.

 

Firstly the SMP is holding up well, no more fading really for the past two years so all good.

 

I dropped the hairline slightly on the last session, which meant that new area had only one treatment so was lacking in density a bit.

It wasn't so bad that I was in a rush to sort it out, but it's been bugging me and it's time to sort it out.

 

You can see it at the right of the photo, left side isn't too bad.

 

I don't want to change the shape of the hairline just soften it a bit to avoid the line up/"Jamie Foxx" look (it won't look good on me) and fill in this difference in density.

 

Can anyone from HIS advise on cost/length to just add a bit to this area?? I imagine around 1-2 hours?

 

 

This looks great brother!

 

Your hairline looks fantastic. Something I'll ask the tech to do next time I go. I only had 2 sessions done in 2015... and still holding strong.

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Looks really good mate!! I have just started seriously looking into this after toying with the idea for just over a year. I have decided to go ahead however I'm not too sure where to go or which company is best (I hear great (and bad) things about all the main companies). I live in newcastle so would ideally like somewhere local(Ish) but not at the expense of a poor job being done.

Whilst I understand this forum is HIS I also see it's quite impartial and unfiltered so was hoping for some advise on the best places to go for my initial consultation.

Thanks in advance :)

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