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  2. Beards?

    I think if your treatment is conservative you can say that you shave because you are balding but enjoy having some hair on your head!
  3. Beards?

    Personally I always have 3-4 mm of stubble. I can’t grow a long thick beard otherwise I definitely would should people are in the mind set of, “why would you grow a beard but shave your head” I grew mine longer once & some chick I know asked me that question lol personally I like the beard / smp or bald look
  4. Beards?

    Good look, good hairline.
  5. Beards?

    Just for you Bobo, any jibes about my ginger tash and I'll come for you with ma axe 😜
  6. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    I work 3 shifts & when I’m on mornings (6am-1.30pm) I shave my head at 5am & it last me the day
  7. Yes you are correct with regard to my situation (albeit it's miles better in most lighting conditions than that last picture, which took me numerous attempts to even capture successfully on a photo).But I'd imagine someone with more hair would get away with longer, possibly much longer, delays between shaving. I think ideally I would want to be shaving every morning instead of every night. But that ain't happening with my current lifestyle, since I leave home very early in the morning to get into work. And as you say who will actually notice...... By the way I've had HIS take a look at some of the above pics and when I finally got a reply the advice was that (aside from the worst lighting pic above) it looks very natural and they concurred with my concern re 'over-SMPing'. So agreement is no more sessions at this time. I'll check back in here if there's anything significant to report, but hopefully it will hold up as-is for a longggggggg time.......
  8. Beards?

    Considering the popularity of beards you don't see many on this forum. Is there an issue with SMP and a beard? Colour matching maybe?
  9. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    This is why imo, people need to understand that if you want a perfect blend, you need to shave daily, every morning in fact... hair is 3D, smp is 2D. If you let your hair grow, even slightly in certain lighting conditions you will always see a difference, whether or not the general public will notice is debatable... 99% probably not
  10. One more showing the contrast between SMP and normal hair under certain lighting conditions. This is well under 24 hours after a careful foil shave. Still think this has faded/lightened a little too much since you can clearly see the darker patches where I have more hair. This is why I'm not 100% satisfied with my results at this time. Bear in mind this is under the most unfavourable lighting though.
  11. I've just posted honestly about my experience, and it's been primarily for my own benefit, albeit also with the hope that it helps someone else currently considering SMP. If as a by-product it provides good feedback and free advertising for HIS then fair enough, if they've done a good job then I don't mind that. I understand that there used to be an unlimited free session (within a year) warranty, and that people were perhaps taking advantage of that. So I kind of understand why it became limited to one free session. The surprise to me was the restriction on what could be done at the free session - basically anything other than touching up fading and it's chargeable. I admit I am disappointed about that. Anyway I told HIS well over a week ago that I'd get back to them, and I haven't done it yet. Right now I think the answer will be to pass on the free session......
  12. Interesting. But then I'm always going to be my biggest critic. Wife sees no issue at all after a day's growth (or maybe more). I maybe wasn't going to alter the hairline as such, just add a few dots on one side. But I can see how messing about in that area could ideally take more than one session. I'm inclined not to do anything as you say. I'm probably nitpicking - although the crappy pics in my post above look better that what I see in the mirror under those lighting conditions. It's not like it's a major problem though, was just hoping for something a bit closer to my 'Virtual SMP' pic posted earlier in this thread.
  13. With direct lighting from above, it is. It definitely looks best right after a shave though, and I really don't like it to go more than a day without shaving. Other lighting conditions are a bit more tricky - I've attached a few admittedly crappy pics of my least favourite (backlighting). Where you can see the dark bits at the side where I have hair - and the SMP on top looks lighter. I'd have liked the SMP a bit darker (have been saying that since session #1!!!). But: That's what I'm concerned about. Don't want to fire more and more dots at it. Think I'd rather let it go for months or (hopefully) years and see how it holds up. Then I can come back and get whatever I want done.
  14. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    you have provided a lot of good feedback and free advertising for HIS on here and surprised they are nit picking on the guarantee issue. I know that originally the guarantee covered everything bu there were people going back for more and more sessions so they changed it to cover fading only
  15. darts legend RVB

    i thought it was SMP at first but wasnt sure it wasnt another transplant. Seems to be hair growth there?
  16. I like the twenty four hours growth one best. If you cherry picked the worst one then you've no problems with blend to my eyes but then again I'm currently walking around with three days growth i think... fuzzy! I actually travelled about for a week recently and quite liked how it appeared even though patchy looking under scrutiny. I just don't care, it works for me. Altering your hairline will take more than one layer therefore more than one session if you follow. You could have a darker layer graduating from the crown forward in your freebie session, I don't think you will notice it too much when freshly shaved, probably initially will seem dark but that might give you more comfort with a bit of growth. Depends on your comfort levels with it. Looks solid as is. I would take the fourth.
  17. darts legend RVB

    The top picture looks dreadful to me. Looks like he’s got a helmet on got a fit new missus though
  18. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    Looks bang-on to me mate. I’d try and reframe from adding & adding more dots, otherwise it might start looking “painted on”
  19. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    If the horse shoe is fully covered/ blended. I think your ok not to go?
  20. Think I might need some advice on the free top up session. Initial plan was to do this session (needs to be done before 1st March to be within a year). However having contacted HIS I'm now not so sure. My plan was to use this session to straighten the hairline a bit and slightly darken the top. However HIS informed me that the free top up session is only to address fading and not to make alterations (in which case it would become a chargeable session). (A little disappointed at this since I'd have thought HIS would do everything possible to get the customer 100% happy by the end of this session). So it certainly looks like the hariline adjustment would make the session chargeable? My wish to darken the top is as a result of fading for sure. I've posted two pics below (taken a few days ago) to show what has happened since the last session. The first one is after not quite 24 hours' growth. The second is right after a foil shave. Both under bathroom light which is more 'difficult' for my SMP than outdoor light in my opinion. As you can see after nearly a day's growth you can see where I have hair and where I don't. (Please note I have cherry-picked the very worst photo here; all others taken at the same time were actually fine even after a day's growth). The last photos I posted on October 5th were just 12 days after my 3rd session and it was looking great then. Fading continued a bit after that - although has definitely long since stabilised. I'm not unhappy since it still looks good, more so right after a shave of course. I'm deliberating whether it's worth doing the free top-up session (keep in mind due to where I live it costs me approximately £100 to go to each session). Also I have concerns about piling up more and more dots on my head if this isn't absolutely necessary! Despite wanting to make use of any free session I'm inclined to leave this for now and see how this holds up over the coming months and (hopefully) years. It's been a great adventure up to this point and I'm very glad I did it - just don't want to spoil it ;-) Happy to have any comments.
  21. darts legend RVB

    I also do not like it. I think, the color must fade a little bit. It looks too dark now.
  22. Are they still open

    There doesn’t seem to be a lot of chat/ questions/posts on here are his still up and running ?
  23. darts legend RVB

    Is it me or is that a really bad procedure?
  24. darts legend RVB

    looks like Raymond Van Barneveld has gone down the SMP route after a failed hair transplant Not sure about the hairline though
  25. Kevin from stockholm?

    Hello, I had three treatments with Sam in Gbg. I think the result now is good (I was depressed when I did my treatments so nothing ever got good enough for me) but I want to get a touch up too and Sam is not doing SMP anymore but Kevin is. I will be emailing him shortly asking for credentials aka pics of his work as I want a touch up. I will try to make an update here if and when I get something to tell myself.
  26. Sunblock / sunscreen

    Just back from my winter sun week. Had asked my wife to get some SPF15 since the sun isn't too strong even at 28 degrees north at this time of year. She came back with some of the Piz Buin stuff and since I noticed it didn't contain alcohol, I used it on my head. Unlike the last stuff I used, it wasn't greasy and when I got home the shine on my head was no worse than before the holiday. Good result I think? Might get some of the SPF30 version for next summer holiday.
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