the bald ego

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the bald ego last won the day on June 29 2019

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    Light brown
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  1. I see that now! Thanks for the heads-up. (Pun.)
  2. Zang in Los Angeles, if you’re looking for the very best.
  3. New session with Zang, one year later

    Updated for my 65th birthday, three years after SMP...
  4. Light brown hair and unevenly greying

    I’d absolutely recommend it.
  5. New session with Zang, one year later

    Thanks. I went for the shades that Zang, my practitioner, chose. It was never up to me, and that’s a good thing. I think he used 36 and 38, but I don’t recall for sure.
  6. Just about to get SMP (few questions)

    I keep mine in an old salt shaker, and sprinkle a miniscule amount into one hand and then just rub it all over my scalp for a few seconds. That’s all it takes to get a fast, cheap, chemical-free no-shine scalp.
  7. Just about to get SMP (few questions)

    #1 favorite razor: Norelco OneBlade (daily) #2 favorite razor: Braun Series 7 (occasionally) Anti-shine: Diatomaceous Earth (cheap, very effective)
  8. New session with Zang, one year later

    Thanks. I think Zang used 36 and 38, but I can’t recall for sure.
  9. New session with Zang, one year later

    Grrrrrrrizzly, approaching my 3rd (or 4th?) year since SMP Still would say it was the best decision ever.
  10. Somebody mentioned my name? About to turn 65. Just added a new pic to my Zang post in the American forum. Happy new year, Ed and all.
  11. New session with Zang, one year later

    Saw my name mentioned in another thread, so thought I’d add a recent pic with the family dog.

    Per my own experience, you (the OP) seem right where you should be at this stage. My third session was a ‘power’ marathon to add lots of density, and make subtle refinements. Nearly a year after that, I did go back for a touch-up, and went one shade darker at that time. Approaching the end of my second year now, and it’s perfect. This is as much artistry as science. Yours looks good so far. We’ve all been impatient, but the best result comes from being slow and cautious.
  13. I just booked my 1st session. I'll post daily pictures

    My hair loss was extensive, similar to the OP’s. Initially, I opted for a higher hairline and temple recession for the same reasons that he stated. But after adjusting to my new look, I realized that I’d been overly cautious. So I went back for some further blending (i.e., integration) of a more-lowered hairline with far less age recession at the temples. The masterful artistry of my “up-for-a-challenge” practitioner made ALL the difference when pushing the limits of what was possible. Check out my temples to see some superb blending work by Zang. Bottom line: Don’t be overly afraid to tweak your results, bit by bit, in order to achieve your best ultimate result. There’s a very fine line between being too cautious and too bold; the trick is finding the right balance for you.
  14. Scalp problems

    I can relate to the OP. I battled odd skin/scalp conditions since about 1994. A half-dozen top dermatologists in three countries gave me their boilerplate (repetitious) ‘topical’ ointment and hygiene bits of mindless advice. Needless to say, nothing ever worked. For the past several years, I’ve begun to study the root cause of these skin manifestations, including Omega-3 fats, “leaky gut”, weak immune systems, “nightshades”, inflammation, probiotics, etc. I’m essentially recovered now. NO more cysts, NO more scalp psoriasis (ugly red, scaly, blistery outbreaks of the forehead and scalp), NO more torso rashes, etc. Now, I can fully exercise again, and sweat without provoking an instant skin reaction. Formerly, any exertion or even minimal heat/humidity would make my skin react so badly that I’d have to avoid being in public for weeks at a time. Now it’s been nearly two years that I’ve been **completely** symptom-free, with ZERO skin issues, and I’m back to living a 100% fully normal life. Looking back, I believe that my immune system became crippled after an extended continual use of antibiotics in the mid-‘90s, and without the knowledge of how to then restore my ‘gut’ environment which regulates the immune system. The dermatologists failed to “look below the surface” or consider that my skin conditions were symptoms of a major underlying immunological issue. ”Google” can be your best starting point. Be prepared to read, learn, experiment, and read some more. A lot more! I hit some dead-ends, and had to try various protocols, fill in many blanks, and be patient while my body was doing its ‘behind-the-scene’ healing. There are many pieces to the puzzle. Hope this help you! Good luck.
  15. New session with Zang, one year later

    Turning 64 next month. Almost two years after SMP... best thing ever...