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Old 10-15-2006, 07:06 PM
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Has anyone tried hair club for men? what are your thoughts on it?

How does it look? feel? How much does it cost?
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:41 AM
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Pavlo123:

I wore a "system" for 18 years..recently liberated this summer-8/06. I went to HCM for awhile until I found a cheaper alternative (an employee that left and started her own business) that produced the same results.

I like using the analogy of buying a new car vs. the hair piece. They look shiny, sparkly and new in the showroom. After you take it home, drive it through a few puddles, get mud on it, insure it and start making the payments"??? it doesn't look/feel the same way as in the showroom. The salesman looks great because he a hair studio at his disposal-everyday.

There were many days when the system looked great and virtually undetectable (sight wise-no one can run their fingers through your hair without the possibility of getting stuck). There were a lot of days when you could spot it from the space shuttle. The system does NOT act or look like real hair after a few weeks. After a few weeks, it will become matted and harder to maintain from hair products. I was unable to enjoy certain activities w/ my family over the years. IE: swimming, boating, etc...

Basically, there is a tremendous amount of upkeep and it is comparable $$$$ amount to a hair transplant. You will need two systems, the second for when hair needs to be added to the original (they shed). They will try and sell "their" hair care products (more $$$) and the monthly reattachments (services) will cost you approx 100.00/month.

With that said, I had one for 18 years. If I was not a candidate for a HT, I probably would still be in one today. Not knowing your level of baldness, I would recommend you strongly consider ALL options, HT vs. System. There is NOTHING like the freedom and confidence of having one's own hair. I will let you know in about 6 months (hopefully) about "your own hair" comment.


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Old 10-16-2006, 06:11 AM
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I totaly agree with glock 08. You willhave so many problems with a piece. If you think its detectable just once, imagine going out every day and when people look your way, your always thinking that they can spot it. Not a comfortable way to live.
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Hair club SUCKS!
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:01 AM
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I think there is a lot of wisdom in Glocks' words.
I too wore a HCM hair piece for 14 years. There was not a single day in those years that I knew I looked perfectly natural for the hours I was awake!! ( not to mention the bedroom activities for a single guy...it would usually get interesting if the girl made an attempt to run her fingers through my hair). That is quite stressful. Having said that, I was VERY anal in keeping my system clean, properly styled and maintained. This required many more visits to my HCM office than most people are willing to pay. ( Remember more visits and more system replacements equals 'mo money!) Most of the time ( maybe even 90% of the time) I think you would not know I had a rug on my head, but that remaining 10% of time I knew I looked like crap and I was powerless to correct the hair for that day.
I would strongly recommend that if you are a candidate for a HT, please do your research in that area not Hair Club or any other "system". Had I saved my money for the past 14 years I would be about $50,000 richer. Honest.
If you go the route of a system, don't believe the hype of only having to visit the clinic every 4-6 weeks, you will look horrible if you don't go every 3 weeks ( my normal time for a haircut is about 2 1/2 weeks) . Also, if you are not replacing your system every 2 months or so, it will lose its bounce, shine and you can easily develop balding spots.
Sorry to rain on your post but this is my experience regrettably. Good luck. S-n-P
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:04 PM
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Pavlo,

Glock gave you an excellent answer.

Just keep in mind that Hair Club for men IS a wig, hairpiece, rug...whatever term you want to call it...it's using a wig to make it look like you have real hair. Depending on where you go, you can get less expensive wigs, however, no matter what, maintenance and replacment will be necessary....not to mention going out in public and worrying about the wind, going swimming, etc.

Whereas a hair transplant isn't the answer for everyone...weigh all options before you take the plunge into anything.

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Old 07-19-2007, 08:22 PM
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Hey, guys I agree with all of you. I started loosing my hair when i was about 24 years old. That is when i decided to take some measures toward treating my hair loss problem. I did some research but me being as young as I was that didn't amount to much. I decided to get hair transplants. I went in for 3 sessions totalling about 280 rather large clusters of hair at my temples. After all was said and done I was having a great amount of difficulty making those areas of my forhead look natural so once again I made another relatively fast decision. I went out and got a hair piece figuring i could just cover things up until I decided what to do. Well 13 years later I am still wearing a hairpiece. I couldn't take it off because I had these large bumpy clusters of hair protruding from my scalp which really made me look weird. I finally decided to do something about it and correct the hair transplant mistake I had made some 13 years ago. I am going through my fourth and final procedure in a few weeks to clean up the mess that the doctor had made of my head all those years ago. Once im done with that I will look to have a mega session of hair transplants and finally rid myself of the hair piece. For me the hairpiece kind of helped me out considering my situation but I can honestly say I absolutely hated wearing it and still do. It is very difficult to maintain well and very expensive as well. My advice to you is get hair transpants or if you have a decent shaped head just cut it really short or shave your head after all it's actually fashionable. Don't get sucked into the hairpiece thing. You will be miserable. I can almost guarantee it.
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I would like to add that I went to hair Club 3 years ago because I thought they were my best option.
I went in for a consultation for my recieding hairline and the sales person there a "hairloss expert" according to the company recommended there "EXT Program."
The program consisted of a 5 -6 step process consisting of different shampoo's,cleanser's,boosting agents and vitamins to enhance hair growth. They also offered me a free microscope hair scalp analyisis.
I was told by the "hair expert", that this program works. She also mentioned the microscope analysis for my recieding hairline will grow back if I use the system. She said, "under the microscope my hair follicles are still alive and they just need this system and they will grow full and thick."
I was excited thinking all I have to do is buy this expensive 6 month treatment and I will be on my way to my old self again.
What a expensive mistake.... After spending 1900 U.s and at that time the exchange rate was not what it is today, I was out big time. The system did not do anything positve for my hair and I was still recieding.
I asked the, "Hair Club Expert" how come it seems like it is not working and she replied, "it takes time."
We'll the 6 month shipment of the system came and I used it religiously with no results execpt lost money in my bank account.
The guarantee they offered me was if the shampoo system doesn't work than I can use that money towards any other service they provide.
After the nightmare of the shampoo and the commute back and forth to Michigan I was pretty much fusterated with Hair Club.
I could go on and on about this terrible experience but I think you get the point......
HAIR CLUB SUCKS!
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Old 07-20-2007, 04:58 PM
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Good info MP

The fact of the matter can be summed up in one sentence.. Unless you get a HT, there are only 2 items that regrow hair Minoxidil & propecia ( and the Nizoral helps marginally)

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Good job Mrjb
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