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Shampoos, sprays, and concealers Share your opinions and experiences about various shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and concealers.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:22 PM
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Default Caboki Works! (pretty much)

My Caboki arrived today and I must admit I'm excited. I applied it and it really does make me look like I have hair! It works far better than anything else I've ever tried such as Toppik and DermMatch. The only thing I'm not totally happy with is the fact that it appears to dull the hair. My own hair is very shiny and the hair on top of my head where I applied this is now much duller so it doesn't match the rest of my hair. Any suggestions on how to fix that? Also when I applied the product it appeared I had a head full of dust but after patting my head most of that apperance went away. They advertise that it will not come off of one's head because it has the opposite charge of human hair. However when I ran my fingers through it there was some there. Not much but there was some. Overall I'm very pleased with this product and I'm sure I will be even more so after I'm better at applying it. Good stuff!!!
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870 one hair grafts
1150 two hair grafts
364 three and four hair grafts
4262 Total hair count

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1896 grafts
760 one hair grafts
852 two hair grafts
288 three hair grafts
46 four hair grafts
3362 total hair count

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:38 PM
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Here are some pics I just took. Sorry for the poor quality.
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Dr. Epstein July 4, 2007
2520 grafts
471 one hair grafts
1540 two hair grafts
505 three hair grafts
5070 Total hair count

Dr. Epstein August 4, 2008
2384 grafts
870 one hair grafts
1150 two hair grafts
364 three and four hair grafts
4262 Total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro November 18, 2009
1896 grafts
760 one hair grafts
852 two hair grafts
288 three hair grafts
46 four hair grafts
3362 total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro July 1, 2011
1191 grafts
447 one hair grafts
580 two hair grafts
150 three hair grafts
14 four hair grafts
2113 total hair count
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:19 PM
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TTDS, with roughly 8,000 grafts, you shouldn't need any help!
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Damn, with all the stuff you put in your hair are you like a negative NW1?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:25 PM
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Where do they sell this stuff? By the way Dr. Shapiro really did a nice job for you. Looks great.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:28 PM
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TTDS, with roughly 8,000 grafts, you shouldn't need any help!
I had a bad experience with the first two surgeries. You can search my name and follow the saga here.
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Dr. Epstein July 4, 2007
2520 grafts
471 one hair grafts
1540 two hair grafts
505 three hair grafts
5070 Total hair count

Dr. Epstein August 4, 2008
2384 grafts
870 one hair grafts
1150 two hair grafts
364 three and four hair grafts
4262 Total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro November 18, 2009
1896 grafts
760 one hair grafts
852 two hair grafts
288 three hair grafts
46 four hair grafts
3362 total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro July 1, 2011
1191 grafts
447 one hair grafts
580 two hair grafts
150 three hair grafts
14 four hair grafts
2113 total hair count
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:31 PM
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Where do they sell this stuff? By the way Dr. Shapiro really did a nice job for you. Looks great.
Hi Dr. Charles,

Thanks for your help last year when you evaluated how many grafts I may have left for Dr. Shapiro. It was much appreciated. Between the Caboki, SMP I'm considering in July and the crown hairpiece I'm finally seeing light at the end of this five year tunnel. You can visit Caboki's website and get information on the product. It has the opposite charge as human hair so it clings to it. I was impressed.
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Dr. Epstein July 4, 2007
2520 grafts
471 one hair grafts
1540 two hair grafts
505 three hair grafts
5070 Total hair count

Dr. Epstein August 4, 2008
2384 grafts
870 one hair grafts
1150 two hair grafts
364 three and four hair grafts
4262 Total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro November 18, 2009
1896 grafts
760 one hair grafts
852 two hair grafts
288 three hair grafts
46 four hair grafts
3362 total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro July 1, 2011
1191 grafts
447 one hair grafts
580 two hair grafts
150 three hair grafts
14 four hair grafts
2113 total hair count

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:54 PM
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Here are some pics I just took. Sorry for the poor quality.
Starting to look better man. I think as your hair grows out it will provide better coverage and you will feel better and better about it. Must feel nice not to have the piece on top.
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TTDS,

Based on our shared experiences with that jerk-off Epstein, you know I'm probably the most negative guy around here when it comes to HT's. A lot of other posters can't understand what you've gone through, but I can.

So, unlike the cheerleaders and patient reps, you will get 100% unvarnished truth from me.

Honestly, you look much better in these pictures you just posted up than the earlier pics.

Under most types of lighting, you'll be in really great shape. The work post-Epstein was good enough that you have enough to effectively use a concealer like Cabooki. You're going to have to live with your hair grown out at that length and the Cabooki, but you will be fine. Congratulations on taking a big step forward in moving on from the nightmare.

You should feel confident enough when you go out to realize a simple fact....

You look fine!!!!!! No one is looking at your hair!!!!!!!!!

To give you a comparison, you responded once to me that you are 6'2". Right now, somewhere in America, some guy of 5'6" is worrying about his height. So what you worry nothing about and take for granted, someone else is constantly fretting about. And somewhere else, a girl is worrying about her breast size. Someone thinks they look too fat, too skinny, to old, too young, too bald, too hairy, and the list goes on and on.

Insecurity. It's the disease the MSM (mainstream media) has pumped into our heads. Tools of control used by those in control to make us consumers and debt slaves. Buy this...buy that. Wear this...wear that. Look like this...look like that...

Just like the Matrix, we have got to free our minds.

The lesson here that you can take is that it never mattered. You could have shaved your head all along and you would have looked fine. I know you don't think that, but it's true.

The disease all along was insecurity. With or without hair, confidence and happines come from the inside out and not the outside in. Hopefully, the rollercoaster you've been on will help that sink in.

So now you are good. You look fine. You can chill a bit. Try to enjoy life a little bit and learn to relax on this one issue. The insecurity will return and it will be your job to keep it at bay. It will always be lurking around the corner. Trust in that fact.

When it does, just keep telling yourself the simple truth: "I look fine. No one is looking at my hair."

Finally....

Please become a positive force and try to steer people clear of hair transplants (at least until they've done a major appraisal of the risks involved). The risks for these types of surgeries are huge in comparison to the returns. You've seen first hand what happens when things go wrong. Warn others. Your story, like mine, is invaluable for helping people make the right choice on wether they want to play the odds in Vegas with their scalps.

Let's all remember the disease is insecurity.

Spread the good words of Morpheus: "Free your mind!!!"
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:20 AM
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TTDS,

Looks pretty good. If you want to diminish the dull/chalky appearance then simply apply some styling paste (Aveda or jcrew, etc) after the concealer has dried and has been combed through. Less is more. It works well for me with dermmatch.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:01 AM
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The Bald Reality 2012-I agree with most everything you said. You are very well spoken. I tried to stay positive through this ordeal or I'd have been a basket case. It is still not over but I'm getting closer.
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Dr. Epstein July 4, 2007
2520 grafts
471 one hair grafts
1540 two hair grafts
505 three hair grafts
5070 Total hair count

Dr. Epstein August 4, 2008
2384 grafts
870 one hair grafts
1150 two hair grafts
364 three and four hair grafts
4262 Total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro November 18, 2009
1896 grafts
760 one hair grafts
852 two hair grafts
288 three hair grafts
46 four hair grafts
3362 total hair count

Dr. Ron Shapiro July 1, 2011
1191 grafts
447 one hair grafts
580 two hair grafts
150 three hair grafts
14 four hair grafts
2113 total hair count
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