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Old 05-22-2012, 04:33 PM
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Mi77 I was quite happy with the look from Hairclub, but it was just knowing that bottom-line it was a "rug" that caused me to have it removed. There is some "glue" involved to hold down the front that I found a bit un-nerving and at times the glue can be messy. It was unbelievable to go from thinning hair to all of a sudden having plenty of volume. That part was fun.

I am not sure what their policy is now, but back then they offered refunds (which I got) if you decided after a certain amount of time that you didn't want it. The problem though is when the remove it the top of your head is pretty much shaved down. So if you remove it, you will have a balding look or shaved down look on top until the hair you have grows back.

So he wouldn't be "spending thousands" trying it out if they still offer the refunds. I will say it took me about 6 months though to get my full refund, but I did get my money back.

Hairclub does provide good privacy at their office/salon. Their hairdressers were very nice and top-notch. I guess you aware that he would always need to go to Hair Club for "servicing" and a haircut every 4-6 weeks? The service appointments used to be about $75 and I am sure they are more now.

It just depends on the person whether they can stomach wearing a hairpiece. Lots of guys love it, but it wasn't for me, but it might be if all other options were exhausted before I would accept being completely bald.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:00 PM
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Interesting...I bet it really look nice on you
I have been doing my research on lace replacements and lace frontals. I think they are the best natural... The one from hairclub was it lace material, and was the hair human hair or synthetic?
I have read that hair club has free consultation but I didnt know about 4-6 week maintenance. I can pretty much maintenance for him...how long did the glue last?
I think he would like the full lace as it is thin and ventilated and allows the natural hairline to blend in. But probably not alot of hair, a thinned out version but yet natural as possible.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:21 PM
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Mi77 it did look great. Like I said it's been a over ten years, but it was some kind very thin mesh material....and it was anchored in where there was no way it was ever coming off except at the servicing. The mesh would breathe and was virtually undectable except upon very close inspection. I could blow-dry my hair and use a brush...it was very permanent feeling in that you felt no need to be careful. I will say that sometimes when a natural hair is out of place you can kind of feel it, but with a hairpiece it's not quite as easy. So I was always worried "does it look funny?"..."is something outta place?" because you know it's fake. People look at you and you think "do they know?". Maybe I was just too paranoid...lol.

The glue was used at the front I guess because they can't really anchor the front as well. It was like a thin small piece of a tape material. They may have changed that now? It seemed like after a couple of hot showers and/or blow drys with a brush the front would get maybe just a tad loose feeling or kind of gooey feeling so I would clean and re-apply some glue. It wasn't a huge hassle, but sometimes it would be slightly messy removing the old and applying the new tape/glue. They said many of their long term clients would buy an additional hair-piece that they would keep at the Hair Club salon so that when you went in for servicing they would trim your natural hair then anchor the second unit so that the appointment would be much shorter. That way there was always a fresh, clean unit at the salon waiting for your next appointment or if something happened and you needed it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:40 PM
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Really... Sounds like a very natural look. An occational having to do touch ups isnt bad. That sounds like a lace hair replacement. I have been sharing with him the details of your experience, and as long as it is not a great deal of maintenance that would be ok. The lace hair replacement I have been looking at online is $499. I will call them tomorrow, as I think it is closed. How do you know what size to get? I guess they will answer all the questions. My wants the human hair with a slight wave as his hair has a little wave pattern to it. The lace is incredible because it looks to be so thin and light weight, and to have the invisible hairline as though it is growing from the natural hairline. Growing up, they didnt have anything like this lol... It was a bad toupee that looked like one. Very excited to see what they say. I wonder do they make a natural glue to keep it on. I have wrote down several questions, and you have confirmed for us, that this is a possible decision as long as its human hair....
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Really... Sounds like a very natural look. An occational having to do touch ups isnt bad. That sounds like a lace hair replacement. I have been sharing with him the details of your experience, and as long as it is not a great deal of maintenance that would be ok. The lace hair replacement I have been looking at online is $499. I will call them tomorrow, as I think it is closed. How do you know what size to get? I guess they will answer all the questions. My wants the human hair with a slight wave as his hair has a little wave pattern to it. The lace is incredible because it looks to be so thin and light weight, and to have the invisible hairline as though it is growing from the natural hairline. Growing up, they didnt have anything like this lol... It was a bad toupee that looked like one. Very excited to see what they say. I wonder do they make a natural glue to keep it on. I have wrote down several questions, and you have confirmed for us, that this is a possible decision as long as its human hair....
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:57 PM
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Like I say it's been over a decade but I am almost sure it was human hair. It had a very natural feel. Hair Club did all the fitting, hair color and texture matching, servicing, cutting, for me. I think it was some type of bio-friendly adhesive they used. Maybe the adhesive has improved as well. Each person has to decide what's best for themselves, but a hairpiece must be nearly 100% undetectable for it to be a success, so I would be careful of economical do-it-your-self type offerings. Good luck on your journey and you should check out the hair-system section of this website.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:21 PM
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Thank you. Yes, I have been reading on it. I think since its his first time, we would want to make sure its cost affordable....Yes I agree that 100% natural look is the only way to pull it off... I will check out the forum for hair replacements, to get more ideas on it...
I can share details of what I find out tomorrow when they are open.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:00 PM
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Hello there Wanted to share that I spoke with Victory today concerning the hair unit. It was 1 hour phone consultation, she answered all my questions, srnt my photos by email. Since I had measurements of his head where the unit will be placed, I will not have to order a custom unit, nor did I need to send a mold of his head. The color and hair texture is a #30 highlights in a slight wave. The density is 65%, and we are very happy. It will arrive in 7-10 business days. We will try this out first and then if he likes we can go to a custom unit. She sent a few videos, very short, but gave tge basics. They will also send step by step instruction. They have been around for a while but dealt ladies units, so happy that now deal with the men as well. The units are very nice from photos, I chose the french lace and my total with shipping came to $522. We are very happy to save money and also ve able to talk by phone with for so long and ask many questions as needed.
As soon as it comes I will send you a photo of what it looks like on him... This is really boosting his self esteem and he hasnt even received it in the mail. But he is hapoy and that makes me happier)))
Seems like a good company with great communication. You can talk with the owner and feel comfortable.
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Good deal. Keep us informed.
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Yes! Absolutely! The company is GRM Celebrity Wig Warehouse I spoke with Victory online, then by phone. I will keep you posted, once I receive it. She has sent a video by email to give a quick visual on what goes where, and they will send instructions with unit. Now we have to get me squared in always looking out for my honey, now we will work on pampering me lol
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