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Shifty last won the day on May 27

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Patchy or Total Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    I'm here for support

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?

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  1. Never have I ever thought about taking a picture this close to my face let alone also with a mirror behind me. If you haven't tried the big 3 together, and whatever else there is available to you, do so before seeking a hair transplant. This doesn't work for everyone from what I've read but you would be selling yourself and your pocket short if you didn't give it a go. I have had a few people reach out to me thanking me for this thread, that makes me feel almost as good as the results themselves. So, I will continue posting updates. I am still seeing new hairs so I dont see myself stopping this anytime soon. I also think I may eventually get a HT for my crown maybe the frontal if it stalls new growth as I am still using toppik for both.
  2. This would save so much time, Is 5mg foam the same as 5mg pill?
  3. I went from needing 5000 grafts to get OK coverage to say 1500 top and front to look like a stud lol Not that I already don't look lie a stud.
  4. 11 months 4 days ago. Still thickening and growing albeit not as much unfortunately. I am at a point where a little Toppik goes a long way. So much so I was complimented on my hair recently. What I have noticed recently which I noticed a few months back is, I see smaller hairs falling out more frequently and at the time it worried me but I now believe these are small hairs falling to make way for thicker strands. I wish things were progressing as quickly as they did the first few months but they are still slowly progressing so I am not going to stop any time soon! 1) Left Temple, notice the small hairs starting to sprout. 2) Right Temple. hairs starting to thicken and grow. Not as much of a problem area because of how i comb my hair. Figures this would be the stronger side lol 3) Front. This is harsh light, it actually doesn't look this bad in normal lighting. But, you can clearly see the new hairs all along the front continuing to grow and thicken. There was no hair here if you look at my previous posts in this thread. 4) The crown. I comb it in a way here to really show the weak points. When I look at my last post i see some improvement so Ill keep my fingers crossed this gets better even though its been a slow process. 5) just how my hair falls naturally. Ive never liked my hair to be honest, but losing it was way worse than anything i hated about it before .
  5. Its hard, because at some point you look lie a homeless weirdo lol at least i did
  6. Grow out your hair, very long if possible. Then, find a proper barber or salon and hand them a picture of what you want. I did this and have been going to the same person for 15+ years. She cut my hair the other day and for the first time in a very long time, last night someone told me my hair looked fantastic. I nonchalantly said thanks but I don''t think I could have been more excited about a compliment lol
  7. Its very annoying especially if you mess up in the front. You basically have to start over lol. The things we do to be beautiful!
  8. Hitler lol Use the fat tastic. Right after putting it in damp hair, blow dry it, use a brush to shape it if you need too. makes a huge difference for me. I have very flat hair as well.
  9. @LaserCap I actually use a dark as the base and then sprinkle a little medium on top of it. I have naturally highlighted hair so if I am not careful the top of my head looks like a black hole lol. I just did not in these photos. It has been an experimental procedure to say the least. I am contemplating PRP and I occasionally use a laser cap. After September (1 year mark) I will look into PRP. This way, if there is a marketable difference we will all know what did it.