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I've used this stuff with toppik, its pretty good. Maybe this is covered in the video, here's my 2cents.

 

I started applying it when my hair was wet because more of the scalp is exposed when your hair is wet and clumped together, but its actually better to apply it when your hair/scalp are dry. Don''t even wet the applicator, everything being dry is best.

 

Do some experimentation/evaluation before going out into the world with it. One thing to be very aware of is the effect of LIGHTING -indoor/outdoor/sunlight on how it looks  -don't just apply it in your bathroom and assume because it looks great in the mirror that its going to look great in the other lighting conditions you are going to be in. Brighter indoor lighting and outdoor/sunlight require more finesse. Take some pictures, a mirror with you outside, etc the other lighting situations you are normally in, and then compare them with how you looked in the bathroom mirror. That will help you find the best application method.

 

Shorter hair makes it easier to comb through so that it applies more evenly across your hair shafts to give a more consistent look, but then there's how close of a match your natural hair is with the dermatch. I consider my hair color to be light brown, but medium brown was the best match. Even the dark brown looks alright on the top but then I would have to apply it to the sides of my hair too for a consistent look. Anyway, the darker your hair the more consistent your results will look in my opinion, seems to be in terms of how light reflects off everything -darker colors absorb light while lighter colors reflect it, more color variations in reflections.

 

I would apply it mostly for the scalp coverage and to thicken up the hairs, then have a little dry towel to rub over the top of my hair to clear off the excess that can also give your hair a dull look if you apply too much. And then I would sprinkle on the toppik fibers - a slightly better match for my hair color as well, and then comb that through, then style and hairspray.

 

It can be a great way to strategically plan and delay HTs, but the more you continue to loose the more difficult it gets to effectively apply.

 

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I started using this and it's great for targeting smaller areas (like portions of my side part) or some small patches in my beard. Highly recommend. 

Its come in a mini bottle with a built in mirror. Pretty neat design. 

https://tintbrand.com/

 

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40 minutes ago, hairlosscpa said:

I started using this and it's great for targeting smaller areas (like portions of my side part) or some small patches in my beard. Highly recommend. 

Its come in a mini bottle with a built in mirror. Pretty neat design. 

https://tintbrand.com/

 

Looks interesting, you don't have to wet the applicator? Is it waterproof? I just received an email the other day from a company called Prothik. Apparently, they have a fiber that is waterproof, they're saying it is resin technology. They're gonna be sending me a bottle to test it out, I'll be sure to report here when I do.

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7 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Looks interesting, you don't have to wet the applicator? Is it waterproof? I just received an email the other day from a company called Prothik. Apparently, they have a fiber that is waterproof, they're saying it is resin technology. They're gonna be sending me a bottle to test it out, I'll be sure to report here when I do.

No need to wet the applicator - I don't, but you probably could if you wanted thicker coverage. Can't really comment on the waterproof yet but the little I apply to my beard doesnt come off when I wash my face with water. 

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