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Thoughts on what the best way is to cut your hair if needing to buzzcut your crown for a procedure but not wanting to buzz the entire head? The idea would be to have something that you can grow back into quickly.

My searches have come up empty for examples of what people have gone with.

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I did that and it was a mistake. I looked ridiculous. Might as well just shave and have everything match.

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It depends on the size of the crown really. If it it too big, you might need to shave the entire head. However if it is small then you can get away probably with not shaving everything as the transplanted hairs will kind of not be too obvious after a week or two. 

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Great question. It's something that I wonder about a lot because I have certain sporting things going on that I can't afford to take too much time away from....but at the same time I really want to get this crown sorted.

My hair is long and there's enough on the crown for me to use concealer and slick it all back. I don't know if too much will need to be shaved down and it will be impossible to hide.

If you have short hair that will be back to normal in a few months then you should just shave it off.

When I had the front done, it was shaved down so much more than I anticipated. It took 4 months for me to be able to be confident without a hat on. It was all worth it in the end though so whatever it takes, however shit it's going to look, just do it and think of the long term gains.

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10 hours ago, DonnyJ said:

@1978matt curious what you did for in this thread:



Barber kept it as long as possible at the front and faded it back to the crown.  Said it was close to an old style that was popular a few years ago.

To me it looked a bit odd but much better after 2 or 3 weeks.

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