Admin wrote: ↑
1 year ago
So here's a story that's quite common on hair loss forums. Newbies who haven't given this idea much thought and think they have their hair loss long-term plan all figured out of desperation and ignorance drop this:
"If I ever go bald, I'll just get a hair piece, problem solved."
Now as you know, I've come at this from every angle possible, proving over and over again that it is no viable solution to hair loss: you can't go out uin the sun with it (your hair turns into a different color than the hair piece), you can't swim with it (damage from chloride or salt water), you can do sports, you can't travel, you can't go camping, it makes you overly paranoid at all times, it's insanely expensive in the long term and you still don't get one single hair back, etc. etc.
Basically you trade off your whole life for the appearance of hair. Now people have come after me for this, saying I didn't know what I was talking about, that some people make it work, fair enough, after all my dad is one of those people who made it work, and as I've been able to observe for the last 34 years (and more than 50000€ later for him), he has indeed traded his life for hair.
Every now and then on hair loss forum, you'll have a minority of members get hyped about hair pieces, that's it! they've found their holy grail, and they'll congratulate a member who tries it, and that member will scream on every rooftop, it's solved! Thank you guys! Everyone likes each other's posts. This is what has happened with HairlossTalk's member disfiguredyoungman:
https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... st-1711454
And this is where the newbies get hurt, and this is where I would normally intervene and tell this poor kid that he's kidding himself, and get flamed for it, but I've done it several times in the past and completely accepted the harsh negative critics (sometimes on my person, the state of my hair, how I wanted to hurt people, etc.). Wolf Pack was also more than happy to congratulate him because knows it's supposed to be evidence against my looney theories about how hair pieces are not a viable solution to hair loss.
Fast-forward three months later, the guy is still there complaining about his hair loss, and the hair piece nowhere to be found:
https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/t ... st-1739416
Come man, you were supposed to have found the holy grail, the problem was solved, "holy shit, I can't tell" the deluded members would tell you. Yet now that it has obviously failed and you realized that this was no solution, you don't come back to warn us, and you don't give a shit that newbies could stumble on your hair piece post above with all the congratulatory replies and think that they've found their solutions.
That's why I used to nip those "just get a hair piece, problem solved!" posts in the bud. They're irresponsible, and if there's one thing that's quite harmful in this world, it's false hope.