The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by rclark » 1 year ago

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This one is tricky because you can totally make yourself look like an über-NW5 just by shaving your head. You'd be surprised about how that could look grown out.

This is what causes so many people to think they see thinning in the donor when they shave their heads. Thinning in the donor is extremely rare, I've been told that when I posted my pictures, even hair transplant surgeons believed it.

The can also be true unfortunately so I don't want to be unfair to disfiguredyoungman, I used to have people tell me that I should just grow my hair out when I had like 500 hairs left on my NW5 area, but they thought they saw hair of course. Rage-inducing to say the least.
He appears to have excellent density on the crown.

That picture has good lighting as well. I don't really see thinning at all.
Think happy thoughts.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by shadylane » 1 year ago

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This one is tricky because you can totally make yourself look like an über-NW5 just by shaving your head. You'd be surprised about how that could look grown out.

This is what causes so many people to think they see thinning in the donor when they shave their heads. Thinning in the donor is extremely rare, I've been told that when I posted my pictures, even hair transplant surgeons believed it.

That's a good point, I have always shaved my head around the back and sides with top left longer. When I started thinning all over I was convinced I had DUPA and the donor zone was useless, I sent a picture to Bisanga who told me it was Retrogade alopecia and I had my scalp looked at by someone else under a microscope and it seems I am still suitable for a transplant form what I've been told, although I still think I would be taking a risk.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by scorpiolove » 1 year ago

I wasted over $1000 on hair pieces, I threw them in the garbage where they belong!

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by Cue bald » 1 year ago

I think a hair piece can look great, there are a lot of videos on YouTube and the difference is just shocking - literally going from 45 years old to looking like a teenager (it just shows what a difference hair makes)
Unfortunately the maintenance and societal issues stop systems from being viable.
Maintenance takes too long, forget going on holiday with your friends. And you only need to make one mistake and it's over.
The wig forums are full of stories of wearers getting busted, even quitting jobs over it. One guy was chatting to a colleague when the colleague smirked and looked at his hair. The wearer said his blood ran cold and he felt sick as he knew exactly what was up. He went to the toilet and sure enough the wig had obviously lifted and he had been at work all morning like it.
He fixed it but from then on he got relentless wig jokes, and he could never be sure if he was being made fun of when someone said "I'm feeling really uplifted today".
Worse the girl he was chatting to called off their date and none of the women were interested, he was a laughing stock. He said he quit shortly afterwards, ditched the system and went to his next job bald.

Even if you tell everyone you still lose respect. If i showed up to my job, all the guys (especially the bald guys who are into fitness and "being the best you") would just be shaking their heads, they would probably just pull it off my head. The women would just laugh behind my back.
Even over on HairLossTalk there is just one guy who promotes them out of hundreds.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by JasonStatham » 1 year ago

scorpiolove wrote:
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I wasted over $1000 on hair pieces, I threw them in the garbage where they belong!
Can you tell us a bit more? Why did you decide to put it in the garbage? How long did you use it? What did people think of how you look?

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by scorpiolove » 1 year ago

The first hairpiece I got was for a white person, as a mixed race person it looked so fake.
I got an afro on a different occassion, my hair just isn't as nappy, I think back and I can't believe I went to a restaurant with it, a woman looked at me and laughed, it also gave me traction alopecia, I was norwood 6 and within a week I was a norwood 7, it was at this point I decided to rock the bald look.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by kj6723 » 1 year ago

Cue bald wrote:
1 year ago
One guy was chatting to a colleague when the colleague smirked and looked at his hair. The wearer said his blood ran cold and he felt sick as he knew exactly what was up. He went to the toilet and sure enough the wig had obviously lifted and he had been at work all morning like it.
He fixed it but from then on he got relentless wig jokes, and he could never be sure if he was being made fun of when someone said "I'm feeling really uplifted today".
Worse the girl he was chatting to called off their date and none of the women were interested, he was a laughing stock. He said he quit shortly afterwards, ditched the system and went to his next job bald.
This is the stuff of nightmares. 100x worse than the scenario of any horror movie. Imagine living this trauma

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by EvilLocks » 1 year ago

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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.
I have said this before and I'll say it again: a hair piece should be the absolute last option, when you have already tried everything else.
You have to ask yourself: is life with a hair piece really any better than life bald? If you go over all the facts, in 99% of cases it is not. If you are prepared to sacrifice a lot of things, including sports or living an active life where you sweat a lot, rough sex even, sunshine, swimming +++ and you are also willing to spend a lot of money, a lot of time, all while constantly living under a cloud of fear of being found out or your wig bond loosening in awkward situations, then maybe, MAYBE a hair piece is for you.
The truth is, most hair piece wearers give up, and they give up fast. They learn the hard way that life is indeed better bald than being a prisoner to a hair piece. Only in those cases where there is really no other way would I recommend a hair piece. If you are someone who has tried all the viable medications for hair loss, and who doesn't have enough donor to get a hair transplant, and who would rather die than being bald, then yes - a hair piece could be something for you.
For me, that was the case. I am a woman as most of you know, I am relatively young and was only 20 when my hair loss kicked in gear, and it went fast and brutally. I don't have the donor, I have tried the meds, went to see numerous of doctors and specialists, nobody could help me. Now I have been wearing a hair piece for quite some time. It was the lesser of two evils - traditional wig or hair piece. I have always had fear of having to see myself bald, or having others see me bald, so the fact that I don't have to remove my hair piece at night and and only my stylist gets to see me without it, is way better than having to crawl into bed with my fiancé and having to remove my wig before doing the dirty. I could never allow myself to do so, in a million trillion years. That is why I wear a hair piece, and will continue to do so. That said, my highest wish is that they find a cure so I don't have to live with this rat on my head for decades to come.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by scorpiolove » 1 year ago

The pressure a woman goes through wearing a hair piece is tough, a woman just wants to look presentable in public and look good. Society is too judgemental towards women in general. A woman close to me constantly adjusts her hair piece and she's got everything a woman could want or need in life but she's insecure about her hair loss, it's not like she could just buzz tight and move on like a man usually does.It's much worse for a woman to lose her hair than a man in my opinion. I think the subject is deeper for all of us here, we just want to be loved, for who and what we are and love ourselves too regardless of interfering outside influences like the media and our peer groups etc.

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Post by EvilLocks » 1 year ago

kj6723 wrote:
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This is the stuff of nightmares. 100x worse than the scenario of any horror movie. Imagine living this trauma
It must be absolutely horrific being a guy with a hair piece. At least as a woman I'm met with understanding for wearing a hair piece. Still, it is a living nightmare.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

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scorpiolove wrote:
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The pressure a woman goes through wearing a hair piece is tough, a woman just wants to look presentable in public and look good. Society is too judgemental towards women in general. A woman close to me constantly adjusts her hair piece and she's got everything a woman could want or need in life but she's insecure about her hair loss, it's not like she could just buzz tight and move on like a man usually does.It's much worse for a woman to lose her hair than a man in my opinion. I think the subject is deeper for all of us here, we just want to be loved, for who and what we are and love ourselves too regardless of interfering outside influences like the media and our peer groups etc.
You definitely feel more alone as a woman with hair loss, especially as a young woman with hair loss. As for who it is worse for, it is the eternal discussion and I don't think there will be one answer to that question. in my opinion it is very individual how a person will react to hair loss, whether it is a man or a woman. Nobody likes to lose their hair but for some people it's the end of the world, others just kinda move on and deal with it. I used to think it was way worse for a woman but after talking to some of the men on these hair loss forums I have come to realize that they share the exact same feelings as me about their hair loss, the despair, the pain, the anxiety, the fear, shame, no self esteem etc.
At the end of the day we all want to be liked and desired, hair loss takes away a huge part of that.

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by kj6723 » 1 year ago

EvilLocks wrote:
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You definitely feel more alone as a woman with hair loss, especially as a young woman with hair loss. As for who it is worse for, it is the eternal discussion and I don't think there will be one answer to that question. in my opinion it is very individual how a person will react to hair loss, whether it is a man or a woman. Nobody likes to lose their hair but for some people it's the end of the world, others just kinda move on and deal with it. I used to think it was way worse for a woman but after talking to some of the men on these hair loss forums I have come to realize that they share the exact same feelings as me about their hair loss, the despair, the pain, the anxiety, the fear, shame, no self esteem etc.
At the end of the day we all want to be liked and desired, hair loss takes away a huge part of that.
What kind of style do you opt for with your piece? Any chance of seeing some pics, or is that out of the question?

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kj6723 wrote:
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What kind of style do you opt for with your piece? Any chance of seeing some pics, or is that out of the question?
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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by kj6723 » 1 year ago

Rudiger wrote:
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I'm just in need of some new fapping material is all


jk, Evil I would love to see your locks, nothing sexual about it. Please don't metoo me for that comment

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Re: The problem with hair pieces being pushed as a viable hair loss solution

Post by Rudiger » 1 year ago

kj6723 wrote:
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I'm just in need of some new fapping material is all


jk, Evil I would love to see your locks, nothing sexual about it. Please don't metoo me for that comment
Don't worry about Evil when cuckg's already on the case.
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