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    To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    What NW am I?







    My front is by far the thinnest, but at lest it can't get thinner, since it is grafts. The top clearing is thinner than it should be, though the lighting makes it hard for me to tell how thin, even in the mirror. Maybe it is highlighted because it is on the very top and angled more at the light.
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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    Is that a norwood 1 hair line and temple point transplant I see there?

    How many grafts did you use? How many do they estimate you have left?

    Is fin holding you remaining hair? Is there any chance for regrowth for you from using finasteride?

    Is there no chance of finishing the job seen as you have gone to all that hassle instead of getting a wig. The hair line looks natural from what I can see despite the gaping chasm behind it!
    It's the bolt, it's the buzz, it's the sheer f*ck offness of it all

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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    From the pictures you have provided you look a good NW4 in my opinion; of course you still have hair in a NW2 pattern but it is visibly thinner. As to whether you want to try hair replacement again I'm probably not the best to comment considering I haven't made the transition yet but one thing I will say is I'm surprised coolpiece ruined your order as that company seems to be in quite high regard according to hair replacement customers. As you have said before though money is tight but at $200 surely even poor people can afford that? I remember you being quite adament on getting single stranded pieces. Why not try hatsoffhair? They do single strand.
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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    I think the hairline is NW2. It is 1/4 to 1/3 inches higher than I want. All grafts, so about 30 hairs per cm2.

    And here is the scar. A piece won't hide that. Maybe a tattoo is better.



    Most people don't ask about the scar. Even if I tell people about the hair grafts, they forget soon enough.

    I will probably try a piece again. Just not now. I have work to do and hopefully money to eventually make. Until then, not worrying about my hair seems to be the best route.

    Yes, propecia keeps me from losing any more hair. As for regrowth, maybe minoxidil can patch that runway on top, but it won't fill in the grafted area at all.

    I had 4000 grafts implanted, and 2800 that grew. Regardless of what anyone tells me, I'm hesitant to remove another strip and risk thinning the hairs I have. It might be a good way to close that scar. Or with the tightness, it might make the scar worse. 6 months of healing is no fun.

    The total surface area there is 100 cm2. If I lower the hairline where I want, 112 cm2. If I get 600 grafts to just close the scar, that is 5 extra hairs per cm2, taking it from 30 to 35. Still pretty thin.

    Another problem is the hairs don't grow the correct direction. My native hairs curl backwards and down. My transplanted hairs curl up and forward on the sides. My front transplanted curl back, whereas my front native curl forward. The thickness contrast shows the same at all lengths.
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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    If you decide to get a wig and want a short hair style , you could get a fullcap , no scar problem .

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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    That scar would be covered up if you grew your hair longer; and with hair replacement I assume you would want the hair longer on top anyway. No need for a full cap though it is an option.
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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    how you've been ruined by coolpiece?

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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    Total honesty I gotta say you are in a tough spot!

    Which way are you leaning?
    It's the bolt, it's the buzz, it's the sheer f*ck offness of it all

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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    I think you might as well go for another HT if you have grafts left. You already have the scar and you've already gone this far.

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    Re: To wig or not to wig: that is the question.

    One thing you need to remember is that if you ever get outed with a wig, you can always get rid of it and you will be no worse off socially than if you had never worn it in the first place. You will just be the naughty bald guy who tried and failed, and is soon forgotten.

    But if I do it, I want to do to good quality. Until then, it is just so easy to wear a hat and worry about other stuff in my life.

    Surgery costs more than many hair pieces, and just will not get the same density. But the hair would feel nicer and life would be easier. I can attract much better attention from women though with the wig.

    My hair may be thinning, but it still is fast and strong enough to push up under the bass bond. It would probably be easier to use Dermmatch on the very top middle.
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