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    Nanogen Quality

    What the hell has happened to Nanogen? It's new batches being sent out to Boots are abysmal, the 30g shakers of which I've stupidly bought another one, thinking it may have been a one off, (only because they didn't have any 15g), will not shake out, and when it does on every 6th shake, it's so uneven,the quality of the stuff looks like ash, It's not the product it used to be and I'll bet it's being made elsewhere. Won't be buying it again. Customer service was as useful as a chocolate teapot too, but then I wouldn't expect them to say, yeh, we know, it's rubbish now.... but a little more friendly wouldn't go a miss

    Oh, and the so called Medium Brown is practically black now, it's much darker than it used to be

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    i prefer toppik. used nanogen once, falls out too easily, looks like chopped up pubes.

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by chr1s
    i prefer toppik. used nanogen once, falls out too easily, looks like chopped up pubes.
    how can something thats between 0.2 and 0.7mm long look like chopped up pubes?
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    I don't need to marry the woman I'll get HM for that. just need to have fun for a month till she finds out, and have a fast turnover rate if she dumps me. If the piece looks good turnover shouldnt b a issue. Just break contact with her & her friends if she has a bigmouth
    it is not your lack of drink, but muscles or face thats the reason. The only reason they'd want you to drink is so you focus on that and dont hit on them I don't even go to partys, at least not till I get more muscle on my arms.

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    hahaha! Brilliant.

    I've not used Toppik for a very long time because my first experience with it, it just looked like soot on my head. Has it improved in the last 3 years?

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    People really need to learn how to apply this stuff. Used properly its amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCS
    I don't need to marry the woman I'll get HM for that. just need to have fun for a month till she finds out, and have a fast turnover rate if she dumps me. If the piece looks good turnover shouldnt b a issue. Just break contact with her & her friends if she has a bigmouth
    it is not your lack of drink, but muscles or face thats the reason. The only reason they'd want you to drink is so you focus on that and dont hit on them I don't even go to partys, at least not till I get more muscle on my arms.

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    You talking about Toppik or Nano?

    If you're talking about Nano then you obviously haven't received the latest batch yet...

    Got any MasterClass pics for us then?

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by Esprit
    You talking about Toppik or Nano?

    If you're talking about Nano then you obviously haven't received the latest batch yet...

    Got any MasterClass pics for us then?
    Yes I've just recieved the new size container, the only difference is its twice as tall.
    I've posted this many times before, dont pour the stuff upside down on your head. Just hold the tin at a 45% angle above your head (about 9") and give it a quick flick/shake of the wrist it will relase a short puff of dust and you move your head into it. Obviously do this infront of the mirror.
    A few of these shakes is all thats needed then run your hand through your hair to blend it.
    You have to realise that your aim should be for slight improvement (about 20% visible thicknening. If you're expecting some kind of miracle of course you'll be dissapointed and if you pour on ****loads of the stuff of course it will look crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCS
    I don't need to marry the woman I'll get HM for that. just need to have fun for a month till she finds out, and have a fast turnover rate if she dumps me. If the piece looks good turnover shouldnt b a issue. Just break contact with her & her friends if she has a bigmouth
    it is not your lack of drink, but muscles or face thats the reason. The only reason they'd want you to drink is so you focus on that and dont hit on them I don't even go to partys, at least not till I get more muscle on my arms.

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    Good post from SAF.

    I've always found nanogen to be quite good and I'm using it again after a while of shaving.

    It can really help sprouse up your hair and if put on right, it'll look good. Try doing it in a room like the bathroom with bright lights, or using a x3 handheld mirror thing that way if it holds up under those lights or mirror - it'll look very good.

    I do a similar method to SAF, but I spray it on area - lightly tipping it at first and then if I need a touch more, I'll do that - it's hard to explain but I think after a few practises you'd get used to it. If you do it in the bathroom, you can also use your hand to flap it around the rest of your hair - blending it into the thicker hair too.

    I seen a guy once who had some sort of concealer in his hair but he whapped it only the top of his head, the conealer he had was black and his hair was brown it looked very obvious, but even then if he applied it liberally, and blended in - it can look very good.

    The only bad thing about nanogen for me is it still slightly comes off onto covers and sheets and unless they are dark or black covers, it's quite noticeable. I'm not talking about half a top off on the pillow but a light blue case would look still reasonably ok in the morning just a bit grubbier from the dark fibres.

    Another negative of it, is it gives you a image that you'll think 'wow' but once you have that shower and wash it out. You have to start again and place it in. So in that way, if you want it to look natural, you're going to need to treat it like it's an everyday part of your grooming regime.

    I got so fed up of concealers a while back and decided to shave my head, I'm now grown my hair in but my problem was my hair was too long for concealers. I was NW3 and had a moptop of thinning/diffuse hair. I've now opted that although I'm a NW3/diffuse as well - I can still look reasonably ok if I keep it shortish on top, and with short sides as well .
    Similar to this style;
    http://www.splicetoday.com/vault/posts/ ... 1310066227

    This guy is pretty much NW 3 - he shaved his head a while back. Maybe 2.5 and with some hair on top and keeping it short, you can look very decent and give an apperance of more hair.
    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/212 ... tevens.jpg

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by s.a.f
    Quote Originally Posted by Esprit
    You talking about Toppik or Nano?

    If you're talking about Nano then you obviously haven't received the latest batch yet...

    Got any MasterClass pics for us then?
    Yes I've just recieved the new size container, the only difference is its twice as tall.
    I've posted this many times before, dont pour the stuff upside down on your head. Just hold the tin at a 45% angle above your head (about 9") and give it a quick flick/shake of the wrist it will relase a short puff of dust and you move your head into it. Obviously do this infront of the mirror.
    A few of these shakes is all thats needed then run your hand through your hair to blend it.
    You have to realise that your aim should be for slight improvement (about 20% visible thicknening. If you're expecting some kind of miracle of course you'll be dissapointed and if you pour on ****loads of the stuff of course it will look crap.
    Twice as tall, yeh brilliant.

    Yeh, I get it, and 45% 90% 180% angle! it doesn't come out!! I've bought before remember for years, when it was good. This batch is crap. It physically won't come out! And as for running your hand through it, forget it. It comes off straight away, unless you pour a load on, which as you rightly point out, looks ****. How do you run your hands through this stuff, seriously? If I pat it, it comes off and exposes scalp

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    Re: Nanogen Quality

    Quote Originally Posted by hiya
    Good post from SAF.

    I've always found nanogen to be quite good and I'm using it again after a while of shaving.

    It can really help sprouse up your hair and if put on right, it'll look good. Try doing it in a room like the bathroom with bright lights, or using a x3 handheld mirror thing that way if it holds up under those lights or mirror - it'll look very good.

    I do a similar method to SAF, but I spray it on area - lightly tipping it at first and then if I need a touch more, I'll do that - it's hard to explain but I think after a few practises you'd get used to it. If you do it in the bathroom, you can also use your hand to flap it around the rest of your hair - blending it into the thicker hair too.

    I seen a guy once who had some sort of concealer in his hair but he whapped it only the top of his head, the conealer he had was black and his hair was brown it looked very obvious, but even then if he applied it liberally, and blended in - it can look very good.

    The only bad thing about nanogen for me is it still slightly comes off onto covers and sheets and unless they are dark or black covers, it's quite noticeable. I'm not talking about half a top off on the pillow but a light blue case would look still reasonably ok in the morning just a bit grubbier from the dark fibres.

    Another negative of it, is it gives you a image that you'll think 'wow' but once you have that shower and wash it out. You have to start again and place it in. So in that way, if you want it to look natural, you're going to need to treat it like it's an everyday part of your grooming regime.

    I got so fed up of concealers a while back and decided to shave my head, I'm now grown my hair in but my problem was my hair was too long for concealers. I was NW3 and had a moptop of thinning/diffuse hair. I've now opted that although I'm a NW3/diffuse as well - I can still look reasonably ok if I keep it shortish on top, and with short sides as well .
    Similar to this style;
    http://www.splicetoday.com/vault/posts/ ... 1310066227

    This guy is pretty much NW 3 - he shaved his head a while back. Maybe 2.5 and with some hair on top and keeping it short, you can look very decent and give an apperance of more hair.
    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/212 ... tevens.jpg
    Always comes off on the pillows, despite spraying loads, it's a great shame, but as for natural looking, sometimes it does, and sometimes it really doesn't. You have to be lucky. It's been years since I tried Toppik and didn't like it, First time I tried Nano I thought it was brilliant. But today, it's not so great. I'll bet factory has changed.

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