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Dermmatch + Caboki Application W/ Pictures

Discussion in 'Concealers & Styling Products' started by Lurker85, May 17, 2020.

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    This is my hair wet after a shower.
     

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    After towel drying
     

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    Air dry while brushing teeth, etc..

    Then comb forward
     

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    Then I quickly use a straightening brush on hair and beard.
     

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    Then I apply dermmatch dry to all problem areas. I scrape the disc with brush then pat brush on head to apply.
     

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    I brush it so it evenly distributes while I start to style it. I added a bit more. dry dermmatch
     

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    I wet the brush with cold water, rub it on dermmatch disc and apply. I did this 3 times. I only do crown and mid scalp. I have enough coverage with dry dermmatch near front. Putting wet dermmatch near hairline is a risk for having the end result detectable due to the appearance of a painted scalp if the wind hits you at a bad angle. With my method I could lift my hair and show my hairline to someone and not be detected.
     

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    Hair should only be slightly damp, otherwise you used too much water. If the dermmatch looks like mud caked onto your brush you used too much. Too much will give a chalky appearance. You want the absolute minimum amount possible that gives coverage.

    Then I quickly blowdry on high fan with cold shot activated... no heat.
     

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    Then I comb it through to evenly distribute the extra product and style my hair.
     

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    Then I wash comb with soap. Wash face with facewash to get dermmatch product off face, put on a shirt, and applied caboki.

    I mostly sprinkle on back of side part and crown. Less is more. Less product means less chance of it rubbing off on hands.

    1 bottle lasts me 4 to 6 months.

    Now I have a full head of hair.
     

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    Wow great job. Looks near perfect. This is why I didn’t believe the numbers guy who started the whole micro needling thread.
     
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    Yea, would be easy to fake progress photos with proper concealer usage...
     
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    Indeed, as he had a bottle of fibers on the sink in the background of a photo. Your finish pic looks as good if not better than his. I know it’s just papering over the cracks but it gives an option while waiting for a transplant etc
     
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    Fair play, are you happy continuing this or would you consider FUE? I was doing similar but I got frustrated in the end and had a transplant.
     
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    This is fully functional for me at this moment. With my routine I experience all of the luxuries of having hair at the cosmetic level.

    I would consider a FUE if my condition worsened and I could no longer pull off a look I am happy with while using concealers. I would also consider FUE if there was an affordable solution to replacing harvested hair, such as cloning. My current fear is getting 3k grafts now, having a nice head of hair, then a few years later needing another 3k to maintain it, then another 3k, until I had nothing left to harvest or I get that dreaded over harvested look.

    With natural balding, if it did start to progress again, at least it would look natural and I'd have the option of microblading without it seeming off. With FUE, if your thinning continues, another transplant is an absolute must or the implanted hair looks odd and stand out when it is surrounded by slick or very thin hair.

    The hard internal struggle I have is that I see a lot of great FUE results which make me want to go for it.... but I also have seen a significant amount where the person still needed concealers for good density. Then there are all the fake after pictures where they are clearly using concealers and the facility is trying to sell it as a realistic outcome, which makes it difficult to pick a place that I could trust.
     
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    After sleeping with it in and then showering. Sides and hairline get wet, mid stays dry, crown gets very slightly wet. I combed it without pushing the comb down to my scalp. This is before any other touchup work.
     

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