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Always getting better. Looks good. Happy growing.
Damn bruh - nice transformation! Happy for you!Hi all, thought I’d update this thread. Im 5 days prior to my 7month mark and I doubt it’ll improve, but thats completely fine with me, as Im very happy with my result. I no longer obsess over hair and my confidence has improved greatly. Currently cutting to get a jawline again. Hairline is mature, and conservative which I think was the right move. Donor area looks exactly the same, and isnt noticeable thinner. Can upload pics of that too, if needed. Pics from direct sunlight outside, and some in a more normal light. Last photo is before the procedure.
I never use gel as I dont like the texture of how my hair looks when using it. Im switching on a paste and a wax depending on the lenght of my hair. Wax when shorter, paste when longer as the wax im using has alot of hold so it gets hard to style if my hair is long (as my hair is wavy/curly when it gets long).@Mrpositive I totally relate to that feeling of being free from hair loss and normal bad hair days. Are you using gel or wax - which brand? Also do you straighten your hair? Hair spray? I think it looks better when you wear it up but both are fine.
Other reasons I think it looks good apart from density being decent, is you naturally have nice hair, also how you style/cut it with a good face/forehead and dress sense.
yeah if ur going for the look at the 2nd pic I’d only use gel too, else my hair wouldnt even hold (curly meh). But with my current hairline Im not able to pull off that look, it brings out my forehead even more thus making me look older. So I have to play on my «strenghts» when I choose a haircut.@Mrpositive
Thanks for the detailed input! Interesting about the salt water, heard it's good for hair. I'll definitely check out the brands you describe.
I have a really great wax but I rarely use it because my hair is already really thick and black in colour. Wax makes it look really heavy and wig like - kind of unstylish to me. Blow drying makes it manageable and I am definitely too lazy to straighten. Sort of like this. It's okay.
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But I prefer gel because it gives it a glossy look and fresh as hell. The feedback I got from girls is that it looks better too like this on me. This is how I style it too.
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Would you consider going for a mature hairline (Norwood 1.5) at some point or are you done? I took this approach though my situation was different in many ways but I recommend it maybe for a slight push. You pull off that little receded look because everything else is bang on the money anyway. Thanks for sharing. Lucky you have a girl who is a hairdresser I'd love that. A cut every 2 weeks as opposed to every 3-4 weeks!
Yeah I agree on the slick back. Hmm - maybe im just self conscious about it, as I'm about 100x times as fixated on hair as a normal guy/girl. Also you're the hardest judge on yourself (in lack of a better english term/saying). I think I'll grow out my hair and go to the highest end of barbers in my town. I know a barber that does some really good work, price is abit steep, but f***, I finally have hair - have to try it out. I'll just go with whatever he thinks suits my face/hairline and see how it turns out. I dont really like the pompadour in that specific pic, but I get the idea. Also I agree it looks best without having to try to hide one side. ok - 1500 grafts aint that bad. The Doctor didnt tell me how many grafts I have left, nor did I remember to ask. But 1500 in the hairline, rest of my grafts for the crown/mid scalp (I covered already a good part tho, but I guess its gonna need some work, depending on how bad I'll continue to lose). I haven't noticed any hairloss since I turned 23. Now Im 27 so at least I have that going for me (started finasteride at 24/25.)Haha, yeah me too would not hold without gel due to wave. But the messy wavy look is nice too so we're lucky that way. I think you're being sensible about avoiding slicking it back. You really need a Norwood 1-2 max with temple points. I also think it's that holy grail when slicked back especially black- dominant and seductive coupled with/without facial hair. Saw a much older guy with it slicked back and white hair and a guy in his 40s - both looked alpha - were handsome though.
Pushed up look is fine for a slightly receded hairline - but honestly I don't even notice your recession as such despite being hair obsessed. It's because you have looks, nice forehead (even if a little high now), density and styled well which takes the focus away. So I know it's like Norwood 2.5 but so what.
You could try this in terms of undercut and comb over one side. But I think having a symmetrical hairline on both sides actually looks more normal and receives less negative attention - especially as you pull it off when you style it up. By combing over one side you may draw attention to the other empty side.
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As for grafts those with really thick black hair need the least but you're up there in terms of ideal candidate. You're on finasteride like me which is key too. Also depends on donor reserves. I would estimate you need a minimum of 1500 grafts to lower it a little and some temple work. It's worth over packing, as a thin hairline messes everything up.
Thank you all for the comments! I really appreciate it!! For some reason I do not get any notifications when you leave a comment.
I thought I'd update 8months mark, I had some good photo's taken upclose. Im a changed man, I dont have words to describe how much more confident I am. Now my only struggle is bad hairdays lol, who would have thought.I actually feel like the hair has thicken the last couple of months, but I havent paid too close attention, so I dont really have any proof, it just seems like that, and my GF is a hairdresser, so she has said the same, so for all the brah's at the 6month mark that think it looks wispy and afraid it'll be the final outcome, dont be. It still has room to improve!
Abit different hair styles in some of the pics. Still trying to find my "go to" cut. I like both styles depending on the clothes I wear and/or occasion.
We're all gonna make it braaah's
Looks great, so much better than your before pics.Ait guys, its been about 13-14 months since OP. I thought I’d update some last «everyday» pics. I’ve grown my hair out. Aware me if I should keep growing, or cut it short again as you can see on previouse pics.
Im gonna go for a 2nd procedure in a couple of years to fix my crown and maybe some dense packing, and mby do some work on the hairline.
In conclusion it was totally worth it considering the price Demirsoy is charging.
Thanks mate. Paid 1.25 € per graft - hotel/flight in addition. I have gyno from puberty rip, but it did not get any worse from fina. Yes I do think fina actually improved my crown somewhat, but didnt pay too close attention.
for me personally, NW4 was far worse. Im gonna remove the shitty gyno in 1-2 years anyways, but im able to hide it fairly well with dark clothes, and be ripped (im not ripped now tho). But its def a struggle. Anyways: I’d chose gyno over NW4 anyday of the week. Sloots dont notice gyno(or dont know what it is) too much, they do with hairloss.f*** man, gyno sucks so much...
I have been on fina for close to 5 years now , and it caused me a bad gyno... ( I am even on duta now)
Would you say being bald (nw4) is worse than having a gyno?
because this is the dilemna i have to face to maintain my hair. I have gyno, but I can't stop fina or i will be bald ( i am 25 yo now)
I need your knwoledge of peace
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for me personally, NW4 was far worse. Im gonna remove the shitty gyno in 1-2 years anyways, but im able to hide it fairly well with dark clothes, and be ripped (im not ripped now tho). But its def a struggle. Anyways: I’d chose gyno over NW4 anyday of the week. Sloots dont notice gyno(or dont know what it is) too much, they do with hairloss.
Read the titel again mate. He originalt wrote “Erdogan Demirsoy” wich was a incorrect. It’s corrected into “Erkan Demirsoy.” Look into him if you wan’t to do a hair transplant. He does only take 1 patient a day, and does the incesions himself. I’m considering himonly paid 1.25 euro with dr erdogan ? i thought he was way more expensive ! so basically 4000 euro for 3000 grafts ?