Transplants can make the scalp look better. I know guys that try to jump several Norwoods with ONLY A TRANSPLANT, and not medication. In short, BAD IDEA! But cutting the hair with a clipper, especially after going down a couple of Norwoods, is always a bad idea. I have a terrible, fucked up hairline (beyond Norwood three territory). Right now, I'm ONLY concentrating on hair growth. Unfortunately, it's hard, but I didn't treat my hair at a younger age than I did now (I'm near the half century mark, TOO FUCKING LATE people).