What Am I Doing Wrong? People Often Look At My Hairline. Pics Inside

shookwun

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Here's me while I was wearing light density.

I would ditch that piece. As I mentioned, cut the excess lace and go for a light density. The hair looks wiggiah because of density.

I don't think that's dirt and grime. I believe they are speck marks from not being bleached properly . My first piece had that dotted appearance because the person that dyed it did a horrible job. Blotch marks.

Hairline clean up: micro fibre towel and a tooth brush worked for me. Saturate the piece and towel in alchohol and gradually work the glue of the lace. It will roll in a ball and eventually pick up other glue before making its way to the tip of the lace or into micro towel. The brush can help scrap excessive glue until it has enough traction to be picked up with microfiber towel

 

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People are no doubt laughing (hard) behind your back, bro...

You really are a jerk of the first order Jimbo. I really wish you would f**k off back to whatever swamp you recently emerged from.

:rolleyes:

Not surprising to see that a wearer like you is having trouble handling the TRUTH, Noah.

Not gunna sugar-coat anything (like you) ... Fan's wig looks like sh*t ... and he needs to fix or replace it ASAP.


Wouldn't be surprised if people are laughing behind your back too, ya little twerp...
 

Fanjeera

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Your Hair system looks normal but something is wrong @ your hairline.
Looks like if you use hair fibers like topik in the front of your hairline

I would go to an expert for hair systems. He can show you how to use it correct.;)
i do use fibers on other parts of my head, so they get in the air and land there as well probably. i'll try to cover the hairline with my hand in the future. thanks!

It's just dirt on the edge of the lace. It looks seriously grubby - probably a mixture of old glue, sweat and environmental dirt. You could try just soaking it in alcohol for 20 minutes and then very gently rubbing it to see if that cleans it. If not, you will need something stronger. Some guys have recommended Autoglym as a miracle cleaner for old glue - it is formulated for getting engine oil off your hands and engine parts. I haven't used it myself, but it has been well-tried and tested for hairpiece lace.

In my view, as I have said before, the piece is also too dense. As I recall, you were OK with a somewhat artificial-looking level of density, but it's quite likely contributing to the glances you are getting. Your sidehair has retreated quite a lot, so a huge wad of hair like that, and a dense hairline, look unusual. There are people whose natural hair looks like that, but it does draw attention. If you are fed up with the glances I would suggest you lower the density and get a graduated hairline on your next piece.

Noah
i use autoglym for soaking anyway, but right now it's on my head and i don't want to remove it yet. i cleaned it with 99% alcohol and here's the result now



http://imgur.com/50vH6aa
http://imgur.com/ITpmrV0
http://imgur.com/ITpmrV0

it looks better, but now small parts of the lace have lifted again. can't feel it with a finger, but can see if looking from below

I already ordered my next hairpiece which is lighter density than this one. It's from the same place, so I hope they don't make the ungraduated front again.

It looks like it is buildup of glue - and/or too much glue was applied. I would try cleaning it all up as others suggested, then using less of the ghost bond, and leave the area near the hairline without ghost bond, maybe ½ inch and perhaps trying a 2 thin layers of Walker Ultra Hold if you are going for a couple weeks or a month hold. Apply one THIN layer, let it dry, apply another and you should be good to go - would do this around the entire base http://www.hairdirect.com/store/walker-ultra-hold-0-5oz.aspx

I am not expert, but I am learning and moving along – honestly, it looks like too much glue, and dirty for sure. Also, use some rubbing alcohol/ 91% isopropyl alcohol, once in a while to clean up near the hairline, don’t the hairline, just clean right up to it – a makeup sponge helps. I did this during the horrible summer months when I was working outside, kept my hairline clean as a whistle. This is going to be trial and error, but we are all here for you and want you to succeed.


Also, on a side note, if that it sweat and grim buildup, you may want to try a scalp prep from HairDirect like No Sweat – I hear its good stuff.


Again, I am new to all of this, hope this can at least help you along a bit.

thanks! i'm starting to do hairline cleanup daily again now. looks like it helped (see pics above). i don't want to use any other chemicals. isopropyl alcohol, c22, ghostbond are enough on my skin.

you could apply the tape or glue a 2-3mm behind the very front of the lace. over the next day or say your own body heat tends to warm the tape or glue to seep forward.

You could tissue it clean or if you are able clean up the front with c22 and new table but thats tricky in a mirror for me at least or cotton bud dipped in alcohol.

second set of pics are good. nice piece buddy

:D

In all seriousness, are you that out of touch that you don't realise why people are staring?




Here's your problem. To much excess lace at rhe front. The hair roots are not bleached, resembling speck marks all over. Hairline is not graduated, and resembles nothing of a natural hairline

My suggestions are to find a different supplier and never go over light density. Extra light - light is the only deity that resembles natural hair.
can you suggest a supplier that does that graduated hairline thing? i already ordered another piece, but it's from Arkos as well. it's strange that this piece is thinning out already, but the hairline is still that strong. i do have 2 mm-s of free lace in the front which i wil

Dude...you went the piece route and gave yourself an NW3?

You're going to all that trouble, at least get one with a decent hairline...I thought the point of a piece was to make it look like you AREN'T balding lol
i was a nw3 before. i didn't want people to detect it right away. my next one is nw0



Sweet jesus

Hate to say this Fan, my man, but that thing looks like something you'd see on a mannequin.

Replace it ASAP!!!


People are no doubt laughing (hard) behind your back, bro...
i've ordered another one thankfully. it will take 2 more months though to arrive.



I still don't understand it Fanjeera.

Are you Norwood 3 or Norwood 6??
i'm nw3, thin in the pattern of nw4.


Hairline clean up: micro fibre towel and a tooth brush worked for me. Saturate the piece and towel in alchohol and gradually work the glue of the lace. It will roll in a ball and eventually pick up other glue before making its way to the tip of the lace or into micro towel. The brush can help scrap excessive glue until it has enough traction to be picked up with microfiber towel
won't that loosen the bond too much and lift the lace? i don't think i get what you mean. could you explain what this would do? saturate the piece with alcohol while it's on my head? with a soaked towel?
right now i just do it like this.
 
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kj6723

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i was a nw3 before. i didn't want people to detect it right away. my next one is nw0

So you're going NW3 to monkey hairline?....bruh
You should of started with like, NW1.5-2 for a while, then bumped down to NW1, and so on. 3-0 is going to be way too abrupt
 

shookwun

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K bro. This is your problem.

You excess lace that can be carefully trimmed off. I suggest you used some sort of sharp blade to carefully slice from under neath the lace.

As I mentioned, there is zero graduation in your piece. A wall of hair does not look like a natural hairline. It should be semi see through at the hairline.

Northwest lace is the supplier I used. There systems are good, need to make sure you get the right Factory color. Seeing as your hair is black it won't be a problem for someone like me who has ash within his hair.

The issue you are having is the hair does not look like it's properly bleached to give the appearance of hair growing from head. In stead it looks like the grafts are all tied at the lace which it essentially is. Giving the appearance of black dots all over. I'm pretty sure that's the issue or when it was colored, leaving black speck marks all over. If the lace us spotty then it wasn't dyd properly. If it's alright then it's because the roots were not bleached.

Clean up: that method only works for cleaning your scalp. If there is dirty glue that is gummy and seeing through the lace then a micro fibre towel and a fine tooth brush with alchohol is your best bet to get it off. Micro fibre towels are the best way to also clean your scalp with shampoo and quickly get the glue off.

Best method for removing lace glue is to get saran wrap, place it on the mirror and slide it up and down till all the glue is off. All will be off in a matter of minutes.


Hope this helps. As far as the piece goes. Get a light density

Looks fake witb the jet black high density appearance.
 

Fanjeera

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Oh, I see. How are they responding to it? if you don't mind my asking
only compliments up to now, if i remember correctly. some have said i look good enough without hair and looks don't matter. in the first month a few said it looked to detectable, but then i got a better haircut and ghostbond and got better skills, so after that they've admitted it's good repeatedly.
 

Fanjeera

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K bro. This is your problem.

You excess lace that can be carefully trimmed off. I suggest you used some sort of sharp blade to carefully slice from under neath the lace.

As I mentioned, there is zero graduation in your piece. A wall of hair does not look like a natural hairline. It should be semi see through at the hairline.

Northwest lace is the supplier I used. There systems are good, need to make sure you get the right Factory color. Seeing as your hair is black it won't be a problem for someone like me who has ash within his hair.

The issue you are having is the hair does not look like it's properly bleached to give the appearance of hair growing from head. In stead it looks like the grafts are all tied at the lace which it essentially is. Giving the appearance of black dots all over. I'm pretty sure that's the issue or when it was colored, leaving black speck marks all over. If the lace us spotty then it wasn't dyd properly. If it's alright then it's because the roots were not bleached.

Clean up: that method only works for cleaning your scalp. If there is dirty glue that is gummy and seeing through the lace then a micro fibre towel and a fine tooth brush with alchohol is your best bet to get it off. Micro fibre towels are the best way to also clean your scalp with shampoo and quickly get the glue off.

Best method for removing lace glue is to get saran wrap, place it on the mirror and slide it up and down till all the glue is off. All will be off in a matter of minutes.


Hope this helps. As far as the piece goes. Get a light density

Looks fake witb the jet black high density appearance.
does it really look like glue has seeped through lace and into the hair? thanks a lot! you've taught me so much already, although, you're not even a wearer

i really hope the manufacturer is smart enough for the next piece to make the front hair graduated. i didn't specify that. but i told them i want bleached knots and they are doing that.

i ordered a grade lower desnity as well, although, the hair salon said my first piece's density is not high, but normal. they were doubtful about the density, but i insisted luckily
 

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does it really look like glue has seeped through lace and into the hair? thanks a lot! you've taught me so much already, although, you're not even a wearer

i really hope the manufacturer is smart enough for the next piece to make the front hair graduated. i didn't specify that. but i told them i want bleached knots and they are doing that.

i ordered a grade lower desnity as well, although, the hair salon said my first piece's density is not high, but normal. they were doubtful about the density, but i insisted luckily
I am a former wearer. I don't know if the glue is seeping through, I am simply giving you advice.

Perhaps you should contact them and follow up on your order. Insist on the hairline being graduated.
 

Fanjeera

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I am a former wearer. I don't know if the glue is seeping through, I am simply giving you advice.

Perhaps you should contact them and follow up on your order. Insist on the hairline being graduated.
what does that exactly mean? graduated density? so that there is less density in the foremost part and more and more as you go back? i have to explain in it my native language somehow. thanks!

any pictures of graduated and not graduated?
 

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i'm nw3, thin in the pattern of nw4.

Hm like me :D

I have NW3 Vertex . Vertex is full thinning. I just just still topik for the vertex works fine....

Looks like you are young. How old are u? Hair transplant an option in the future?


if I were you i would go to a specialist for hair systems.

Look this video it's german language but you can see the very nice result:

 

shookwun

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what does that exactly mean? graduated density? so that there is less density in the foremost part and more and more as you go back? i have to explain in it my native language somehow. thanks!

any pictures of graduated and not graduated?
Pretty much.

Most hairlines will have 10-q5% less grade of density at the hairline to give the impression of a natural appearance of hair. The very front will have a see through appearance where the hair looks like it's growing from the scalp
 

kj6723

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only compliments up to now, if i remember correctly. some have said i look good enough without hair and looks don't matter. in the first month a few said it looked to detectable, but then i got a better haircut and ghostbond and got better skills, so after that they've admitted it's good repeatedly.

Takes a good deal of the stress away I imagine

Did you tell them or they figured it out?

I don't think I'd be able to tell anyone. I'd be guarding the secret like it was life and death, as I guard the secret of my combover now lol
 

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Some good advice there from Shookwun and others. Your hairline already looks much better now that you have cleaned it up, and it will look even better if you trim the excess lace back to the hairline.

In the medium term you should be looking to get a lower density unit with a graduated hairline and a less receded front contour. I am not a very artistic type, but I would say the outline of your hairpiece should be something like this. You have good temple points, so there is no need to look so receded.
 

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Another suggestion: for any hairpiece wearer, but particularly someone just starting out, a short brushed forward boyish style like these examples is ideal. You can order the ventilation of the piece 'brush forward', tape the hairline, and you're pretty good to go. As you get more experienced, and your hairline gets better, you can if you want to start to brush the hair sideways a bit, exposing some hairline.
 

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There's no hairline transition, it's like it was drawn on. The corners recede way too high yet the receded corners look drawn on too. The temples are far thinner than the top, the cut is bad. If the hairline was less receded at the corners and had more of a transition it wouldn't look so bad. I disagree with people who say pieces can't/shouldn't be dense. Lots of people have very dense natural hair. Nobody has that dense a hairline though.
 

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Another suggestion: for any hairpiece wearer, but particularly someone just starting out, a short brushed forward boyish style like these examples is ideal. You can order the ventilation of the piece 'brush forward', tape the hairline, and you're pretty good to go. As you get more experienced, and your hairline gets better, you can if you want to start to brush the hair sideways a bit, exposing some hairline.

I was about to ask the question why wearers always go for these over-the-top slicked back/up look which draw attention to your hair. The hairline especially is surely the biggest giveaway with pieces (as seen in the OP). Don't know why more people don't go for the brushed forward look which completely hides the hairline. The guy in the first pic is pretty much how I wear my hair anyway, sweeped forward/to the side.
 

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I don't think they do really. The salon adverts favour them, presumably because they showcase how great and undetectable their hairlines are and what designerish styles you can have, but in real life I dont think that is what most wearers are choosing. Fanjeera is an exception.
 

Fanjeera

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Takes a good deal of the stress away I imagine

Did you tell them or they figured it out?

I don't think I'd be able to tell anyone. I'd be guarding the secret like it was life and death, as I guard the secret of my combover now lol
some noticed the change and thought i had just dyed it and got a new haircut or smth. then after time some noticed. one male friend asked, if I had glued it. nobody has straight up asked, if i wear a wig i think. they just ask, what i did. they just notice that i look very fresh, good and dolly. have heard from, i think, 2 male friends that i look like a doll :D. some have said that although it looks fake it looks good.
 
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