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Old 05-28-2014, 10:24 AM
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I would try to do get a transplant if I would be balding.

I don't think it makes you look badass to shave a balding head. It makes you look badass MAYBE if you have hair and shave it off and people see that stubbles grow back.

You do realize that people see the difference if you shave it out of baldess desperation or for BADASS reasons, right?
I know you mean well, but you do realize you're endorsing an expensive, painful, marginally successful (especially over time) surgical procedure, right?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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I know you mean well, but you do realize you're endorsing an expensive, painful, marginally successful (especially over time) surgical procedure, right?
Yeah, if the procedure was really that good, it wouldn't even be a question for guys. They would do it, it would be the default response to hair loss, even though it costs the ridiculous 10-17 grand that it does. It isn't a solution. Transplant surgeries have been declining since 2000, guys are finally learning.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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Had it done after years of the shaved head (so called badass look). No regrets, barely visible scar in the back if I go shorter than a #2 buzz cut but I just don't think all guys look good with the buzzed look. I'm not interested in looking badass or more masculine, whatever, just prefer having hair that frames my face. If not having hair is a non issue, more power to you but the money was worth it for me. And, most men who use rogaine don't continue to lose hair - of course the transplanted stuff is permanent.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Had it done after years of the shaved head (so called badass look). No regrets, barely visible scar in the back if I go shorter than a #2 buzz cut but I just don't think all guys look good with the buzzed look. I'm not interested in looking badass or more masculine, whatever, just prefer having hair that frames my face. If not having hair is a non issue, more power to you but the money was worth it for me. And, most men who use rogaine don't continue to lose hair - of course the transplanted stuff is permanent.
You're a rare breed, not many go the shave route then get a transplant. Let alone rock a shaved head for years then make the switch, that's downright impressive.

Besides, hair transplants are only viable to a small demographic. If you are young and losing your hair pretty quick, you should not do it. The ideal case is to be old and have stable hair loss (i.e, it's stopped and has been stopped for years) and have high density donor hair.

From what I've read, "permanent" is a bit of a stretch. "Long lasting" is a more realistic description.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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I remember seeing a fellow who obviously had a hair transplant done. He was fairly young then (I'd guess 28-33) and got it done much too soon, because he already had an island of transplanted hair on the front of his head, and he continued balding behind it, so he looked beyond ridiculous. Every time I saw him I thought, "bet he wished he spent that money on a hot car instead."

I saw a guy like that at a party.

An island of baby-doll-looking tufts of hair on top, surrounded by a ring of baldness, in turn surrounded by a ring of regular hair.


The way I look at it, if you're going bald, you can do whatever you damn well please with the remaining hair, but making any inevitably failing attempt at concealing the baldness is just lame.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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I'd just shave my head. Not being man enough to admit you're bald < Being Bald
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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As a woman, I say guys should just shave it.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I'm married to man with severe male pattern baldness, who keeps his remaining hair trimmed very short. I've made it perfectly clear to him that I find him very attractive and that I hope to God he NEVER even considers a hair transplant. I like him just the way he is.
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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to each his own. when I was younger the shaved look was okay. as I got older, didn't care for it anymore. some guys look fine with the shaved head but for some of us, hair is a definite improvement, especially when older. but yeah, its not for everyone, never seen someone who had a bad experience but I'm sure they are out there. I don't get younger guys who have a full head of hair shaving their heads though. but it's all subjective, I have found some women with shaved heads very hot so, guess I'm the minority here, lol.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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No bigger way to identify yourself as an insecure [Snip.] than to give a damn about meaningless stuff like that. If you were a girl whose hair fell out, I could understand being concerned because much emphasis is put on the attractiveness of a female. But the strong and intelligent guys could give a rats ass what their hair looks like. Get the clippers out with no guard and buzz it off.

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