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    Default I think I am dependent on hair loss camouflages

    I have recently started using camouflages like to**pix and nan**gen. I have been using it on my hair parting which is getting wider to prevent it from showing when I am in the sun. It has been working well and I feel better now. However, when I wash the thing off my hair , I feel very bad looking at myself and the contrast in the mirror. I feel I am dependent on these products. Is it wrong to feel this way , that I cannot go out without using this on my hair? Any body has similar experiences? and what is the best way one can cope with this feeling?

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    There is nothing to feel bad about. You've found a product that helps you feel better about yourself. it's an easy fix ad nothing to feel ashamed of. How many women do you know who leave the house as nature intended them not look? None I bet.

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    I have a badly receded hairline that I fill in with toppik, and secure with hairspray. I've been doing it for 5 years or so, although I find myself using more and more toppik over the years. It works well in hiding the extent of my hairloss, but I'm not shy about admitting or even joking about my hairline or my hair loss with friends/family members/coworkers (since its obvious even with the toppik).

    I went in for a hair transplant consultation last week - without the toppik/hair spray - and I'll admit it was embarrassing because I look so much worse - easily 5-10 years older (I'm 30 and look my age). Needless to say, before I met with friends afterwards I applied the toppik and hair spray clumsily in my car and felt 100x better about myself.

    The moral of the story is that you're not alone in this, and you shouldn't feel bad about doing what you can to boost your confidence and feel better about yourself. In my experience, most people don't really care or notice these things, they notice your attitude and how you carry yourself more.

    That said, the double edged sword is with women... I wouldn't feel as confident approaching or dating them without my concealers, but after we start dating, it becomes a challenge to hide it. Luckily a little explanation - and downplaying of it - has always solved the problem for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddc1983 View Post
    I have a badly receded hairline that I fill in with toppik, and secure with hairspray. I've been doing it for 5 years or so, although I find myself using more and more toppik over the years. It works well in hiding the extent of my hairloss, but I'm not shy about admitting or even joking about my hairline or my hair loss with friends/family members/coworkers (since its obvious even with the toppik).

    I went in for a hair transplant consultation last week - without the toppik/hair spray - and I'll admit it was embarrassing because I look so much worse - easily 5-10 years older (I'm 30 and look my age). Needless to say, before I met with friends afterwards I applied the toppik and hair spray clumsily in my car and felt 100x better about myself.

    The moral of the story is that you're not alone in this, and you shouldn't feel bad about doing what you can to boost your confidence and feel better about yourself. In my experience, most people don't really care or notice these things, they notice your attitude and how you carry yourself more.

    That said, the double edged sword is with women... I wouldn't feel as confident approaching or dating them without my concealers, but after we start dating, it becomes a challenge to hide it. Luckily a little explanation - and downplaying of it - has always solved the problem for me.
    Attitude is everything and downplaying and being open about it makes all the difference in the world. As long as you look good, no woman you meet is really going to care. It's more like, oh, I would have never known. I think the same holds true for a good hair transplant or a piece. Just own it and be done with it.

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    oh...no...the same problem with me...

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