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    Yes I've been wearing for 3 months. Have to say my hair loss anxiety is still pretty bad. I go to a local salon in my city. Was using lace which made the hairline more detectable in my opinion. Now I'm using the 0.03 thin skin and have been wearing for 2 days now. Have to say its remarkably light and much more comfortable than lace. Like you said the hairline looks undetectable unless you are within a few inches which I would say is true for the most part. Unfortunately my temples are severely receded, about 2 inches past my sideburns. It makes my hairline seem really high, and if I bring the front of the hairline forward, the sides look really off. I out of paranoia turn my head straight because the distance between my temples and front of the hairpiece are way off and can certainly draw attention, particularly in crowded places with bright lights. Hair pieces are far from ideal in my opinion, but coming from a guy who has spent thousands in the past 20 months since he started losing his hair, I can say this is the best option even though its far from ideal. The side effects I experienced on Rogaine and Propecia are not worth it ever. Hair transplants require multiple surgeries, and like many cosmetic surgeries people often regret getting them after its over. I would say if baldness is really bothering you then, you should try a 0.03 hair piece. You should shave your head first just to see if the look works. I am pale and look much better with hair so it was a failed experiment. Maybe you should try the salon route and have a professional attach and clean it every 2-3 weeks, because it is very delicate. Also the anxiety of someone finding out you are wearing a piece can be quite frustrating.

    Quite honestly I feel hairloss is an inevitable battle that can't be won. Sucks to say I've poured so much time/money/effort into finding a solution these past 20 months and I still haven't found a solution. Was diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder recently because of my hair loss obsession. Granted, I am very young at 25 and this has been devastating to me. The easiest thing would be just to accept it because its just hair. Although its not vital to who you are, it does unfortunately frame your face and most guys look way better with a full head of hair as opposed to be receded/bald. The attractive ladies, especially the younger ones just about all want a guy with a full head of hair. Not saying its impossible without one, but its certainly more difficult, unless she knew you before when you had all of your hair. Damn....

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    Sorry to hear that Jrw651 but I did warn you. Hair pieces are not a viable solution for hair loss.

    You should just look into hair transplants, I don't know where you've read propecia is required to get one. It's just not true. I had a FUE 3 months ago with a Belgian top surgeon as a 24 years old NW5 and I've never touched propecia in my life. Here's my hair transplant topic: https://www.baldtruthtalk.com/thread...d-NW5-from-DPA

    I'm going to use the last paragraph of your topic to reply to ignorant people who say: "Just try a hair piece, what do you have to lose?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrw651 View Post
    Hair pieces are far from ideal in my opinion, but coming from a guy who has spent thousands in the past 20 months since he started losing his hair, I can say this is the best option even though its far from ideal. The side effects I experienced on Rogaine and Propecia are not worth it ever. Hair transplants require multiple surgeries, and like many cosmetic surgeries people often regret getting them after its over. I would say if baldness is really bothering you then, you should try a 0.03 hair piece. You should shave your head first just to see if the look works. I am pale and look much better with hair so it was a failed experiment. Maybe you should try the salon route and have a professional attach and clean it every 2-3 weeks, because it is very delicate. Also the anxiety of someone finding out you are wearing a piece can be quite frustrating.
    Jrw651 good on you for being brave and trying and adjusting.

    I dont think fred970 fully read and fully understood Jrw651 post before repeating his mantra. Worse still encourage people to pay for expensive painful hair transplants with all the risks and no guarantees only months after his own HT is grossly irresponsible and reckless.

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    Fred, I appreciate the input buddy. Unfortunately, I went in for a hair transplant consultation and the Dr. strongly advised against getting one without propecia. Its simply the only drug that works and I will not take a drug that transsexuals and prostate cancer sufferers use just to have a little more hair on my head, considering the awful potential side effects. Wearing the piece has not helped my hair underneath these past few months. It looks like I'm just going to have to be that really young bald guy who wears hats all the time.

    The wig/hairpiece has not helped with my hairloss anxiety. I am in therapy for it now and it seems like there is no viable solution. Seems like being fat is better than being bald because at least you can go on a diet, get lipo or get your stomach stapled. Accepting baldness is still better than the other hair loss alternatives as I have learned the hard way. I have wasted thousands and more importantly hours and hours of valuable time

    Just going to bulk up and grow facial hair. I think thats the only solution. Just have to accept the fact I am a different person now and that I will never look as good as I used to with a full head of hair. Just sucks it had to happen so young. If it happened when I were 40, it wouldn't be a big deal considering most guys are already losing hair at that age.

    I guess thats the Bald Truth and damn I spend way too much time on this forum and other hair loss sites. This is my equivalent now in my mid 20's compared to watching porn and playing video games was during my teen years.

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    Dr. Bisanga told me exactly the same, strongly advised against a FUE without finasteride, yet I did it anyway and I think I will be fine!

    Accepting hair loss doesn't mean anything, to me it means giving up, I strongly refused to do that.

    Do whatever you think is best, it's just that in my experience, overcompensating doesn't work. You'll try to convince yourself that you're happy more than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred970 View Post
    Dr. Bisanga told me exactly the same, strongly advised against a FUE without finasteride, yet I did it anyway and I think I will be fine!

    Accepting hair loss doesn't mean anything, to me it means giving up, I strongly refused to do that.

    Do whatever you think is best, it's just that in my experience, overcompensating doesn't work. You'll try to convince yourself that you're happy more than anything.
    Dr. Bisanga is an honest, ethical doctor and one of the best in the world. He told you the truth and that shows real integrity. I agree with grincher when he says that Fredís advice is reckless and irresponsible. There is nothing wrong with getting a hair transplant, they help may people, but so do hairpieces, so to say that they are not a viable option to hair loss is just a very immature and incorrect response.

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    FUE without Propecia is a waste of money/flesh/time. I hope you enjoyed sitting at home with bandages on your scalp for several weeks. Its probably going to take 9-12 months to grow out, not to mention the shock loss to your existing hair and that it will probably fall out again after a few months anyways. Do what you feel is best for you Fred, I've definitely disagreed with most of the things you say on this forum.

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    Thanks grincher, I agree Hair replacement is a better option, especially if you wont risk taking the meds. By the way do you have any pics of your hair system? You seem quite comfortable with it and I would genuinely appreciate your bode of confidence? It has really been a struggle for me and its good to hear someone is finding success with it. In fact if anyone could post pics of their hair systems, particularly if they think its truly undetectable by sight.

    The Northwest Lace forum is very active and people seem quite comfortable with systems. Unfortunately it seems like many spend hours on the maintenance and making tweaks and adjustments on their pieces in their descriptions and posts which seems very time consuming. Thats why I've opted for the semi permanent attachment which I have removed and cleaned every 2-3 weeks. I don't know if I could handle the self 'do it yourself' maintenance even if it is more cost effective.

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    Hair Loss is a no win fight as I've learned Fred. I really have tried everything. Some methods work for some individuals even though its a far from ideal solution. Just have to weigh the pros/cons and accept the faults of each method whether its Drugs/Transplants/Hair Pieces. The closest and easiest thing to a solution is just to accept it and move forward. Premature hair loss really blows and you know what, I probably will try and compensate by bulking up, growing facial hair and getting more tan, but oh well.

    I think I'm going to remove the piece for good next week and go to a barber to buzz my hair to a 2 or 3.

    That is unless someone can convince me otherwise with a legitimate reason or revelation.

    Check out the recent tiger woods article below

    http://www.ibtimes.com/tiger-woods-g...-fight-1644790

    “I’m comfortable with it … my hairline’s not,” Woods said. “I’ve got a nice skylight, and if I don’t wear a hat, I can feel that heat.”

    When asked by Dominguez if he planned to “give up” and shave his head, Woods admitted that it was a possibility. “I think I will, but I’m fighting the cause, I’m fighting it hard,” he said. “It’s a no-win fight, but I’m just hanging in there.”

    By the way Woods has had multiple hair transplants as well as that newer blood drawing scalp procedure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrw651 View Post
    Hair Loss is a no win fight as I've learned Fred. I really have tried everything. Some methods work for some individuals even though its a far from ideal solution. Just have to weigh the pros/cons and accept the faults of each method whether its Drugs/Transplants/Hair Pieces. The closest and easiest thing to a solution is just to accept it and move forward. Premature hair loss really blows and you know what, I probably will try and compensate by bulking up, growing facial hair and getting more tan, but oh well.

    I think I'm going to remove the piece for good next week and go to a barber to buzz my hair to a 2 or 3.

    That is unless someone can convince me otherwise with a legitimate reason or revelation.

    Check out the recent tiger woods article below

    http://www.ibtimes.com/tiger-woods-g...-fight-1644790

    ďIím comfortable with it Ö my hairlineís not,Ē Woods said. ďIíve got a nice skylight, and if I donít wear a hat, I can feel that heat.Ē

    When asked by Dominguez if he planned to ďgive upĒ and shave his head, Woods admitted that it was a possibility. ďI think I will, but Iím fighting the cause, Iím fighting it hard,Ē he said. ďItís a no-win fight, but Iím just hanging in there.Ē

    By the way Woods has had multiple hair transplants as well as that newer blood drawing scalp procedure
    I donít think anyone is going to try to convince you not to just move on with your life. That is always the best solution. For me, wearing hair helped me to do that, and Iím so happy with my choice to do so. If itís hitting the gym and shaving your head thatís going to get you to where you need to be, then that is what you should do. I hate it when people come on here and try to force their opinions on others.

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