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    Default On the cusp of breakthroughs.. Why not get a hair system and wait it out?

    The way I see it is if you're losing your hair right now you're essentially screwed. I know a lot of you have had a lot of success using topicals and finasteride but the ongoing cost certainly adds up and the sides for many people can be quite bad. but my question is this:

    We all know there will be a 'cure' in our lifetime, I would honestly say within the next 10 years. So why would you not get a hair system instead of spending money on topicals and pills that wont make your hair look perfect anyway?

    Also if you get a hair transplant the cost is huge and and the results are variable..

    I'm just saying wouldn't we all be happier if rather than spending **** loads of ongoing money on pills etc and hair transplants we spend one big lot of money now on a system and some small investments for maintenance and it lasts 7 years. In this 7 years we may see the 'cure'. A lot of hair systems (particularly farrel systems) are almost completely undetectable and can literally live on your scalp for 2 weeks at a time. No one would ever see it, you wouldnt have to continually apply potions daily and suffer fin sides and when the cure does come out your head wont be all scarred from surgery.

    The only reason I can think of is that people may think they are being inauthentic. However I bet plenty of people here use toppik or nanogens or comb their hair in a certain way so as to hide their hair loss. Which is also rather inauthentic, really and the results are iffy.

    Anyway I guess for me it would just be a massive load off my mind, I would KNOW my hair was going to look good all the time I wouldnt have to worry about water, sweat, anything because of the quality of the systems these days...

    But hey I guess its just for my because I had some ****ed up sides on fin after 3 months and I don't really believe minox works that well. I would be keen to wear a system for a couple of years. When Histogen is all good and ready get some injections in the ol scalp. See what happens. The other thing is im only 21, and I'm in the music industry, the demographic that my band mainly appeals to is teenage girls and they don't find bald sexy.. haha. if I was 30 something I dont think id really care to be honest. But your image is everything in the entertainment industry.

    Anyway rant over this is my first post, hopefully my last... I honesty hate these forums, they have given me so much info but I ****ing hate them. I suggest you all get the **** off here, read "The Game' by Neil Strauss (A 5 foot 2 bald guy who is quite honestly, rather unnatractive) which is about how he becomes the wolrds greatest pickup artist and get to the goddam gym. Any girl would prefer a ripped bald guy to a fat unhealthy guy with hair. (not taking personality into account) Or shave your head and get some mad tatts on there. What you cant fix, feature right?

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    Problem is, nobody knows if we're really on the cusp of breakthroughs. There's no guarantee we'll see a "cure" for hair loss in the next ten years. Everybody hopes so, but nobody knows for sure. Might happen in the next few years; might not happen for another thirty or more.

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    Ball D, you bring up some good points. I too really believe that we are on the cusp of hair cloning and massive breakthroughs as well. And not just through the well-known companies like Aderans and Histogen. Stem cells are revolutionizing the medical industry and have been used to accomplish things a helluva lot more complicated than regrowing hair. Even if you listen to some of the past broadcasts of the Bald Truth, even Spencer alludes to that hair regrowth/cloning has already been achieved, but for one reason or another is not available to the public yet. My guess is that the company that achieved it (maybe Aderans) still needs to plod through the FDA-required clinical trials.

    I just don't agree when it comes to wigs/hair pieces. They're about as bad of an alternative as hair transplants in my opinion. Although a wig/hair system can make it look like a person has a full head of hair (most hair transplants can't) and one doesn't need to be on Propecia when wearing a system, a wig/hair system poses lots of other problems. One will always worry about who will detect the wig (I know some one who had this problem), the sweat that accumulates under the wig when a person is active or during the summer (sweat loosens the attachments that hold the wig on to the head), and my main concern that a hair system would rip out the native hair under where the system is attached. The one positive with a wig as opposed to a hair transplant is that a person is not prisoner a linear scar on the back of their head for the rest of their life. So if their priorities change in like 10 years and they want to shave their head, they have the option to do so since they don't have any permanent head scarring.

    Ball D, I love hanging out in the music scene too and I've played with a couple of bands (albeit local bar bands) and that's why I cannot accept hair loss. It's just not the way that I want to present myself or how I want society to see me. That's why I'm always looking for potential cures/remedies for hair loss all the time, especially since most of the options we have today are woefully ineffective (that I totally agree with you on).

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    I dont know about you but i can spot out a wig from a mile away. No matter how good you think the hair system looks, its still fake and embarssing if people catch on. To me i rather be balding than wear a hair system because atleast im a man about it. Plus histogen is coming down the pipe and it may not be a real cure but for us norwood 2s and 3s, it can be enough to have a full head of hair again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DepressedByHairLoss View Post
    Although a wig/hair system can make it look like a person has a full head of hair, a wig/hair system poses lots of other problems. One will always worry about who will detect the wig.
    The thing is, plenty of people alter their appearances with "artificial" things that are detectable to those who know what to look for -- everything from prosthetic limbs to glass eyes to breast enhancements -- and nobody really cares. To me, the primary criterion for something like this (whether it be a hairpiece or anything else) shouldn't be "Is this absolutely undetectable?" but rather "Do I look better with this than without this?

    If you want to avoid embarrassment at being "detected" as a hairpiece-wearer, I think the best approach is not to keep it a secret. People pay attention to what they think others are trying to hide; they quickly lose interest in things that aren't being concealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john2399 View Post
    I dont know about you but i can spot out a wig from a mile away.
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Toupee_fallacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by john2399 View Post
    To me i rather be balding than wear a hair system because atleast im a man about it. Plus histogen is coming down the pipe and it may not be a real cure but for us norwood 2s and 3s, it can be enough to have a full head of hair again.
    I can't say I understand a thought process that deems wearing artificial hair to be "unmanly" but is perfectly fine with wearing artificially restored hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmonasco View Post
    I can't say I understand a thought process that deems wearing artificial hair to be "unmanly" but is perfectly fine with wearing artificially restored hair.
    Well its my own hair!! Who are you btw..your like Mr.know it all on this board. Do you work for the bald truth ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john2399 View Post
    Well its my own hair!!
    So is a hairpiece, if you buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmonasco View Post
    So is a hairpiece, if you buy it.
    Props for this. I don't see why hairpieces are so despised. I'm personally not interested, but I do think it's stupid that some people have to avoid wearing wigs because other people would be a dick to them about it. Everyone does stuff to alter their appearance. If anything, just by wearing clothes during mild seasons in most places. The only purpose of that is altering your appearance, and you are legally obligated to do that.

    Then the optional stuff, like make-up, brushing your hair certain ways, choosing certain fashion and accessories, most people do at least some of that. What's so bad about a wig?

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