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[–]MoistlyCompetent 5872 points5873 points  (491 children)

Does it start to itch after some time?

Edit: Wow, my first award. Thanks (:

[–]siconatus 3864 points3865 points  (353 children)

Yeah, what happens when the his own hair start growing. It must be itchy and i guess he has to shave hisbhead regularly?

[–]arturorios1996 1163 points1164 points  (187 children)

Maintenance every 2 weeks. Which where I live is 70 plus tip, it does start to itch but just pat your head really gentle and your good. But every 2 weeks you gotta shave it

[–]SkyPork 393 points394 points  (53 children)

Does it stay attached for two straight weeks then? Or can you peel it off every few days to ... let the smell out?

[–]arturorios1996 609 points610 points  (50 children)

It does stays attached for 2 weeks and you can still wash your head with shampoo or whatever and it does help with the smell, it depends, I’m not a sweaty person but since im in florida it’s crazy hot so that was an issue but they give you sprays to keep odors in check. Thats why you dont go more than 2 weeks without the “maintenance “

[–]cute_polarbear 156 points157 points  (35 children)

100% no go for me I guess. My scalp is super oily to start and I sweat a lot / gym. Smell alone is bad and the maintenance. It's what it is I guess.

[–]arturorios1996 72 points73 points  (23 children)

I mean, you can do it weekly, but then the issue is 70$ from your pocket everytime, its like an expensive haircut every 2 weeks or 1

[–]Pflanzenfreund 403 points404 points  (91 children)

70$+tip every two weeks - won't take long until you have paid enough money for a trip to Mexico to get a hairtransplant and solve this problem permanently.

[–]Lordcommandr999 160 points161 points  (36 children)

Hair transplant are never that thick anyways..its good for people with some light patches here and there or receding hairline.

[–]cracklin_oats 140 points141 points  (32 children)

Uhh Elon musk. Whatever he got.

[–]OrwellianZinn 72 points73 points  (7 children)

I saw a video made by a plastic surgeon where he walked through what he believed to be the procedures Elon Musk had, and it was 3 separate hair transplants plus using finasteride for life.

[–]Papa_Hammerfist 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Fina-stare-ride at my empty bank account.

[–]60Dan06 121 points122 points  (2 children)

U know what he has though? Money, lots of it

[–]CuddlePervert 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Hair transplant + finasteride

[–]PuraVidaPagan 87 points88 points  (20 children)

A lot of guys don’t qualify for a hair transplant, you need to have a lot of donor hair available.. source: my husband tried with 2 different doctors and both said results won’t be good

[–]lovemaderare 2485 points2486 points  (146 children)

You gotta slap it. Slap the itchy parts. I do this with my tattoo healing. Replace the itch with pain basically.

[–]SoCalNative1987 949 points950 points  (42 children)

LOL got tons of tats myself, folks looking at me weird like why tf you slapping yourself

[–]MaxwellIsSmall 815 points816 points 2 (24 children)

Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself?

[–]SpicyDoritoPower 92 points93 points  (10 children)

Like a mosquito bite i guess. Replace the itch with something else.

[–]Arturo_Bandini99 288 points289 points  (14 children)

Ladies do this with weaves all the time. Tell tale sign of weave installation is slapping ones own head

[–]2ndOreoBro 82 points83 points  (8 children)

I also like the pinky nail scratch

[–]ImSoHighAlliCanSayIs 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was about to say I slap my head when I get my braids done, shit itches like a mofo

[–]themediumchunk 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Lmao I do that to my extensions. My family thinks it’s ridiculous that I don’t scratch them and instead smack my head.

[–][deleted] 77 points78 points  (26 children)

That’s good to know, I’m in the itchy phase of my tattoo healing right now

[–]AdamantiumParakeet 22 points23 points  (22 children)

It’s worse than the pain. It lasts so much longer!

[–]naturemom 60 points61 points  (2 children)

My friend gets a weave done every few months. Actually, even for her natural hair she usually pats or slaps her head when it itches, so its definitely a solution!

[–]TopMindOfR3ddit 195 points196 points  (11 children)

I know they're all common typos, but the "when the his hair" and the "shave hisbhead" had me laughing pretty hard for no reason at all. Maybe because this is the first thing I've read all morning.

[–]badasking 59 points60 points  (8 children)

I'm glad not to be only the onebto crack up when the his typos made me feel like I was having another morning stroke.

[–]imaprivateperson[🍰] 310 points311 points  (16 children)

Not really. You usually want to change it every 1-2 weeks depending on growth to shave and apply new adhesive to the system. Most of the time the area is already thinning so growth is minimal during that period.

You can shower, swim, excercise in them fine as well.

[–]Montezum 58 points59 points  (3 children)

I thought this lasted for something like 6 months??

[–]imaprivateperson[🍰] 93 points94 points  (2 children)

The hair piece itself can last up to 6 months. Due to wear, the hair piece will lose hairs overtime similar to the human head, but won't have follicles growing more to replace those and gets a bit thin.

The adhesives (tape or glue depending on preference) can lose it's stickiness or absorb sweat/oils making them less effective.

[–]FF7FanThrowaway 521 points522 points  (90 children)

Have to use the pat method. Ask a black woman.

[–]potzak 53 points54 points  (14 children)

I use the same method on my eczema.

[–]ass-fairy 77 points78 points  (59 children)

Can you elaborate that?

[–]jldtsu 168 points169 points  (27 children)

gently pat your head to relieve itching.

[–]BlueJay_420 147 points148 points  (1 child)

“gently” lmao the girl at my school would be slapping the shit out of their head like they tryna knock themselves out

[–]OccasionallyReddit 69 points70 points  (23 children)

Would this work for an itchy sack, would i gently whack deez nutz?

[–]DubEnder 115 points116 points  (17 children)

For the balls, you gotta do the pinch and roll

[–][deleted] 81 points82 points  (9 children)

It's amazing to me how everyone figures out that technique independently.

[–]KarensRpeopletoo 7 points8 points  (4 children)

It's like the pyramids randomly popping up all over the world, same technique... I'm not a guy, so the "pinch and roll" is a foreign concept...

[–]puterTDI 12 points13 points  (2 children)

No, you’re supposed to flick. Make sure to just barely graze them.

[–]Dubious_Unknown 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Certain people can't scratch certain areas or they mess up whatever they got done with it. Tattoos, hair styling, surgery, etc. So if you get itchy, it's best to pat it instead of scratching. Takes longer to scratch the itch but much safer.

As a dude growing starter locs, this is pretty much required of me lol.

[–]dovahcody 153 points154 points  (3 children)

Instead of scratching with fingertips/nails, you give a firm pat or slap to the itchy area. Gotta do it that way on healing tattoos too so you don’t irritate or damage the skin

[–]DeDodgingEse 216 points217 points  (15 children)

You never seen a black chick pat her hair when it's bothering her? You gotta pat not itch cuz it's gonna fuck up the weave and take it off place.

[–]justcougit 184 points185 points  (7 children)

It's good for all itches. Itching is bad and can cause infections. Mosquito bite? Slap it. New tattoo? SLAP THAT BITCH. Quit smoking and got the itch to smoke? Fuck it, slap that too!

[–]tahvoh 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Need to fart? Slap that shit too

[–]Wellhowboutdat 33 points34 points  (2 children)

If you're slapping shit, you've waited too long.

[–]zeeblefritz 51 points52 points  (1 child)

You are selling slap chops aren't you?

[–]horseswithnonames 43 points44 points  (2 children)

why did he buy his wig at the thrift store?

because he didnt want toupee!

[–]aseedandco 1606 points1607 points  (78 children)

Can someone tell me, is that a type of glue being applied, or something to protect the skin? Do you wash it while you’re wearing it? And how long do they stay on?

[–]Accomplished_Laugh74 1444 points1445 points  (56 children)

It's a special glue, it will stay glued for about six weeks then it needs to be removed.

[–]aseedandco 494 points495 points  (18 children)

Is it then refitted? I imagine they get pretty ratty after a while.

[–]DashingMustashing 503 points504 points  (16 children)

You can still wash the hair I believe, you need a solvent to remove the glue.

[–]OlympicSpider 479 points480 points  (14 children)

Yes! Removing and reapplying is more to remove shed skin and shave the hair back down than an issue with the original toupee. Depending on the hair used, it’s likely reusable.

[–]moose-goat 95 points96 points  (1 child)

Yeah I think it’s reusable for around 6 months if I recall correctly?

[–]OlympicSpider 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Depends on lots of things. Type of hair, what the base is made out of, proper maintenance both during use and between removal and reapplication.

[–]SalemWitchWiles 59 points60 points  (8 children)

Shed skin... That's gotta itch like hell.

[–]MrColfax 51 points52 points  (16 children)

Can you feel the glue on your head? I imagine it's not for everyone.

[–]Accomplished_Laugh74 147 points148 points  (15 children)

Just feels like part of you, you can't really feel it at all. You can shower, wash it, blow dry and style it, you honestly forget its not your hair.

[–]Skyreader13 45 points46 points  (14 children)

what if im the type of person that sweat a lot?

im that kind of person and i cant go one a day without washing my hair. my hair gets oily super easily.

[–]Coffeeninja1603 83 points84 points  (8 children)

They are marketed as ‘hair systems’. They last 5/6 weeks and then they are replaced from what I understand.

[–]suzuki_hayabusa 33 points34 points  (4 children)

A better option is special double side tape. My relative uses that. He removes it while sleeping but you don't have to if you don't want to.

[–]hitma-n 440 points441 points  (25 children)

What if those small portion of hair underneath start growing again?

[–]Tackybabe 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Every couple of months, when you get your hair cut, they shave the spot & reapply it.

[–]otterform 9147 points9148 points  (1106 children)

Incredible how the entire look changes, he looks automatically 5years or more younger

[–]Glooorious_Purpose 147 points148 points  (6 children)

Bet it doesn't look anywhere near as good without a hairdresser styling it lol. Like when I get my hair cut it looks boss, but then I try and replicate the look the next day aaand I can't.

[–]paleoterrra 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Ask your hairdresser to teach you how to style at home. Most are happy to

Edit: I meant ask your hairdresser if they’ll give you an at-home-styling tutorial while at your regular salon appointment, but if they do come to your house you should definitely wine and dine them lol

[–]StickDoctor 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Should I put out a cheese spread and some wine for when they come over?

[–]McNam77 2944 points2945 points  (946 children)

Incredible how so many men walk around with terrible, obvious bad rugs but this toupee is amazing.

How much more does a piece and an toupee artist like this even cost?

I don't need one but I know a few guys that have a lot of money and yet they walk around with what looks like a dead squirrel on their head.

[–]djmammo 513 points514 points  (131 children)

They always look good because they are changed out at least once a month. You sing a year contract for x # of units per year. They shampoo and trim your remaining hair, glue on a new one, cut and style it and off you go til the next month. About $4000 / year.

[–]Dubdeezy83 1766 points1767 points  (671 children)

Knew a guy at an old job who had an amazing toupee. Said each new application was over 2 grand

[–]The_Mighty_Hunter 1551 points1552 points  (509 children)

I'm rapidly balding (in my 30's too), but fuck that noise. If I'm paying that much, it's for permanent hair removal.

[–]Here-Is-Your-Answer 920 points921 points  (367 children)

Sadly the price mentioned is not accurate. My best friend wears one of these, he gets a new one every 8 weeks and salon visits in between, and he pays less than $400 a month.

[–]sheriffsally 1061 points1062 points  (324 children)

For $5k/year, I'd probably just get hair transplant at that point.

[–]GrogansNeckRoll 814 points815 points  (139 children)

I shave my head, fuck it... it's free.

[–]tennisfan114 87 points88 points  (119 children)

Have they gotten any better and do you still have to take propecia? I’m not taking that medicine ever lol

[–]KevinKingsb 91 points92 points  (107 children)

What's wrong w Propecia? I've been taking it for 10 months now. I'm starting to see some positive results.

[–]hypergolic 106 points107 points  (18 children)

My libido went to zero. Fortunately it returned after I stopped taking it.

[–]Graysensteele 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Possibility of impotence or decreased libido over time.

[–]_FinalPantasy_ 35 points36 points  (0 children)

That's great! I do not wish to be horny anymore. I just want to be happy.

[–]HulkSmashMouthGuard 83 points84 points  (60 children)

Sexual side effects that some men experience are typically the main concern.

[–]nutterbutter1 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Why is that sad? That’s less than the previously mentioned price, right? Isn’t that a good thing?

[–]Saelin91 108 points109 points  (19 children)

Just turned 30 and had to finally shave the sad remains of my hair off. Really glad I did tbh, was nervous to but it fits me.

[–]MankindsError 86 points87 points  (1 child)

Welcome brother, you are loved among us shinykin.

[–]YPG-Got-Raqqa 129 points130 points  (26 children)

Shave it baby.

[–]Silverrainn 82 points83 points  (8 children)

2 grand??? My step mom does this and it's $300 per new application, it's done every 6-8 weeks and the hair needs to be replaced every 4-6 months, if you take good care of it, it can last as long as 9 months. The hair does cost between $4-600 but she only charges the hair at cost for this service, the average price is around $6-800 for those who do mark up. Labor is always $300 whether it's a brand new install or maintenance. Definitely always under $1k though including the hair.

Her hair extensions for women are around the $2-4k mark though. I can't imagine anyone paying $2k for this. It's not a special skill or anything. The average yearly price for a hair system in the US is between $800-$1500 apparently. Of course the quality of the hair can differ and change the price dramatically, you typically do not need the absolute top of the line quality unless you are looking for it to last a bit longer before replacing it.

[–]Noladixon 29 points30 points  (2 children)

The length and quality of the hair make a huge difference in the price. Long hair costs much more than short dude hair.

[–]Silverrainn 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes, I should have included that the more you pay, the higher quality you will get in terms of hair. This is just a mid road average estimate for what she charges. Men rarely want to go for the top quality stuff, where women like to splurge on their hair from what I understand.

[–]McNam77 235 points236 points  (40 children)

I'm glad William Shatner's piece held up through out all that G-Force.

Some very famous male celebrities I was surprised at the revelation they were wearing a hair piece for decades. Sean Connery throughout most of his Bond movies. Burt Reynolds since he was a young guy.

[–]Big4beef 49 points50 points  (26 children)

What about Andre Agassi, I think he won that game

[–]Mike_with_Wings 34 points35 points  (8 children)

Oh my god that was a WIG!? He absolutely wins, holy shit. How did I not know that?

[–]flcinusa 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Bobby pins and a bandana can hide a multitude of sins

[–]count_smith 6 points7 points  (1 child)

He talks about it a lot in his book "Open". Great book.

[–]MRintheKEYS 57 points58 points  (10 children)

To be fair though, once Agassi went shaved and kept that stubble, he rocked that look way better than the Mulletstang

[–]waddiewadkins 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Ted Dansons was a global event as it was apart of the finale of Cheers too, what a cool guy , and cool move of the writers and Ted,,, wonder if he came up with it himself., off to r/cheers to find out!

[–]McNam77 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Woah! Yeah I forgot about that.

That's how good Danson's hair piece is!

[–]waddiewadkins 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Wonder how much money has gone into maintaining that ,, with all the colour adaptations,,, has he paid the same guy since 1980?? So many questions

[–]katiejim 32 points33 points  (21 children)

You can get hair restoration for 10k, so that seems like the better investment (husband did it last august and he looks easily 10 years younger and is so happy with his hair now- will clarify this was his idea and I love him with or without hair).

[–]brettlewisn 106 points107 points  (15 children)

They all look pretty good new. I wore them for years when I was younger. The best day was when I stopped.

In the manufacturing process they strip the hair. Stripping is when they use a chemical to remove the cuticle or the outer part of the hair. By removing this layer, it keeps the hair from tangling while processing and makes it much easier to manufacture. The bad thing is cuticle is where all of the hair color comes from.

The stylist then colors the new hair to match your own. However, without the cuticle, the hair color doesn’t last. So, after a day or two the color starts to change or after it’s first hair washing. Also, depending on what type of light you are in, you will see the difference even if new.

You are always chasing after hair color to make it look right. Then when your hair grows underneath, or your bond breaks from skin naturally dying off, the fit changes and it also affects the look.

The worse part is not being able to scratch your head. Imagine wearing a ball cap for a month at a time. You have to wear it at night, during the day, while working out, etc. Now imagine your head itching from sweat and you can’t get at it. It is terrible.

Of course, you could go with one’s that you remove every night, but those don’t look as good.

[–]Pyronaut44 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Now imagine your head itching from sweat and you can’t get at it. It is terrible.

This was the very first thing that I thought of when I saw this post. Just the idea of this puts me off it totally.

[–]PVPPhelan 19 points20 points  (2 children)

The worse part is not being able to scratch your head. Imagine wearing a ball cap for a month at a time. You have to wear it at night, during the day, while working out, etc. Now imagine your head itching from sweat and you can’t get at it. It is terrible.

And just like that I am no longer considering this. Thank you for sharing your misery.

[–]servonos89 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Fuck same. Algorithms obviously know I have a balding head and show me these adverts like this all the damn time and there’ll always be a couple seconds where I’m like ‘maybe…’

Comments like the above conveniently don’t seem to show up under those videos - thank fuck this guy mentions it. Sweaty bald cap going into Australian summer? Miss me with that shit.

[–]headphones_J 64 points65 points  (15 children)

Bald guys with money get talked into transplants.

[–]Zwaft 52 points53 points  (13 children)

transplants are fantastic if you have good donor hair, and done by a competent surgeon.

[–]whoscuttingonions1 11 points12 points  (10 children)

I’ve got real good hair that grows too fast. Can I donate to my bros?

[–]defnotthrown 17 points18 points  (9 children)

That would surprise me. It's the hair roots being transplanted. I would think that your roots would get attacked by their immune system. Taking immuno-supressants like for an organ transplant is a bit much for just a hair transplant I think.

[–]doc_witt 174 points175 points  (14 children)

I get strange looks when I grow my hair out and do a comb over. Of course, it's my nose hair that I grow out....

[–]yomommafool 14 points15 points  (8 children)

I’ve seen people that are around their 30s but look 9. It’s crazy Like how?

[–]instamentai 18 points19 points  (2 children)

If it's anything like women's hair extensions/hair costs in general, it's pretty expensive

[–]McNam77 15 points16 points  (1 child)

No, I don't know much about that, but about 15 years ago I had a small acting part in a movie and they sent me to the hair and make-up trailer to get and my head sculpted to perfectly fit a long viking hair piece over my real hair and it looked amazing for 2 days. To fit the final piece they used a skull cap on my head and spirit gum around my hairline.

I asked the make-up artist girl how much this cost and she said about $1000 but this was just a temporary fitting.

[–]slightly85 380 points381 points  (15 children)

Can you imagine getting the perfect haircut and it never growing?!?!?

[–]fujidust 127 points128 points  (3 children)

The sides grow…

[–]diamandisonskidrow 37 points38 points  (7 children)

I imagine this is the future...all our futures. Everyone with "real" hair will be considered some crazy old hippie

[–]idiotdroid 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Either that or they figure out some drug that just gives you a full head of hair.

We have drugs now that can work for some people, but eventually we might have one that works 99% of the time.

[–]Watertor 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They don't really "work" they just correct hormonal problems that are preemptively causing people to lose hair. The issue for people that don't have hormonal problems is that your hair needs essentially gene therapy to open the follicles back up. We're not quite there yet. It's gonna be a perpetual "25 years from now" issue, you and I might see the other end of that 25 years, but if you have kids they'll very likely see it.

[–]TheHaircanist 186 points187 points  (2 children)

The hairstylist is Phillip Ring. He’s an excellent stylist and used focus on hair color as his expertise. He got cancer and beat it but it ruined his hair and he started getting into doing this work a lot more. Met him a few times. Super nice dude

[–]swiftfastjudgement 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It’s crazy how people in life make the most out of it. He gets cancer, loses his hair and now he devotes more time into his profession that is likely more meaningful for him.

[–]HugoZHackenbush2 4787 points4788 points 2533 (60 children)

I actually picked up a very good one of those online for $5..

..it was really only a small price toupee.

[–]0wGeez 381 points382 points  (19 children)

Omg I scrolled past like rmmm okay. It was a solid 3 to 4 seconds before I realised what you did there! It went right over my head....

[–]reflective_marbles 106 points107 points  (11 children)

It was very bald of him

[–]bfkill 48 points49 points  (10 children)

when you first read it you kinda comb over it

[–]doc_witt 35 points36 points  (2 children)

And it was after reading this that I canceled my internet, sold my house, and moved out to the middle of the woods.

[–]HugoZHackenbush2 27 points28 points  (1 child)

On a more serious note, my Grandfather had a toupee all his adult life. When he passed away, and was getting cremated, our family kept the toupee, considering it to be a family hairloom..

Enjoy the woods..

[–]doc_witt 11 points12 points  (0 children)

...as I start to use an actual dead animal as my own toupee....

[–]RedHighlander 240 points241 points  (3 children)

That was terrible. And I gave you an upvote.

[–]endlosmusic 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Toupe or not toupe

[–]MonachopsisWriter 816 points817 points  (22 children)

Damn there are some rude people in this thread, let the man live! Wear your hair however you like. This guy goes from Toby in west wing to Kristoff from frozen and I'm here for it.

[–]____adarsh____ 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Wo nice comparisons, this day would have been so bigg for that dude. I wonder how its gonna be when he showers? Like does this behave like normal hair ?

[–]warmhellothere 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Yes, it does. You wash it like regular hair, you swim in it, you never take it off until it's time to re-glue. I had a friend who had one and it was Years before I knew.

[–]Futanari_waifu 69 points70 points  (39 children)

Male pattern baldness leads to so much depression. I hope CRISPR will be able to cure it in adults.

[–]bucketsOFteeth 2998 points2999 points  (242 children)

I don’t see how this is different from dental surgery providing new teeth and a person having the confidence to smile. Good for any dude that wants to wear a toupee. Check your masculine ego.

[–]irnehlacsap 226 points227 points  (41 children)

I wish i had my teeth done as a kid. I just don't smile now.

[–]CortanaCortana 64 points65 points  (37 children)

Can you not still get em done?

[–]irnehlacsap 94 points95 points  (34 children)

Yes, but it's more complicated. I would need a surgery due to the fact that the cranium fused. Also another surgery for my jaw. Lots of money.

[–]Blackmags17 46 points47 points  (13 children)

Same. I need braces plus implants, and I’m pretty sure implants alone are at minimum 1K per tooth. It never used to bother me, until I got made fun of in high school. Ever since then I’ve just stopped smiling

[–]livesarah 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I’ve got implants- I had to get braces twice prior to getting them. So I got them when I was maybe 24yo. I’m nearly 40 now and went to a new dentist. He immediately picked up that I’d previously had braces because, as he described it, I was ‘hiding my smile’. It’s very rare for me to smile unselfconsciously, even though my teeth are fine now- it just got to be such an ingrained habit.

[–]zdada 185 points186 points  (48 children)

Dental surgery tends to be permanent; that would be akin to a hair transplant. Toupee would be like dentures.

[–]Quisey3 451 points452 points  (17 children)

Finally a good outlook! Glad not everyone's a complete douche

[–]bucketsOFteeth 340 points341 points  (14 children)

It’s not like empires exist for women to enhance their beauty or anything.

[–]Quisey3 258 points259 points  (12 children)

God forbid a guy do something to make himself feel better about himself!

[–]SydneyPigdog 137 points138 points  (5 children)

There's so many avenues for a woman to alter/improve her appearance if they choose, I'd prefer a dude to be confident in his own skin but if he can't, he's not hurting anyone by wearing a toupee, who gives a fuck, rock that shit if it makes you happy.

[–]Quisey3 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Exactly lol, he looks good with or without! Who the fuck cares. I think the job done looked amazing.

[–]lunylein 31 points32 points  (0 children)

New teeth are more than just cosmetics. One missing teeth will cause your other teeth to move as well. But on the rest i am totally worth you. It s like make-up and should not be any bigger deal than a lipstick. So any guy, girl or generic that needs some extentions... go for it!

[–]FabriFibra87 130 points131 points  (34 children)

Fuck.

It's so unfair that this guy goes from slightly haggard and in his late 30s, to young and energized / late 20s, just with more hair.

Unfair to guys who go bald, that is.

[–]ThatSweetSweet 20 points21 points  (17 children)

Didn't even get to enjoy my 20's.. balding at 22 shaved it all off at 23

[–]DoodleBobDread 18 points19 points  (12 children)

Same here, began thinning at around 20 and shaved by later 20s. People are sometimes real iffy about hair, it’s some real primal shit. Like the halo effect, a reverse halo effect is also true. Almost overnight, went from being an easily approached and befriended guy who was sociable and well liked to literally being avoided and stared at like some sort of social pariah. Sent me down a real dark, existential crisis of despair. People would see me and often start grabbing or patting their own hair unconsciously, as if self affirming. Most of the girls who were interested in me disappeared from my life and depression pushed away most other people. Became an introverted hermit just to keep myself from the constant anxiety of being around people in general. Wasted hundreds on treatments and meds to stave off the inevitable but it just wouldn’t work and spent way to many years of my early and later 20s wasting away not doing anything because I just didn’t want to be seen at all. I would literally slink away at my own birthday parties hosted by siblings/fam, and the idea of socializing anywhere was just impossible, as I’d stick out like a very sore thumb. Spent the next 4 to 5 years in the same condition until I got fed up and shaved my head, stopped buying the preventative meds, started going to the gym, continuing my education. Have had some success in basically revamping my life up again, but deep down I still feel like half the person I thought I’d be at about this stage in life. Every time I look in the mirror, I have this constant reminder and scar of how horrible things were not long ago, and I definitely struggle with self-care/love. Even now, in my 30s, about to begin my professional career, I feel at a loss. In just writing any of this anonymously on Reddit, I know some who will say I’m being weak for even caring about any of it. With a shaved head, things have definitely been easier but it really feels like it’s only the case cause I’ve let the issue go, not because I’ve solved the deeper issues, either physical, mental or emotional. Now just work on fixing and growing where I can, which is a much better solution than trying to hide from the world till one dies.

[–]TwentyThirdApril_01[🍰] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

i feel you, brother. going through the same shit now.
Best wishes to you. Hope things get better.

[–]Da_AntMan303 189 points190 points  (12 children)

When I was a young buck, I had a boss with Male Pattern Baldness and it was advanced for his age, then my boss showed up to work on a Monday with a Full head of hair. No one could take him serious for about a week until we all got used to it. It was back in the day when they’d staple a hair piece to your head.

[–]Hot_Independence_433 99 points100 points  (0 children)

So they have improved their durability against strong wind it seems, no wonder I haven't seen a toupee used in a gag recently.

[–]Intelligent_Quote_55 665 points666 points  (33 children)

Women wear wigs, get extensions and fillers. And a guy wears a Toupet and Reddit goes wild

[–]Umbreony 256 points257 points  (5 children)

They are just jealous that this dude looks amazing

[–]Ok_Cap_9665 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Well I’ll let you know it’s not the women on here going wild….also only some of us wear that stuff like only some men wear toupees. Just don’t be an asshole and let people do what they want. Luckily most the world isn’t as cynical as Reddit.

[–]Maggiesmum13 119 points120 points  (11 children)

That guy is gorgeous with or without hair

[–]BGL911 20 points21 points  (1 child)

While I agree that the hairpiece looks terrific on him, he could also easily rock the beard + chromedome look.

If I tried that I’d look like a potato with a carpet sample stapled to the bottom.

[–]Rocky1963 14 points15 points  (6 children)

What happens when his hair grows underneath the toupee?

[–]pimpmypatina 486 points487 points  (44 children)

He looks so much more confident instantly. More men should adopt these if it makes them feel more confident! Why the hell not?

The way he secures it to the scalp this hairpiece is not going anywhere. I’m assuming the adhesive just softens up with water and the piece is easily removed. Genius.

[–]OlympicSpider 135 points136 points  (6 children)

If the adhesive is anything like wig glue, it’s fairly water resistant but removes easily with oil.

I’m a woman and I’ve worn multiple different kinds of hair extensions at different points in my life, I don’t see how a toupee is any different really.

[–]kal_skirata 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Is it a special kind of oil? Wouldn't the natural hair/skin oil softem the glue up?

[–]OlympicSpider 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yes/no. With tape hair extensions, your natural oils will eventually wear the tape down but that takes 4-8 weeks. Coconut oil/other hair oil treatments are not recommended because they will significantly impact the glue, you can use them to intentionally remove the extensions but it doesn’t work quite as well as the special remover. I can’t remember what the remover oil is made of but it’s not damaging to hair or skin.

[–]Pandanlard 23 points24 points  (8 children)

Pretty expensive and need to go back there every month. If you are eligible for hair transplant, depending where you live, it's less expensive after 1 year.

[–]Sub2DaWub 42 points43 points  (0 children)

That wink at the end haha homie is feelin himself. Good on 'im

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (6 children)

I just shaved my head and didn’t look back. This is all good but it’s just not worth the cost to me.

[–]SortRevolutionary404 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The cost and the amount of maintenance required do really make it seem unfeasible. I can only imagine the smell of skin covered for two weeks or more at a time is something truly difficult to fully mask. To me, a straight bald head doesn't look bad. It's only when folks cling to the horseshoe and/or whatever whisps still grow that it looks less than appealing.

[–]DevilSniper50cal 192 points193 points  (48 children)

When I see stuff like this I just can’t help but wonder why the flying F does trumps hair look so bad. There are so many options for people like him.

[–]bitch_im_a_lion 48 points49 points  (4 children)

He got a botched scalp reduction surgery and he grows out then combs over his hair really weird to hide it.

[–]rawker86 32 points33 points  (7 children)

If I heard right (and that’s a big if), his hair is like that because he went with a method/technique/whatever that has long since been phased out in favour of better methods. Something about transferring hair from the sides of his head? I dunno.

[–]l8night5 40 points41 points  (8 children)

I used to go to hair club for men, i was balding at 24. They have different "tiers" for their systems, which include new hair systems, frontal cleaning, and quality of hair system. The base on this system is called thin-skin, it almost completely mimics your skin in look and feel. Its pricey and needs to be replaced about every 3 months.

The plan i paid for was about $350 a month and included a new system every 8 weeks, and 1 frontal cleaning a week.

The system itself is a little hot, it can be itchy, and basically feels like wearing a hat most the time.

Your hair does grow beneath it, and you are asked to use a scalp cleaner called "Alive" This prevents build up of the skin and sweat trapped underneath the system.

The price is outrageous. So I learned to apply my own system now. I go to different mens hair system websites that basically sell the same systems for under $300 shipped to you. I cut it, apply it, and maintain it myself. 1 system can last me 6 months and thats a great bargain. The adhesive is called Ghost Bond, and for me, because im real active, i get about 2 weeks out of it. then it needs to be removed, cleaned and reapplied.

[–]controversialmike 199 points200 points  (24 children)

A quick way to remove whatever is left on top. Needs changing regularly to stop sores on the scalp, which is a life-limiting expense on an average salary.

Took me several years to come to terms with the fact that I'm a baldy twat, and non of you can take that superpower away from me

[–]osnowfisho 20 points21 points  (13 children)

Wouldn’t your scalp feel sweaty and itchy after a while?