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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by pugchief » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:36 pm

Shave your head. Done.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:37 pm

pugchief wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Shave your head. Done.
Never.
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Post by bedraggled » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 pm

I have had positive results with a laser cap for 8 years. Restored hair from back to the crown, thin though it is. The family "sceptic" admitted it has worked. The last few years the hair line has been it retreat but I no longer reflect the sun or fluorescent light from the back into people's eyes, so OK. My hair is not thick but it covers. After a shower, I am impressed how the thin and regrown hair covers so much. Did the comb and the scalp reach an agreement?

I believe these laser caps cost about $500.

Finally, after 7 years, my cap ceased to function- it was the electric cord. I did shell out the new $500, though. It works satisfactorily- i.e. I don't want to reflect the sun into others' eyes. Eventually, there may be an age where the scalp says "see ya." At 65, it still works for me. And don't let it flash the eyes, people.

The company owner said the cap won't stop the front hair receding in progress. He suggested Propecia but 3 treatments with Amazon's Best and biotin shampoo has helped me conclude that I should be happy with the current situation.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by dualstow » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:48 am

pugchief wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Shave your head. Done.
He has some childhood scarring on his scalp that he doesn’t want to sport.
Can I steam my face mask occasionally instead of washing it?
Ans.: Not really. Only steam things for which washing is not an option.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Cortopassi » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am

Clippers with no attachment for me. Leaves about 1/8" of hair. Damn easy to take care of, and I don't care about hair. Never did. If I could take a pill to have all the hair fall off my body and never shave again, I would. Except for eyebrows. That would look weird.
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Post by Xan » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:21 pm

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am
Clippers with no attachment for me. Leaves about 1/8" of hair. Damn easy to take care of, and I don't care about hair. Never did. If I could take a pill to have all the hair fall off my body and never shave again, I would. Except for eyebrows. That would look weird.
Eyelashes?
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Post by vnatale » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:06 pm

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:32 am
Clippers with no attachment for me. Leaves about 1/8" of hair. Damn easy to take care of, and I don't care about hair. Never did. If I could take a pill to have all the hair fall off my body and never shave again, I would. Except for eyebrows. That would look weird.
Since I've come home in mid-March (and been home). I've not trimmed a single hair on my body anywhere.

I used to weekly trim my beard so it was about a few days growth length. I was expecting it to now be quite long at this point but he seems to be more bushy than that long.

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Post by dualstow » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:03 pm

vnatale wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Since I've come home in mid-March (and been home). I've not trimmed a single hair on my body anywhere.

I used to weekly trim my beard so it was about a few days growth length. I was expecting it to now be quite long at this point but he seems to be more bushy than that long.
Do you look like Alan Moore now? (The guy who created V for Vendetta and other graphic novels & comics).
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Post by vnatale » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:03 pm
vnatale wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:06 pm
Since I've come home in mid-March (and been home). I've not trimmed a single hair on my body anywhere.

I used to weekly trim my beard so it was about a few days growth length. I was expecting it to now be quite long at this point but he seems to be more bushy than that long.
Do you look like Alan Moore now? (The guy who created V for Vendetta and other graphic novels & comics).
Have no idea who he is. Let's see if I can find him.

No. Because A. don't have the amount of on top hair he has B. My beard does not seem to be anywhere as long as his.

Generally I have a fast growing beard which is why I'd expected it to be much longer than it now is after 3+ months. But now that I think about it is does not grow THAT much in a week. It only looks a lot compared to how short it was when it started.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:22 pm

bedraggled wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 pm
I have had positive results with a laser cap for 8 years. Restored hair from back to the crown, thin though it is. The family "sceptic" admitted it has worked. The last few years the hair line has been it retreat but I no longer reflect the sun or fluorescent light from the back into people's eyes, so OK. My hair is not thick but it covers. After a shower, I am impressed how the thin and regrown hair covers so much. Did the comb and the scalp reach an agreement?

I believe these laser caps cost about $500.

Finally, after 7 years, my cap ceased to function- it was the electric cord. I did shell out the new $500, though. It works satisfactorily- i.e. I don't want to reflect the sun into others' eyes. Eventually, there may be an age where the scalp says "see ya." At 65, it still works for me. And don't let it flash the eyes, people.

The company owner said the cap won't stop the front hair receding in progress. He suggested Propecia but 3 treatments with Amazon's Best and biotin shampoo has helped me conclude that I should be happy with the current situation.
Very, very interesting. I will do some more research into this.

For me I have tried platelet rich plasma injections along with dutasteride. There seems to be good clinical evidence on the efficacy of both. My issue is that both of those treatments have sort of overlapped for me. So it's somewhat difficult to parse out which treatment was responsible for whatever progress I've made.

Still thinking about minoxidil. For anyone in this thread interested in hair loss treatments, Kevin Mann on youtube is a wealth of knowledge and information. (https://youtu.be/yE8VQZaed9A) He does a great job of summarizing clinical studies into an easily digestible format.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Hal » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:47 am

Here's something to consider

http://activance.com.au

Chemotherapy patients down here were recommended to use this.
A family member also used it and was most surprised it actually helped
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Smith1776 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:32 pm

I rewatched Shutter Island the other day. If anything I found the movie more enticing and engaging the second time through. Once you know the plot twist you pick up all kinds of subtle signs and clues that you would not have the first time. Every time that Dr. Sheehan is mentioned the camera quickly cuts to Mark Ruffalo's character. That dude is a real gem. It's too bad he doesn't make an appearance as the Hulk in the movie.
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