12th July 2017 at 6:56 pm #32819
Hi LJ, I have on and off days. It definitely needs more density as it is patchy in places unfortunately. My hair is light, so a light shade of pigment has been chosen. This makes sense for the blending side of things, but also means I have to shave my hair down to the skin every day otherwise it is far too noticeable. When it’s first done, the pigment is a lot darker (obviously) and you expect some fading. However this has faded so much that the slightest bit of stubble really stands out. When it is freshly done, i can go about 3 or 4 days before needing to shave my head again. Despite it being so dark, I didn’t think that it actually stood out all that much either. Now though, because it is so so light, I have to keep it REALLY short (foil shave – even the Skull Shaver, a rotary, isn’t up to the task on some days).
Is it better than what I was working with before? In terms of coverage, yes. Am I 100% happy at the moment on a daily basis? Not really. Once I’ve had my 4th session to finish off the density, I’m hoping I’ll feel more comfortable with it. I feel I need a lot more work on my hair line (as the SMP is bloody well receeding now – give me a break!) and more blending work on the sides. I’m hoping a solid two hour session should finish it off.
How about you LJ? Happy?14th July 2017 at 12:54 am #32821
I guess I’m a bit of an old timer here now. lol. La Roche anti shine factor 50 is the best anti shine sun cream. I also use a small amount of lanacane anti chafing cream. Works a treat.14th July 2017 at 12:55 am #32822
Don’t worry narb. You get that until the treatment is finished. Skalp will see you alright.14th July 2017 at 6:00 pm #32824
Hi Narb, I’m sorry to read that you’re not 100% happy. Mine has also faded somewhat but not too badly. You and I had our first 2 sessions in the same week back in April. I read somewhere that the pigments take up to 3 months to settle / fade to its final look so I decided to hold off for the third session. Next week is the 3 month mark and my 3rd session is booked in for next Friday. I will be going a shade darker, bringing the hairline down a touch and the side profiles forward a tad.
Good luck with your next session pal.15th February 2018 at 10:20 pm #43502
We are in the same boat when it comes to hair color, and I’m sitting on the fence as I’m about to jump of and do the treatment. But I came across this post, and you said you weren’t 100% happy with the results due to the ink fading, etc.
How do you feel today? What does it looks like? Are you happy?
I really want to get this done, but I’m so worried my blonde hair will ruin everything for me.16th February 2018 at 8:55 pm #43525
Hi Viking, fear not.
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve so that people like urself get the full story. These were anxieties I went through, but they were short lived. Its hard to explain, but when anyone gets SMP, regardless of hair colour, it will look fucking mint and the dots will be impecible, crisp and quite dark. To see that naturally ‘fade’ (as it SHOULD) concerned me more than I thought it would. I knew it had to fade, because my natural hair colour was so much lighter. But the elation of seeing it that first day, to then seeing it fade, in reality, worried me a bit. I shared this on here to be 100% transparent. However, i needn’t have worried. The blend between my SMP and natural hair is absolutely incredible. It looks so natural, no one has ever noticed. And I prefer it this way. Dont fall into the trap that darker is better, for us, it definitley isnt. In regular lighting it looks really natural and subtle, in a lower-lit room, it actually stands out more -not in a negative way, in a ‘best of both worlds’ way. Skalp 100% know what they’re doing and i wouldnt trust anyone else near my head. They’ve got the shape colour and texture SPOT ON! Every time i run my foil shaver over my head and slap on some matte moisturiser, i realise how lucky i am to have had this done.
Hope this help broseph, any questions fire away.17th February 2018 at 12:11 am #43530
Thank you Narb. Your answer made me emotional as f***. I’m 22, have been bald since 19, and I can finally see some light at the end of this dark tunnel.
I’m happy that you’re happy, and I will definitely get this treatment done within summer. I just need to save up some more money.
Like you said, darker is probably not better for us with blonde hair. And even us with blonde hair can achieve some stunning results with a clear defined hairline. I’m just worried that my treatment will be so light that people can’t see it, and then I’ll still look bald.
But I guess I can relax and stop worrying.17th February 2018 at 7:51 am #43536
Don’t worry about ur treatment being so light. That was one of my concerns at the time, but in reality its not an issue. In some light, even the darkest possible dots will still appear to be invisible, because there’s no physical texture. Thats not a bad thing, it is exactly what would happen if anyone shaved their hair that short -with or without smp (google ‘Matt Dameon Bald’ and you’ll see what i mean!!). Look at it like this: right now, your bald 100% of the time. With SMP, you may appear bald 5% of the time, in certain light. I’ll take those odds!18th February 2018 at 9:41 pm #43600
So your treatment is visible and stands out most of the time? People notice that you have a hairline?
I can’t wait to do mine. Saw your photos, and your SMP looks absolutely incredible. It is perfect, and I want to achieve something like that. Would you mind posting a photo of how you look today, in different lighting?
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