- I saw some recent footage of Robert Redford of all people, and he had the ugliest RED hairpiece on. And No. It was not for a movie. He was out somewhere at some award ceremony or something.
- Have you seen "The Town"? I found the pieces worn by Ben Affleck and Jon Hamm to be quite disturbing.
- it must be a pain...what if you want to run out to Taco Bell or something in the middle of the night. You gotta put your hair on.
- I once fucked a and started grabbing his hair. I got the impression it was a piece and I may unsettled it a little. I hope it didn''t ruin it or cost this guy some money to have it repositioned.
- I don''t know about swimming.%0D\
I was wondering though what it feels like to wear a wig all day. %0D\
Do people sleep in them too? %0D\
How often do they have to be reglued?%0D\
- Blair Underwood in his new series The Event looks like he has a patch of dark brown Berber carpet glued to his scalp.
I wear a piece. You can swim in a hairpiece nowadays. I have even scuba-dived in mine; you just use special water-resistant glue. The only problem is that salt water shortens the life of the hair.%0D\
I wear my piece for 6-and-a-half days at a time. I take it off on Thursday night, sleep bald to give my scalp a rest, then reattach on Friday morning, good for the weekend. My impression is that most younger guys who wear a piece do something similar, although there are glues out there which would allow you to keep it on for up to a month. %0D\
My piece has a fine mesh base, and once it''s on I pretty much forget its there. I think more bald guys would be interested if they knew how good they are now.%0D\
Anyone else out there wear one?%0D\
- picture r7?
- r7 must be Brad Pitt. That''s exactly what he does. Or he wears hats, wigs, motorcycle helmets that he never takes off, weaves at times. And the funny thing is he must think no one can tell but people can always tell.\
No offense to you r7...
For R8, for one day only, have a look at www.flickr.com/photos/systemwearer/%0D\
Comments welcome, but please don''t spread them around; they''re our little secret.%0D\
I have not seen any evidence that Brad is sporting a piece. Then again, Travolta took me by surprise too.%0D\
- Believe it or not OP, celebrities do have private lives where they don''t have to be "on" all the time. Yes they can even take off their rugs and take a dip in the pool amongst their close friends.\
God, some people are just so damn dumb.
- Wow - that looks great, r10! And yes, I would never have known it''s a ''piece''.
- Wow, I''d never have guessed that the first photo at R10 was a rug. Looks good.\
I don''t believe Brad Pitt wears a piece. Although I''ve been told by a makeup man who works in the industry that 85% of men over 30 wear some sort of fake hair, even if it''s just a small piece to cover thinning hair at the back of the head.
- R7, you are deluded. EVERYONE knows you''re wearing a wig and they laugh about it behind your back. If you reallllly think that face to face no one can tell, you are living in a dream world. Fake hair always looks fake....call it a piece or a system or a whatever...IT IS A WIG MARY!
- Are you bald, r14? You sound bald. Bald and bitter.
- I can''t tell from just one photo if it looks real or not. I am curious, though, about the state of the skin on your head when it''s, presumably, covered in glue and attached to the wig 6 days a week.
- R10 I think your hair looks amazing. Without seeing your entire face, it makes you look so much younger. Or maybe I should say being bald ages you. Thanks for sharing.
- Thanks for the info, Spamela.
- A tad defensive aren''t you R15? I''m guessing you''re a combover queen.
- there''s something so wrong about a man in a wig. just looks dreadful and makes the man look preoccupied with his looks which is a major turn off. just shave the whole mess off and go cue ball.%0D\
No R14, you can tell when you've been busted. For the first 6 months I wore a Hair Club piece. It wasn't awful, but it was a bit too thick and I had to comb the front down to hide the hairline. Every 2 or 3 days I would speak to someone and catch their eyes drifting up to my hair - busted! I soon moved on to a far better unit, and now that never happens.
@R16 The bald photo I posted is what it is like (I had just taken the piece off for cleaning when I took that). I stick my piece on with double-sided tape around the perimeter of the back and sides, and glue at the front hairline. Most of my scalp is adhesive-free, and the lace mesh is very breathable. I shower with the piece after running or gym (I just let warm water run through the hair and the mesh; no shampoo). I also give my baldspot a good scrub with exfoliator and astringent when I take it off. Occasionally I get zits, but nothing exceptional, and of course they are hidden by the piece.
Thanks R12 and R13. I think it is a good result. I realise they aren't for everyone, but I would recommend any guy who's bothered by hairless to try one.
No one else here wear one?
- r15, r19, stop your quarreling. \
Do you like my weave? I think the S-Curl is a nice touch.
Bishop Eddie "Rapunzel" Long, presiding
- When will you spammers learn that it is hopeless to try to spam DL? You will get more grief than you will sell product. No one here is stupid enough to believe you are anything but what you are.....SPAMMERS! You spent $18 and will get even less in return. No one here will buy your crap wig. But spam away if it makes you feel like you''re earning your money. Whoever is paying you is an idiot however.
- The style makes it look fake. Very bad style choice.
- r23 is off her meds!
- Brian Kerwin from OLTL
- What is the name of the adhesive that you use? Do you use alcohol or acetone or a special remover?
- R17 - thanks; yes I think it''s worth a good 8 -10 years to my appearance. \
R20 - of course you''re entitled to that view, but then no moisturizer, contacts, veneers, caps, hair dye, botox, concealers either. I don''t find most gay men take such an ascetic approach.\
To the couple of poster accusing me of spamming: **** off. I put up my private photos in response to another poster''s request. I am not trying to persuade anyone of anything, still less sell them anything. The photos will be gone by this time tomorrow. \
@R24 - why do you say that?
- r7, thank you for posting. I have a fetish for with guys with hairpieces and guys that are beauty queens in general. \
The pic were it is off, is that before the lace was cut to fit your head?
- It looks fine, r10. Is it itchy? Do you glue it or tape it on? Do you attach it yourself, or have it done by a stylist?
- Looks good R7, although I think from your other photo that you''d look pretty good bald as well. \
Are you planning to transition out of the piece at some point (50, 60?) or do you think you''ll wear one forever?
- [quote]Brian Kerwin from OLTL\
Haven''t seen him on the show but I have seen him around town and he is noticeably thinning so maybe he just wears it for work.
- R14, ME-OW. Calm down.
- It looks great, R10. I would have known.
- Sorry, I meant I would NEVER have known
- R7 - I agree with the poster who said that you''d look great with or without the piece. Glad that you''re secure enough to post these personal pics, well aware of the snark that would be forthcoming.
- R7, you look great with and without the piece.%0D\
Where did you get your piece from? Can I ask how much it cost?
Thinking about getting one
- i have a rare case of crotch baldness and i wear a little wiglet i made myself from a hairnet and doll hair i got at the local craft store. i got the "afro-american" hair coz its real curly like and makes for a fine thick bush
- Looks really good [R7] (you look good both ways actually) and thank you very much for having the guts to post it knowing what people around here are like.
- r7, it''s good that the sides are short. \
How often do you replace it?\
Is oxidation from the sun ever an issue?\
What kind of product do you use on it?\
If you''re comfoirtable wearing it, that''s all that matters. Some people may notice, others never will.\
It can improve a person''s appearance and make him appear younger.\
Thank you for being candid.
- Rugs and comb-overs scream desperation, vanity, loser. If you''re balding you''re much better off trimming what you have short or shaving it all off, and just looking very healthy. It''s a much sexier look than self-consciously trying to hide a shortcoming. Which projects confidence?
- r7 is a good case to get a hairpiece. He looks good.%0D\
I think if enhancements make you feel better, then go for it.
You said Hair for Men didn''t work for you. Where did you go to get your current toupe ?
- @R29 - yeah, you're not the only one. To my surprise a couple of guys I have dated have been extra interested when they discovered I wear a piece. Invariably they want to feel the edges or even pull it off during sex. I think there is an element of humiliation fetish in there - ripping off my cover-up and exposing my secret baldness. I didn't mind, but I was always afraid they were going to damage the hairpiece.
The picture of the piece is exactly as it looks before I put it on.
@R30 - no, it's not itchy normally. I use tape at the back and sides and glue at the front, for maximum undetectability. I do my own attachments now.
@R31 - thanks for the compliment. I don't look too awful bald, but it's a hard-edged look, which doesn't suit my personality, and of course much older looking. I much prefer myself with hair.
If I am 50 and settled down with one guy (which I hope I will have) and he prefers me without the piece, then I would probably take it off and shave. Otherwise, I expect to be wearing a nice grey-flecked model in my coffin!
@R37 - thanks; this one is from an on-line vendor called (don't laugh) Coolpiece. Price about $300. It's virgin European hair, which is more expensive than normal. You could get something similar for less than $200 on line. Feel free to ask any qs.
@R40- yes oxidation is an issue, but these on-line pieces are so cheap you can treat them as disposable. I swap between 2 pieces at any one time, and I chuck them out after about 4 months. You could stretch a single piece for about 6 months if you were careful with it, but Im not. The guys you see wearing dried out reddish pieces are invariably with a Hair Club paying $2000 per piece and dependent on the Club for everything. DIY is the way to go if you're going to wear a hairpiece.
I use quite a lot of gel on my piece, as I did on my real hair when I had it. As a side benefit it helps to blend the fake with the real at the edges.
I honestly think now no one notices my piece unless I tell them or we're in the sack. Even then, not always.
Thanks Rs 35, 36 and 39.
- @R41 - well I''ll admit, I am vain. I am used to being thought good-looking and getting attention, and it hit me hard when I started losing my hair and in the process my looks. I''m afraid looking "very healthy" just doesn''t cut it for me or the guys I want to date. Call that desperation if you want. \
I don''t accept "loser" though. I am not in denial about the fact it''s a hairpiece, but i feel I have sorted my problem. OK it''s fake, but very few people know or can tell, and functionally I appear as if I never lost my hair. My confidence has definitely improved. \
@R43 - I have tried a number of on-line vendors. There seems to be a new decent one opening every few months now. The one in the picture is from Coolpiece.com. There are also a lot of sharks and charlatans out there though.
- Burt Reynolds and George Maharis. New York radio guy, Mark Simone.
- r7, how old are you? Do you ever leave home without it (like while travelling where noone you know lives)? Do you live in a big city? Are you single? Is the rest of your body smooth? You seem nice ; I''m genuinely curious please don''t be put off by my many questions.
- Some strange questions there R47. Occasionally I just wear a ball cap or a bandana if I am not expecting to see anyone or I am doing some messy job. I had a week''s hiking trip without it once, with a boyfriend who knew I wear. I can''t go around bareheaded, because my side hair looks weird without the piece, and I have a big white patch on my head where the piece blocks out the sun. \
I do live in a big city and I am single. The rest of me is averagely hairly.
- Blair Underwood''s looks like rows of small braids arranged horizontally across his head. The front hairline looks totally bogus. See him tonight on The Event. He plays the President.
- The guy who plays Phil in "Modern Family". Everytime he''s on screen I''m fixated by his rug. HDTV was not made for guys with pieces.
- Thanks for responding, r7. I''ll check out that site.
- R7, I wear a piece, and like you, I started with Hair Club and hated it for the same reason as you. I''ve been wearing pieces from Alfieri in NY or in Ft. Lauderdale. I like the way they cut them, but they are more than double what you are paying. I hate that it bleaches out from the sun or when, during sex, the guy''s hand feels the edge of the piece, but I do think I look better with it than without. Thanks for the pics and your frankness. You are a handsome guy.
- I must admit, R7''s posting has me wondering how many guys out there have hair pieces. There are too many men in their ''40''s and ''50''s with full heads of hair.
- R7, where do you have the hairpiece cut and styled when you first receive it? Or does it come pre-cut?
- Tonight on the CBS Evening News Dr. Sanjay Gupta was wearing the worst wig I have ever seen in my life. I was astonished because I remember him just a few years back with thick nice hair... but then I found these photos and my fears were confirmed:
- More celebrity balding:\
- Christian Bale:
- Looking good, R7!\
I believe this is what R1 was talking about:
- Brendan Fraser.
@R52 - thanks man, appreciate it. I thought sure I couldn't be the only gay guy out there wearing a piece LOL. You should have a look at the on-line vendors; the quality is the equal of or better than the salons, and you can chuck them away before they start to get oxidized. I remember the sinking feeling when a date snags a finger on the base, but with my all-lace piece now i would have to be very unlucky for that to happen.
@R53 - there are undoubtedly more wearers than you are aware of, particularly in the 30-40 metrosexual crowd - i know that for a fact. These guys are more at ease with caring for their looks, by artifice if necessary, and transplants give such an unpredictable and often disappointing result. The average non-wearer thinks hairpieces all look like the thick ugly hair hats of the 1970s, but they are missing the modern ones.
You can get them pre-cut-in (technical expression there), but I get a local hairdresser to do it. It's a high end salon which is mainly for women, but one guy specialises in men's cuts. I apply the piece and put on a baseball cap. He sits me in a quiet corner of the salon and cuts it in. He tells me he has 3 other guys who come to him to get their pieces cut in, but I have never encountered them (so far as I know).
- omg Dr Gupta has a weave?! Hot!
toupee fetish troll
Thanks for the pics R7. Has the piece ever let you down or embarrassed you - eg fallen off in public or been spotted in embarrassing circumstances?
- Christopher Meloni wears a hairpiece
- Toupee Topicality:\
Tony Curtis will be much missed by Leonard Lewis, who looked after the wigs that the actor wore during his later visits to London.\
The hairdresser, 72, who was known as Leonard of Mayfair in his Sixties heyday, recalls how he once received a "panicky phone call" from the star of "Some Like It Hot."\
"I went round to his hotel to find out what was going on," he says. "Knowing that his current young squeeze was keen on gripping his hair at moments of intense passion, Tony had decided to stick the wig on with Super Glue rather than tell her the truth.\
"He must have been performing particularly effectively that night because she had pulled so hard on his hair that she had taken off the skin of his scalp and all the natural hair underneath.\
"There was nothing I could do. I had to take Tony to a doctor before his whole head went horribly septic."
- r7, you''re hot for sure. I could somewhat tell about the piece on the top but not at first. Brad Pitt SHOULD take notes from you.
- So, how did you toupee wearers go from being bald one day to wearing a wig the next? Did you quit your jobs, move house, disown your friends and family and regular post office and just start all over? Or change nothing but the rug situation and expect no one to notice or comment on the change?\
I''ve never known anyone to start wearing a toupee. But I went to school with a kid who had incredibly thinning hair and appeared after a Christmas break wearing some sort of spray paint on his pate. I just didn''t see the point; we all already knew he was bald and he just looked like he was now bald and dirty.
- r65, why are you impersonating me? Weirdo.
The real r8
@R62 - no, my piece has never fallen off. That only happens on films. Even if someone deliberately tugged hard on it to pull it off I doubt they could - the hair would come out and the base might rip, but it wouldn't come off completely. It has to be soaked off with alcohol to release the glue.
I had occasional embarrassing incidents when I had my first Hair Club piece - mostly dates feeling the base. I also once was invited to a party by an ex-boyfriend, only to find out that everyone at the party had been told I wore a hairpiece and wanted to know all about it. Very cringemaking.
At the start I was very paranoid about being outed or people spotting my piece, but it hardly ever happens with my current pieces, and I am more mellow about it. Hence posting my face on here.
@R65 - thanks. If Brad wants a few tips please send him round.
Hairpieces work by optical illusion. You can see where my piece is because I have told you i am wearing one and you have seen me without it, but 99% of the population are not looking for hairpieces on young men, and even if they are they don't know what to look for.
@R65 - I wasn't completely bald when I started wearing a piece, and I am still not; I am just thinning badly and receding at the front. I shave off the weak hair so that I get a better fit for the piece. Before the piece i went to endless lengths to cover up my baldness with a combover and spray-on fibre at work and a habitual baseball cap the rest of the time. The time since I started wearing a hairpiece has been a transitional one for me in terms of moving home and jobs, but that is just coincidental. I still see some of the people who knew me with the cap and combover. Some of them may suspect I have done something up there, but if so they are polite enough not to call me out on it. My parents don't know, nor my brothers.
- When I see a guy whose hair isn''t combed properly, with springs in the front to make it look "natural I look closer to confirm it''s a hair piece.
- I meant "sprigs" in the front.
- I think you look great with the piece, r7 and I never would''ve guessed you were wearing anything at all. Thanks for posting the pics because I''ve been curious about this subject and it''s nice to have all my questions answered. \
imo for many men I think just shaving it all off looks best, but there are some poor guys who have weird-looking head shapes and it''s great that modern technology can finally offer affordable, believable hairpiece options.
- i think you look super hawt R7. i''m one of the guys who thinks a good looking guy in a toup is sexy. \
So do you tell the guys you date that your wearing a rug? do they ever discover it for themselves? Do they want you to take it off? Do they want to peel it off you themselves!!! Do you let them??\
Do you know lots of other goodlooking rug wearers? Any celebs?
- What age are you R7? Do you feel the hairpiece makes you younger looking?\
Can you feel it on your head when your wearing it?\
Do you do any other beauty techniques?\
Do you wear boxers or briefs?
@R69/70 - My style is fairly cutting edge for a hairpiece. The trick is to leave a little fringe of real thick hair on top, so that the edge of the thick hair does not coincide with the edge of the piece. You may be an exceptionally gifted spotter though.
@R71 - thanks man; totally agree. I could get away with bald, but it's not me.
@R72 - you're making up your own stories there man. I generally don't mention my hairpiece to casual dates, and since I started wearing the decent lace pieces no one has detected it. I have had one longer term relationship during that time, when we lived together, and obviously then I had to tell him.
When I used to wear the thicker Hair Club pieces I was detected a few times and had to come clean. As I already mentioned above, a couple of those guys liked the idea of me wearing a piece and would play with it during sex. But it was never my wish to have my piece used as a sexual fetish; it is an important part of my appearance and I don't really like it being mucked around with. I guess those guys might have liked to take the piece off, but as I have explained, it cannot just come off with a gentle tug - it has to be soaked off with alcohol. I have never allowed a sex partner to do that, and I don't think I would.
There were a few quite hunky guys who went to the same Hair Club as me, but the atmosphere in those places is terrible - not conducive to making new friends.
I don't know any celebrity wearers, although coincidentally I happen to know for sure that Johnny Depp wears a small piece on the back of his head to cover up a bald spot. Bit of gossip which I don't think is generally known.
@R73 - I'm 31. With the people guess about 25 or 26; without I think i look about 36.
I can't really feel it. I guess it's slightly hotter than a bald head, but not as hot as a cap. If I raise my eyebrows I can feel the tug of the glue, but otherwise I am not really aware of it.
Not sure what you mean about beauty techniques. I use moisturizer and have a regular facial, but no plastic surgery.
I'm a committed briefs man; thanks for asking. I like the ultra-fine sheer cotton ones by GrigioPerla.
- I eat shit.
- Wow, in the 2nd pic Gael Garcia Bernal is morphing into Chris Meloni.%0D\
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eivLucFxzyQ/S3r2nB5s3lI/AAAAAAAABv4/2GBb0yqfRy4/s1600-h/gael garcia bernal bald celebs.JPG
- I think he looks like Freddie Prinz jr.
- I couldn''t take a guy who wore a wig seriously enough to date him. That level of vanity and insecurity is a major turn off.
- @R7 thanks for sharing, you''re a hot guy
- Tell us more about the hot guys at the Hair Club!\
Whats the best way to spot a guy wearing one of these new hitech rugs?\
What would you do if you were outed publicly?
- r8, sorry, I was r9.
- Anyone in New York remember a handsome, muscular, hairy-chested guy who did TV commercials for his hair pieces? It was rumored he wasn''t bald. Shaved his head and wore toupees to promote the business.
- you know what, R14, he can take off the hair piece, but you apparently are so damaged and hateful you cant ever change the rot in your soul that would cause you to lash out like the BFF you are at him.\
THERE I SAID IT.
@R78- you probably wouldn't know at the start. But obviously I don't want to attract guys who are seriously bothered by the piece. It's a gamble, I admit. It definitely helps me get good-looking partners, but most will be a little disappointed when they find out it's fake, and a few will find it an insuperable obstacle to a relationship. But I will usually have had some good-looking ass before they find out!
@R73 - you are a real toupee groupie, aren't you.
I only went to Hair Club for 6 months. Contrary to what you might expect, most of the customers are not old geezers in thick hair hats, but guys in their 30s or early 40s trying to achieve a cool modern style. The problem is that they glue the hairpieces on for a month at a time, so they have to be much heavier duty and more hard-wearing than the sort of piece I am wearing now, and that makes it harder to get a young looking style which is undetectable.
My impression is that the kind of guy who opts for a hairpiece is one who is concerned about his appearance (vain, if you like) and is probably quite good looking (at least with a piece) and also into heavy working out. It is a demoralising place. You come in, they take you into a cubicle and they remove your piece, then you have to wait in the waiting room with 4 or 5 other guys all wearing stupid ball caps while your piece is "serviced". Everyone is embarrassed and there is not much smalltalk.
I am not sure I should be helping you spot us rug-wearers LOL. One thing to look for is receded temple sides with a full head of hair on top, creating an unbalanced look. Another giveaway is poor color match between the false hair and the natural hair. Even if the match is good in ordinary indoor light, often a slight difference of color or texture shows up in sunlight or neon light.
Another is a shiny scalp behind the hairline - actually the glue or tape holding it in place.
Not sure what you mean by "outed publicly". If my hairpiece were torn off in a fight I would be deeply embarrassed and furious, and I would be covering up my dome just like they do in the movies. If someone who knows simply
mentioned to a third party the fact I wear, I would be mildly embarrassed and I would think the person was an asshole.
Thanks for sticking up for me R83.
My 15 minutes of fame are now coming to an end. I am taking down my mugshots (rugshots?). If there are any other toupee voyeurs out there who missed them, tough. Thanks to everyone who commented on my hairpiece, positively or negatively. There were more than I expected. \
Apologies to OP for hijacking his thread.
- Thank you, R7.
- I have an associate I work with who lives in another state who wears a rug. When we go to conventions or company meetings he makes sure he tells everyone NOT to come to his room in the morning without calling first. \
The thing he''s got on his head screams toupee from a mile away (even though it''s an expensive one), but he actually thinks that no one has any idea it''s not his real hair.\
If I wore a rug I''d just tell everyone and wouldn''t hide the fact. I can''t imagine having to live in hiding just because of such extreme vanity.
- Jane Fonda has a really great wig maker. %0D\
Just Felt Like Sharing
- Was Sanjay Gupta wearing a hairpiece on CBS Evening News?
- Sanjay Gupta--definitely a wig.
- Guess middle age is catching up with Sanjay. Thinning hair. I guess next will come reading glasses.
- Sometimes you can catch a quick view of Gupta in half-frame readers
- Kevin James wears a hair piece. \
Can you imagine how fat and ugly he would look without one?
- Kevin, that fake hair you have is VERY slimming.
He''d be fatter without the hairpiece?!?
- Whats going on here?
- Actually, if you have a good hair piece, everyone doesn''t know. I''ve known woman who have been very surpised that their dates had one. I guess the quality is what makes the difference.
- I''m prety sure Johnny Depp wears one, I once saw a bald spot on the top of his head and that was about 10 years ago.
- Looks like Gupta took his wig to Japan
- Sanjay Gupta on AC 360 tonight with a very bad hairpiece.
- Colin Firth has definately got a hairpiece.
- All these guys wish they have Jake G hair.
- I think Jeremy Piven does a combination of hair transplants, hairpieces, and comb-overs. %0D\
Here''s a pic of him swimming in the water with a hat on...
- Chris Meloni wears a hairpiece
- What's that big scar on Piven's head, a transplant scar? How disgusting.
How about ALL the women celebs in supplemental hair? Beyonce wears lace wigs all the time, ironically she's a spokeswoman for Feria hair dye! Absurd.
J. Lo wears wigs, clip in extensions etc, her husband once mentioned in an interview she had a "wig room" in one of their homes!
I honestly think at this point, a good 90% of American celebrities are wearing some type of supplemental hair. The US is hair obsessed.
Even the young stars such as Selena Gomez etc are clearly wearing hair.
After a certain number of inches, hair simply stops growing, especially as we age. So when you see an older female celeb with hair almost to her ass, they're wearing long extensions added on to the lower undersides of their own hair.
I see nothing wrong with wearing something which is going to make you feel better about your appearance, but honestly having thinning hair, for men or women, then showing up at work one day with a full, thick, shiny head of healthy gorgeous hair, is pretty absurd. Especially when you lie to everyone, then tell them, "Oh I just got a new haircut! Doesn't it look great!"
My younger sister wears a hairpiece due to female pattern alopecia, she still has her own hair but it's very thin and see through. She's tried everything, Rogaine, hormones and supplemsnts, nothing has worked. She's only 24!
Yes, everyone she is close to knows she wears supplemental hair. She pays a ton for custom pieces, not many new people she meets know she wears a wig unless the discussion strays to illnesses, because, yes guys, hair loss (alopecia) IS an illness.
More research is needed and super wealathy assholes like Bill Gates refuse to give their money to hair loss research, saying it's a frivolous cosmetic problem. Gates needs to talk to to the many women and men who have contemplated suicide when they started losing their hair, especially the men and women who are completely bald in their 20s with their entire lives ahead of them. I wonder how Gates would feel if his own wife or kids suddenly started to bald?
The latest research shows that certain forms of hair loss are tied to a gene associated with arthritis, though not everyone with this type of hair loss has or gets arthritis, you can see why more research is needed.
Hair is tied to self esteem and youth. Unless you have a super gorgeous face, like a male, or female, super model, face it, most people do not look very attractive bald.
- R103 Chris Meloni only had to wear that for SVU. He has never worn it out of the times SVU was shooting- he did appear to be required to wear it for appearances connected to the show. He won''t have any reason to do so any more. For many years he has shaved his head immediately after filming has ended for the summer.
- Chris Meloni doesn''t wear the hairpiece just for SVU. He doesn''t wear it on his own time but whenever he is working, on SVU or any other project, or doing public appearances, he still wears a hairpiece.
- I just got a hair piece, I love it!
Picture please R107? Face blanked out if you prefer.
- Im still dont believe Dr. Gupta is piecing it.
- Piven looks like Frankenstein''s monster. Why would you do that to yourself, particularly when everyone knows your bald?
- Yes, Dr. Gupta wears a wig.
- I missed the photos of the guy with the hairpiece. I find it really hard to believe they look natural these days. Can anyone else share a good pic?
- Gupta in a wig tonight on AC 360. Bad hairpiece.
- Does anybody know what hair system Michael C. Hall wears? He was going bald on the first season of Six Feet Under, so I know that hair on his head now is more than a piece. He was losing his hair from the front and at the crown.
- Does Matthew Broderick wear a hairpiece? His hair doesn''t seem real to me. Or maybe a comb over?%0D\
Also, David Letterman''s piece is god awful...
- Marion Cotillard has a prosthetic foot with synthetic toe hair.
- Was Andre Agassi''s hair sewn into his baseball cap? Or were they separate pieces?
Pete Sampras, wondering which route to go
- R106 that''s not true. Outside of the SVU season, including at public appearances, he didn''t wear it- in fact he''s more often seen wearing his odd collection of hats. It was very noticeable last year that during Emmy rehearsals he didn''t have it and yet the next day he did when he was there to promote SVU. It appeared, to me anyway, that it was a contract requirement. He doesn''t wear it when doing his other work, Oz, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Carriers and is his natural self currently on set at Man of Steel.
- R117, when Agassi had long hair (bleached blonde) that was his real hair at the time. %0D\
He went bald later.
- "Does anybody know what hair system Michael C. Hall wears? He was going bald on the first season of Six Feet Under, so I know that hair on his head now is more than a piece. He was losing his hair from the front and at the crown."\
IIRC, he had cancer during the filming of a season of "Dexter" that explains the hairpiece.
- How long has Dr. Gupta been wearing a wig?
- Miss Tammy Cruise shows you how it's done.
- Patrick Warburton
- Melanie Griffith
- Michael Hall donned a hairpiece between 6FU and Dexter.
He wasn't balding horribly during "Six Feet Under", but the hairline was significantly lower on "Dexter".
I see him around a lot, and on the studio lot. The piece is fairly obvious in person. When he's out and about, he generally wears a cap.
- Vin Diesel wears a hairpiece but it's not on his head. Guess where! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
- knee caps?
- This thread just doesn't have enough pics!
- Bad hairpiece Travolta
- Another bad piece
- Though he's done nothing to hide the most tragic loss of hair belongs to Prince William.
- r132, William would look great with the shaved look. I dont know what he's waiting for.
- Gupta looks like he is back in his wig.
- It amused that stars like Sinatra, Crosby, Wayne and all the rest wore hairpieces, even Heston with that obvious rug on his head. Didnt they realise we all knew ......
- Harry Connick, Jr.!
- When did Will Oldham become an actor?
- They have shown Dexter swimming several times. His hair is unruly and when you see it growing back after chemo, you can see he has a full head of hair, jealous much, r125?
- I saw an old episode of The Office last night. I never realized how bald Steve Carrell was getting before taking measures. Not a bad job on his melon.
- Liza Minnelli is totally bald and only wears wigs.
Melissa 'Half Pint' Gilbert
- Not remotely jealous, R138. Full head of hair here.
Take another look at the very quick shots of Dexter swimming underwater. He's not wearing his piece and his locks are thinner, with a much higher forehead.
But if you're so emotionally invested in Michael C. Hall being a chia pet, be my guest.
- Rick Santorum. His hairline looks fake.
- Patrick Warburton does not wear a wig. Trust me.
- Check out Patrick Warburton in Seinfeld. He was balding in the front a lot and now has a full head of hair. Miracle pill?
Michael C. Hall has been balding since the first season of SFU. There are a few scenes in SFU where you can see it plainly and by the end of the second season he's wearing a nice hairpiece.
I don't understand defending the actors who are balding and saying they are not. Half of the male population has male pattern baldness, so why do you think your favorite actors are exempt?
Hair Club for Men
- There seems to be a growing bald spot on Dr. Gupta's crown. How long before he goes full-time wig.
- Ted Danson's always made him look even more like Frankenstein.
- I wasn't balding.
- Prince William would look great with a "buzz" cut.
- Many celebrities get hair transplants now. Matthew McConaughey and Mark Wahlberg are examples.
- Lydia of Lydia's Italy. And the lady on Ciao, Italia, Marianne Esposito.
- Prince William should get a hairpiece
- Why is this thread only about men? What about all the women who wear hairpieces/wigs/weaves like Britney, Naomi Campbell, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez?
- No one is worse than Beyonce, she wears her hairpieces at the beach too. She makes money as a spokesperson for L'oreal Feria (hair dye) when she wears lacefront weaves, wigs, pieces, extensions during the ads. Then she pays for her People's Most Beautiful #1 spot and says she does her own hair.
- [quote]Then she pays for her People's Most Beautiful #1 spot and says she does her own hair.
PLEASE tell me that lying bitch didn't actually say she does her own hair! OMG, what a liar.
- It is hilarious that Beyonce was People's most beautiful person!
Any attempt that People could possibly make to pretend it isn't just a conduit for press releases has now vanished.
That dog paid for that cover.
- The rumor is that Prince William is being fitted with a toupee. Does not want to be a total baldie.
- Prince William should shave his head or get a very close cut. He would look sexy if he grew his beard and had minimal hair on his head.
- Sunday morning on Sanjay Gupta, MD, the good doctor definitely had some kind of hairpiece up front. Did not look real.
- Tiger Woods---is balding rapidly. Is there help,for Tiger?
- Add a different perspective. I am a woman and I dye my hair. It is close to my natural color but at 41, I am not fooling anyone... If they care to think about it, they can easily tell I dye my hair., I'm confident I look better than I would without hair dye. My point is, even if some people notice someone is wearing a hairpiece, that doesnt mean it shouldn't be worn.
Caveat ... I realize at some age, I will have to change my hair dying ways bc I won't be able to carry it off
- If you wear a hairpiece and are about to have sex, I think it would be a good idea to first put on one of those hats that the women wore in "Little House on the Prairie" because they can be tied under your chin, thus preventing the embarrassment of having your hairpiece torn away in the heat of the moment.
- Streisand for sure
- It's like wearing dentures. You make out with someone and they fall out into the other guys mouth
And elder gays wonder why young men don't want them
- r144, r147- see r149.
I work with a lot of actors, some whom started losing in their 20's go this route. Including some mentioned in this thread.
- Maybe Tiger could borrow Dr. Gupta's wig.
- I think guys who dye their hair like Tom Selleck are even more pathetic than guys who wear a piece. TS dyes his hair blue-black now which makes his features look so harsh. It's so stupid. In "Magnum", his hair was like dark brown. I would bet he is totally gray by now which would be hot.
- Any picture of Prince William in his new hairpiece?
- Sanjay Gupta definitely with a hair piece tonight on AC 360.
- Doesn't Springsteen wear one? Matt Dillon?
- Nigella Lawson's hair has been thinning for a while, wonder when she'll start wearing a wig or Topper hairpiece.
Her hair was much thicker than this! It looks as if she's lost half her hair!
- Still waiting to see the Prince in a hairpiece. Latest video shows him balding at a rapid rate.
- After that young dumb tool Justine Bieber's illiterate comments about the Prince's thinning hair and how the Prince could remedy his hair loss by taking Propecia, I think the Prince is giving everyone the proverbial finger by not wearing a piece!
- I miss read and thought you wrote herpes.
- After watching SNL: Seth McFarlane
- Yeah, Seth's rug is pretty terrible. Good thing he lost weight and he's talented.
- Mitt Romney's hair is a little bit off. Hairpiece or transplant?
- Romnesia---bad dye job
- Gupta is now wearing glasses along with his hairpiece. Aging takes its toll.
- Howard Stern takes off his hair and hangs it in his locker when he swims at Reebock.
- Both Ted Danson and Shelley Long wore wigs throughout the run of CHEERS.
If you watch the re-runs, you can see a marked difference from the few occasions when Long went without a piece. Her hair was thin and she had to pull it back to look halfway full.
- Justin Kirk
- Justin Kirk had an unfortunate hair transplant. Wouldn't be surprised to hear he is wearing a hairpiece.
Romney has very thin hair and uses makeup to improve how dense it looks - which is why everyone notices something "off" about it.
- I had a horrible experience, I went out with an elder gay and while he was eating he sneezed and his teeth fell out. And then he was so embarrassed he rubbed his hair and the toupee got misaligned.
Then he got up and said, he was going to the restroom and his prosthetic leg got stuck on the chair and the guy fell off the chair.
I was all like "Is there any part of you that's real"
And he said that I didn't like him because he was old.
I said, "I didn't like him, cause nothing about him was real."
- Have hairpieces improved quite a bit? I ask because I haven't noticed one in ages. Maybe it's because I live in SF, where men tend to be a bit less image-conscious. Are they mostly worn by celebrities these days?
- R7 Can you pleeeaassee post send me a picture or post a pic or something again? I'm a young guy and I'm going to get a piece but I would really love to see how it looks on you since you got a lot of compliments on this thread. If you reply to this i will send you my email and you can just email me the pics. I would really appreciate it! thanks!
OK, you can contact me at systemwearer at yahoo.com.
- R186 and Beyonce goes swimming in her weaves too. I once saw a pic of her out with her real hair. She didn't have a lot and it was very thin. Weaves are unhealthy.
- Betty White