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Alphagene
03-23-2000, 02:04 PM
According to www.hairclub.com (http://www.hairclub.com)
With the Hair Club procedure, new hair is added to your existing hair, creating an extension and adding extra fullness and texture....Because your own back and side hair grows and the added hair doesn't, it is necessary to return to the Hair Club approximately as often as you would go to the barber for a haircut--usually about every four to six weeks. In essence, we will become your new hairstylist.

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Green Bean
03-23-2000, 02:20 PM
The hair looks pretty good in real life, too. How do I know?

I had the privilege of meeting Sy Sperling--you know, the president of the Hair Club for Men who says in the commercial "I'm not just the president, I'm also a client!" His hair looked natural. I never would have known it was fake. But I'm sure he has the top-of-the-line hairdo.

voguevixen
03-23-2000, 02:22 PM
A guy I used to work with looked into this and he said he was told that he'd have to come back for the haircuts every few weeks and they were outrageously expensive (like $100 or something). The reason for this is that supposedly a "regular" barber wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the real hair and the faux tresses. I'm suspecting that once you buy into this, you'd be stuck with the same hairstyle and color until you wanted to pay to have it ripped out and re-done; which now that I think about it wouldn't be that big a deal for most guys, but for a woman would be torture!

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Rysdad
03-23-2000, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the link, Alpha. I read through it, and I still would like to know how they attach it.

Maybe I'll, um, I mean, my friend will take one of those private consultations.

Andy
03-23-2000, 06:33 PM
As a slight aside, i've been losing my hair for a couple of years now. It doesn't bother me, but maybe it will if, say, in my late 30's/early 40's i'm still single and felt conscious of this. So how do medications (I see Merck advertising regularly) which appear to cure this work? Do they halt hair loss (ie start treatment now) or restore thick hair growth (leave it 'til i'm rich)?

Rysdad
03-23-2000, 06:37 PM
Android's hijack (well, detour) is welcomed. My friend would like to know about medication, too.

voguevixen
03-23-2000, 06:46 PM
I don't know how the medication works but I do know that it's been known to cause miscarriages in pregnant women who have handled it...not ingested, mind you -- HANDLED. I would not be so keen to swallow something that has the ability to terminate life with mere skin contact.

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Andy
03-23-2000, 07:39 PM
voguevixen, you <b>know?</b>, maybe you should let the FDA know exactly which medication you're talking about. Or is this heresay?

Andy
03-23-2000, 07:41 PM
Sorry, code's hard when you've had one or two or four or, whatever.

manhattan
03-23-2000, 08:00 PM
voguevixen is talking about propecia. I wasn’t aware that it could cause miscarriages, but Propecia may cause genital abnormalities in the male children of women who have come into contact with the drug, even in the small quantities one would experience when handling a broken tablet.

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voguevixen
03-23-2000, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by manhattan:
voguevixen is talking about propecia. I wasn’t aware that it could cause miscarriages, but Propecia may cause genital abnormalities in the male children of women who have come into contact with the drug, even in the small quantities one would experience when handling a broken tablet.



I was pretty sure everyone already knew this, but if you can give me a few I'm sure I can find a cite for it. Believe me the FDA does know and it's in the commercials while the guy is rushing through all the possible side effects. I don't remember where I heard about the miscarriages, but they found out about it because all the female factory workers had to be pulled off the packaging line for that product.



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voguevixen
03-23-2000, 08:51 PM
Here's a link with the side effects when women are exposed, I guess I was wrong about the miscarriages (even though I swear I remember seeing it on the news), but I think genital deformaties and transient nipple development are plenty bad on their own!
http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/finas_wcp.htm#E


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astorian
03-23-2000, 08:55 PM
Not only must a Hair Club client go to a Hair CLub barber in perpetuity... actor Jason Alexander (a former client) says that sweat and dead skin under the hairpiece form a smelly cheelike substance. So, the hairweave must be removed and shampooed vigorously (it also starts to smell a bit rank after a few weeks).

Overengineer
03-23-2000, 09:14 PM
Goodness gracious, Astorian! It sounds like you are describing a kind of head-smegma. That is the most disgusting thing I have heard in ages. Yuck yuck yuck!!!

Rysdad
03-24-2000, 12:07 AM
You've seen the commercials. Maybe you've even sat through the feature-length infomercial. They show before and after shots of 'satisfied customers.' Actually, the new hair the guys are sporting looks pretty good...on TV anyway.

They say that it's not a medical procedure like implants, and there's no drugs involved.

What is it, then? Is it some kind of hairpiece (like a sparse toupee) interwoven with the remaining 'natural' hair and permanently affixed to the scalp?

I'm, uh, my friend's forehead is getting bigger, and he was just curious.

handy
03-24-2000, 07:03 PM
Propecia? Ah, that one, the one they describe that a certain percentage of men experience sexual side effects...guess what that means?

Can you say limp biskit?

Well, just when you get the hair, then you can't do it.