About Me

Tuesday 7th April 2015

Hi there, thanks for checking out my website.

Now before you read on, I just want to point out that this blog is not an advertisement for DHI in any way, I merely wanted to document this exciting chapter of my life and to help fellow follicly challenged men (and women) with information regarding what happens before, during, and after an FUE Hair Transplant. More about why I chose to go with DHI (Geneva) below.

My name is Ryan, 32 years old from the east coast of Queensland in Australia. I’ve been losing my hair since I was around 20 or so which has had a major impact on my self-esteem. Being in your early twenties, you should be full of life and confidence (and thick hair!), but not me. Every day you’re forced to look in the mirror and see your hair slowly but surely receding further back and getting thinner and thinner. Yeah sure, you do gradually become more accustomed to the ever evolving larger forehead, but you never stop wishing it wasn’t so.

For many years I was using a range of different products and medications to help stop the balding/thinning. I used Rogaine for probably around 7 years on and off. I feel as though I did see some results using it, but I just didn’t like the idea of putting all those chemicals on my scalp everyday. Plus once you stop, the balding will continue. I then added Propecia (Finasteride) to my regime which I used in conjunction with Rogaine for a number of years. It did slow down the process and I would have much less hair now if I didn’t use it. But again, more chemicals going into my body. Lastly I tried using a Laser Comb which I don’t think did much at all.

I’ve been doing a lot of research over the past year on HT’s (hair transplants). I came across the FUT method which basically means they cut quite a large strip out of your scalp from the back of your head and harvest the donor hair from that. No thanks. Next was the FUE method, which I thought was perfect as you won’t be left with a huge scar, plus the recovery time is much quicker.

I had almost booked with another clinic in Belgium who perform the standard FUE method, before I came across DHI. DHI is very similar to the normal FUE method, but the normal way is to harvest the hair from the back of the head, then cut a small slice into the area where that follicle will be implanted. DHI don’t do this, they use their own unique tool which removes the cutting process all together which I thought was great as it reduces the healing and recovery time. I won’t go into the technical details, but you can find them on their website here DHI Global

I have recently relocated to Switzerland with my girlfriend for about a year. Being only half an hour from Geneva it made sense to go with DHI Geneva.

That pretty much sums up my story. I hope you stick around as I will be updating the site quite regularly with information and photos of my journey to thick beautiful hair.

Please feel free to leave a comment on any of the pages and I’ll try to respond asap.

Hairs to you,
Ryan

Day 1 – HT2

Day 1 – HT2

Day 1 – 29th January 2017 So here we are again, Day 1 Post HT! Today I travelled back home, by car this time, so about 4hrs. Long drive, but it seemed to go by quickly which was good. Sleeping hasn’t been too bad. A little tricky

Read more

The 2nd Transplant

The 2nd Transplant

DHI Brisbane, Australia – 25th/27th/28th January 2017 Why a Second Transplant? If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I had my first HT in May 2015. The reason I wanted a 2nd one was because since then my crown area had gotten a lot thinner,

Read more

This Friday!

This Friday!

This Friday the 27th January I’m booked in to have my 2nd HT with DHI in Brisbane, Australia. The crown, aswell as adding density all over will be the focus this time. This should also pretty much exhaust my donor area, but I’m looking forward to some

Read more

Hair Fibre Challenge

Hair Fibre Challenge

I’ve recently been looking around the internet for some solutions to help create the illusion of density while I’m waiting for the next HT to happen. I came across a few companies that make these tiny little fibres that attach themselves to your hair. I decided to give

Read more

October 2016

October 2016

Seeing as I’m getting close to my next HT, I figured I put up some photos showing why I’m wanting to have it done. There’s no question that the first HT gave me some great results considering where I started at. In saying that you’ll see in

Read more

Month 16

Month 16

Hi everyone, thought I’d add a few more photos in natural light rather than always being inside. I’ll add some more in the next week or two so stay tuned. Currently finalising dates for my next procedure to take care of the crown and to help add

Read more

Month 15

Month 15

Hi everyone, back again with a small update. Almost hit the 15 month mark now since my procedure with DHI in Geneva Switzerland (May 2015). Things are going well and I’m still growing my hair out. As you can see it’s far from being dense (especially on

Read more

One Year

One Year

ONE YEAR POST HAIR RESTORATION – May 1st 2016 What a year! Can’t believe on this day, one year ago, I was at Day One Post HT and starting my journey to a better head of hair (and more confidence!). It’s been a crazy 12 months full

Read more

Month 11

Month 11

Month 11 wow! Only a few weeks to go before I hit the 1 year mark. As you can see I’ve kept growing out my hair and it is looking thicker, but only because it’s now longer. Haven’t seen a whole lot of change in it personally, but

Read more

Month 10

Month 10

Hi everyone, sorry that this month has been delayed. I had my hair really short at the beginning of the month so I figured there wasn’t much point in posting any photos. I’ve now grown it out a little bit though. I’ll be honest. I’m happy that there

Read more