The Instagram star who can cure your thinning hairStruggling to accept your ever-increasing hair loss? One Instagram user may have the answer.

Detroit hair wizard, Ali Alhashemi (username @babera313), posted a video of a client sat waiting in a barber’s chair. The man in the chair had a visibly messy beard and severe thinning up top.

However, fast-forward to the end of the video and the guy is unrecognisable. Thanks to a specialised cut, his hair is noticeably thicker. So how did he manage this sorcery?

It’s all in the illusion

So did Alhashemi manage to magically grow this guy’s hair back? Sadly not! However, what he did do was create a very successful illusion.

The hair was first trimmed down before dye was added to disguise the scalp. The thing many men don’t realise is that when the hair is noticeably thinner on top, keeping it long actually highlights the problem. It’s much more effective to trim the hair short and then focus on disguising the bald patches.

However, is dye really the most effective solution? Obviously, it works as you can clearly see in the video. The trouble is, it’s very easy to get it wrong. There’s also the fact that dye doesn’t last very long and will continue to need to be reapplied frequently to maintain results.

If you’re looking for a more permanent look, SMP would be a much better option.

Why SMP?

SMP, or scalp micropigmentation, is designed to disguise hair thinning and bald patches. It’s a specialised process which involves tattooing thousands of tiny ink pigments into the scalp. Numerous shades are used to achieve a very realistic effect. It’s not as expensive as you might imagine and it requires absolutely zero maintenance.

You can use it to create an overall shaved head look, or to simply cover up parts of the scalp where the hair has visibly thinned out.

Overall, there’s no denying Ali Alhashemi has some serious skills. However, if you’re looking for a longer-lasting solution, you’d be much better off choosing SMP.

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By Ian Watson

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