About Our Site
Welcome to Chrome.
This is a site for individuals who want to discuss, and share experiences related to losing their hair. You may be losing your hair slowly, already have lost your hair or are currently undergoing chemotherapy or losing your hair to a medical condition. If you are balding or are as we like to call it: “Follically Impaired”, please feel free to share this site with others who may have similar experiences.
Please remember: Our mission is to provide an UNBIASED forum and to be a resource for products (shampoos, shaving equipment/razors, headgear etc), professional services (dermatologists, barber shops/spas) and hair loss replacement products (hair systems, hairpieces, medications, transplants etc). As a balding young adult, I did not know about the many services and products offered to the “folically impaired”. There was no resource to discuss options, or feelings with others. As you may already know, our society makes it stigmatizing and embarrassing for people to discuss their hair loss. Here, we can discuss our ideas and experiences anonymously.
We do not make or sell any product. The designers of this site do not work for any business involved with hair. We don’t even have any paid advertisers yet!
We plan to interview bald celebrities and provide information on donating hair to “Locks of Love” (a public, non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss). This site is the fruition of ten years of planning of a folically-impaired school psychologist in New Jersey.
February 2010- John Travolta’s notable head of hair from films like Grease and Saturday Night Fever has apparently been shaved! He is without his famous mane for his upcoming film, From Paris with Love. We think he looks better with a shaved head but what are your thoughts about this?
November 2009- Chrome thanks Meredith Schwartz, a High School Physical Education teacher who shaved her head for St. Baldricks to raise funds for childhood cancer research. She also donated her hair to LOCKS of LOVE. Meredith shaved her head as part of St. Baldrick’s 2009 Campaign- it is the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family. In nine years, events have taken place in 18 countries and 48 US states, raising over $50 million, and shaving more than 72,000 heads.
UPDATE: The Art of Shaving -
I took the suggestions of many of our site visitors (“Chome-ites”) and tried a “Royal Shave” at The Art of Shaving in Paramus, NJ (Garden State Plaza Mall).
“Angel” was the barber at the barber spa. He had great dexterity with the razor and we had some good conversations as well. No razor bumps, no bleeding- an overall excellent job. The Royal Shave ($55) was well worth the price. The hot towels and the after shave mask were quite relaxing! They also offer head shaves and scalp treatments- but that will be for another visit. If you make an appointment, mention that you read about it on Chrome! One suggestion: it would be a nice touch if they had a water cooler to offer customers a drink during the one hour session….. – Lee