Does a Hair Transplant Grow in the Same Direction as Natural Hair?
Wed 27 Jul 2016
I am curious if transplanted hair grows different than natural hair. My hair has always been styled forward, even when I had a full head of hair. I am wondering if I did a transplant with a no-shave method, I would be able to hide the new implanted areas with the current natural hair…and if that new hair would start growing in a similar pattern to my current hair.
Whether or not you’ll be able to adequately conceal your hair transplant with your existing hair depends to a large degree on how much existing hair you have. I had two non-shave transplants. With the first I had very little existing hair in the recipient area so was not able to conceal it well during the healing and initial hair growth stages. When I had my second hair transplant a year later, I had a lot more hair to cover up the work.
In response to the second part of your question, your hair restoration physician will create the recipient site incisions in such a way as to mimic the direction of growth of your natural hair.