This question, which was answered by Coalition Surgeon Dr. Cam Simmons, was asked by a member of our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums:
I have seen quite a few after photos and it seems that the only hairstyle that you can have after a hair transplant is the hair slicked back. I haven’t seen any people show what their hair looks like when combed down. Is this even possible to do or is the hair destined to grow up due to the nature of the implantation?
The hair naturally grows in a mostly forward direction and is angled more downward toward the scalp than upward. Depending on the area of the head, the hair is usually angled between 30 and 40 degrees up from the scalp.
If a patient’s transplanted hair is better in front in terms of density than their natural hair behind it, then that patient may choose to brush the transplanted hair back to cover the balding area. Surgical hair restoration patients can brush their hair forward, backward or to the side. They can also center part their hair but it tends to make the transplanted hair look thinner. Spiking hair up also tends to make transplanted hair look thinner.
Here are a couple of patients who brush their transplanted hair forward:
Dr. Cam Simmons MD ABHRS
David – aka TakingThePlunge
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