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My Transplanted Hair Texture is Different from my Natural Hair 10 Months After Hair Transplant Surgery

9/18/2008 12:37:46 PM

Question:

The new hair on the hairline 10 months after my hair transplant always wants to stand straight up, or it actually curls back on itself which is a bit annoying. I am mostly pleased with my result, but I do plan to ask my hair transplant surgeon about this when I visit in a few months. I also chose a top surgeon, and so this is a bit surprising for me. Why does the hair come out curly and wiry?

Answer:

As the hair matures during the hair transplant maturation process of one year, texture can often feel wispy and hair characteristics not 100% like your natural hair. Some hair restoration surgeons believe it could take up to 18 months for hair to fully mature and soften. In my experience, I found this to be pretty accurate.

Hair standing up out of place may have to do with its immature characteristics in the earlier months or the angulation of the hair from the base of the scalp. It's also possible that these few particular donor hairs have a tendency to curl, and due to "donor dominance", the transplanted hair will keep the characteristics of the donor hair.

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Bill is the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.