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Old 09-14-2012, 06:34 AM
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Lightbulb Shaving off new growth until it has matured?

Quick query-for those people that get hair transplants for the frontal hairline, many may prefer to hide their maturing transplanted hair until it has fully matured-rather then have wispy, patchy hair on show at their hairline.

Would it be possible to shave this immature hair off (e.g. with a facial shaving razor) for a period until it becomes mature enough that it would blend in with the natural hair (meaning the hair would be mature when it starts growing in/before it is visible to others)? Or would this damage the grafts?

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:30 PM
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You won't damage it by shaving but the question of will it blend better with native hairs depends on how much of the hair line was transplanted.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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How many grafts would you say would be suitable for a good "blend" in the front 1/3?
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This depends on native hair density
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I would also say that if the level of exisitng hair is low and the new transplants are coming in and looking obvious or curly/kinky in texture, then it does not hurt to cut it as it grows.

But if there is a fair amount of exisitng hair that did not readily shock out, then it may be more an issue of styling or using some hair spray/gel to help hold it in place.

And even some guys will buzzcut the entire length of their hair to say a number 2 or 3 guide until all of the transplants have come through and matured.
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Good to know!
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Here is an example of a guy who did just that. He shaved off the first case, AND then we did a second case, AND he shaved that off for another 8 months and then let it grow. He's a tough case...big head, small donor area of fairly fine hair, and a larger color contrast between hair and scalp. I am not totally sure that he didn't damage a few hairline grafts which required touching up on the second case... Nevertheless he's happy and has had 2 more wives since we started this!

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Two more wives?!
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Don't think that, that is a good sign....
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