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Since beard follicles seems to be different texture... what is the disadvantage of using beard follicles on the head?


I presume would be hard to manage if it gets long.. How long can it grow without any issues?


I would love guys who did some beard hairs answer this one...



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The main "disadvantage" of using beard hair follicles on the scalp is that they will retain their donor characteristics. In other words, they will cycle and grow like regular beard hairs that have been moved to the scalp. In general, beard hair follicles have a much shorter anagen (growth) cycle compared to scalp follicles (which remain in anagen for 2-7 years), so it will likely be a bit harder to grow them longer. What's more, the hairs will most likely be thicker, coarser, and a bit curlier than your native scalp hair.


Having said that, many FUE experts integrate beard hairs into their procedures with impressive results. However, you definitely need to "tread carefully" when going this route because it is a difficult process and only a select few are experienced.

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"


Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum


All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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