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This is far more common than you think. Kinky, as most doctors call it, will eventually resume it's normal characteristic. And you can help it along by using a texturing agent and by styling.  

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Its been two years .transplanted hair is still coarse and curly..how many years more vl have to wait for it to become normal?..styling and using chemical product vl damage my hair..Is there any  permanent solution available or have to live with this lifelong?

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Use a conditioner when you take a shower. Let it stay in your hair for a few minutes.

 

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At at about the 4-5 months of my first transplant my transplants were curly, and actually it looked pretty good.  Within a few months they turned into a soft wave which was more typical for me.  This did not happen with the 2nd transplant.


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I thought there was some type of topical hair straightener that can be used to make the hair straight...there are also heat based straighteners that are hand held however the hair length needs to be long enough to fit in the instrument...the hair is then pulled through while the heat is applied...ask about this from your local hair salon...they will be able to help you with this issue.


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10 hours ago, Silent1234 said:

Do you have any photos to post so we can see?

Yes, uploaded

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My hair transplantation was 2 years ago and my hair is still curly. My whole donor area has straight hair. Could it be because of the angle of the incisions?


 

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On 5/23/2020 at 9:02 PM, munich said:

My hair transplantation was 2 years ago and my hair is still curly. My whole donor area has straight hair. Could it be because of the angle of the incisions?

I asked one doctor about it and they believed it had to do with the larger size of the incisions (i.e. more common than not with pre-made openings); the scar which forms around the hair follicle early on during the healing process creates a tight grip which somehow changes the morphology of the skin surface. Thus a "kink" is formed. Relaxation of this grip should (hopefully) occur over time. 

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On 5/23/2020 at 7:02 AM, munich said:

My hair transplantation was 2 years ago and my hair is still curly. My whole donor area has straight hair. Could it be because of the angle of the incisions?

No, very doubtful it would be from the incisions however when the new hair shafts are making their way through the scalp surface, they can potentially develop a wave or even some curl as they grow through the surface and this can occur more often than we might think...it varies as to how long it will take for the new hair growth to resume its original characteristics.


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On 5/25/2020 at 9:30 AM, transplantedphil said:

I asked one doctor about it and they believed it had to do with the larger size of the incisions (i.e. more common than not with pre-made openings); the scar which forms around the hair follicle early on during the healing process creates a tight grip which somehow changes the morphology of the skin surface. Thus a "kink" is formed. Relaxation of this grip should (hopefully) occur over time. 

I agree as the skin is very elastic and will relax over time.


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On 5/23/2020 at 4:02 AM, munich said:

My hair transplantation was 2 years ago and my hair is still curly. My whole donor area has straight hair. Could it be because of the angle of the incisions?

I’m not an expert on this, however I believe short term textural changes are common. I asked my doctor about long term textural changes and he said that is more common when grafts are subject to trauma.

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Very interesting indeed.


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On 5/23/2020 at 1:08 AM, Silent1234 said:

Do you have any photos to post so we can see?

Is there any solution?

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Time and patience.


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