What is the curl syndrome after hair transplantation?
It is a nightmare of many people, because the curly, weak and thin growing hair after hair transplantation prevents the natural look. Why does the transplanted hair curl? What should be done to quickly overcome this situation? Is it possible that the curl syndrome is permanent? In this article you will find answers to these and similar questions.
The main purpose of hair transplants is to create aesthetic and natural looking hair that comes closest to the patient’s wishes within the possibilities. The appearance of curly hair frightens the patient who has expectations after hair transplantation, but this fear is unnecessary.
What causes the curl syndrome after hair transplantation?
When you are waiting for your new hair with enthusiasm after hair transplantation, you have noticed that your growing hair is curly and weak. However, your natural hair is not curly. There are two main reasons for this.
- hair roots that become weak during hair transplantation can become curly
Nowadays, hair transplantation is mostly performed according to the FUE method. These operations take 4 to 8 hours. The hair roots collected for hair transplantation are kept outside during the piercing procedure, which takes 1 to 2 hours. During this process, the hair roots become somewhat tired and weak.
After hair transplantation, the curling of the hair is a temporary condition.
After the transplantation, hair roots that try to feed and revitalize may appear weak, colorless, soft and curly. The hair roots, which need strength and nourishment, will gradually regain their natural form after the shock.
- The problem of curly hair is temporary during hair transplantation with hair sprouts from the neck.
- After the shock loss, the hair slowly returns to its normal form
- It can sometimes take up to a year before the problem with curly hair disappears completely.
- Additional treatments such as PRP and hair mesotherapy accelerate the progression of the curly hair syndrome.
The donor area selected for the second hair transplant may contain curly hair.
Another reason for the problem is the permanent problem of curly hair caused by the differences in hair structure when it is taken from an area that has characteristics other than hair structure (hair transplantation with chest hair, hair transplantation with neck hair, etc.).
In hair transplantation, hair roots in the neck area between the two ears are primarily used as donor regions. These hair roots are hair that is compatible with the hair structure. If your hair is curly, its structure is also curly. If your hair is straight, they are also straight and grow at a similar speed at a similar level. The hair in other parts of our body has some structural differences. Chest hair is curlier, grows slowly and stops growing after a certain length. People with less hair in the neck may want to have a hair transplant using the hair taken from the chest area. In this case, the transplanted hair will be permanently curly.