Does Transplanted Hair Grow?

The question ‘does transplanted hair grow’ is also a frequently asked issue. People who have hair transplantation want to get their new image as soon as possible. When the healing process is over after hair transplantation, the transplanted hair starts to grow immediately within 2-3 months, but it takes about 1 year to get the desired natural state. Although this process varies from person to person, this period may be shorter depending on the structure of the hair and environmental effects. In the first 2 weeks after hair transplantation, small wounds in the newly transplanted area heal by scabbing. Transplanted grafts hold and adapt to their new places during this period. Immediately after the shock shedding, the hairs that enter the normal growth cycle grow 1 to 2 cm per month. 

Temporary shedding in hair transplantation is a process that is necessary for the hair strands to regain their normal growth form immediately after the first healing process. This process begins approximately 1 month after the hair transplant operation.

The start and end time of the temporary spill may vary from body to body. Temporary shedding ends from the 2nd month and hair follicles begin to grow. In the 4th month, the hair strands grow and begin to take a certain shape. In the 6th month, hair follicles grow between 45-80%. 

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The person’s hair can be easily noticed with the naked eye. After the 8th month, the hair follicles that enter the normal growth cycle become thicker and begin to take their natural form. Curly hair syndrome, which may occur in some people, disappears after the 8th month. At the end of 12 months, your hair follicles will continue to grow naturally.

The transplanted hair is your hair and at the end of 1 year after hair transplantation, it regains its completely natural structure. Transplanted hair enters a natural growth process after 1 year and begins to grow 1-2 cm per month on average. The only issue to be considered here is where is used as the donor area in hair transplantation operation.

How Many Days After Hair Transplant The Follicles Will Hold?

The first 10 days of this process represent a very important and critical process. The most obvious reason for this is the adaptation stages of the grafts to their new places after 10 days. Small touches, hair straightening with hands, and even the use of a hat do not cause any damage to the grafts when the first 10-day process is passed healthily.

Of course, a few more days are required after the first 10-day critical period for the grafts to scab. However, after 10 days, patients will be much more comfortable. After ten days, normal sports activities can be returned, except for sports activities such as head movements, head ball, and infighting training. Between 30-45 days, the follicles will completely shed and hair production will begin within 3-4 months.

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When Will The Transplanted Hair Begin To Grow?

  • Hair starts to grow again after shedding, within a maximum of 2 months. Hair that enters the growth phase grows approximately 1 cm each month.
  • During the growth phase of the transplanted hair, it is normal to see oiliness and acne in the transplanted area and it will pass after a certain period.
  • After the 5th and 6th months, there are still cases where some hair follicles remain like thin hair or do not grow under the skin. Hair follicles still have not reached their natural state and the healing process has not been completed after transplantation. Growth and change continue in hair growth.
  • From the tenth month, the hair follicles have grown, thickened, and the transplanted hair has begun to gain its form by getting rid of the air. The self-dense image of the hair structure begins to form.
  • 1 year after the hair transplant operation, the result is clearly understood. 
  • The color and texture of the hair take its natural form. The growth process has started to go parallel with the growth process of your hair. Care and nutritional supplements are recommended to strengthen the hair follicles during and after this process. 

When Does the Transplanted Hair Get Thicker?

  • The first 10 days after hair transplant operations are referred to as the critical period. Shortly after the critical process is over, the first recovery process of hair follicles begins. Then sudden and intense spills called shock spills to occur. Although this period varies from individual to individual, it usually takes place between 1 and 3 months. After the end of the shock shedding process, the growth process of hair follicles begins.
  • When the 4th month is reached, the hair strands begin to grow slowly. Generally, 1 cm growth is seen in a month. Lessor faster growth may be observed in some individuals. When the 6th month is reached, at least half of the hair follicles will grow at most 80%. Finally, in the 8th month or a close period, hair follicles become much more active, volume gain occurs with thickening and the hair strands become thicker and regain their natural structure. 
  • Curly hair syndrome, which is encountered in some individuals, ends immediately after this month and continues to grow and develop naturally in the 12th month.
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