To us, hair is one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. Did you know that hair grows on every surface of the body except the palms, lips and genitals. New hair is constantly being synthesized as it grows and sheds in a cyclical fashion and everyone can have their own unique style and growth patterns. It truly is amazing.
Trying to figure out what causes hair loss in men has been a topic of scientific study for years. Thankfully as technology, and our understanding of science, evolves, we are able to test more theories and get a better idea of what factors may lead to male pattern baldness and general hair loss.
We get asked a lot of questions regarding hair transplant procedures, and what you can and can’t do after receiving one. As with most surgical procedures, people are looking forward to when they can get back to living a normal life, so questions regarding the recovery period come up often.
One of the first things that our hair transplant recipients can’t wait to do after undergoing the procedure is style their new hair. That desire to take advantage of the full head of hair you have been missing is totally understandable, but should you be using styling products or hair dye after you undergo a hair transplant procedure?
As hair transplants continue to advance, the recovery process associated with the procedure has also improved. The new techniques and technology used in hair transplant procedures are less invasive than methods used in the past, which means less incisions, less scarring, and less time to recover.
Throughout their lifetime, more than 80% of men will experience some form of hair loss; it’s an inevitable part of life for most people. And while most men understand that they will, at some point, lose their hair, or experience thinning, most do not understand what causes hair loss.
Dry shampoo is another product out there that claims to be able to keep your hair healthy while reducing oils and dirt. The difference between dry shampoo and regular shampoo is that dry shampoo can be applied to dry hair and does not require you to rinse it out once you’ve applied it. And even though that may seem counterproductive based on how we use regular shampoo, dry shampoo can help out when you don’t want to fully wash your hair.
When talking about hair transplants there is a lot that people don’t understand. The word “transplant” sometimes makes people believe that we can take hair from another person’s head and place it on their own, but that’s not really possible. It also leads to people thinking that transplants can be done on anyone, regardless of how much hair you have left on your scalp. This is also not true.
When visiting your doctor, there are always going to be some questions that are too embarrassing, or uncomfortable to talk about, but they shouldn’t be. Your doctor is there to help you understand what might be going on with your body and talk to you about the steps you can take to ensure you’re living a healthy lifestyle.