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FUE growing in the wrong direction


#1

Hi,

I am 12 months post of FUE and I have a group of hairs on my right side in and directly behind the hairline that are not growing in the right direction.

They tend to curl toward the center & up and are impossible to style in any way.

They are not kinky or wirey as they often are during the first year post up but like a big curl that goes like a curv growing straigt up and back to the center of my head instead of as on the other side growing towards the temple.

Wondering if anyone else has this concern with their Ht and how did you solve the problem?

Could they been planted in the wrong angle?

Could it be that it is a curl from my neck that is taking the shape now in my hairline, if so could not the doc predicted that or is it difficult to see when the grafts are shaved down.

Is the only solution to take out the grafts an implant them in the right angle again, this is the last thing i want to do as it will look rather weird and take a long time before it grows out again.

I have tried with babyliss straighteners as girls use but it keeps coming back, has anyone tried this straightener cremes that afro people use to straighten theirs curls?

All advice is most appreciated


#2

Can you post a pic so we can see what you are concerned about? And details exactly where all the Fue grafts were taken from.


#3

» Can you post a pic so we can see what you are concerned about? And details
» exactly where all the Fue grafts were taken from.

They were taken fom the back of my head, i dont have a pisture of that area just now but i could get one and post it later.

I mean there are hundreds of transplants done every day so someone probably had the same problem, would be very interesting to hear how they solved the issue


#4

They could have been planted in the wrong direction. Have you contacted the doc? Who did your work?


#5

» They could have been planted in the wrong direction. Have you contacted
» the doc? Who did your work?

To be honest, I dont think he really knows…they just keep on saying to wait and maybe the will streighten up…but if they have not in 12 months i dont think they will ever :frowning:


#6

» » They could have been planted in the wrong direction. Have you contacted
» » the doc? Who did your work?
»
» To be honest, I dont think he really knows…they just keep on saying to
» wait and maybe the will streighten up…but if they have not in 12 months
» i dont think they will ever :frowning:

Yeah, post a pic so that I can see what you are talking about. Was it the doctor who planted the grafts or a technician?


#7

Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these hairs are curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.


#8

» Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these hairs are
» curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.

Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very strange that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the clinics dont talk about.

Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy hair.

I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it ever…how long are the cycles


#9

» » Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these hairs
» are
» » curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.
»
» Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very strange
» that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the clinics dont
» talk about.
»
» Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy hair.
»
» I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it ever…how long
» are the cycles<img src=“http://hairsite.com/hair-loss/”>


#10

» » » Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these
» hairs
» » are
» » » curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.
» »
» » Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very strange
» » that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the clinics
» dont
» » talk about.
» »
» » Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy hair.
» »
» » I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it ever…how
» long
» » are the cycles<img src=“http://hairsite.com/hair-loss/”>

Here is the image


#11

The transplanted hairs can continue to mature, thicken and straighten as far out as 18 months from the procedure date, so you should try to be patient.

If you have concerns about your result I would suggest contacting your clinic and sending in some photos.


#12

That looks pretty natural to me, I couldn’t tell where you had the grafts placed, are you able to style your hair the direction you want?


#13

» » » » Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these
» » hairs
» » » are
» » » » curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.
» » »
» » » Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very
» strange
» » » that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the clinics
» » dont
» » » talk about.
» » »
» » » Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy
» hair.
» » »
» » » I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it ever…how
» » long
» » » are the cycles<img src=“http://hairsite.com/hair-loss/”>
»
» Here is the image

Have you got pictures were they put the grafts so we can see what was natural and transplant. It looks like you have a line of thin hair in front of hair which is more dense.on the right as you look at the pic.


#14

A little more density to the front should correct the issue.

I think that’s your natural wavy hair. Any transplanted hair will eventually take on the natural form of your previous natural hair. The only thing that is controled at the time of surgery is the direction or angle it is placed in. But regardless of what angle it is placed in, it will never manipulate the natural straightness, curlyness, or wavyness of the hair from its origin. I have the same exact issue. To be honest, I think if I were able to comb it to a desent style I won’t be pressing towards a transplant so badly. But the fact that my hair curls into the middle, like yours is EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING! I never realised it before because my hair line was lower and at that hair line my hair wasn’t as wavy there compared to where the hair is now. Different parts of your head have different strength of wavyness. I also notice the thinner my hair gets the wavier it gets because there’s no hair to hold against if you want to force it to stand straight (as I did before).

You’ll notice in a lot of pre-op photos here that the hair looks curled up. That’s because there’s no hair to lean against. Then in post-op its much straighter all of a sudden.

You’re not alone bud. I hope that helps.

It’s not your surgery Albertus, it’s your genetics. Plan on adding more density to the front , use straightening shampoo or do what I do and curse the mirror everytime you have to style your hair with gel and then start all over :smiley:

» » » » » Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these
» » » hairs
» » » » are
» » » » » curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.
» » » »
» » » » Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very
» » strange
» » » » that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the
» clinics
» » » dont
» » » » talk about.
» » » »
» » » » Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy
» » hair.
» » » »
» » » » I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it
» ever…how
» » » long
» » » » are the cycles<img src=“http://hairsite.com/hair-loss/”>
» »
» » Here is the image
»
» Have you got pictures were they put the grafts so we can see what was
» natural and transplant. It looks like you have a line of thin hair in front
» of hair which is more dense.on the right as you look at the pic.


#15

Would it not be possible to take the grafts out and reimplant them so they grow in another angle so the curl is in the direction of the temple instead of the center of the head.

Have anyone tried to use this cremes as people with afro hair uses to get it straight?

» A little more density to the front should correct the issue.
»
» I think that’s your natural wavy hair. Any transplanted hair will
» eventually take on the natural form of your previous natural hair. The
» only thing that is controled at the time of surgery is the direction or
» angle it is placed in. But regardless of what angle it is placed in, it
» will never manipulate the natural straightness, curlyness, or wavyness of
» the hair from its origin. I have the same exact issue. To be
» honest, I think if I were able to comb it to a desent style I won’t be
» pressing towards a transplant so badly. But the fact that my hair curls
» into the middle, like yours is EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING! I never realised it
» before because my hair line was lower and at that hair line my hair wasn’t
» as wavy there compared to where the hair is now. Different parts of your
» head have different strength of wavyness. I also notice the thinner my
» hair gets the wavier it gets because there’s no hair to hold against if you
» want to force it to stand straight (as I did before).
»
» You’ll notice in a lot of pre-op photos here that the hair looks curled
» up. That’s because there’s no hair to lean against. Then in post-op its
» much straighter all of a sudden.
»
» You’re not alone bud. I hope that helps.
»
» It’s not your surgery Albertus, it’s your genetics. Plan on adding more
» density to the front , use straightening shampoo or do what I do and curse
» the mirror everytime you have to style your hair with gel and then start
» all over :smiley:
»
»
» » » » » » Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that
» these
» » » » hairs
» » » » » are
» » » » » » curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.
» » » » »
» » » » » Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very
» » » strange
» » » » » that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the
» » clinics
» » » » dont
» » » » » talk about.
» » » » »
» » » » » Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy
» » » hair.
» » » » »
» » » » » I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it
» » ever…how
» » » » long
» » » » » are the cycles<img src=“http://hairsite.com/hair-loss/”>
» » »
» » » Here is the image
» »
» » Have you got pictures were they put the grafts so we can see what was
» » natural and transplant. It looks like you have a line of thin hair in
» front
» » of hair which is more dense.on the right as you look at the pic.


#16

» » It’s not your surgery Albertus, it’s your genetics. Plan on adding
» more
» » density to the front , use straightening shampoo or do what I do and
» curse
» » the mirror everytime you have to style your hair with gel and then
» start
» » all over :smiley:

LOL - I know that feeling all too well!!


#17

» » » » Do you tend to have curly hair? If not, seems strange that these
» » hairs
» » » are
» » » » curly… Maybe it will correct itself over the next few months.
» » »
» » » Ok, so nobody has experinced something similar??? seems very
» strange
» » » that i should be the first one or maybe this is something the clinics
» » dont
» » » talk about.
» » »
» » » Yes - I have straigt hair but in the neck I have little bit wavy
» hair.
» » »
» » » I the hair has not straighten up after 12 months, will it ever…how
» » long
» » » are the cycles<img src=“http://hairsite.com/hair-loss/”>
»
» Here is the image

Looks pretty natural to me. On the bright side at least its better than the grafts not growing at all.


#18

» Have anyone tried to use this cremes as people with afro hair uses to get
» it straight?

You don’t want hair straighteners or relaxers. Those are loaded with harsh chemicals. They will damage your hair for sure.


#19

» Looks pretty natural to me. On the bright side at least its better than
» the grafts not growing at all.

Agree it is very natural looking, I wouldn’t even suspect that this is a hair transplant, I am sure the direction problem bugs the hell out of you but really you should count your blessing, it looks very nice and natural


#20

Hey Albertus,

I think your hair looks good no matter what direction it’s going in.

Gabriel