The following was posted as per Checkingin’s request.
"Guys, I’ve attached a pic with examples of 3 different types of hair (s=scalp, b=beard, p=pubic). I’ve had scalp hair transplants and body hair transplants. I had about 250 beard grafts transplanted this past time (Dec '06) all into the strip scars. I had 330 Upper Pubic hairs transplanted to the recipient area.
I’ve attached a photo of 4 scalp hairs cut from side of head, 4 beard hairs that were cut actually growing in the strip scars and 4 pubic hairs cut from down south. I did this to get a difference in caliber, texture and color.
The only time I can pick out the pubic hairs transplanted to the top of my scalp are after I apply minoxidil and the rest of my hair is pretty flat at that time. I can then distinguish the hairs with a little more curl.
My hair is very fine and used to be very straight. Transplanted scalp hair has more curl/wave than it did in donor area.
The reason for the note is that I’m going for another session this December and am definitely going to use more pubic hair (at least upper). I am strongly considering using about 1,000 beard hairs. The face healed better and quicker than any other area. The beard hairs are heartier and a single beard hair equals at least 2 times the thickness of my scalp hair. Mixing this throughout my recipient area amongst my other transplanted hair would definitely give me additional density. The beard hair doesn’t stand out IMHO against the scalp hair.
I am figuring that the worst case scenario would be for me to have to wear my hair 1 inch or shorter which I don’t necessarily see as a bad thing. I’d like to hear what others think in regards to this." - checkingin