» I have been told that hair continues to grow after a person dies too.
» Don’t know if this is actually true though.
Tee hee hee, no. Hair needs circulation to grow. I have heard that, too, though.
» I am assuming you believe that hair on a person’s head has different life
» spans depending on where it is located?
» In other words…A transplant works by replacing dead follicles on top of
» the scalp with “longer life span” follicles from the back of the head?
» In more other words…“Longer life span” follicles from the back of the
» head will grow where the dead follicles’ were located? And eventually
» these transplanted “longer life span” follicles will die too?
Yes, the “longer life span” follicles have the ability to die too, but probably not within the patient’s life span.
The hair that seems to never die is the “safe donor” region. It is the horseshoe of hair around a bald person’s head, from ear to ear around the back of the head.
» Then a patient can get another transplant from the same donor area but for
» some reason these new donor follicles are still alive even though they come
» from the same donor location as the first transplant.
wait, what?.. I think what you are saying is that the life span is decided within the hair follicle, not the surrounding scalp. So, (mostly) yes. Transplanted hair will match the length and thickness of its original donor area in most cases of scalp hair transplant.
This can actually be a problem. Imagine a person with minimal recession in the temples, and he gets a transplant to fill in the weak spots. Now fast forward 10-20 years. He has a thick frontal hairline from the transplant, but is bald from there to the crown because as the mpb progressed, the transplanted hairs were not affected. Now he has an island of healthy hair in a sea of thinning baldness.
» Just trying to understand your theory Jessica…no fight intended.
Of course not…well, not a fight with me anyway. I think this might be an area of controversy over at the supplement board…