Nowadays, afro hair transplants are increasingly common and pleople with afro hair are a rapidly increasing patient group. However, many wonder what the possibilities are, because most examples are of straight or wavy hair. Therefore, it's time to put afro hair in the spotlight! In this blog we talk about afro hair, what distinguishes it from other hair types and what hair transplantation options there are.
What is afro hair and what makes it curl?
There are mainly two differences between straight and curly hair. The first difference is in the way the hair is rooted in the scalp. Straight hair is rooter relatively straight in the scalp while curly hair is more obliquely rooted. The second difference is the shape of the actual hair itself. Straight hair is round / cylindrical, while curly hair is more flat and ribbon shaped. As the hair becomes more flat / ribbon-shaped it will curl more. As we all know with ribbons you can make beautiful curls for gifts, and because afro hair has a similar structure it tends to curl and causes the beautiful voluminous curly hair.
Which hair implant / hair transplant techniques can be applied to afro hair?
How much does a afro hair transplant cost?
Unfortunately, this beautiful hair type comes with slightly higher price (aproximately 10% higher) compared to a hair transplant with straight hair (see cost guide). The increase in price has to do with the fact that an afro hair transplant is more difficult to perform and takes more time compared to straight or wavy hair.
Example: Because the hair follicles are rooted in a sharp angle in the scalp, it must be taken into account that with an FUE extraction the extraction punctures have to be made extra carefully (see FUE technique). A puncture with too small of a diameter can result in a transection of the hair follicle. This provides an added level of complexity and makes the treatment more time consuming. However, a skilled surgeon knows how to deal with frizzy hair and has developed specialized skills for this hair type. This makes it important to opt for a hair transplant at a recognized surgeon / clinic.
At Mediqle you have come to the right place, we only work with the best surgeons and clinics, including clinics that specialize in treating afro hair. Learn more about our hair transplant services!
The bottom line is that nowadays the possibilities for afro hair are just as great as for other hair types, and in the hands of the right surgeon / clinic the added difficulty of afro hair is no problem at all!
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