Let’s be honest, not everyone is born with the perfect hair and not everyone will be content with what they have. Some may have thin hair and in case of men, they might be going bald. Favorably for us, it’s not all dark out there. Living in the 21st century, most of our problems are already taken care off and fortunately, hair problems is one of them.
Hair_Weaving Ruining Your Hair
Hair weaving and grafting are two modern day solutions to problems like thin hair and baldness. Very popular in developing countries and saloons it is cheaper than hair transplant and does just fine for some time. However, hair weaving comes with its own set of problems. So, should you try hair weaving?? In this article, we will discuss hair weaving in detail and talk about its benefits and limitations.
What is hair weaving?
Hair weaving is essentially the science of braiding human or synthetic hair to the roots of existing healthy hair. The hair will grow along with natural hair, giving the effect of thick growth. Also termed hair integration or intensification, the procedure is ideal for people with thin hair. Unlike hair transplantation, that requires hospital visit. Hair weaving is usually done in salons as a temporary procedure.
Hair Weaving- Procedure
Two or three stems of natural or synthetic hair is woven in the scalp. Sometimes, natural hair is braided together to act as an anchor, to which the add-on tufts are sewn, woven, knitted or glued. The external hair has to be positioned every five to six weeks as natural hair grows out.
Hair Weaving Sounds easy??
Well, it’s not. Sheer stress of repeated surgeries aside, the process pressurizes the existing hair as well. Keeping the scalp clean and dry is also a problem as the continuous washing loosens the new hair. The American Hair Loss council recommends this process for people with plenty of healthy hair, and only for a period of few weeks. Tests are essential to determine the compatibility of adhesives or implants to be used for the person undergoing weaving.
Implants for the hair
A non-surgical implant is a coated term for a simple procedure that has been improved over the years. It describes the attachment of a hair to existing hair system with surgical glue, following trimming to ensure the added hair blends with natural hair.
Things you can try
Hair Grafting: The Long-Term solution to hair weaving
One of the most popular surgeries at the moment, the results of hair grafting are permanent and can be completed in four or five visits. The process involves taking hair follicles from the back of the head (most persistent growth in your scalp is always at the back) and replanting them on the pate. After the process is complete, the hair grows naturally and needs no follow up remedies. It might never be the way your hair looked in your twenties but it’s still a lot better. The drawback? This operation can only be done on partially bald people.
The process involves implanting silicon balloons with hair bearing skin on either side of the head. The implants are inside the skin over the ears so that the hair bearing part of the head expands. The expansions are then re-grafted in front of the head, so the hair appears to grow naturally from there.
The operation requires two surgical procedures, one at the time of implantation and other when re-grafting.
Any drawbacks to the surgical procedures?
The person may experience swelling, bruising or mild pain restricting normal activity for a few of days after the procedure. There may also be numbness on the back of the neck, from where a strip of skin is removed. It is also important to remember that individual hair types and characteristics like wavy or curly may affect the results.