Hair Weaving And Hair Grafting

Hair Weaving And Hair Grafting



Hair Weaving and​ Hair Grafting
What is​ hair weaving?
It’s the​ science of​ weaving or​ braiding human or​ synthetic hair to​ the​ roots of​ existing,​ healthy hair so that it​ grows along with natural hair,​ thus giving the​ impression of​ a​ thick growth . ​
It’s also called hair integration or​ hair intensification . ​
It’s a​ procedure appropriate for​ people with thinning hair . ​
It’s not something that requires a​ hospital visit; it’s usually done in​ salons as​ a​ temporary procedure . ​

How does it​ work?
Two or​ three shafts of​ hair natural or​ synthetic are woven into the​ root area . ​
Some of​ the​ natural hair is​ woven or​ braided together to​ act as​ an​ anchor,​ to​ which the​ addon tufts are sewn,​ woven,​ knitted or​ glued . ​
the​ extensions have to​ be repositioned every five or​ six weeks as​ the​ natural hair grows out . ​

Sounds Complex . ​

It is​ . ​
Apart from the​ sheer tedium of​ repeated ‘surgeries’,​ the​ procedure stresses the​ existing hair as​ well . ​
Also,​ keeping the​ scalp and​ hair clean is​ a​ problem,​ as​ vigorous washing could loosen the​ new hair . ​
the​ American Hair Loss Council advises the​ procedure only for​ people with plenty of​ healthy hair,​ and​ that too,​ for​ periods not longer than a​ few weeks . ​
a​ patch test is​ essential to​ ensure the​ person undergoing the​ procedure is​ not allergic to​ any of​ the​ adhesives or​ implants used . ​

Implants for​ the​ hair
A nonsurgical implant is​ the​ dressedup term now used for​ a​ simple procedure that has been upgraded over the​ years . ​
Actually,​ a​ non surgical implant describes the​ attachment of​ a​ hair system to​ existing hair with surgical glue,​ and​ subsequent trimming to​ ensure the​ addons blend with natural hair . ​

What about more longterm solutions?
Hair Graft . ​
This is​ the​ most popular surgical method,​ but it​ can be done only on​ people who are partially bald . ​
the​ results are permanent and​ can be achieved in​ four or​ five sittings . ​
the​ procedure involves removing hair follicles from the​ back of​ the​ head where the​ growth is​ the​ most persistent and​ implanting them on​ the​ pate . ​
This hair grows naturally,​ requiring no followup action . ​
It’ll never resemble a​ thick mane,​ but it’s presentable . ​

Tissue Expansion
It 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 regrafted in​ front of​ the​ head,​ so the​ hair appears to​ grow naturally from there . ​

This calls for​ two surgical procedures,​ one at​ the​ time of​ implantation and​ the​ other for​ regrafting . ​

Any drawbacks to​ the​ surgical procedures?
There may be swelling,​ bruising or​ mild pain inhibiting normal activity for​ a​ couple of​ days after the​ procedure . ​
There may also be numbness on​ the​ back of​ the​ neck,​ from where a​ strip of​ skin is​ removed . ​
Also,​ it’s important to​ remember that individual hair types and​ characteristics such as​ wavy or​ curly hair affect the​ results . ​




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