Is Hair Transplant for Curly and Straight Hair Different? - AHS UAE


Is Hair Transplant for Curly and Straight Hair Different?

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Hair fall isn’t always a problem unless it turns into a nightmarish hair loss, wherein new hair stops coming out completely. They say stress can worsen this problem, but not stress becomes impossible for the one experiencing this scary occurrence.

However, we say you shouldn’t stress over your hair loss, for you can make up for it with the help of the best hair transplant treatment designed for you. You must research and go with the popular, trusted, and well-established high-quality hair transplant treatment providers.

People most of the time aren’t aware of the correct options or go by all sorts of myths rather than collecting facts. For example, there’s this misconception that a hair transplant is a viable option for only those with straight hair. However, the truth is that the hair texture has nothing to do with it but the quality of the hair follicles. Hair transplantation is possible for both these hair types, but the procedures are different. The Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is more effective for curly hair, while the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is better for straight hair.

What are the Advantages for Curly Hair with Hair Transplant?

The reason why so many questions and doubts surround curly hair transplantation is the special characteristics of this particular hair type. The best suiting hair transplant surgery option for those with curly hair is FUT, also known as the strip method. The procedure involves removing the strips of scalp containing hair follicles from the donor’s site and implanting them onto the recipient site.

The advantages of FUT hair transplants for curly hair are –

  • It gives natural-looking results leaving a very thin scar, virtually undetectable. FUT hair transplant involves the transplantation of small clusters of hair, which is an easy process that looks natural.
  • Curly hair transplant results in voluminous hair growth on the treated areas, making the scalp appear fuller.
  • Compared to straight hair, patients with curly hair require fewer grafts and touch-ups after transplantation surgery.
  • Curly hair transplantation takes less time than the ones done on straight hair.
  • There is a high follicle survival rate, as follicles are carefully harvested, and protective tissue is kept intact.
  • The recovery time is manageable and usually lasts 10-12 days.

Besides having curly hair, a few other conditions, such as age, hair thickness, area of balding, hair color, and diagnosis, make one a good candidate for FUT surgery. It is generally performed on people who are over the age of 25. Those with a high hair follicle density receive better coverage, and FUT helps treat hair loss at the front of the head. The Norwood pattern of hair loss in men tends to respond best to this hair transplantation surgery, and those with a hair colour similar to their skin show good results.

What are the Disadvantages of Hair Transplant for Curly Hair?

  • One of the drawbacks of curly hair transplants is the extraction of hair follicles from the grafts, a highly complex procedure.
  • Due to the very nature of the curly hair follicles, the procedure demands high-level precision and care.
  • Curly hair takes a spiral form from the root to the tip, so extracting and implanting them requires a lot of care.
  • If not done properly or by a seasoned and expert surgeon, there is always a risk of hair not matching and creating an unnatural look.


What are the Advantages for Straight Hair with Hair Transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the ideal technique for transplanting straight hair. It involves the removal of individual hair follicles from the donor area and implanting them into the balding area. Compared to individuals with curly hair, follicular harvesting units on patients with straight hair is easier. Let us find more about the advantages of FUE transplants on straight hair:

  • FUE method is performed without using the knife, so it doesn’t require sutures.
  • It doesn’t cause cuts and scars, and there’s minimal pain.
  • There are only dotted scars, which are far less recognizable than the direct scars caused by FUT.
  • Doesn’t cause much bleeding.
  • Offers quick recovery and causes little inconvenience.

What are the Disadvantages of Hair Transplant for Straight Hair?

One of the biggest disadvantages of the FUE hair transplantation procedure is its high cost because patients with straight hair require more grafts. Therefore, if the high cost of hair transplant is an issue, then probably this isn’t for them. Compared to the FUT technique, FUE hair transplantation is also more time-consuming. It involves individual follicle extraction, which takes more time than extracting strips. Only skillful and experienced specialists can perform FUE well, and they are not in plenty out there.

Is it Possible to Change the Hair Type in Men with Hair Transplant?

This is one of the most common queries that people considering the best hair loss treatment in Dubai have. Some people are so sick and tired of their hair texture and type that they wish to have it changed forever. They think hair transplant can be the best pick to achieve this goal, but it is not. You cannot change your hair texture with hair transplantation unless donor hair follicles come from another person with a different hair texture. However, it’s done rarely.

You need to understand that hair transplantation is a procedure wherein bald patches or the most affected areas with hair thinning are filled with healthy hair follicles taken from your scalp only. The most common donor site for transplant is the back of the head, as this place tends to be the least affected by hair fall and thinning in both men and women.

You can expect some minor changes in your hair texture after transplant, which can occur due to the shift of follicles from the back to the front. Otherwise, expect your hair follicles to produce hair strands of similar texture and thickness as they were in their original position.

What are the Results and Recovery?

Whether you have had a hair transplant on curly or straight hair, the results and recovery of hair implants in Dubai are subject to the type of procedure you have undergone. These treatments are typically more successful than many other over-the-counter hair restoration products. However, some factors to consider, such as transplanted hairs, get thin over time, just like a regular hairdo.

Those with dormant hair follicles may have less effective transplants, but there is plasma therapy to help. In about three to four months, 10 to 80% of transplanted hairs grow back fully. Hair transplants do not work for everyone and are best for restoring hair if you have bald patches, hair thinning naturally, or have lost hair due to an injury. They do not work on hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medications, widespread thinning and baldness, and thick scalp scars from injuries.

FUE hair transplant generally offers a quicker and more convenient recovery than a FUT hair transplant. This is because FUT involves making a large incision on the donor site, which later requires time and proper care to heal properly. The best way is to comply well with the surgeon’s instructions, including taking prescribed medicines on time, avoiding heavy physical activity for the said time, sleeping in the suggested position and posture, prote cting your scalp from UV rays exposure, and like.


Hair transplant is a complicated procedure, which only specialized and highly experienced hair specialists can perform with perfection. As a leading hair loss treatment clinic in Dubai, Advanced Hair Studio has long been providing quality yet cost-effective hair transplant treatment to people worldwide. Our helpful, seasoned, and professionally trained staff assists patients find the most appropriate hair treatments.

Hair loss negatively impacts the way one looks and the way one feels about oneself. Be it a man or a woman. Hair loss takes a huge part of one’s happiness and confidence. We have changed the lives of many such men and women seeking appropriate treatments. We have been in the industry for over 47 years and thus, built a strong team that knows its work well and uses cutting-edge technology to make hair treatments perfect.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS UAE

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Mr. Mones Jbour, Regional Head of Strand-by-Strand CosmeticTM

Mones Jbour stands as a testament to the artistry of hair and beauty. Though his academic roots lie in electrical engineering, his heart has always been captivated by the transformative power of hair. Embracing this passion, he embarked on a journey with Advanced Hair Studio, becoming a luminary in the Strand-by-Strand Cosmetic™ realm—a unique, patented non-surgical hair restoration solution that emphasizes artistry and individual style.

Launching his career in 2002, Mones pursued an in-depth education in hair and beauty. By 2004, his name was synonymous with excellence in the industry. His distinctive artistry earned him the title of 'Top Hairstylist' at the esteemed Yas Island brand in Abu Dhabi. His pursuit of perfection led him to the L'Oréal Academy, where he specialized in color and later took on roles as a trainer and branch manager.

In 2015, Mones brought his unique flair to Advanced Hair Studio. After intensive training at the AHS headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, he quickly ascended to become the regional trainer and technical head for the Middle East and Subcontinent. His dedication to continuous growth and innovation saw him attending numerous workshops and seminars, ensuring that Advanced Hair Studio remained at the forefront of hair artistry and style.

After further refining his expertise in quality control during a 2017 training session at AHS headquarters, Mones embraced roles as QC Manager and Head of Product Development. His ethos? To always push boundaries, refine skills, and remain at the pinnacle of hair replacement artistry.

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