View Full Version : a question for those who had HST

05-17-2013, 04:00 AM
As you all know, i had my HST almost 9 months ago and im pretty satisfied with the recovery, recipient area growth, cosmetic improvement, and donor lack of scaring. Now, ever since i had my HST I sport the buzzcut (grade 2 on top and 1 on sides and back, this has been my prefered haircut even before HST). I recently decided to let my hair grow just for a little change and i notice the transplanted hair is kinda sticking up a bit, while the native hair lays flat downward.
Anybody experinced that ? Do transplanted hair need more time to be fully mature and take the final shape ? Or the direction of transplanted hair was done different ?

05-17-2013, 05:48 AM
Yes mine is similar when at the in-between stage between cropped and longer.

05-17-2013, 05:52 AM
Yes mine is similar when at the in-between stage between cropped and longer.

You had an HST or traditional HT ?
Also what happens when the hair gets longer ?

05-17-2013, 07:07 AM
HST. When hair gets longer it's more controllable.

05-17-2013, 02:07 PM
Is the transplant facing uniform direction?
Are they straight? Are they as thick as the original donor?

05-18-2013, 07:32 AM
Yes, but as aim4hair posted they seem to project slightly more vertically compared to the native hair at a certain point in growth. The new hair is straight and as thick as the surrounding hair, but possibly more singles.

05-18-2013, 09:32 AM
If I had a complaint, this would probably be it.

I'm not sure how my hair would be shaved, but as it is now (long), the hair doesn't stick straight up. It lays naturally. I think, as time goes by and the hair cycles, it starts to move more and more in the native direction-- at least from what I'm seeing and from what I've read.

Still, I wish they'd directed the hairs in a more natural way from the start. I noticed on some more recent HST patients they seem to have done this. Perhaps they've corrected it. I'm sure it's harder for the surgeon to angle the holes this way. I think it's pretty common for FUE docs to do this too, as it's said that the hairs take to native characteristics eventually.

05-18-2013, 01:54 PM
At which hair length does this occur mostly?