Hair Weaving Vs. Hair Transplant

Studies have revealed that genetics play a major role in majority of cases of alopecia (baldness). The rest of the cases are due to other factors that include illness, stress, diet and medications. Alopecia affects both men and women. People suffering from hair loss may lose their self-confidence because they become self-conscious about their appearance. With the advent of technology, lost self-confidence can be regained through hair transplants and hair weaving procedures. These procedures have emerged as the most popular methods used to conceal the bald spot. Although both bald treatment processes are incredibly popular and successful, there have remarkable differences between them. Let's understand them in detail:

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Hair Weaving

Hair weaving is a non-surgical process of covering the bald spot by weaving or hand knotting the patient's own hair, other human hair or by combining human and synthetic hair in a specific pattern. Hair weaves are like hair extensions and various weaving varieties like bonding, netting, tracking, micro braiding, etc., are easily available in the market. The best hair weave variety for you depends on the amount of your baldness and your personal style.

Since hair weaving is a non-invasive procedure, the patient does not experience any pain. The process is quick and a lot cheaper than hair transplants. However, it is not a permanent solution for hair loss. Trained non-medical professionals can easily perform hair weaving and that makes it relatively cheaper. The hair weaving process takes several hours at a sitting. You may have to make frequent visits to complete the job.

Since the hair is woven, the hair line tends to look artificial. Hair weaves last for up to 2 months. Eventually, they turn out to be high maintenance as over a period of time the woven hair gets loose and fall out. Frequent visits to the stylist to tighten the loose hair thus become a necessity. Although, the hair weaving process may appear a lot cheaper, its long term maintenance costs make it more expensive. Hair weaving usually does not damage your hair, but a particular kind of weaving called Cornrow weaving can cause traction alopecia thus making balding worse. Hair weaving with significant maintenance is a temporary fix at its best.

Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair follicles from the back or side of the head to the bald area of the head. This procedure is carried out by a surgeon at a clinic or a hospital under the influence of mild sedatives. The recovery period is between 4 to 6 weeks. Once the surgery is done, the hair starts growing naturally. It looks and feels 100% natural. A hair transplant procedure can comfortably fit into a busy schedule as it typically involves an initial consultation, a 4-hour transplant procedure, and a follow-up visit. Hair transplant procedures boast a remarkable record of safety and accomplishment. Hair transplants are carried out by qualified hair transplant surgeons and don't have significant long-term side effects.

Unlike hair weaving, this process is a permanent solution for baldness. So if you're looking for a permanent solution for your bald spot, hair transplant is the best choice.

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