A natural hairline is one of the most defining features of a successful hair transplant. By using finer incision tools, and the correct calibre of thinner hairs, we are able to simulate the natural irregular pattern of how hairs ordinarily grow across the hairline, allowing us to achieve undetectable natural results.
A single hair graft will normally contain more than one hair: Single hairs, doubles, triples and quadruple hairs all growing closely together. Single hairs are essential for the frontal hairline, resulting in a softer and more natural look. The hairline consists of finer calibre hairs for the first 2-3 rows of the transitional zone, with the thicker double, triple and quadruple hairs sitting behind them.
Hair direction is very important also when restoring a hairline, as the hairs must point forward anteriorly towards the forehead, and must slowly transition directionally around the temporal corner, to eventually point downwards towards the ear at the temporal peaks.
When we recreate a natural hairline, we use micro irregularity across the entire transitional zone of the hairline. Small triangular irregularities intermittently spaced across the hairline closely mimic how the hairs would ordinarily grow in small clusters.
Designing the shape of the hairline itself largely depends on the client’s expectation.
A straight hairline can look youthful, sharp and exact, resulting in the appearance of a small forehead when the hairline is low. The lower the hairline, the more hair grafts which are then used. This hairline typically uses shallower micro irregularity, appearing in a more exact straight line appearance from both temporal corners.
A receded or V-shaped hairline looks very masculine, contributing to a more mature look. V-shaped widow peaks can be used to add the appearance of a lower hairline without using large amount of grafts, as the sides are left higher and receded. Typically a softer front line with deeper micro irregularity clusters are used to ensure a more natural look.
An oval hairline looks incredibly feminine, resulting in a very full-looking head of hair, vastly reducing the forehead size as the temporal corners are rounded off. For women and transgender cases, this is seen as the optimal female hairline. Very fine calibre hairs are used for the first few rows of the hairline to create a very soft transitional zone.