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Yes,  black people can can have a successful hair transplant but with a few caveats.


   Doing a hair transplant on black people has a few unique challenges which we will explore now.

The difference with african-type hair transplants

1)  Hair type

 Black people usually have hair that is more curly than  Caucasian or other races. This means the technique used for black hair will be slightly different.  

Let me explain a bit more.

 A popular technique is the FUE  technique (follicular unit extraction) where hair is plucked or harvested from one area of the scalp and transplanted onto another area.


Given that black people’s hair is more curly at the base,  this poses a Challenge for surgeons in harvesting the hair. 

So some surgeons have developed special tools for this.  And a few surgeons have built up specialised expertise in transplanting african-type hair.

2) Scarring

Generally black skin is more prone to scarring than other skin types.   So hair transplant techniques which can leave a scar are probably not recommended for people with black skin.

 Techniques such as FUT strip an area of the scalp and transplant it onto another area,  leaving a significant scar.


Most likely, this would not be recommended for people of African  descent, unless the surgeon is convinced the risk of a scar is minimal.

3) Hair density

A piece of good news for people with African type hair,  is that they usually get excellent coverage even for a small number of grafts.  

This simply means their final result usually looks a lot denser and thicker than other hair types.

Because their hair is curly it gives better coverage compared  to to Caucasian type hair. So they can have relatively small number of grafts and Achieve a much better density. 

Hair transplants on Mixed-race hair

Hair transplants can be successfully done on mixed race people ( i.e. Caucasian & black mix).  However, it is highly recommended those people get a face-to-face consultation to assess their suitability and hair type first.

Some mixed race people have a hair type closer to Caucasian hair, and others have a hair type closer to African-type hair.

Which one are you?

If the former, then they have a wide choice of excellent surgeons to choose from.  But if the latter, then they have to choose clinics which specialise in african-type hair and do their research very carefully.