One of the best aspects of the post hair transplant experience (aside from tackling your hair loss!) is undoubtedly picking a new haircut! Just think of the possibilities! You can get the hairstyle you always wanted, change your look, and make your hair stand out.
But which do you choose? This can be tricky, and I’ve seen many patients have doubts about which haircuts are suitable. In this guide, I want to enlighten you and discuss the best haircut after a hair transplant by giving you nine potential stylish options – enjoy!
How to Pick a Haircut After Your Hair Transplant
There are a few considerations to make when picking a haircut after your transplant and this is because everyone is different. A hairstyle that suits one person may look ridiculous on someone else, so you must consider your own hair and situation, including:
- Hair type.
- Hair volume.
- Haircut before the transplant.
- How the transplant has re-shaped your hairline.
Some hair types and volumes are better-suited to certain hairstyles so you should look at your mop and think if there are any haircuts that really wouldn’t work. Also, how did you have your hair before the transplant? Perhaps you would simply like to go back to this which is fine.
Lastly, it’s crucial to look at how the hair transplant has altered your hairline as this could mean you can try a wider range of haircuts.
When Can You Cut Your Hair After a Hair Transplant?
We are getting to the good parts soon I promise but first, you need to understand when your first post-transplant haircut is possible.
Typically, it’s advised not to have a haircut until three weeks after your procedure. By this time, the hair follicles should have stabilized and any swelling, redness, and scabbing on your scalp will have disappeared.
Bear in mind that your newly grafted hairs will not have grown in at this point and this typically takes longer so you may want to base your haircut on that.
The Best Haircut After a Hair Transplant – 9 Top Picks
Let’s get into the juicy bits! Below, I have picked out 9 haircuts that work great post-hair transplant and you can check out some before and after pictures for inspiration from our patients.
1. Side swept
A relatively simple haircut but one that works great after a hair transplant is the side-swept look. Here you essentially comb your hair over to one side and make a nice lifted fringe.
The pompadour is another classic and involves sweeping your hair back at the front and sides into a kind of dome on the top of your head. With your newly defined hairline, this is the perfect match and a popular choice for post-transplant patients.
3. Crew Cut
The crew cut is especially popular currently and it involves shaved back and sides, with slightly longer hair on top. Many people like to accentuate the difference between the sides and top to make a stylish divide and emphasize hair color.
4. Slicked Back
The classic slicked-back look is incredibly stylish and will look fantastic with your improved hairline. This is typically a hairstyle you can’t pull off as easily with a receding hairline so now could be the time to give it a try.
5. Thre Quiff
The quiff isn’t as exaggerated as the pompadour and usually, the sides can be longer too. Essentially, you style your fringe upwards into a quiff, perhaps with a nice wave at the top. This is a simple but effective haircut and great for those with a strong hairline.
6. Messy Bedhead Look
Maybe you want to keep it natural and simply let your newly grafted hair flow-free! The messy bedhead look is secretly very purposeful though and all those random tufts and waves are often meticulously styled!
7. Natural Curls
If you have naturally curly hair then you may want to emphasize this and let your hair grow out a little. There isn’t much styling involved in this haircut as you are essentially letting your curls do the work and it can look incredible.
8. Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is typically associated with the military and USA war films like Jarhead and you typically have your hair shaved shorter than a crew cut. This makes hair maintenance and grooming especially easy and with a side fade it can make you look dashing.
9. Wavy Hairstyle
The wavy hairstyle is a little like the messy bedhead but there is more taming involved and you often comb your hair to accentuate the natural waves it makes. This can work well with a shaved back and sides too.
Get the Hairstyle You Want and Make an Impression After Your Procedure
The great thing about a hair transplant is that you have a new lease on life. You don’t have to be self-conscious about your hair loss; even better, you get to experiment with some amazing hairstyles that wouldn’t have been possible before!