Hi all, I am recovering from shock loss on my frontal hairline – 7 months post hair transplant. When I stand very close to a mirror, under light, I see many fine, thin, hair sprouting from the shock loss area. When I stand farther away, the hairs cannot be seen and my shock loss area looks bald. If these fine, thin hair grew into thicker more colorful hairs, I would be cured of this shock loss episode.
My question is is there a way to differentiate which of these fine, thin, wispy hairs will sprout into terminal hair and which will remain baby hairs? Do baby hairs grow in length, or remain short? The hairs in the shock loss area appear to be growing-but even with growth they are still colorless and very then and weak.
Vellus hairs are the short hairs that are mixed in with each follicular group of normal hairs. Miniaturized hairs are hairs that have lost their thickness and are noticeably thinner than the hairs on the back of your head. Full terminal hairs are the hairs that you have in the back of your head. Shock loss rarely reverses the loss of miniaturized hairs, while terminal hairs that are lost often come back.