Dear Dr Rassman,
This is a great blog and have really learned a lot about hair loss from this site.
I am a 36 year old male experiencing MPB but I have lots of healthy body hair on chest and back.
My question is regarding nutrition and hair loss. Is the nutrition needs for scalp hair any differnet from nutrition for hair on the sides of the head or the rest of the body? After a hair transplant should one be worried about nutrition?
Would really appreciate your response.
Good nutrition is important for healthy hair, just as it is for a healthy body. Nutrition should not be a cause of hair loss, unless there is malnutrition present. Transplanted hair, like hair from the top, sides or back of your head, will do what your genetics dictate. Hair on the sides and back should grow for your lifetime and even if they are moved into the balding area, they will grow as if they were in the sides or back. After you have a hair transplant and you have reasonably good nutrition, your hair will grow and grow and grow in its new location, pretty much for the rest of your life. There is nothing that a reasonable man can do to stop the growth of the transplants.