Hair Transplant If Not Balding?

I have frizzy African-American hair and am tired of it. If at all possible, I'd like to have the hair from my legs - which grows straight and is the same thickness as the hair on my head - transplanted to my head, replacing the frizzy hair that grows on my head with the straight hair from my legs. Even though I have no problems with balding. Is this at all possible? Thank you. (Note: Please, no advice relating to salon treatments. I'm only asking about hair transplants. Thanks).

Doctor Answers 4

Does not like kiky hair

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I am afraid there is no reasonable option to replace your head hair with any body hair. Your hair reflects your ethnic heritage and this is something you need to live with. Styling modifications are available. 

Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

You can't straighten your hair with surgery

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You can't straighten your hair with surgery. You can transplant hair from your arms or legs to your scalp in theory but the results will be poor and impractical.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Hair Transplant to Change Hair Texture

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Body hair transplant is a great procedure for the severely bald. But with a full head of scalp hair, BHT is unadvised. With hair transplant, the harvested hair needs a bald recipient site to be implanted to. If you have a full head of hair, you have no recipient site. In addition, replacing an entire scalp would require tens of thousands of grafts, which the legs alone would not provide. Your goal is thus not possible. You should look into chemical treatments for coarse, frizzy hair.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Transplant leg hair to improve frizzy scalp

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It is technically possible to tranplant leg hair to the scalp, but with a full head of existing hair, there would be no place to put it. You should rely on hair stying to get the best appearance. Avoid processes that can damage the hair and cause it to be lost such as harsh relaxers and use of extentions.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

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