Why can’t you transplant hair from one person to another? if the hair is exactly the same colour and close enough the same texture is it possible to do this? Also, on the same note can hairs remove during a procedure be preserved or do they have to be put into a head straight away? honestly it would be a great idea, people with generously thick hair “sell” their hair to you and then you could probably charge 3 times that amount to put it into someone elses head, it would make lots of money.
There is a lot of experimentation occurring, but nothing that exists at this time. Hair grafts start dying at about 8 hours out of the body while kept in ideal conditions like iced Ringer’s solution at about 34 degrees Fahrenheit. The death rate for grafts occurs at a rate of about 1% per hour after the 8 hour period. In 24 hours, there will be 24% death rate of grafts, 48% at 48 hours etc.
Hair follicles are organs, and like with a kidney, liver, or heart transplant, these organs also have limited times to get them into their new and final resting place. You would have to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of your life if you used anybody’s hair organ other than your own and the risks of these drugs are high for death — a risk perhaps worth taking for a heart or liver, but for hair? No way. These medications can lead to other health complications, and since a hair transplant isn’t exactly a lifesaving procedure (like a heart transplant would be), the end doesn’t justify the means.