I have a question. The hair on the left side of my head, from the hairline to about 1 to 1.5 inches behind it moves in a fully forward direction instead of backwards and down. This cowlick creates a very messy look and contrasts with the normal direction of hair on my right side.
Is there any procedure that can be done to just change the angle of direction of those hairs? If so, who performs this?
Thanks very much
Cowlicks are hairs that grow in a different direction than adjacent hairs. They can be very sexy or they can be annoying, much like your complaint about them. Grooming can be a problem if you are a perfectionist, your hair character is strong, and the direction abnormality is in an obvious place, like the very frontal hair line. This is most often seen in the central area of the frontal hair line, frequently in association with a â€˜widow’s peak’ or as in your case, it can be off center. There is little to do about them without damaging the frontal hair line. When we transplant near them and they are strong, there are many artistic judgments that the surgeon must make on how to deal with them. I love and hate them, depending upon what I am asked to do with them and the patient’s opinion of what he wants and what he can reasonably achieve.
My suggestion is for you to accept the cowlick, learn to style around it and not to aggressively go after it unless it is very limited to a small area, in which case, FUE might be possible. You need an expert to evaluate this in person and to protect your interests.