Hi. I received 1500 grafts 16 months ago. The transplanted hair has grown in very well but still remains damaged. It’s very dry and frayed, is this normal for it to still be damaged? By the way my hair is slightly over two inches in length.
I do not know what to make of your description. Sometimes the transplanted hairs may look a bit different in texture, but they usually return to their natural state over time. So in other words, no… it is not normal for transplanted hair to appear or feel any different from the rest of your hair, but on rare occasions (or more often in the hands of a less experienced transplant team) the hair can be damaged during the time it is moved.
Not all hair transplants are the same, and I don’t know the exact transplant technique and methods used by your doctor. Possible damage (if that is why your transplanted hair feels different) can be caused by trauma from handling or being left open to the air for more than a few seconds when it is transplanted to the recipient site.