Scalp micropigmentation is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of tiny needles to apply pigments to the scalp, creating the illusion of a shaven head or a closely cropped hairstyle. This procedure is increasingly popular among men who are experiencing hair loss, as it can provide the appearance of a fuller head of hair and a more youthful look. However, to achieve the best results, it is important to keep your hair short before and after the procedure.
Here are a few reasons why keeping your hair short is important for scalp micropigmentation:
1. It provides a better canvas for the pigments
Scalp micropigmentation involves applying pigments to the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair follicles. To do this, the technician needs a smooth and even surface to work on. If your hair is long or uneven, it can make it difficult for the technician to achieve a natural-looking result. Keeping your hair short (3 to 4 days hair growth) before the procedure ensures that the technician has a smooth and even canvas to work on.
2. It allows for a more precise and accurate application
Scalp micropigmentation is a highly detailed and intricate procedure that requires a high level of precision and accuracy. When your hair is long, it can be challenging for the technician to see where the pigments are being applied, which can lead to an uneven result. By keeping your hair short, the technician can see exactly where they are applying the pigments, ensuring a more precise and accurate application.
3. It reduces the risk of infection
After the scalp micropigmentation procedure, your scalp will be more vulnerable to infection as the tiny wounds created by the needles heal. Keeping your hair short can help to reduce the risk of infection by minimising the amount of debris and bacteria that can accumulate on the scalp. Short hair is also easier to keep clean and can be washed more frequently, which can further reduce the risk of infection.
4. It Looks better
Scalp micropigmentation give clients the look of a shaved head or buzz cut so its important to keep existing hair short (so it looks like stubble) because this prevents anyone seeing the difference between your real hair and your SMP. If you allow your hair to grow past the stubble stage you will quickly see the difference between your scalp micropigmentation and your real hair. This defeats the purpose of getting scalp micropigmentation in the first place