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How Short Does Your Hair Need To Be For Scalp Micropigmentation?

Not everyone who gets Scalp Micropigmentation needs to keep their hair short. Folks with thinning hair who want to add density or "thickness" can often keep their hair a longer length. However, folks with more significant hair loss, ie. those who want to drop their hairline or fill in bald spots, are typically recommended to keep a cropped hair style. This video shows the difference between the right hair length for those in the latter category and what it looks like if your hair grows too long.


As mentioned, there are cases where you can keep your hair long. If you're unsure, we'd be happy to go over options with you. For anyone who's received Scalp Micropigmentation either at The Scalp Shop or elsewhere, let this video nudge you into the hair cutting routine your SMP deserves. In other words, if your SMP was designed to match a stubble, we recommend buzzing it every 2-3 days with a 0-gap shaver (like this one or this one). For those who love a smooth baldie, we recommend shaving every day or every other day (with a shaver like this).


Why? The whole point of Scalp Micropigmentation is to look like you have a full head of real hair. When your hair grows too long, it can ruin the magic and reveal the textural difference between hair (raised lines) and SMP (flat dots). People may question what is going on with your hair and last time we checked, most people want their micropigmentation to look as natural as possible.


We're passionate about realistic results and strategizing how to get there with a tailor-made approach. If you have any questions about the length of hair you should keep with your current SMP, please reach out. If you're interested in Scalp Micropigmentation, come in for a free consultation and we will give you an honest assessment so you know what you can get away with, even if you desire to keep your hair longer. We can't wait to hear from you. Viva Scalp Micropigmentation!





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