Hair loss and bald spots occur for several reasons—high stress, health issues, various diseases, and the side effects of medications are just a few examples.

Losing most—or all—of your hair is embarrassing for a lot of people. It also doesn’t help that there aren’t many permanent hair restoration treatments available.

What’s worse, hair loss can be extremely unpredictable. Hence, the problem can worsen really fast. This is especially true for people who experience hair loss because of stress.

The good news is that scalp micropigmentation can help with hair loss. Conventionally, the process was used for those who had shaved heads or for people who experienced patterned baldness. The combination of long hair and scalp micropigmentation doesn’t always go together.

While it is possible, you need to be aware of the restrictions to ensure you benefit from good results.

Scalp Micropigmentation For Long Hair

Scalp micropigmentation isn’t off the table for people with long hair. But the treatment is only suitable for people who experience hair thinning or diffused hair loss. The following are some restrictions you need to be mindful of if you want it to work with your long hair:

  • The treatment cannot go beyond your natural hairline.
  • Your current hair color needs to be black or dark brown to be compatible with the procedure.
  • You need to have enough natural hair to allow the treatment to blend in.

You’ll end up with smooth, balanced hair pigmentation if you meet all of the above criteria. You also need to know that the effectiveness and long-term benefits of SMP in this situation depend on a variety of factors.

Why Isn’t SMP As Successful With Long Hair As It Is With Shaved Heads?

Even long-haired people experience hair thinning or baldness. But without your natural hair covering all of your head, the treatment will not blend in well with your remaining hair.

SMP is a dotted cosmetic treatment. Your natural hair is 3D, while these pigments are 2D. When SMP technicians try to work with long hair, it looks unnatural because it creates a stark contrast. SMP can only create an illusion of a full head of hair if you still have most of your hair intact.

Here at Delaware Scalp Micropigmentation, we offer a wide range of hair restoration treatments in Wilmington. We provide scalp micropigmentation and other non-surgical hair loss treatments at affordable prices for both men and women. You can get in touch with us to learn more!