Why Smp Doesn’t Work For Long Hair?

Smp of longhairs

Does scalp micropigmentation work for long hair? As a scalp micropigmentation customer turned artist almost 15 years ago, I’ve seen thousands of versions of smp completed on long hair.

What Is Long Hair?

In smp terms, long hair could mean growing hair out 1-2 weeks after a head shave, and of course long hair would also entail hair grown out 1 inch in length or 1 foot in length.

SMP is comprised by making little dots or impressions to stick in the top layer of skin. The smp does not poke out of the skin. The smp remains in and under the skin. This is two dimensional. Compare that to a hair transplant or hair piece/system which can match the 3D or three dimensions of real grown out, “long” hair.

Because a true natural appearance scalp micropigmentation result is 2D or just two dimensional, a flawless result on a shaved head would look incomplete, too light, or non existent when applied to longer hair. Thai concept known as scalp micropigmentation long hair, needs to be understood before embarking on having smp applied to long hair as it’s simply an incomplete or temporary method to conceal hair loss.

What If An Artist Goes Deep And Dark Enough To Match The 3d Boldness Of The Existing Long Hair?

This happens often. In most cases the result is a dark and blotchy ink stain that will remain on a persons scalp forever unless laser removed. It is extremely rare a person in this position has a natural or realistic smp appearance.

In my opinion as an artist, folks choosing smp to conceal long hair are either misinformed or unaware of the results that are produced to match or conceal such hair loss.

Are There Any Good Candidates To Get Smp For Long Hair?

There are indeed rare cases that would make a person a good candidate for scalp micropigmentation for long hair treatment, but once enough hair loss occurs, that is not the case any longer and so it is a temporary situation for some.

What About Smp On Long Hair After Hair Transplant Surgery/Surgeries?

This is a common suggestion seen on many blog sites and many folks are under the impression this is an easy smp long hair treatment. Unfortunately, as scar tissue created in the back of head needs to be concealed, it is also the scar tissue in the frontal regions (where the hair was transplanted) that can cause isssues for smp, as scar tissue rarely if ever “holds or maintains” smp ink like a healthy, un scarred scalp. Additionally, often hair transplanted hair has a high tendency to be thicker than real hair and so matching the smp to transplanted hair can be quite difficult for an artist.


In conclusion, do your research and look only for long term healed results to make a firm opinion. This is still a new industry and there is a lot to understand before making a committed decision.
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Subtle Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare

Subtle Micropigmentation care

After the scalp micropigmentation treatment an smp aftercare is required. It involves a careful and gentle routine of cleaning, moisturizing, and protecting the treated area to ensure optimal healing, color retention, and overall satisfaction with the micropigmentation results.

Things You Must Do After SMP Treatment

Just let it relax. Often guys will stress about scalp micropigmentation aftercare taking the proper precautions to maintain good results. The best action is to just relax away from direct sun, sweating, and avoid any dirt, debris, etc.

Wash your scalp and keep it clean as suggested by your artist. We normally have guys wash with a provided shampoo within the first 2-3 days and in some cases we will suggest guys wash the day after treatment. This is custom, based on your skin health, lifestyle, etc.

No sweating for 3-7 days. Based on the individual the aftercare suggested will be catered to fit your current situation determined by skin health, lifestyle, etc.

No dry skin. Based on the individual situation smp after care lotion and or ointment will be provided to use during the healing process and thereafter. Because we work in the top thin layers of skin, we will work with an individual prior to treatment, as well as during the healing process to keep an ideal moisture to achieve top results.

You can shave your head 4-7 days after treatment session. This can change based on age, lifestyle, healing speed, preference of shaver, etc.

What’s The Best Way To Maintain The Vibrancy, Color, And Overall Health Of Your Treatment?

We will help you find the right spf (sunscreen) or hat regimen and when is ideal to use or not use. We will help you understand and maintain a healthy scalp both free of dry skin and free of oily skin using specific lotions, exfoliations, and/or simply find the best shampoo to use.

The Most Important Things Not To Do After Subtle Smp Treatment

Don’t sweat with a hat on! This is by far the worst action someone can take to ruin a micropigmentation after care. Doing so will most likely smear and muddle the ink resulting in a blotchy mess.

Don’t avoid overly dry or greasy skin. The top layers of skin we work in are temperamental and need to be just right to ensure best results achieved.

Don’t worry about redness and irritation. Often a concern before the first session, the redness subsides in 1-2 days and even starts to lessen in the first few hours. Many guys fear they will be bright red and look like they just got out of surgery. 90% of guys would be comfortable back at work the next day under bright lights as it is so subtle!

To put it simply, that’s the whole thing!

A big thanks to everyone who watched the videos. We hope you’ve gained some insights into aftercare and SMP all backed by Scalp Logic. Keep these points in mind. When you master your pre-treatment and post-treatment care, you’re ensuring a bright future with great SMP results.

If you have any questions regarding the information covered, feel free to reach out.