Men with fair hair are often unsure as to whether they can have scalp micropigmentation. Scalp micropigmentation is the process of injecting a special kind of ink beneath the surface of the scalp – it acts as a semi-permanent tattoo, giving the impression of hair. It can be a great solution to thinning hair, and good quality SMP can look completely natural.
However, the majority of men who are pictured as having this procedure appear to have dark hair, and of course the idea of ‘ink’ makes it sound as though it will necessarily be dark. This is not the case. There are dozens of different pigments available for the experts to use, ranging from the very dark to the extremely fair – even those with what we could call ‘white blond’ can be treated, and the procedure is the same as for anyone else.
The only difference is that those with fairer hair and skin will have a decision to make regarding the final look of the procedure. It will either be possible to shave the head entirely, leaving no trace of the original hair at all and then introduce a darker pigment through the SMP process. This will, inevitably, give the impression of darker hair, and it can work wonderfully well. Caution should be exercised, though – if your skin is also very light, and the hair of your eyebrows is as blond as the hair on your head was, then a darker pigment on the scalp could look unnatural. The other option is to use an extremely light pigment. The only downside to this is that any ink used will fade, and the lighter it is the less easy it will be to see.
The best thing to do if you have very light hair and are considering scalp micropigmentation is to visit your nearest clinic and speak to an expert – they will be able to advise you on the best course of action for you.