Hairline microblading is a really bad idea. Here's why.

Hairline microblading is destroying confidence in thousands of women worldwide. Whilst it may look great at first, healed results leave a lot to be desired. We explain why this beauty procedure is not all it claims to be, and why you should avoid this ‘fad’ procedure and choose an alternative with a better track record.

Why you should avoid hairline microblading

Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of aging. 85% of men and 50% of women are affected by hair loss during their lifetime. Factors like genetics, nutrition, stress, and certain medical conditions can lead to hair loss. Microblading has become one of the go-to treatments for thin and sparse eyebrows, leading to suggestions that the same treatment could be used on the scalp.

Hairline microblading – also known as scalp microblading – is a treatment that has divided the aesthetics community. While the treatment promises immediate results, we’re yet to see a scalp microblading treatment that has maintained long-term results without blurring or leading to discoloration.

We’re sharing everything you need to know about hairline microblading and why scalp micropigmentation for women is a better alternative treatment.

What is hairline microblading?

Hairline microblading is a treatment that involves placing pigment into the skin using a manual device and blade with microneedles. This device places the pigment in hair-like strokes that mimic the appearance of your natural hair to create the illusion of a fuller hairline.

This semi-permanent treatment promises results that will last for 12 to 18 months. It is typically done across the entire hairline or as a spot treatment for areas like the temple.

Hairline microblading is different from scalp micropigmentation as it uses hair-like strokes, while scalp micropigmentation (SMP) replicates hair with individual pigment pinpricks.

SMP uses a small needle to create small dots, while microblading uses a flat blade with various tiny needles. You get the appearance of short, closely shaved hairs with SMP.

What's wrong with scalp microblading?

Scalp microblading is becoming a popular service amongst eyebrow microbladers who want to expand their portfolio. However, eyebrow microblading and scalp microblading are two treatments that require different techniques. The methods used for eyebrow microblading will not create the same illusion of hair on your scalp.

Hairline microblading struggles to create lasting results because of the way pigment acts in the skin. Whether it’s with microblading or tattooing, pigment naturally migrates and spreads on the skin over time.

By comparison, scalp micropigmentation uses dots spread across the skin to align with the natural fading process. This method of pigment depositing makes it easy to freshen up with top-up sessions. However, this method isn’t possible with scalp microblading, where the lines created with the flat blade spread more and are darker.

Hairline microblading creates scar tissue that makes it difficult to have effective top-up appointments. These scars can be difficult to hide without adding to the problem.

If you’re struggling with hair loss or thinning, scalp micropigmentation is a better long-term alternative to hairline microblading with a technique that delivers sustainable results.

How does it look when healed?

If you search for scalp microblading results on Instagram or Pinterest, you’ll get photos of the client immediately after their treatment. It’s hard to find microblading providers willing to stand by their work long-term due to how scalp microblading looks once healed.

If you’ve ever had eyebrow microblading done, you know that it’s not the most comfortable experience. Imagine having it done on a larger area like your scalp, which is more sensitive than your eyebrows.

Scalp microblading looks less natural once it’s healed due to the microblading technique. It creates hairline strokes that don’t move like natural hair, making it easy to spot hairline microblading.

While scalp microblading might look good immediately afterwards, the lines blur into a solid color with scar tissue, making top-ups difficult.

Are you looking to create the illusion of a fuller hairline and conceal hair loss? Find an approved SMP artist in your local area with our Multiquote service.