In FUE hair transplants, we harvest the hair follicles one-by-one from the scalp. For this extraction to be successful, the device that we use to collect the hair has to reach the skin. If there are other materials such as hair or fiber, we cannot have direct contact with the hair follicle at the desired angle. This might lead to damage in some hair follicles. It is possible to harvest the hair follicles without shaving the scalp however it brings some risks with it. If you agree to waste at least 20-25 % of the hair follicles, we can do the hair transplant without shaving your scalp.