Hair follicles transplanted from the donor area to the balding or receding part of the head will continue to grow in the new location. The term was first coined by Dr. Norman Orentreich in 1959, who observed that transplanted hair took on the character, ie, waviness, of the area where the hair was relocated. This is a fundamental phenomena, since it would be too complex to orient each hair to that it will grow in perfect harmony with its neighbors.
See the blog posting with more detail on Donor Dominance
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