How long after hair transplant can I take a shower?

Patients can immediately bathe after a hair transplant procedure but should keep their scalp dry. After 48 hours they can gently wash the transplanted areas but should not allow shower water to directly hit the new grafts. After one week, patients may shower and wash their hair normally.

How do you shower after hair transplant?

The spray of a shower can have a negative impact on the transplanted follicles on your scalp. Stay away from the shower for the first few days after surgery, and wash with sponge baths or normal baths instead.

Are hair grafts secure after 5 days?

How long after hair transplant grafts are secure? The newly transplanted hair grafts typically take 8 to 14 days after the surgery to be secure and rooted into the recipient area.

When can I touch my transplanted hair?

You need to be very cautious for the first two weeks after hair transplantation. This is because grafts are not fixated immediately after transplantation. After 2 to 5 days, if any bandages are placed, they can be removed, but don’t touch the grafts.

Does transplanted hair get thicker?

Yes, it can. For most patients who have undergone hair transplantation, their hair will appear to be thinner during the first 3 months following their procedure and then will start to slowly grow back thicker and fuller.

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Can you still go bald after a hair transplant?

Yes. Temporary hair loss is common after you’ve undergone a hair transplant. This is a temporary (and pretty ironic, come to think of it) side effect of hair restoration treatment.

Can you wear a wig after hair transplant?

Yes. This is done often. As long as your wig is not rubbing against the recipient graft site, you should be ok.

How soon can I use Minoxidil after hair transplant?

But for those who we do decide to start minoxidil, I advise starting (or restarting it) 5 to 7 days after the hair transplant. The decision on how long to continue is also important. For preventing loss of existing hair, clearly it needs to be continued long term.