If you’ve made the choice to treat your hair loss with NeoGraft, you’ve made an excellent investment in your self-esteem. Now that your hair transplant procedure is complete, it’s normal to have a few questions regarding how to best maintain your new locks because the last thing you want is to damage it. Since your own hair is harvested and transplanted, you can style and color it; however, there are a few precautions you’ll need to take to protect your investment.
Can I Color My Hair After My Transplant?
NeoGraft uses a unique extraction technique to harvest the hair from the back of your head where it’s the thickest and transplants it to the concerning areas. Not only does this provide you with natural-looking results, but it also allows you to wash, cut, style, and even color your hair because it is your own; however, your restoration specialist will recommend following a few precautions.
During the first week after your treatment, you will want to limit how often you touch your scalp to avoid any infections during the healing process. Not to mention, you don’t want the newly transplanted hair to fall out. After the week is over, you can take less precautions.
For at least the 1st month after your grafting procedure, it’s best to avoid placing any chemicals on your head. After this period is over, you can return to your usual hair care routine, including coloring it. However, it’s best to limit how often you apply chemicals to your hair, like dye, because it can cause your newly transplanted follicles to be pulled from the scalp. This can also occur with over brushing and certain hair styles, like a ponytail.
Dyes and other hair care products contain various chemicals. Newly grafted hair can be more sensitive to the chemicals, even if they have never caused irritation or a complication previously. As a result, you’ll want to limit their exposure to avoid damaging them because they are very delicate from the technique used to extract the follicles.
Can I Color My Hair Before My Transplant Procedure?
If you’re concerned about your personal appearance and any restrictions while your newly harvested hair takes root, you can color it prior to your procedure. It’s best to do it at least 7 days before the treatment to ensure there isn’t any color remaining on the scalp. It’s essential your scalp is clean in case your hair loss specialist needs to make any incisions.
If you have any questions about maintaining your newly grafted hair, don’t hesitate to contact your restoration specialist. They will help you protect your investment with the right aftercare.
About Dr. Irvin Wiesman
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also a trusted hair loss specialist in Chicago. He can treat thinning hair for men and women using a revolutionary treatment. NeoGraft is a unique hair restoration treatment to turn back the hands of time. If you’re ready to treat your hair loss, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.