You finally have that full, beautiful head of hair that you’ve always wanted. You feel more attractive and confident than you have felt in a long time. But then you wonder, “What can I do with this new head of hair? What are the possibilities?”
Your specialist most likely went over some post-treatment care points with you after your procedure, but you may still have some questions. As a provider of hair replacement service in Greensboro, NC, one of the questions we often get from clients is about whether they can color their hair after a transplant. The short answer is yes, but there are a couple things you should know before taking the leap.
If you had gray hair before, you will have it again
After a hair transplant, your natural hair will continue to grow. If you had gray hair before the transplant, you will have gray hair again. It may take longer for the gray hair to appear immediately after the transplant, but it will make an appearance. So if you were dyeing your hair prior to your procedure, plan on keeping up with that same routine afterwards.
You will have to wait a while to dye it
If you want to dye your hair to tackle gray hairs, you probably won’t have to worry about the post-procedure waiting period, because it often takes a while for the gray hairs to show again. However, if you are wanting to dye your new hair right away just for a change of color, or you’re excited to see what you can do with it, you will likely have to wait a while.
As with any surgical procedure, your scalp needs time to heal before you start using any strong products on it. The general guidelines for this are to wait a minimum of four weeks before trying to dye your hair. However, at our hair replacement service in Greensboro, NC, we typically recommend that our clients wait six weeks before dying their hair. Everyone’s body heals differently, and we advise our clients that it is best to err on the side of caution.
You can use the same product you’ve always used
When you do dye your hair for the first time after your procedure, we also recommend having a professional do it at a salon rather than attempting to do it at home, simply because a professional minimizes the chance of a mistake, such as leaving the product in for too long. However, if everything goes smoothly after that first time, you can use the same product and dyeing routine you had before the transplant.
The exciting thing about a hair transplant is that it is your own, natural hair! You can do what you like with it, including dyeing it. Just by keeping these few things in mind, you can enjoy coloring your new hair for an attractive, bright, full-bodied look you’ll love. If you have any questions about hair transplants, just give us a call at Raveen Hair Replacement!