Getting a hair transplant is a great way to boost your self-esteem and give you the full, beautiful head of hair you’ve always dreamed of. Many people report feeling significantly more confident after a hair transplant, and that newfound confidence can have a positive effect on your life in many ways.
At our hair replacement service in Greensboro, NC, we receive many questions from clients about hair transplants and the after-effects. One common question is whether you’re able to dye your hair after getting a hair transplant. This is an especially common question among people who have hair that starts to gray.
Here’s some information to consider.
About hair dyes
There’s a chance you had already been dyeing your hair before you had your transplant done, which means you might not need to dye your hair again for quite a while. We recommend dyeing your hair at least a few days before your transplant, if you do dye your hair, so the dye doesn’t make it too difficult for your doctor to see your scalp to make the proper incisions for the transplant.
You should also keep in mind that hair dyes contain a variety of harsher types of chemicals, some of which include peroxides and bleaching agents. Your new hair follicles from your transplant are going to be significantly more sensitive than your natural hair, so it’s going to be necessary for you to avoid exposure to these chemicals for as long as possible so you do not damage them. It’s better to wait a bit to make sure you don’t compromise the long-term integrity of this new hair that you have invested in.
After we provide this information, the next most common question from our clients is how long they’ll need to wait to dye their hair again after the transplant.
Most experts recommend you wait at least four weeks after the completion of the hair transplant before you start dyeing your hair again. You’ll need to allow your scalp to fully heal, and this process and the amount of time it takes varies from person to person. It’s a good idea to delay a little longer than necessary just to make sure your scalp is fully healed, so you might consider waiting six weeks or more.
If you usually dye your hair yourself at home, you should consider having a professional do the dyeing in the salon first after you have your transplant. A hair care professional will be able to choose a product that best fits your new hair. But if this isn’t an option, you can try a patch test after waiting the appropriate amount of time, just to make sure the product is going to work for you.
Need more information about how to care for your hair after your hair replacement in Greensboro, NC? We encourage you to contact the experts at Raveen Hair Replacement today with any questions you might have. We’ve been serving area clients for over 45 years and look forward to working with you soon!