The technology for hair transplants has come a long way in recent years, to the point where it is both more reliable and accessible. Now, more people than ever are able to benefit from hair transplants, which can do wonders to help people improve their self-esteem when they’re out and about. Not only can you have the full head of hair you’ve been dreaming of for years, but it can go a long way toward boosting your confidence in your personal and professional lives. That newfound confidence will really show through!
Of course, there are some issues you need to be aware of with your ongoing hair care in Greensboro, NC after you get a hair transplant. As your natural hair grows, any grays you might typically dye out will start to show, which could hamper that confidence a little bit. You probably got a lot of after-care tips from your hair transplant team immediately following your transplant, but those tips might not have covered the use of hair dye with transplanted hair.
Here’s an overview of what you need to know.
Dyeing your hair after a hair transplant
If you were used to dyeing your hair in the run-up to your transplant, you’re probably set on dye for a while—it’ll take some time for that dyed hair to grow back out and show gray again. If possible, you can schedule an appointment for a dye session a few days before your transplant, but try not to do it too close to the transplant appointment. Otherwise, the dyes might color your scalp, which can make it harder for the surgical team to see where they need to make their incisions for your transplant.
Hair dyes contain a variety of harsh chemicals, such as bleaching agents and peroxides. As your transplant team will tell you before and after your appointment, the newly transplanted hair follicles you have are going to be much more sensitive than your natural hair, at least at first, so you’re going to need to avoid exposure to those harsh chemicals for as long as you can after the transplant to avoid damaging them.
So, while you’re going to be able to dye your hair eventually, you might need to wait a bit. After all, to protect your investment in your new hair, it’s going to be better for you to wait a little bit longer to ensure you avoid any damage, rather than use those harsh dyes on your hair too soon and risk ruining the transplant.
The question then becomes how long you should wait. We recommend at least four weeks after your hair transplant before you start dyeing it. You should let your scalp heal completely from the transplant, and the length of time it takes for that healing process varies depending on the person. The longer you can afford to wait before dyeing your hair, the better.
For more information about dyeing your hair after a transplant, contact the team at Raveen Hair Replacement to discuss effective approaches to hair care in Greensboro, NC.