Can I Perm My Hair after Hair Transplant Surgery?

Question: I've had a hair transplant and was wondering if it is safe to perm my hair. Would it cause any damage to the hair follicles or cause permanent hair loss? Answer: Transplanted hair is no more at risk of chemical damage than any other hair but, if this a recent hair transplant, I'd wait till a couple of months post-op to be safe before applying any chemicals. There is always a risk of damaging the hair and scalp when using chemicals but that risk is low if it's performed by a professional or someone with experience.

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