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How Long After Hair Transplant Surgery Can I Color Dye My Hair?

4/22/2008 10:21:14 PM

Question:

Hi, I had a hair transplant on the 10th of March and it's still a little pink and itchy. Some of the transplanted grafts are determined to stay, but I know it needs to fall out before signs of hair growth will start. How long do I have to wait before I can dye my hair, being a natural brunette with gray highlights (joke). I usually color my hair 3 times a year, obviously I haven't had it done for over 2 months now and you can really tell - its bad enough that I have a bald patch right at the front now which I try desperately to hide, but grey !!!!

Answer:

Congratulations on your recent hair restoration surgery. Soon you will have even more hair to highlight a beautiful natural gray color :). The first couple of weeks are critical for postoperative healing and for the grafts to become secure in the scalp. Though I have never colored my hair, everything I have read indicates that waiting 2 weeks before dying your hair is advisable. But double check with your surgeon to be sure.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.