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When Can I Brush my Hair Normally After Hair Replacement Surgery?

4/30/2008 10:30:34 PM

Question:

I just had a hair transplant a few weeks ago. When can I brush my hair normally? I'd like to give it a thorough brush if possible.

Answer:

The first two weeks after a hair replacement surgery are critical in terms of healing and securing of the follicular unit grafts in the scalp. Anytime after that, you are safe to brush your hair normally. Because the scalp can remain sensitive for a few months, be careful not to brush too hard as this may further irritate it.

Remember that in a few days to a few weeks, the transplanted hair will start to shed and this is perfectly normal. After that, it's the waiting game for hair regrowth.

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