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When is it Safe to Use a Hair Dryer on Warm Setting After a Hair Transplant?

10/28/2008 12:02:23 PM

Question:

I am just about 3 weeks post hair transplant and have been using a hair dryer on the low cool setting. Can someone tell me how long before I can use the high warm setting? And when can I towel dry my hair instead of just patting it down? My hair looks pretty flat.

Answer:

Generally speaking drying your hair with heat is not good for your hair whether or not you've had a hair transplant.

Though the transplanted hair is permanently set in place by 10 to 14 days the recipient area will remain a bit sensitive as its healing. You will be safe at 3 weeks using a warm or hot setting as long as you don't linger in an area too long to burn the scalp. To this day though I still use a cool setting for overall hair health. You are also safe to towel dry your hair normally again after 2 weeks.

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