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I Had an Hair Transplant 3 Weeks Ago, but I Only Showered my Hair Twice for the First Ten Days. What Can I Expect?

Shower after an hair transplant

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No problem showering after hair transplant

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Every surgeon has a different postoperative protocol.  This far out from surgery, in my hands you are fine to wash your hair.  Just do not pick at any scabs.  Please contact your surgeon for his or her specific protocol.  This should not alter your long term result.


Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Shower after transplant

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There should be no alteration of the healing process from what you have done. Your surgeon should have informed you of what to expect. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD
Oakland Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Showering after Hair Transplant

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I recommend patients wash hair daily and keep scalp clean and remove scabs.  By two weeks after surgery I expect sutures to look clean with all scabs removed.

Jack Fisher, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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The first day after hair transplant you should not wash your hair at all. But each day thereafter, it is okay to pour water over the hair and cleanse very gently. Gradually, you can make your way back to your normal hair-washing routine. Three weeks post-operation, your scabs should be gone and you should be washing as normal.
Having only washed your hair twice in the first 10 days, your results should come out just fine, as long as you were not too rough.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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