Will covering my head affect my Hair Transplant?

Hi, I had a fue hair transplant two months ago and since then I have been covering my head with caps, beanies etc because I have experienced shock loss and some of my scabs haven't still fallen off . My question is will covering my head affect my results ?

Doctor Answers 4

Wearing a hat

Hats are fine as long as they do not rub against the grafts. We supply a trucker hat to our patients because it leaves room for the transplant area and can also be adjusted to fit loose. 

I wouldn't recommend wearing a hat for at least the first 48 hrs though. But at 2 months you can do whatever you want with your head. 


Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 114 reviews

Wearing hats or caps should not have an effect on your hair transplant procedure. If you are concerned it is

Wearing hats or caps should not have an effect on your hair transplant procedure.  If you are concerned it is best to consult with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Head coverings after HT

I often give a hat to our patient when they leave our office. Using a hat is perfectly ok after a hair transplant, even right away.

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Two months post FUE #hairtransplant, covering head will it effect the end result?

After a couple weeks when the you are completely healed, you can return to your normal routine including covering the head without effecting the end result. 

Michael Meshkin, MD
Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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