9 months since my hair transplant surgery. Should I shave my head?

Hello, it's been 9 months to my hair transplant surgery, i saw some good changes but there's still some little spots empty and the hair is a little thin, i wonder if shaving it all would help or not, being bald for a month or two doesn't really matter if it's going to grow back thicker and better, thank you again!

Doctor Answers 6

Shaving Head

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Shaving won't affect how quickly or slowly your hair grows. All it may do is help even out areas that are uneven, but if the growth rates aren't leveled out yet it may become patchy again as it grows out.


Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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9 months post hair transplant

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AT 9 MONTHS AFTER A HAIR TRANSPLANT YOU CAH DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO YOUR HAIR AND SCALP INCLUDING SHAVE IT

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

To shave or not to shave .... will that change growth?

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To shave or not to shave ...….that is your question.  It will make no difference whether you shave.  Your growth is only at 9 months, you need to give it more time as the short hairs will become longer and can cover a larger area of your scalp over time. 

 

 

Parsa Mohebi, MD
Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Shaving your head has no effect in helping your hair grow any faster. If you are concerned it is best to

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Shaving your head has no effect in helping your hair grow any faster.  If you are concerned it is best to follow up with your doctor.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

Shave at 9 months

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There is no need to shave your head as the hair will continue to thicken up through a normal cycle.Also,you still have several more months until the full results of your procedure are evident.Just sit tight!

David Deutsch, MD
Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

To shave or not

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You are free to do what ever you want with your new hairs . Due to the random cycle of hair growth, not all grafts will start growing at the same time. Initially, the hair my be thinner and finer. It will gain length and density as it matures. Full growth from the transplants is usually achieved at 12 months. All the best 

Ilker Apaydin, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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