It’s essential to understand that this process doesn’t add or create hair, but simply relocates the hairs you have. As they are your real growing strands, you’ll be able to treat them as you did before, just as soon as they’re healed.
It takes roughly 1 week for the extraction and implant sites to heal. During the first 5 days, you’ll be advised to rinse the hair only and to avoid any pressure or other interference with the scalp. That includes applying products, and even shower head pressure must be avoided. After that, regular washing can resume, but gentle handling and certain activity restrictions are still in place between 7-14 days post procedure. You can expect the transplanted hairs to fall out sometime between 2-3 weeks in most cases. These are not the follicles, only the temporary strands which shed to make room for new hair.
In most cases, you’ll be free to resume normal activity and visits to the salon at 3-4 weeks after your procedure. When all incisions are completely healed, and the grafts have established themselves, regular treatment, including cutting and colouring, can resume. We recommend that you talk with your surgeon about the specific products and chemicals you may use in case a different one will be advised as safer for you.
Your new hair growth will be seen beginning around 3 months and will have the same properties- including colour that it did in its original location. If you have questions about your options, you’re welcome to schedule a consultation and meet with one of our experts in person.