Hair Dye After Hair Transplant Surgery
Posted on 24th January 2023 at 13:37
Returning to Hair Dye After Hair Restoration Surgery To Restore Your Hair - When Can You Dye Your Hair
Every patient has their own style and wish to return to normal as quickly as possible after Hair Transplant Surgery. So, regardless of having freshly transplanted hair follicles, patients are keen to get back to a state of normality. However, the first few weeks following a hair transplant are crucial for the tissue and new follicles to heal properly, so it’s essential to be especially gentle with your scalp. So, can you dye your hair after a hair transplant surgery using FUT or FUE Hair Transplant?
How long after a FUT or FUE hair transplant can I dye my hair?
Prior to using any hair dye, it’s absolutely essential to wait at least 4 to 6 weeks after your surgery. After a hair transplant, the hair follicles are exceptionally delicate, and the chemicals in hair dye can cause irritation and potentially harm the grafts.
At Elite Hair Restoration Ltd, we use both Follicular Unit Transplant/strip (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation techniques. Both techniques include transplanting the most suitable & viable hair follicles from the scalp’s donor area into the balding area, also known as the Recipient Area. These extracted follicles are then inserted into small surgical incisions in the recipient area creating a fuller head of hair.
The initial two weeks post Hair Transplant Surgery is all about Recovery. The donor area will be healing and could be slightly sensitive, the grafted hair follicles in the recipient area will be more delicate, and the recipient area is the focus as we really want to ensure the best possible result for the newly placed hairs. In order to achieve the best long-term results all patients should follow the aftercare guidelines and contact Elite Hair Restoration with any questions relating to healing.
What is the best hair dye to use after a hair transplant surgery?
Ideally visiting a professional salon that has more experience and a wider range of hair products would be a great starting point.
An experienced stylist can choose a treatment and colour that would be both suitable for your aesthetic goals but also safe for your new hair follicles.
If you prefer to colour your hair at home perform a patch test at least 24 hours before dying your hair.
Whatever product you choose, make sure you carefully follow the instructions to prevent any problems.
Can you bleach hair after a hair transplant surgery?
We always side with caution at Elite Hair Restoration as we want the best possible results from any Hair Transplant the Surgeons to perform and with this in mind we advise you to hold fire for around four to six weeks until your scalp has fully recovered.
Bleaching agents and peroxides contain chemicals that can be harsh on the scalp and hair grafts, especially while they are still healing following surgery.
Will my transplanted hair turn grey naturally?
Everyone's hair colour is controlled by something called Melanin. The amount of melanin in our hair follicles depends on the genetic makeup of the patient. The production of melanin declines with age, which causes the hair shafts to gradually lose their colour and eventually turn grey or even white. While a person’s genetic makeup mostly determines when they start aging, lifestyle factors also matter.
Hair that has been transplanted will continue to behave as if it had never been relocated because it has the same genetic characteristics as hair that is still in the donor area so the transplanted hair will gradually lose its colour in time, if the hair in the donor area starts to become grey.
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