This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. William Lindsey:

I know this is an old tune I’m singing but I keep hearing that wearing a hat, even months after hair transplant surgery, can slow or even limit hair growth.

In my mind it doesn’t make sense. The grafts and just hair in general need blood not oxygen from the air. Can someone give me some input on this? Can hats really make a significant difference on how your hair grows? I’ve been wearing one non-stop since my hair transplant and my results, although it’s early, seem slow.

Dr_Lindsey_photoWe’ve worked with two fighter pilots and one competitive motorcycle racer. All three were “back in the helmet” so to speak at 12-14 days after hair restoration surgery and all three grew as fast as or faster than predicted.

Three results do not make a study, but may reassure you.

Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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David (TakingThePlunge)
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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