This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Robert True of New York, NY who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
When can I get a hair cut after hair restoration surgery?
It’s important to wait at least 5 to 7 days after your hair transplant suture removal to get a haircut. It is best to keep the hair at the level of the donor incision 1/2 inch or longer with your first 3- 4 haircuts.
It takes 8 to 12 months after the procedure for the donor incision to reach its final stage of healing and for all the hair to grow back around the incision. For some skin types it is common for the incision line to be pink for several weeks to a few months before fading to normal skin color. For some hair transplant patients, there may be temporary hair loss and shedding adjacent to the donor incision. It takes 6 to 12 month for full hair regrowth and recovery of these shed hairs.