This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Glenn Charles of Florida who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
So once you’re done going through the hair shedding phase after hair transplant surgery, what things can contribute to optimal hair growth yield in the weeks ahead? Are the grafts secure so that you can continue on with most normal activities? Or does your lifestyle (working out/alcohol) impact the survival of the grafts?
There is no exact science to positively impacting optimal hair growth yield following hair transplantation surgery. I do feel strongly that a healthy diet including vitamins and minerals play an important role.
The other things like smoking, drinking alcohol, and caffeine probably do play a role. If they are taken/used in moderation, they most likely they will not cause much damage. If they are abused as in most cases they will probably cause some degree of harm. Exercising a week or so after the hair restoration procedure should not cause any negative effects and in fact might be of benefit. Just make sure not to over flex the neck which may cause stretching of the donor scar.
Dr. Glenn Charles, D.O.