What’s the general consensus on when you can return to your normal shower routine after a hair transplant? Is it usually one week or one month? Also, is it better to shower once per day or once every other day when you return to your normal shower routine? Once a day seems better to clean the grafts, but I’m afraid it might dry out the grafts.
Seven to ten days after hair restoration surgery you can return to your normal shower routine. By that time all the scabs should have fallen off and there is not much you can do to harm the follicular unit grafts.
Regarding shampooing, once a day is plenty. If you are concerned about the drying effect of over washing you might want to consider a sulfate-free shampoo.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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