I underwent a hair transplant procedure earlier this week and I was wondering how long I need to wait before using styling products? I’m returning to work soon, and need to know if I should wait before using gel and Toppik?
As hair restoration procedures become less invasive, hair loss suffers are able to resume regular activities at accelerated rates post-surgery. Part of this healing process involves continuing with normal hair styling regimens and routines. However, despite the fact that many patients are eager to begin styling their hair regularly, most are equally cautious when it comes to disturbing newly implanted follicular unit grafts.
Knowing this, it’s reasonable to conclude that once the new grafts are properly anchored, it’s safe to use styling products such as gel, mousse, sprays, and hair concealers. Since grafts are properly set between day 7 and 10 (with most experts agreeing that grafts are anchored by day 7), it’s safe to use styling products 7-10 days after hair transplant surgery (after 10 days if one wants to be cautious).
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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