I had a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant 7 weeks ago and everything has been good so far. However, I am having a work trip to China and Vietnam (and most probably also Laos) in the beginning of January. I’ll be staying at hotels during my 2-months long trip. I’m now concerned about hair washing in those countries, since the water quality in those countries is not good.
Do you think washing my newly transplanted hair/grafts with not-so-good quality water for a few weeks in those countries will have any adverse effect on my result?
By 7 weeks post-op, all tissue will have granulated and healed. Only general hygiene instructions should be used. If you cannot drink the water, I would hesitate to wash with the water, with or without a hair transplant.
Hope this helps!
Dr. Mike Vories
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