When is the Best Time to Cut and Style My Hair After a Hair Transplant?

What to Do with Hair Loss?

Losing your hair not only makes you feel self-conscious about your visual appearance, but it can also impact the way you view other aspects of life such as relationships and aging. Experiencing hair loss is a cosmetic issue that may affect your psychological and emotional well-being too, potentially leading to symptoms of depression. As you age, your hair begins to grow at a slower rate and you typically lose about 100 hairs each day. A hair transplant is the answer. Hair transplants have proven to be a life-changing experience for many men and women around the world who once suffered from androgenic alopecia.

Once you undergo a hair transplant procedure, the most challenging part is remaining patient, especially throughout the first 2 to 3 weeks. During the post-op period, you must ensure that you take all the medications prescribed by your doctor and follow all post-op precautions. It is always best to be safe and to clarify with your doctor regarding when it would be okay to get a haircut and start using hairstyling products such as gel and dye.


Things You Should Be Aware of Before Doing Anything with Your New Hair

You must be patient in the beginning by allowing your wounds and scabs to heal before doing anything to your hair. Although the transplanted hair in the recipient area should grow out completely in about 12 months, haircuts and styling products are acceptable only 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. Be aware that most hair styling products are chemical-based, so they should be avoided throughout the first few weeks of recovery.

Once you recover from the wounds and scabs, there are a few important things you should be aware of before doing anything with your new hair. When drying your hair after a hair transplant, the best method is to air dry because there is no heat damaging the newly transplanted follicles. After your first month of recovery, you may start using a blow dryer again. However, you must ensure that you always set the heat temperature on low. I have noticed that all of our hair transplant patients have a much higher level of confidence once their results start to appear. One of the first things they want to do is visit their hairdresser for a haircut. Now that you have more hair to play with, you can enjoy the process of trying new hairstyles. You may also have the urge to start using hairstyling products such as spray, gel, and hair dye to get back to your youthful look.

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Often patients shave their hair very short after a hair transplant to even out the hair length. Likewise, patients also prefer a skin-level razor shave for the same reason and outcome. However, it wouldn’t be wise until a full year after getting the procedure done. If you prefer a short hairstyle, it is best to use trimmers throughout the first year, which could safely be used only a few weeks after the transplant.

We all know somebody suffering from hair loss. For the most part, a large chunk of the male population will have to combat hair loss sometime during their lifetime. About 33% of men will notice some sort of hair loss by the age of 35. At the age of 50, approximately 85% of men will experience a significant amount of thinning. On average, the human scalp has anywhere from 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles, which grow about 6 inches per year. The best thing you can do is address everything during your consultation before you proceed with a hair transplant.

If you have any hair loss concerns, please contact the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic today for your no-obligation consultation.

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