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Do I Have To Stop Coloring My Hair Before Or After a Hair Transplant?

I am wanting to start coloring my hair. If I color my hair, can I still get a hair transplant? Do I have to stop coloring my hair before or after the hair transplant? – Todd

Todd,

It is okay to color your hair.  It will not affect your ability to receive a hair transplant. I advise my patients that they are able to color their hair up to the day before their surgery.  The bigger concern is after surgery.  Because the scalp is more sensitive immediately after the procedure and during the healing process, I advise my patients to wait at least 4 weeks after their procedure before they color their hair. This minimizes the chances of developing irritation from the chemicals in the hair dye as well as allowing plenty of time for the scalp to heal completely.


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