Congratulations, you’ve had a successful hair transplant! You’re healing well, your hairline is beautifully restored, and you’re happy with the results.
It’s completely understandable that you now wish to resume hair color after transplant and complete your transformation. But is it safe to color your transplanted hair and, if so, how long should you wait?
Can I Dye My Hair After A Hair Transplant?
Yes, you can dye your hair after a transplant… but there are some caveats.
The newly grafted hair is strong and resilient, but your scalp will be much more sensitive after surgery. Your scalp will need time to heal and to avoid irritation or complications. You may also need to change your previous dying products or routines – to better protect your hair and scalp.
How Long Should I Wait To Dye My Hair After Surgery?
It’s wise to schedule a follow-up visit with your doctor prior to using any chemical process on your hair or scalp. Your doctor can ensure your scalp is fully healed and that coloring your hair is safe.
Healing times vary widely from client to client and depend upon the type of procedure you have undergone. Recommendations for coloring one’s hair after transplantation vary from as little as four-to-six weeks with our state-of-the-art ARTAS® or FUE procedures, to up to six months with FUT procedures.
You’ll also want to bear in mind that your transplanted hair follicles may take several months to fully grow in… and won’t be long enough to dye right away. Unless the rest of your hair needs to be dyed, it may make more sense to wait until the “new” hair has grown out.
Is It Safe To Dye Transplanted Hair?
Dying transplanted hair is generally safe – so long as you wait until your scalp has healed from your procedure. Chemical processes (like bleaches and dyes) can be harsh on hair, but the new growth is strong enough that it won’t be disrupted. Hair dye doesn’t penetrate the scalp, though it can sometimes irritate your scalp. So, it is not a concern for your new follicles, again, if you are fully healed.
We strongly recommended that you avoid dying your hair at home with harsh, over-the-counter products. Instead, visit a salon where a professional can color your hair with the safest, least damaging products. It is safer to go darker – using single-process color – as opposed to using bleaches or peroxides to lighten your hair. Once your scalp is fully healed and the transplanted hair has reached sufficient length, you can resume dying and bleaching hair as usual.
RHRLI Can Restore Your Healthy Head Of Hair
At RHRLI, we offer many services – both surgical and non-surgical – to restore your hair including the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. Our FUE hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. Let us restore your hair and your confidence. To learn more and schedule a consultation, contact us today.