What You Should Avoid After a Hair Transplant

After a hair transplant, you’ll have to undergo the usual aftercare. But, what exactly should you avoid during this time period to guarantee the health of your hair? While you will be able to go back to your normal grooming routine, you should take special care for a few weeks after you’ve had a hair restoration procedure.

And, after this aftercare period has ended, is there anything you shouldn’t do in order to ensure the continued success of the transplant? As a hair restoration clinic in Manchester, we understand that you will have questions about what happens after you undergo a procedure such as this. While discussing it with your physician is always advisable, you may also obtain an answer to your questions below:

Wait Until You Cut Your Hair

After a hair transplant, there will be an almost endless number of options you can choose from when it comes to styling your hair. However, before you opt for one or another, it’s crucial to wait for, at least, 3 to 4 weeks before getting a haircut, so as to ensure the success of the procedure.

You Can Dye Your Hair, But…

You will have to wait a bit. Dying your hair immediately after a hair transplant is not a good idea, due to the unpredictability of the follicles’ reaction. They may take well to the dye, they may not. Because dyes are chemicals, it’s best to wait a few weeks until you can colour your hair. You can do it a few weeks before your transplant if you wish!

Beware of the Hair Drier

While you can start using your hair drier a few weeks after the transplant, in the beginning, it’s important to avoid it. You should let your hair dry naturally after undergoing hair restoration, as the heat may damage the follicles and, essentially, undo the procedure. When you finally start using the drier again, make sure to put it on a low setting, as too much heat can still damage your hair.

And Beware of the Straightener Too

Straighteners and curlers may also cause damage to your hair, so it’s important to wait a while before reintroducing them to your usual routine. If you’re unsure how long to wait, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor!

Try Not to Use Mousses and Gels

At least in the beginning. Just like dyes, these hair products are also chemicals and should only be used a few weeks after the transplant (one-month minimum). Otherwise, your newly transplanted follicles may not react well to having chemicals applied to them and the procedure may not work.


Taking care of your hair after a transplant is crucial and can help to guarantee its success. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team by calling us on 0161 839 3769 and learn more about our hair restoration procedures. We are always happy to help you with any questions you may have and put your mind at ease!