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Old 01-28-2018, 06:22 AM
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Hi Guys - I was 4 weeks post having had 3,500 FUE and I started using Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo for 2 weeks (until 6 weeks post op). I then read somewhere that using a shampoo which contains sodium sulfate is bad for your new grafts (after the hairs shed the sodium sulfide blocks and damages the new graft from growing).

As the baby shampoo has sodium sulfate i am now in a panic and wondering if i have caused some irreversible damage to my new hair transplant??
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Old 01-28-2018, 10:12 AM
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Follow your doctor's post-op directions exactly and relay all concerns with them.
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:08 PM
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Hi Guys - I was 4 weeks post having had 3,500 FUE and I started using Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo for 2 weeks (until 6 weeks post op). I then read somewhere that using a shampoo which contains sodium sulfate is bad for your new grafts (after the hairs shed the sodium sulfide blocks and damages the new graft from growing).

As the baby shampoo has sodium sulfate i am now in a panic and wondering if i have caused some irreversible damage to my new hair transplant??
I used the same shampoo for 2 years following my transplant and it never had any damaging impact. Also most patients also use it with no issues.

If it was damaging in any way then it would not be one of the worlds most popular baby shampoos, think about it.

You'll be OK, stop worrying.
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Tons of guys use it after a transplant and many doctors recommended it during the early stages. You are fine.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:40 PM
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I agree you’ll be fine.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:06 PM
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Mr. Fullheadofhair,

The first thing one should do when they have questions about their post-operative after care is to contact the clinic with such questions. No one here knows your case, or your clinic's preferred protocols like they do so always seek answers from them first. However, I do not know of anyone that feels that basic baby shampoo is harmful. You are fine to use it, of course only if your clinic hasn't any objections themselves.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:55 PM
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In addition to agreeing with the others that I believe you're fine, I want to encourage you to try not and let yourself get stressed out over the next several months waiting on your hairs to grow. You'll just drive yourself crazy. As long as you're following your doctors instructions and have patience you'll be just fine...

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Yeah, I have never heard that.....I used baby shampoo for several months after my HT's and never had an issue. It's about as harmless as a shampoo can be.
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In my case I was directed to use Burt's Bees baby shampoo. Very gentle and it never caused me problems. But as suggested, get clarification from the clinic you went to.
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You really have to read the label to see which ingredients are in any hair product, both active and inactive.

Try to stay with more herbal based products to avoid hair products that contain chemical based additives that may be harmful or certainly not considered healthy for the hair and scalp.
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