This past January 2nd (2017) I had an FUE of 2,300 grafts (2,000 in the hair line and frontal tuft, 300 in the crown)... read my profile for the full history. Anyway, this procedure was just a density procedure for the most part, plus dropping the right side of my hair line down a bit. I've never been totally bald... I jumped on this young.
At 4.5 months obviously not much has happened yet, a little has, but the principal growth is still to come of course. My questions are two...
One, I understand it is normal for about 9 months after the procedure for the hair to kind go in phases where sometimes it'll look thinner, then thicker, then a little thinner again, etc etc. Is this true? Because it seems that way. Last week it looked bitchin'... this week it's a bit softer and unruly.
Two, once the healing is all done and the scalp is back to normal, you can wash like normal and it shouldn't effect anything correct? I know this seems obvious, but I feel like after the last time I washed (I use Nizoral and baby shampoo, and switch off, washing 2-3 times a week) it got sort of thinner and see through... which would make sense considering I washed out the Rogaine and natural oils, but it hasn't thickened up again yet. Also I've been seeing 2 or 3 half inch or so hairs when applying Rogaine lately on my hands... kinda worried this is new stuff coming out, although I know it's normal for anyone to shed a bit here and there.
Those are my two big burning questions for now... I'd appreciate some insight for the sake of peace of mind.