Is it normal for hair to shed all at once after a hair transplant?

Question:
I know it’s normal for the hair to shed within a week or two after a hair transplant. For me this happened practically all at once. I took a shower and about half of the hair came out. Is this normal? It’s pretty scary and it’s hard not to worry that it’s gone for good.

Answer:
Hair grafts are typically well-secured within four to five days after surgery. Prior to this, grafts are more prone to dislodging with manipulation such as hair washing. If what you experienced took place 4-5 days after surgery, it is more likely to be a normal occurrence and you should experience regrowth within 3-4 months.

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