I'm certainly not the expert here, but I agree that you WAIT on the hair dye, as you would not want something so irritating going into a wound, even the stuff they consider natural is very strong. Also take great care with shampoo. Use the most gentle thing you can acquire, and take great care with the scabs. if you could pull your hair up and wash it between your hands I think it would be better than pressing it to your head to scrub it, for a bit. Talk to your pharmacist, he may recommend something like Phisoderm until you get that healed.
Good luck to you, I hope you heal quickly and completely!
I used baby shampoo on my hair. It was more gentle on the wounds. I had to remember that any head wound bleeds more than on the body, so it took a little longer to heal. Also, if you find they missed a staple do not panic. Sometimes scabs form around them. A very wide toothed comb with wide spaces helps after you wash your hair. SK’s answe was excellent.
I could not color my hair for three months.
You sound wonderful. Keep those questions coming!!!
Hey Kit.. Went through it all and an avid hair dyer (once every 3-4 weeks) I use a dye with no ammonia (Naturtint) and I dyed it 5 weeks after my surgery. My surgeon was ok with it. After my staples came out, my hair started falling out, probably from doc pulling the staples and hair too and doc said due to no circulation the hair will fall out but should grow back.
Well the 19th will be 8 months and still barely any hair. Not sure if normal but it's now my normal.