I recently had a hair transplant and i was curious how long i should wait before going back to my usual routine of showering every other day? My main concern is folliculitis or infection.
You should really ask your doctor about the washing issue and what he/she recommends you do following your surgery. Your surgeon should’ve provided you with aftercare instructions. For my patients, I recommend gentle showers and hair washing the very next day after a hair transplant.
I just saw a man from overseas who told me that by the 5th day after his surgery he could not see any scabbing, nor could he see the graft recipient sites (he had hair present from a previous transplant and the new procedure just filled in between the grafts). If it is washed well by the staff the day after the transplant, then the scabbing can be minimized.