I was wondering, I looked at a post on newhair.com about two post operative examples where they had minimal to no scabbing/crusts. After my hair transplant I was instructed to wait 24 hours before washing, I washed gently by pouring baby shampoo mixed with water over my head. I did this daily. Now at 8 days post-op, I have quiet a bit of scabs still. The scabs that fell off also shed hairs. I was reading on Wikipedia an article about hair transplant and it stated “Scabs adhere to the hair shaft and increase the risk of losing newly transplanted hair follicles during the first 7 to 10 days post-op.” This has me concerned, as I have bald spots throughout the hair transplant and was shedding scabs as early as day 4. I read through your posts and you had mentioned that you try to reduce scabs as much as possible. Will my prolonged scabbing at day 8 effect my outcome? I washed my hair 3 times today and let it soak but the scabs are still not falling off yet. And as I mentioned, there are bald patches where the scabs came off with the hair.