I was reminded that the reason why one cannot wash their hair for a week is because of the tape.
Tape is used instead of staples/stitches and is the only thing holding the incision together on the outside (there are stitches underneath the skin). This is the reason why one cannot get it wet for a week and I by far prefer tape over staples/stitches.
Now that I have visions of the incision bursting open if I take the tape off…..I’m a lot more patient and willing to wait the 7 whole days before I can take it off and wash that area. 🙂