Ditto Kay and Jan. Check with your doc to be sure, Claire.
As for us "blade girls (and guys)", we just have to contend with the no shampooing after surgery thing ... sigh.
Which reminds me, I am scheduled for a trim, color, massage and facial the Friday before surgery - I like to think of it as a mini vacation before the work starts. If nothing else, it will be great for my nerves and general stress. Nothing like getting rubbed and pummelled to make the world seem right!
Deb - counting down and breathing...