How to Take Care of Hair After a Hair Transplant

 If you are thinking of doing hair transplantation, you must be aware of how to take care of your hair after a hair transplant to get the desired results. Let's see some important hair transplant aftercare tips to get the best results and look better.

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How to Take Care of Your Hair After a Hair Transplant: DOs and DON'Ts to Consider

Hair fall and baldness are two common cosmetic problems people are facing right now. It is because of excessive stress, pollution, and hormonal imbalance. Therefore, people choose hair transplants for a better appearance.

Although there are also some alternatives to hair transplants that also benefit a hair transplant can give you permanent, natural-looking results.

If you are thinking of doing so, you need to be aware of aftercare methods after hair transplant surgery. You need to follow some protocol to get the desirable result of a hair transplant.

Here we have discussed the aftercare following a hair transplant for a better appearance.

Tips for Hair Transplantation Aftercare

You can take care of your hair after hair transplantation in the following way:

Hair wash

Hair washing is an essential concern following hair transplantation. After hair transplantation, it is a common question from patients “How to wash my hair after hair transplantation?”

You need to follow three different steps before washing your hair.

1. At first, you need to cover the transplanted area with doctor-prescribed oil and leave it for 15-30 minutes. The oil softens the transplanted graft and donor area. This phase accelerates the healing process and removes traces of clot blood. After 30 minutes, you need to wash your scalp with warm water. Here it would be best if you used special medicated shampoo, applied it carefully, and avoided rubbing. Every washing stage should be performed gently without giving pressure. Gentle hand washing is best after hair grafting.

2. After washing your scalp thoroughly, fry your hair with a soft towel. Don’t just rub the pant towel gently. After drying, you need to use a scalp moisturizer.

3. You need to wash your hair with shampoo regularly to remove the scab. The scab and dried blood will be removed completely after 7-10 days. Then you can follow a regular hair wash routine after 14 days of hair transplant.

Keep the grafted area hydrated.

Newly transplanted hair follicles need a hydrated and moist environment. Spray saline solution or use Aquaphor ointment to keep your implanted hair hydrated.

Avoid sleeping flat.

To eliminate the risk of inflammation and swelling, you need to sleep with an elevated head for the first week after transplantation. You can sleep in a semi-upright position to avoid the gravity of the head. One should follow the recliner position during sleep with an upright angle of nearly 45 degrees. You need to follow the upright sleeping pattern for 7-10 days after hair transplant.

Don’t do vigorous physical exercise after a hair transplant.

To avoid pain and swelling in the grafted area, the surgeon permanently restricts heavy physical exercise for at least 15 days. You can continue walking and stretching after a hair transplant, but vigorous exercise and jogging are not recommended. After ten days of surgery, you can gradually change the entire into your regular exercise routine. Slowly increase the intensity. Sweating never damages your hair transplants, but vigorous physical exertion may cause inflammation and pain.

Avoid harsh hairstyles.

Make a soft hairstyle instead of a harsh one. Avoid clips, rubber bands, and hair bands after a hair transplant because it cause pressure on your head. So, loosen your ponytail. Use minimum clips after surgery.

Keep away from sun exposure.

Avoid soaking up the sun between 10 am to 2 pm for the first 15 days after hair transplant. Direct sunlight exposure may cause irritation and pain in the grafted area. If you want to go outside, avoid the sun, stay inside the car, or use an umbrella. Don’t stay out for a long time. Avoid vacation for at least 20 days after hair transplantation.

Don’t use ice on your scalp.

 Doctors always ask you to avoid rubbing your grafted hairline on your pillow at bedtime. Don’t apply ice directly to the transplant area of your scalp. 

You should not touch the area for the first five days after treatment. 

It is a post-transplant-sensitive period. After five days, you can only touch your scalp very gently. To avoid itchiness and dryness, you can apply a doctor-recommended conditioner with a light hand.

Avoid smoking and drinking.

Alcohol dehydrates you. Consuming alcohol can prolong your recovery time and increase your discomfort level. Drinking and smoking can increase your blood pressure. Avoid nicotine, alcohol, cigarettes, nicotine gum, and patches for one month after hair transplant. 

Remember, proper blood circulation is necessary for the renewal of hair in the grafted region.

Don’t dye your hair after the transplant.

You need to avoid dying your hair for at least four weeks after hair transplant surgery. You can dye your hair before transplant. There are no risk factors connected with dying your hair shortly before hair transplant surgery. But dying afterward surgery is not recommended as the harsh chemicals in dye can damage the quality of transplant hair follicles. You can do coloring after one month of surgery because hairs will then be in an incredibly fragile state.

All this aftercare is necessary following hair transplant surgery. When you go to the clinic for hair fall treatment, doctors and haircare experts will educate you. The hair transplant cost in Dubai starts from AED 13,500. The total cost depends on per unit graft, which hair transplant procedure you choose, and the size of the area that needs to be covered.   

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