HAIR TRANSPLANT: PROTECT YOUR HAIR WELL AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Hair transplantation is an increasingly frequent operation whose success depends largely on the skill of the practitioner as well as the method used. Yes, but not only… The patient also has a role to play in the success of the hair transplant! If you have already had a hair transplant, a postoperative protocol has definitely been communicated to you by the medical team. It is very important that you follow the recommendations given to optimize the healing of your scalp and to ensure good regrowth of the transplanted hair. As a reminder, here are some tips to properly protect your hair after a hair transplant.
How do you wash your hair?
The first shampoo after transplantation should be done quickly the day after the operation. It is better to use an antiseptic shampoo with a neutral pH that respects the scalp. For the first fifteen days, it is necessary to wet the hair with warm water and gently massage the transplanted area to lather the shampoo and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. On the other hand, the area taken from the back of the head can be vigorously cleaned.
After the hair transplant, it is recommended to wash your hair every 2 to 3 days for two to three weeks. This will gradually eliminate all small crusts that form on the surface of the scalp. These should naturally fall off and it is important not to tear them. On the other hand, if the hair is not properly cleaned and rinsed, scab formation can strangulate newly transplanted follicles and hinder the success of transplantation.
How can I sleep well?
The position you take to sleep is also very important. In this case, you may need to change your habits immediately after the operation. The following week, the horizontal position on the stomach is strictly prohibited. It is better to choose a slightly raised position that limits tension in the scalp. To do this, use one or two pillows to lift your head and don’t forget to protect it with a clean towel. Indeed, the donor area may bleed slightly for a few days during recovery.
Can we do sports?
It is better to avoid very intense physical activity after a transplant. If you are a great athlete, you have to be patient! Peace of mind, this rest does not exceed fifteen days. Water sports practice also requires a three-week break.