HOW TO STRENGTHEN HAIR AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
Care of your hair is important in the days after the hair transplant procedure. Especially considering the sensitivity that treatment can cause. Ensuring that you receive proper care after a hair transplant reduces the risk of complications developing not only the hair and scalp, and as a result promotes the fastest and highest quality hair growth, increases the chances of successful results.
After a hair transplant is performed, it can take up to six months for new hair to look as natural as you expect from the offset. In addition, the transplanted hair will likely be thin and will need time to strengthen to the point where it is just as voluminous and full as you imagined. Taking the time to acknowledge what you can do at home to make sure that the final results of your hair transplant are what you paid is the key to success, and part of that comes from doing everything you can to strengthen new hair.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR SCALP
Hair transplant procedures can be difficult and the hair placed at the roots of your scalp needs to be well cared for. Doctors will likely have prescribed medication to apply to your scalp after your procedure. You should take your time to make sure you are applying the medicine carefully and efficiently. Careful application of this medication will help strengthen weak, new hair follicles, but it is important to make sure you apply minimal pressure when applying to different parts of your newly transplanted hair.
Use a light touch and only use chemical shampoos as recommended by your aftercare team. Even then, be sure to use a mild shampoo that won’t cause any discomfort to your scalp. Avoid rubbing your hair as much as possible. This can cause breakouts and weaken the hair follicles and take time to gently dry your hair instead of rubbing it. Once your doctor approves, you may find that using oil-based products to further strengthen hair is beneficial for you. Gently massage the scalp.
You may also notice that your scalp is particularly itchy after your treatment. This is perfectly normal, but avoid scratching your head as much as you can – avoid scratching your head as it can cause splitting of newly transplanted hair; especially for promising results. You must do your best to avoid any damage to the newly transplanted hair – itching scabs on your head and your itching can do more harm than good, no matter how relieving itching.
CONSIDER HOW TO STRENGTHEN HAIR BY CHANGING YOUR DIET
Following a certain diet can actually aid your hair growth and keep your follicles as strong as possible. For example, eating protein-rich foods is known to strengthen hair and promote growth – giving your new hair the best chance for thick, luscious curls. Foods such as soy, lentils, tuna, and eggs are rich in protein and can be easily integrated into your diet. Make sure to throw out junk foods and eat nutritional foods – give your new hair the best shot. Keep yourself hydrated as possible – this will keep your body working the way it should and will lead to strengthening of the hair follicles.
Diet doesn’t always just apply to food – it’s equally important to take care of your mind and body. As you can do yoga, take long walks in the countryside, meditate, reduce stress in your life and make sure you get enough sleep. Sleep is when all of your body’s internal systems are reset and all regeneration and restructuring takes place – lack of sleep can make these natural processes difficult to take place, and as a result your hair is less likely to grow in strength.
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