4 Things You Should Never Do After A Hair Transplant
When it comes to hair transplants, pre-care is crucial, but aftercare is just as critical, if not more so. After all, it is critical that you take the required precautions following surgery to guarantee the transplant’s success. You risk having problems and not mending correctly if you don’t. While your doctor will tell you what you can and can’t do while you’re recovering from a hair transplant, we’d like to provide you some guidance right now!
Take a look at some of the hair restoration aftercare don’ts as follow:
1. Sleeping flat.
Although hair transplantation is a small treatment, it is nonetheless a surgical process. Swelling around the surgery site, like other procedures, may be a typical sign of the patients’ experience. As a result, for the first seven days after surgery, the patient should sleep with his or her head raised at a 45-degree angle. Sleeping in this position reduces edema and speeds wound healing. Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side, and don’t rub your new hairline on your pillow. Cover yourself with a large blanket or sleep in a chair to minimize tossing and turning at night.
2. Washing hair, straining, and sweating.
Hair washing should be avoided for the first 48 hours following your hair transplant. On the third day, give your hair a gentle wash. Use a gentle shampoo and avoid squeezing the shampoo on the scalp. Instead, take a cup of shampoo and gently massage it into your scalp with your hands. Avoid rubbing or scratching too hard.
Do not engage in strenuous exercise, such as swimming or weight lifting, for the first seven days after therapy. Sweat is abundant during any of these activities, and it affects the scalp as well. Stay away from steam rooms and saunas as well. During these seven days, avoid sweating and keep your heart rate and blood pressure in a safe, normal range. After that, you can go on walks, do yoga, or meditate.
3. Hairstyling products
The harsh chemicals in styling products are detrimental to your hair transplant procedure’s success. Before using a dye or any other style product, wait at least 4 weeks. For many weeks following transplantation, the transplanted follicles are quite delicate, so give them all the attention they need.
4. Exposing scalp to ice and sunlight
Because it is important to keep hydrated, do not apply ice directly to the regions of your scalp where you have transplanted hair. Avoid touching the area during the first three days. You can lightly touch your scalp after 72 hours, but only if necessary. If your scalp is itching, instead of scratching it, use a conditioner. For the first two weeks following your hair transplant, avoid direct sunlight between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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