I generally advise my patients to stick to a hair care/ shampoo regimen twice a week (every 3-3.5days). If you frequently wash your hair you increase the number of shed hairs per cycle and can hasten any hair loss you have.
Do I have to wash my hair every day after hair transplant?
In order to protect the newly transplanted follicles in the crucial first stages of recovery, patients should avoid washing their hair for at least the first 24 hours after their procedure has been performed.
Can I wash my transplanted hair twice a day?
Hair transplant surgeons agree that washing your hair once per day is enough to clean the scalp of blood traces and scabs. Therefore, there is no need to wash twice per day and too much washing is not good for hair.
How do you wash your hair after a transplant?
Wash the shampoo foam off with lukewarm water. Always let the water do the work for you. Never try and actively remove scabs with your fingers as this may remove transplanted hairs with it. In time the scabs will come away with each wash.
When can I touch my transplanted hair?
You need to be very cautious for the first two weeks after hair transplantation. This is because grafts are not fixated immediately after transplantation. After 2 to 5 days, if any bandages are placed, they can be removed, but don’t touch the grafts.
How often should I wash my hair?
How Much Should You Wash? For the average person, every other day, or every 2 to 3 days, without washing is generally fine. “There is no blanket recommendation. If hair is visibly oily, scalp is itching, or there’s flaking due to dirt,” those are signs it’s time to shampoo, Goh says.
Which shampoo is best after hair transplant?
The absence of perfume and other, often aggressive, substances in shampoos following hair transplantation is possibly the most important one. Baby shampoo can be used. Try to avoid all shampoos and conditioners which are filled with chemicals that can harm the skin, if possible.
Are my grafts falling out?
The graft sites will form scabs in 24 to 72 hours after surgery, and the scabs fall off in 3-10 days. As the scabs fall off, you may notice that hair is shed with them. THIS IS NORMAL. Do not pick or scratch the scabs, doing so can cause infection and endanger the survival of the grafts.
Can I comb my hair after hair transplant?
Do not comb or brush your hair in the implanted area for 7 days after the operation. After this period, you might gently start combing your hair at the non-implanted areas, but it is very important not to touch, comb or brush the implanted areas even then.
How do I moisturize my scalp after hair transplant?
You can wash the donor area as you wish, this means that you can also rub or massage the donor areas with shampoo. Without wetting your head beforehand, apply the lotion (Bepanthol) on the transplanted area, make a thick layer of the lotion there, then wait about 10 minutes.
Can you still go bald after a hair transplant?
Yes. Temporary hair loss is common after you’ve undergone a hair transplant. This is a temporary (and pretty ironic, come to think of it) side effect of hair restoration treatment.
Can you wear a wig after hair transplant?
Yes. This is done often. As long as your wig is not rubbing against the recipient graft site, you should be ok.