Things To Avoid Or Be Cautious With After Your Hair Transplant
Strenuous Activity And Exercise
After your hair transplant, your surgeon would most likely advise you to avoid strenuous activity for a period of time. At Nova Medical Hair Transplant NJ, we suggest avoiding certain activities for two weeks to aid in the healing process. For example, we advocate bending down solely using your knees, not your waist. We don’t want you to do anything that causes blood to rush to your brain for a prolonged length of time. We also recommend that you avoid any exertion that causes excessive perspiration. If you use certain workouts as part of your regular regimen, it’s essential to consult your healthcare professional about them.
Hair Washing With Shampoo
Many patients are concerned about how they will wash their hair. When can you wash your hair without jeopardizing your recently transplanted grafts? The truth is that it is not as dangerous as you may believe. You can wash your hair safely after 48 hours, but if you want to give it another day, that’s acceptable as well. We suggest placing a little drop of shampoo in a cup rather than straight on your head. Then you fill the cup halfway with water to form a frothy mixture to pour over your head, then rinse with the remaining water in the cup. This guarantees that your hair grafts are treated gently while also ensuring that you don’t have to face the world with greasy hair. For the first week, avoid allowing the shower head’s spray to come into close contact with your head. After that, you may continue to care for your hair as usual.
It’s understandable if you want to hide your freshly transplanted scalp behind a hat before venturing out into the world. However, we urge that you wait at least three days before doing so. After 3 days, you may wear a loose-fitting hat, and after 5 days, you can wear a more snug-fitting hat, such as a baseball cap. Basically, you are free to wear anything you want on your head after 5 days. After 5 days post-op, there is nothing you can do to induce your grafts to fall out. Please be aware that some of your hair may fall out following your transplant, anytime from a few weeks to a few months; this is a fully natural part of the hair development cycle. It doesn’t necessarily imply that you’ve lost your fresh grafts. They’ve merely lost their hairs as does your healthy hair on a regular basis.