Washing Your Hair After Your Hair Transplant
Since proper hair washing is one of the most essential factors that might impact the ultimate outcome of a hair transplant, every patient at the clinic is taught how to wash their hair properly.
For 15-30 minutes, the transplanted region should be treated with lotion/oil/or any other appropriate moisturiser to let it dry out naturally. This has the effect of softening the scabs that have formed surrounding the transplanted grafts and the donor region.
Softening aids in the removal of dried blood traces and the speedy recovery of the body’s tissues. Washing the scalp with warm water after 15-30 minutes is recommended. Using a specific medical shampoo, the donor and the transplanted location are cleansed.
To do this, lather a little amount of shampoo between your hands and apply it very gently to the whole scalp. Never rub your eyes or your nose. Washing should be done gently using the palms of the hands and without applying any pressure at all throughout the process.
Hair should be dried with a towel after being washed and conditioned. Pat it very softly instead of rubbing. After applying the moisturiser to the scalp, wait until the scabs have fallen off or until the scalp feels dry. Alternatively, if the sense of dryness persists, it is possible to apply the moisturiser in between hair washes.
In order to eradicate the scabs, you should shampoo your hair every day. If you have dried blood or scabs on your scalp, you should have no more of them within 7-10 days. Washing your hair in the usual manner should not be done until at least 14 days following the procedure. This is highly important since we want your results to be as successful as possible.
Alternatively, if a patient chooses to purchase his or her own hair products, please ensure that they do not include silicone, perfume, or colour.