How To Wash Your Hair After FUE Transplant
How To Wash Your Hair After FUE Transplant Hair transplant patients often have questions about their procedure. And they also have a lot of questions about their process. One of the most common questions is how to wash hair after FUE transplant. This is very important. The result of a hair transplant does not just depend on the quality of the hair restoration technician. It also depends on how well you take care of yourself in the next few days.
A wrong or careless approach to washing your hair now can really damage your hair follicles and negatively affect your outcome. Nobody wants that.
Tips for washing your hair after hair transplant surgery
Wait 48 hours before washing your hair after hair transplant surgery. Of course, you can take a body shower before that, but keep your hair dry. Have you ever entertained your wife or girlfriend because you wear a shower cap? Now it’s their turn!
Starting on the 3rd day after the hair transplant, you can start washing your hair. Be very gentle when washing your hair for the first 5 days. A gentle hair wash will not damage the newly formed follicles, but be careful. Excessive exfoliation can lead to an implant you do not want.
Do not let your head go just below the showerhead. Many shower heads have a strong fist, especially if you have a massage showerhead. Again, noble is the name of the game. A rain or rain shower head that distributes water over a wide area is more suitable for work.
The best way to make sure it is as soft as possible is to fill a cup with water and drop it on your head. The washing itself must also be done very gently.
Repeat this a few times depending on how much hair you have. It is unlikely you will have a cumbersome mane, or you would not need a hair transplant first!
Some itching is common for a few days after the hair transplant. These dots will start to hit after surgery. If it bothers you, you can apply emollient to the donor area. This helps relieve itching.
If scabies remains after 7 days, you can apply conditioner to the recipient area. Gently massage in a circular motion to encourage spots to fall.
The use of shampoo
When washing your hair after a hair transplant, be sure to use a paraben-free shampoo full of natural rejuvenating ingredients. No massage!
How to wash your hair after FUE transplant?
Adjust the water temperature and pressure
To make sure your cuttings are not exposed to pressurized water or extreme temperatures, adjust the water so that it is warm and not hot and low pressure rather than high.
Apply a little shampoo to your recipient area and use your fingertips to gently clean by touching your implants vertically for about 15 minutes.
Rinse the donor area thoroughly
To avoid infection, patiently rinse any tissues or blood residue by rubbing the recipient area very gently as you rinse all the shampoo.
Dry your hair with a paper towel
After washing your hair, use a small paper towel to dry your hair instead of a regular towel, as the latter can really pull your cuttings.
Apply Fucicort to the donor area
If you wash your hair within the first 5 days after surgery, apply the Fucicort antibiotic cream (supplied by the FUE surgeon) to the donor area, but not to the recipient area.
Keep the hair transplant area clean
The recipient area on your scalp can benefit from a gentle daily wash to make sure they do not form a crust. Using a sponge for a gentle massage on the area can help.
If crusts appear, they can be gently rubbed with a cotton swab dipped in soapy water. Be careful not to rub too hard – just lightly wrap the end of the cotton over the bark. This will remove it without damaging the sensitive blood vessels that form around the implant.
After 10 days, you can wash your hair as you would before the transplant surgery.
Sweating is not a problem for transplanted hair
If you have just had a hair transplant and are worried about sweat problems, you can relax. Sweating will not detach the transplanted hair. It is true that excessive moisture in your scalp can create ideal conditions for microbial growth, but maintaining hair and scalp after surgery is relatively easy.
The small incisions in your scalp where the hair has been collected – known as the donor area – as well as the incisions where the hair was transplanted, known as the receiving area – will heal within a few days. During this treatment period, all you need to do is rinse the area with warm water. You can use a pitcher or bowl to do this.
Once the scalp has healed, it is okay to shower, bathe, and wash your hair with regular water pressure and hair care products.
Can I destroy my new implants by rubbing too hard?
For the first 7 to 10 days while your scalp is healing, it is important not to pull the cuttings while washing or brushing your hair. The blood vessels in the area also heal, just along with the skin that covers your scalp, so you want to be as soft as possible when taking care of your hair.
If your scalp starts to bleed, it means you may have an implant. If this happens, it is a good idea to contact our clinic for specific instructions.
How to wash your hair after FUE transplant – Bottom line: it may take a little patience, but after a few weeks of careful hair washing and attention to detail, it will start working and you will be happy not to miss the necessary steps for your proper treatment! If you have other questions or want to know if a hair transplant is right for you? Schedule a consultation in our clinic.