Post-operative hair transplant hair wash may seem challenging, but it’s much easier than you imagine. It may also seem a bit scary, as you don’t want to cause any damage to the hair grafts.
However, washing your hair soon after your hair transplant surgery is necessary for removing the scabs that form in the area where your hair follicles were extracted from. It’s also required for cleaning the crusts and dried blood, thereby eliminating the risk of infection and speeding up the healing.
If you thoroughly follow your doctor’s instructions for a hair transplant hair wash, you won’t have anything to worry about.
Your doctor will also recommend a special lotion and shampoo that you must use for the first two weeks after the surgery. At Dr. Emrah Cinik Hospital, we provide every patient with special hair transplant hair wash supplies, so they can start caring for their hair as soon as they return home.
WHEN CAN I WASH MY HAIR AGAIN AFTER A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
You can start washing your hair 2-3 days after your hair transplant procedure. Your surgeon will tell you the best time to start, so be sure to follow their advice.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY HAIR AFTER A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
You should wash your hair every day for the first month following your hair restoration procedure.
You need to use a special lotion and shampoo for the first two weeks after the surgery. From day 15, you can start using any other mild shampoo, given the scabs are completely gone by then. If they’re not, continue with the process until there are no more scabs left, which should be around day 20.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF WASHING MY HAIR AFTER A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
The wash procedure after your hair transplantation includes the following four steps:
STEP 1: APPLYING THE LOTION
You need to apply the lotion with gentle taps and wait for 1 hour before rinsing your head.
Please note that you must use the lotion only for the donor area during the first week after your surgery. During the second week, you can apply the lotion to both the donor and recipient areas.
Be very gentle when applying it to the transplant area, following the same direction of your transplanted grafts.
STEP 2: APPLYING THE SHAMPOO
Once you rinse the lotion after the 1-hour wait, it’s time to apply your shampoo, so that you can remove the scabs and speed up your healing.
Dilute the shampoo with water in a small cup and apply the solution to your head while gently massaging your scalp. You can also make a shampoo foam between your hands before applying it to your head. Let the foam sit for 2-3 minutes before rinsing.
STEP 3: RINSING YOUR HEAD
Start washing your hair, but don’t put it under the shower. Use a bowl or small cups to rinse the shampoo thoroughly.
STEP 4: DRYING
Don’t dry your hair with a towel or hair dryer. Let it dry naturally.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO?
Don’t touch the grafts for the first 5 days after the surgery. Apply and rinse your shampoo only with a cup, and use only warm water. After 2 weeks, you can use low-pressure water. After a month following the surgery, you can start washing your hair normally.
WHAT SHAMPOO OR OTHER HAIR PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
Your doctor will recommend a special medical shampoo, a special lotion, a spray to use throughout the day, and a moisturizer for the donor site. After a month, you can start using your regular shampoo and towels.
If you have any further questions about a hair transplant hair wash, feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to answer them all and help you take the best possible care of your transplanted hair.