Electing for a hair transplant can be life-changing, as you regain confidence in your full head of hair. Remember to take measures to ensure your new hair is healthy and strong for best results. After your transplant, your hair needs to be properly cared for to promote healing, encourage new hair growth, and increase the longevity of your hair.
These essential hair care tips should be followed after undergoing hair transplant surgery:
Don’t overwash. Shampoo is designed to wash your hair, but it can also strip it of its natural oils and minerals. This can leave your hair dry and vulnerable to damage following your transplant. Try to avoid washing your hair daily, and opt for a natural dry shampoo instead.
Be gentle with your hair. Your hair after a transplant is delicate, this is especially true when your hair is wet. When drying it, avoid using harsh cotton towels and try a soft t-shirt instead. Always pat your hair dry instead of pulling or rubbing it to avoid breakage.
Avoid the heat tools. Heat tools are certainly not ideal for your healing hair transplant, but sometimes are unavoidable. Opt for a hair dryer with a cooling option or choose lower temperature settings on hair straighteners/curlers. And always remember to apply a natural heat protectant before using any heat tools.
Stay out of the sun. Excess sun exposure can damage your new hair and slow the healing process. Try to avoid UV rays by using sunscreen or wearing a loose-fitting hat when outdoors.
Let your hair down. Tight, up-do hairstyles can be damaging and pull on your newly transplanted hair. So while you are still healing from your transplant, keep your hair stress-free by leaving it down.
Choose the right products. Certain natural hair products can work wonders for your hair while others can contain harsh chemicals that can seriously damage your newly transplanted hair. Try to avoid hair products that contain sulfates, parabens, GMOs, and dyes to keep your new hair at its healthiest.
After-care is arguably just as crucial as the hair transplant procedure itself. Proper care will help you get the most benefit from your hair transplant procedure.
The Pure Hair Restoration Center offers the best treatments for hair thinning, hair loss, including beard, eyebrow and mustache thinning. Beneficial procedures include Follicular Unit Extraction, Follicular Unit Transplant, (PRP) Platelet Rich Plasma, Laser Cap Therapy, and nutritional supplements.
AUTHOR: Dr. Nader Ronaghi, founder of Pure Hair Restoration Center, is a leading physician in the field of hair transplantation in Newport Beach, California with over a decade of experience. Dr. Ronaghi uses biologics with advanced medical technology to restore hair, helping his patients improve their appearance and self-esteem.