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Maintaining Healthy Hair after Restoration

You are on your way to a new, full head of hair after your successful hair restoration, but now what? Post-operative hair care following hair restoration is essential for your outcomes and success.

Whether you have undergone follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT), after-care should always be your top priority. These hair care tips will help keep your hair and scalp healthy after your procedure.

  • Take it Easy: For the first 24 hours following the procedure, rest is highly recommended to avoid any complications. Additionally, sweat can cause issues at the surgical site, so it is important to avoid any strenuous activities for the first few days after the procedure.
  • Less is More: When it comes to hair products after restoration, less is always more. Shampoo is meant to clean your hair, but it can also strip it of the natural oils that keep your hair healthy. Avoid shampooing daily to protect those oils.
  • Gentle Hair Care: Following your restoration, your hair follicles are extremely delicate. Take care of them by gently washing your hair in lukewarm water, combing through it carefully, and avoiding tight hairstyles. Also remember that when your hair is wet, it is much more delicate than dry hair.
  • Beat the Heat: Excessive heat can be extremely damaging to your new hair. It is important to avoid heating tools when styling your hair in the weeks following your hair restoration. This means no hair dryer, straightener, or curler.
  • Check the Ingredients: Many hair products contain harmful chemicals, such as parabens, sulfates, GMOs and dyes, that can damage and dry out your hair. Always check the ingredients of your hair products, and ask your physician for recommendations on safe hair products.
  • Don’t Skip Follow-up Appointments: Follow-up appointments are for your own benefit to ensure your new hair is growing healthy with no complications. Adhere to these scheduled appointments with your physician for optimal results.

Hair restoration has the power to be a life-changing experience, rejuvenating your confidence. If you have undergone a recent hair restoration and have further questions, our team at The Pure Hair Restoration Center is here to help. Providing a comprehensive range of services including Follicular Unit Transplants, Follicular Unit Extraction, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Laser Cap Therapy, and more, our commitment is to empower every patient in reaching their unique goals.

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.