We always say that aftercare is the most important part of a hair transplant procedure. Hair washing after hair transplantation might be the most important and sensitive section of the post-operative care process. If you wash your head incorrectly after a hair transplant, the newly transplanted hair follicles will be damaged. For this reason, the first wash after hair transplantation is usually performed by the nurses in the hair transplantation center.
First Wash After Surgery
The first hair washing process after hair transplantation can be done three or four days after the hair transplant surgery (according to the doctor’s recommendation). In the first hair wash after hair transplantation, it is aimed to wash the hair, especially without damaging the hair follicles and lotioning that softens the scabs in the hair follicles.
What should you pay attention to?
- The trick to washing your hair after a hair transplant operation is to be careful with it. Any rubbing, touch with fingernails, or heavy trauma would be detrimental to your transplanted hair, and trust me when I say this. You’re not interested in it.
- The shampoo is another important factor to consider. Your shampoo should be paraben-free and packed with naturally rejuvenating ingredients. When shampooing your hair, always touch your grafts gently and slide your fingers along a vertical plane, never rubbing on them sideways or in a circular motion. Remember, no massaging!
- After around day 13, you should be able to gently massage your hair to help shed any crusting leftover from the healing process.
- The best time to wash your hair after hair transplant surgery varies from person to person. When you may rewash your hair after surgery, your surgeon will tell you. However, the best time is normally 3 to 4 days after surgery.