Guide to Hair Care Following a Hair Transplant

Many people who suffer from baldness or hair loss resort to hair transplantation because it is faster and has guaranteed results, and some believe that the procedure will give them the desired appearance right away.

However, the truth is that the operation is only the first step in treating the problem, and the final results are dependent on using some of the care methods recommended by doctors after the transplant operation, which aims to stimulate hair follicles to grow in less time and avoid any health complications. or bothersome side effects.

To help you, we have created this comprehensive guide to answer all of your questions about the post-hair transplantation stage and how to care for the transplanted hair.

Tips for Hair Transplant Aftercare


Follicle growth stages after hair transplantation

The effects of hair transplantation can be divided into several stages, which are as follows:

The first three days:

The first three days following surgery are considered the most critical. It is normal to experience minor headaches following the transplant. This pain will subside on the third day, and there may be some bleeding. Avoid touching the transplanted hair area during these days, and follow the doctor’s hair care instructions after planting.

Ten days after hair transplantation:

 You can see your doctor and take a shower after the first three days. At this point, the wounds in the back of the head will have healed and a crust will form over the transplanted area. This may cause itching, but try not to touch your head. The crust will completely disappear after the tenth day.

During that time, he received the doctor’s recommended treatment to avoid complications or side effects.

Twenty days after hair transplantation:

The shock stage occurs twenty days after hair transplantation. Between the second and third weeks, the transplanted hair will begin to fall out, allowing new hair to grow in its place. Avoid exposure to the sun or rain during this time, and start taking care of your hair as recommended by your doctor.

Three months after hair transplantation: 

The incubation stage, during which the hair follicles under the skin begin to incubate during the second and third months. You will notice new hair growth at this stage. If this does not occur, you must immediately consult with the doctor assigned to the case. During this stage, consume hair-friendly supplements and vitamins.

Tips for Hair Transplant Aftercare

Tips for Hair Transplant Aftercare


After the hair transplant, the doctor will give you a set of tips and instructions that you must carefully follow in order to keep the results of the procedure. You will notice a slight swelling in the area of hair follicle transplantation at this stage, which will subside by the end of the sixth day. You may also notice hair loss in the donor areas where the follicles were extracted, but this is normal and not cause for concern.

  • Sleeping posture

One of the most important points that doctors emphasize is the sleeping position after a hair transplant, and they warn patients against doing anything wrong.

  1. To avoid swelling transfer from the head area to the eye area, the head must be raised at a 45-degree angle while sleeping for at least four days following the hair transplant procedure.
  2. The best option is to use a medical pillow under the neck to prevent friction between the implanted areas in the scalp and the pillow, as any pressure on the transplanted follicles will damage them.
  3. You should also avoid sleeping with your head covered and turning over on both sides to protect the transplanted follicles.
  • Follicle protection

Your mission is to protect the transplanted follicles, so follow the instructions, such as:

  1. Not to be directly exposed to the sun
  2. To prevent scalp infections, avoid getting wet or being in dirty or dusty places.
  3. Avoid using steam baths.
  • Take your medications

Antibiotics and vitamins help wounds heal faster during the recovery period, so the doctor will give you a prescription after the operation that includes a group of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent infections in the hair transplantation sites.

  • Avoid exercise and hard work

Vigorous exercise or hard work is prohibited for at least ten days after hair transplantation because it may reduce the chances of success and affect the stability of the transplanted follicles.

  • Stop smoking and drinking.

To ensure that the blood vessels that weaken the transplanted hair are not narrowed and that the blood supply to the scalp and hair follicles is stable, you must refrain from smoking for at least a month.

  • Drinking water

Drinking enough water every day is important not only after hair transplantation but all the time because water keeps the skin and hair hydrated and prevents it from breaking and falling.

  • Don’t scratch your head.

Itching in the head is normal after hair transplantation, but avoid scratching your head with your hand or anything else because it damages the follicles. Remove the scales that form on the scalp and allow them to fall off naturally.

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications

If you are taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, you should discontinue them after the hair transplant procedure because they may increase the incidence of bleeding in the head wounds as well as the swelling that occurs in the first few days after the procedure.

  • Make use of saline.

After the operation, apply a water and salt solution in the form of a spray to the head area to speed up the wound healing process and prevent infection.

  • Nutrition is essential.

You should focus on vitamins, minerals, and protein found in seafood, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and meat when it comes to proper nutrition and eating nutritious foods.

Hair care tips for the recovery period following a hair transplant:

After the convalescence period is over, the recovery period begins, which lasts from the third to the sixth month following the operation. During this time, things become easier and the instructions are reduced, especially once the follicles have settled inside the scalp. At this point, the transplanted hair begins to appear clearly in all areas of cultivation, and its length continues to grow. Here are some helpful hints for the recovery period:

  • Exercising, but avoiding exhaustion, so as not to cause a rise in the temperature of the scalp.
  • Bathing provided that the shampoo does not contain chemicals, it is better to use baby shampoo for greater protection.
  • Do not dry the hair using a thermal dryer and leave it to dry by itself.
  • Try to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and wind.

Hair care after scalp recovery

 After 8 months, the length and density of the hair increase significantly, and the scalp begins to hide beneath the hair. With the days, you can live your life normally while caring for your body and hair’s health by doing the following:

  • Consuming nutritious foods and vitamins and minerals that promote proper body and hair growth
  • Avoid exposing hair to heat and chemicals as much as possible. Avoid pulling and tying the hair tightly.
  • Not wearing the hat for extended periods of time.

At Estapol Hair Center, we will provide you with important tips to help you take the best care of your hair after hair transplantation, as well as follow up on the situation for a full year after the procedure.

Schedule a free consultation with Estapol Hair experts, the center that has been named the best hair transplantation center in Turkey for three years in a row.



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