How to Wash Your Hair After Hair Implantation?
What is Hair transplantation?
A hair transplant is a procedure to treat alopecia or extreme hair loss. Various techniques are available, but all hair transplantation involves removing hairy skin from a portion of the scalp and transplanting these skin strips to the portion of the scalp that is bald or thinning or has been traumatized.
How is implantation performed?
Hair implantation is usually performed under local anesthesia. A single treatment session lasts 2 to 8 hours, depending on the number of hairs transplanted. Transplanting 1,000 to 2,000 follicles per session is common, but larger hair removal areas may require up to 4,000 follicles per session. Sessions can last several hours, and many choose to have two or three sessions.
Extreme care is needed for the transplant to be a success
Be careful not to pull out, hurt, or bleed the transplanted hair when washing your hair. It is essential to clean the hair after transplanting to reduce the risk of contamination and to remove scabs, blood, and scabs from the scalp.
How to care for your hair after implantation treatment
After surgery, your head may be bandaged. You can’t wash your head all this time. Saline has to be sprayed every 30-45 minutes to keep the bruises light, and a gentle massage to rub the head and eyebrows is to be done while spraying.
The first day in the recovery process and the first day after surgery:
Avoid washing the head or straining the bandages, but spray the affected area with saline spray every 30-45 minutes. Also, I don’t remember eyebrows( if you received the implantation. Rub for the same amount of time.
Days 2 and 3:
Bandages can be removed on the second day. Wash the donor site (again on the head) with a mild shampoo, but do not disturb the graft. It would be best if you kept using the saline spray and massaging your head and brows.
Wash the donor site, but do not disturb the graft. You don’t need saline sprays, and don’t rub your forehead all the time. Do not rub the area too hard; be mindful of the implanted grafts. Apply soapy water to your hair. Gently rub the soapy water over the transplanted area, being careful not to remove the transplanted hair. Do not choose crust if there may be crust when washing. Pour hot water into the cup and rinse the affected area. Rinse the area until the cleaning soap is gone. Let your hair dry naturally.
You can start washing the whole head with a mild shampoo. Remember not to scratch your head or rub it too hard, as you may feel the urge to do so. Pour hot water into the cup and add a few drops of a mild shampoo of your choice, preferably the one your doctor prescribed.
You can return to your usual hair care from today. Wash your hair in the shower while washing your entire head. Squeeze the shampoo into your palm and rub your palms together to create more lather. Use your fingers to apply the shampoo to your head. You can spread the shampoo with your fingertips, but don’t rub or massage it into your scalp. Natural drying is to be followed. Remember to avoid heating tools.
Most hair transplants are successful, but it can take up to nine months for the hair to take root and begin to grow fully. It is not uncommon for transplanted hair to fall out after a few months and then grow back. When the hair grows back, it should look natural as the hair will be transplanted in the direction it usually grows at that point. Most scars are covered with hair and should not be noticeable.