If you have recently undergone a hair transplant, you must know how to wash head after hair transplant either. You can probably notice that how sensitive your scalp ( donor and recipient area ) becomes after your hair transplant procedure. Surgeons warn their patients about washing their head after hair transplantation procedures. They are not allowed to wash their heads especially during the first 4-5 days of their recovery.
After the early recovery has finished, patients can wash their hair but they are expected to be very gentle during washing. The scalp needs at least two months to fully recover its surgery wounds including the microchannels opened during hair transplantation procedure.
Most people think that frequent showering of hair is a good thing that prevents hair loss. This is one of the most common misconceptions about hair. It’s opposite because if you wash your head so often, your hair follicles may not be able to benefit from your scalp’s special oil.
This special oil increases as the scalp remain unwashed. We’re not saying that people should leave their hair dirty but it’s not acceptable if they wash it 2 or 3 times a day. Breakage and hair follicles loss increase as people increase the frequency of hair wash.
It is important for hair transplant patients not to touch their scalp, the roots of their hair strands while washing their hair. Pulling and harsh washing may result in hair breakage and permanent loss of hair follicles. Your surgeon will probably give you the hair-wash instructions and suggest you some proper shampoo and chemical products that need to be used during your hair transplantation recovery.
It is always best thing to keep your hair short. Longer hair has a higher risk of hair breakage and complete loss of hair follicles during your recovery. If your doctor suggests hair growing products like minoxidil, it is not also a good thing to wash your hair before minoxidil takes effect.