Showering after hair transplants is among the many baseless obstacles that holds patients back from performing the surgery. We particularly mention baseless as patients tend to make it more a problem than it actually is. Its true that during showering patients will have to be a lot more careful than usual. However, the way of showering is not impossible or challenging. In fact, it is a lot simpler to abide by than patients assume. Read a long to learn how showering after hair transplants is ideally done.
Showering after hair transplants
Hair transplants in Turkey, understand the struggles of coping with a new routine. As a result, they offer a clinical head washing session the day after surgery. The washing session will be the first for most patients. In other words, patients should not wash their hair right after surgery, and wait for the clinical session.
During the clinical scalp washing session, a nurse will apply anti-clot solutions and shampoos designed particularly for hair transplant scalps. The anti-clot, as the name suggest, will gently dissolve away blood clots on the scalp. It is necessary to attend this session, as it is the only method of removing clots while keeping the transplanted hair intact. The use of shampoos exclusive for hair transplants reduces the risk of irritation. Particularly after surgery, the scalp will be tender and sensitive and should be shampooed with specific hair wash.
After the clinical session, your surgeon or nurse will instruct you on your new hair wash routine. In most cases, the instructions will be as follows:
1- showering during the first ten days
Through out this period, the re-located follicular units will be at the peak of sensitivity and delicacy. As a result, patients should implement gentle routine to match the delicate follicular units. Seeing as during this period, the follicular units are at the highest risk of dislocation or falling-out, even the pressure from the direct application of water is a threat. Instead of applying water directly from a hose, use a cup to pour lukewarm water on your scalp. Simply rinsing the shampoo/serum off with as little force as possible will suffice.
Understandably, patients should abstain from scrubbing, scratching, or applying any form of physical force on the little tender baby hairs growing. Make the environment a nurturing one.
2- Showering after the ten days
During this period, apply the oil or serum you were given as it will help remove scabs. Before showering by two hours, leave the serum on to moisture the scalp and remove scabs without damage. Patients should continue using the shampoo prescribed by their surgeon. To be on the safe side, continue applying water from a cup.
3- showering after 15 days
During this period, patients are free to use normal shampoo. The follicular units are more securely entrenched during this period. To word it differently, the risk of follicular units during this period would be at an all time low.
Showering after hair transplants is not as much of an inconvenience as we assume. It is only during the first few days that the hair is most delicate. However, from there on after, one can presume their regular hair wash routine. The first scalp washing will take place in the clinic, during which nurses will dilute the clots to rinse them off without pressure. Later on, patients should implement a gentle hair wash practice. During the first 10 days, patients should rinse the scalp with lukewarm water from a cup. After the 10 day mark, patients should start applying oils on their scalp for two hours prior washing.
Once past the two week, the risk of follicular units falling is very low, however, application of pressure and heat should be avoided.
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