Global Health Asia-Pacific Issue 2 | 2023 | Page 89

How to clean hair after hair restoration / transplantation ?

Hair transplantation , the surgical transfer of follicles from one part of the body to another , has emerged as a popular treatment for baldness and other forms of hair loss . However , hair transplantation , depending on the case , can be a complicated procedure , so it ’ s best to educate yourself or consult an expert before beginning treatment .

How to clean your hair after a hair transplant
� Lotion should be applied to the transplanted area and left on for 15-30 minutes . The lotion soothes the skin around the grafts and the donor area , which speeds healing and removes any remaining signs of blood . Rinse the scalp with warm water after 15- 30 minutes . A medicated shampoo is used to wash both the donor and transplanted areas . Apply some shampoo to your scalp and work it into a lather . � Towel dry your hair after washing it . Avoid rubbing the area . When your scalp feels dry , you should use a moisturiser . Those who experience persistent dryness between washes can also benefit from using a moisturiser .
� After 14 days , you can resume your regular hair care routine . You can wash your hair more than once per day if you need to .
� Please check the ingredients of any hair product you intend to buy to make sure it doesn ’ t have silicone , perfume , or artificial dyes .
What to use on for your hair after regrowth For the first few weeks following restoration , baby shampoo is recommended . It ’ s mild and effective in avoiding irritation in the delicate transplant region . Wash it with a solution of baby shampoo and water from a cup . Some natural hair treatments that work
well for restored hair , other than baby shampoo , are : � Tea Tree Oil � Avocado Oil � Coconut Oil � Argan Oil � Peppermint Oil
When to clean new hair grown after a transplant After having a hair transplant , there is a 48-hour waiting period . Before having surgery , you can wash your entire body if you choose . The patient can begin shampooing their hair three days following the transplant . For the first five days , you should take it easy . A transplant may be lost if it is scrubbed too vigorously after surgery . Be careful not to put your head directly under the water , since the pressure from some shower heads may be rather high .
The patient should also be very careful when actually bathing themselves . Squeeze some shampoo into your palm , work it up into a good lather between your fingers , and then gently rub the shampoo into your hair . After seven days , if any scabs remain , apply conditioner to the affected area and massage in a circular manner to encourage their removal .
After getting a hair transplant , is it ok to massage your scalp while washing your hair ? Ten days following surgery is when people should try a scalp massage for the first time . Even so , gentle pressure is required . This is because the scalp needs at least 10 days to recover from the surgical procedure . There ’ s a good possibility the transplanted hair follicles will be destroyed if you don ’ t wait the recommended 10 days .
Datuk Dr Inder is an aesthetic physician at Klinik Dr Inder in Malaysia .
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