Choosing to have a hair transplant is a big decision; not only do you need to consider whether it is the right option for you, but you also need to make sure that you protect your investment. After all, the last thing that you will want is to find that your hair ends up looking no better after the time and money of a hair transplant.
To help you to make sure that you give your hair transplant the best chance, here are the do’s and don’ts after a hair transplant for you to keep in mind.
Keep exercise minimal
For up to 14 days after your hair transplant, you need to ensure that you do not exercise or do anything too strenuous. You should try to rest as much as you can. For the first week after your transplant, you should try to keep your activity to a minimal amount. This means that you should not exercise. Whilst you can be active, and you should not be lifting or bending over too much.
Follow the aftercare
When you have had your hair transplant, your doctor will give you a personalized aftercare document. You must do whatever you can to follow those instructions. They are there to help ensure that your transplant takes and that your results are the best they can be. If you have any questions once you leave the clinic, you can contact us at any time.
Only ever carefully wash your hair
You can wash your hair after a transplant; in fact, this is a good idea to remove any blood or scabs from your skin. However, you mustn’t want to pull or rub too hard as this could adjust the position of the transplanted hairs and could lead to longer healing time. In your aftercare document, we will recommend the best shampoo to use when washing your hair post hair transplant.
Do try to eat a good diet
Eating a good diet is a great way to help you stay healthy and work through your recovery. Keeping to a good diet can also help to keep your hair in good condition in the future. You need to ensure that you have a balanced diet that is rich in nutrients.
Think about your sleeping position
You need to make sure that you sleep with your head elevated after your transplant. This is to reduce the amount of swelling you have and that you don’t have to worry about a pressure build-up. Your head should be elevated to around 45 degrees, which means that you either need to have plenty of pillows or you need to find an alternative to sleeping on your bed.
The main thing to do is make sure that you take proper care of yourself and your brand new hair. That way, not only will you feel better whilst you recover, but you will be pleased with the fantastic results that you can see from your hair transplant.
If you would like more information on our hair transplants, or our recovery please contact us today for a no obligation hair transplant consultation.