Hair Grooming Tips After A Hair Transplant
Styling and grooming your hair is the final step in getting that look that you were going for after a hair transplant. A hair transplant is the only way to restore hair to an area where the hair has been lost. If you follow the proper after-care instructions when grooming and styling your hair after a hair transplant procedure, you will in return get a better result. If styling and grooming is not made an important part of your aftercare or even in your appearance, it will show.
Here are some suggestions to make sure that you are doing the most you can to get the best results as well as look your best.
Immediately Following A Hair Transplant
We provide our patients with a spray-on shampoo as well as a scalp cream. The spray-on shampoo is to be used for only the first 7 to 10 days. It is important not to allow direct shower pressure on the grafts immediately after a hair transplant. Pressure on the implanted follicles may cause them to pop out. So we provide the spray-on shampoo as a way for our patients to still be able to wash their hair. All you need is a cup of lukewarm water to rinse your hair before and after the use of the spray-on shampoo. It is important to remember to avoid any direct pressure on the grafts, so rinse the hair from a starting point that is not directly on the grafts and just let the water rinse the area of the implants.
The scalp cream is to be used on the back of the head to make sure that the donor area does not get dry and flaky. It is important to apply the scalp cream twice per day on the donor area for the first week. This will help the area heal at its best with very little to no scarring.
Shampoo And Conditioner
We recommend replacing your drugstore-brand shampoo and conditioner with a salon-grade product, preferably a product that is also tailored to stopping hair loss. We prefer the Revivogen MD brand and offer it to all of our hair transplant patients. The shampoo works as a local bio-cleanser and stops some harm from the DHT that causes hair loss. The conditioner works to thicken the hair and therefore slow down the process of miniaturization and eventual hair thinning.
Minoxidil And Scalp Therapy
Minoxidil, better known by its brand name Rogaine, is a great adjunct to your hair restoration plan. It also works to reverse the process of miniaturization. If used in conjunction with the Revivogen MD scalp therapy spray, it is best to apply the Rogaine at night before bed and the scalp therapy spray in the morning after a shower.
Getting The Best Haircut
For our male patients, we include a fade haircut from the fade masters at Miami Fades with your hair transplant. This trendy style of hair cut is the latest and greatest, and these are the best in the field of fades. All of our hair transplant patients will always look amazing before and after the procedure.