Many people suffer from significant hair loss, which often leads to baldness. This phenomenon affects both men and women, and a number of them are planning to have a hair transplant. This solution is particularly effective and it allows people suffering from baldness to find a hair implantation that suits them. Indeed, baldness can be very disabling for people who suffer from it and the transplant then acts as a liberating action from this physical and moral discomfort.
However, this type of surgery requires being fully informed about the procedure before, during and after the hair transplant. This is why, the hair transplant experts at Starks reveal to us through this article, the right actions to adopt following a transplant including how to maintain and cut your hair after a transplant.
Days Following the Transplant
During the first postoperative phase, a lot of care and attention is required. This phase lasts on average ten days after the surgical intervention. But for your recovery to be optimal, it is essential to follow a number of indications.
First of all, it is essential to avoid any friction with the graft area. Whether with clothing, performing everyday gestures or even during sleep, you must be able to limit contact with the hair transplant area as much as possible.
At the same time, it is also essential to adopt a healthy and balanced diet that promotes rapid healing. Thus, alcohol, coffee, and tobacco are to be banned the days following the operation. Foods that are too fatty or spicy are also to be avoided and maintaining good hydration is advised. If you are working, you may consider returning to your position approximately two days after the procedure.
In addition, it is also recommended to avoid any sporting activity or sexual intercourse during the first phase after the intervention.
Finally, with regard to sleep, it is preferable to sleep in an elevated position at the nape of the neck in order to avoid friction and potential swelling of the skull.
Hair Care Following the Transplant
If drugs are prescribed to you by your doctor after the operation, they are generally prescribed during the entire first phase, i.e. around ten days. These can be anti-inflammatory or pain relievers to help relieve pain and prevent swelling of the transplant area. In addition, Starks experts want to clarify that it is essential to wait approximately 48 hours after the operation before proceeding to the first post-operative shampoo.
For this, it is advisable to use a suitable shampoo and to avoid any product likely to be aggressive for the scalp. You must then gently massage your entire skull and more particularly the grafted area to avoid tearing the scabs. The latter form naturally after the operation and disappear after a week on average. Finally, it is worth remembering that it is also not recommended to use gel, hairspray or any other hair product. The shampoo is then to be practiced every day during the entire first phase.
One month after the operation: gradual return to daily life
Once the first phase has passed comes the second phase which allows you to give yourself much more freedom and resume your life as you wish. During this second phase, it is possible that the hair located in the transplant area will fall out naturally, even if you have taken care to avoid friction. But this reaction is perfectly normal and the final regrowth occurs only a few months after the surgery. Thus, during the second phase, a return to daily life is largely possible, but one must remain patient before a final result is observable.
The constraints are much lower than in the first phase. Therefore, your diet may again allow you to make some deviations. In terms of sporting activity, it is better to remain a little vigilant, even if the recovery can be done after a fortnight or twenty days. The main thing is to avoid any activity that causes excessive sweating. However, there is another constraint to be observed during the first month following the operation: it is exposure to the sun. UV rays can cause depigmentation of the skin in the graft area. It is therefore advisable to limit exposure to the sun, but also to UV sessions.
Finally, when it comes to caring for your hair, using a mild shampoo is always recommended by Starks hair transplant professionals. Delicate massage of the skull during shampooing is preferable. However, if you are used to washing your hair only 2 to 3 times a week, you can resume the rhythm of usual washing. In addition, any product capable of attacking your scalp and more particularly grafts such as a hairdryer, gel or hairspray should always be avoided.
Three months after the operation: the results are there!
Once three months have passed after your operation, you will finally be able to observe satisfactory results. Hair regrowth takes several months to be clearly visible, but after 90 days the results begin to appear. According to Starks experts, your hair density is much higher at this point and you can take full advantage of your new hair. Consequently, there are no longer any constraints linked to the transplant, exposure to the sun is possible and the practice of a sporting activity can be carried out perfectly normally. But that does not mean that you must neglect your new hair! It is always better to take care of your hair, whether or not you have undergone a transplant … Indeed, regular washing and effective maintenance can restore vitality to your hair, and promote its growth.
In order to make sure that you have fully recovered from your operation, the doctor generally recommends a follow-up visit six months after the operation. While waiting for this medical visit, you can very well consider refreshing your cut and going to a hairdresser. Indeed, a small haircut also helps to restore their dynamism and promote regrowth. But then, what haircuts to choose after a hair transplant? What should you know before going to the hairdresser?
What male hairstyles to adopt after a transplant?
After a transplant, it may be possible to consider a different haircut. And in this case, everything is possible! After several months, Starks experts believe that your hair has grown back well and you are enjoying enough length to allow you to cut any type of hair. Currently, many different cuts are possible depending on your style, age or personality.
For men who prefer very short hair, it is possible to shave it using a shoe of a reasonable width. Indeed, it is always possible to have short hair after the transplant, but it is advisable to keep a minimum of length during the year following the surgical intervention.
On the other hand, for men who appreciate short hair on the sides, while preserving a good length on the top of the skull, will opt more for the “undercut” cut. It consists of shaving the sides elegantly and working the hair in the height.
In addition, the “undercut” cut combines perfectly with a carefully trimmed three-day beard. Finally, for men who like to have longer hair, again, anything is possible. You can make a gradient or even keep your hair tied. In any case, the hairstyle step will allow you to fully enjoy your new hair.
Which female hairstyles to choose after a transplant?
Hair loss affects both men and women, and hair transplantation is perfectly possible in either case. According to transplant professionals, Starks, the procedure is exactly the same and the post-operative phases are carried out in the same way. However, once the hairdresser’s stage has arrived, tastes and desires can diverge. This is why it is important to pay attention to the first haircut you make after your hair transplant.
On the one hand, for women who wish to opt for short hair, the advice is similar to that of men who choose this same option. You must avoid cutting your hair too short and preserve a minimum length, regardless of the technique used. In addition, we must be extra vigilant with regard to the transplant area. The latter must always be at least a few inches long.
On the other hand, women who prefer to adopt a little more lengths can totally consider a short square or a slight gradient going to the shoulders. The choices are many and the advice of a hair professional is also to be considered. In addition, if you benefit from a certain length, know that it is quite possible to tie the hair in the way you wish. A beautiful updo will enhance your face. While a ponytail, when you do your workout, will allow you to move the way you want. In other words, treat yourself and choose the haircut that you like!
What about hair color and other hair products?
Once your check-up has been carried out with the doctor who followed you during the operation, you will no longer have to worry about your hair. In fact, about six months after the surgery, you will have completely resumed the usual course of your life, while enjoying your beautiful hair. At this time, you can dry your hair again with a hairdryer. The use of styling products such as hairspray, gel or wax is completely possible. You can style your hair as you see fit. In addition, if you want to get a color, this is also a possible solution. However, if you do coloring, Starks experts say that it is best to do it with a professional who will be able to use soft products that are perfectly suited to your hair type and their original color.
Don’t forget the regular maintenance of your hair!
After several months following the operation, the transplant is far behind you and you are perfectly used to this new hair implantation. However, that does not mean that you should completely neglect your hair! Whether you enjoy taking the time to take care of yourself or prefer to give it only a few minutes of your day, it is essential to take care of your hair. Thus, it is advisable to wash your hair between two and three per week, taking care to massage your scalp for a few minutes. The use of a shampoo adapted to your hair type is also preferable (dry, oily, brittle, etc.). Finally, daily brushing of your hair also helps to encourage its growth and avoid a significant fall of it.
Ultimately, Starks experts consider that it is always essential to maintain your hair carefully, but this is all the more important for people who have performed a hair transplant. Taking time to care for your hair will allow you to enjoy shiny, silky hair that can last long before it finishes growing. You now know how to maintain and cut your hair after a transplant.
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