A complete guide to hair transplant recovery
Perhaps no other cosmetic surgery keeps you counting the days to see the final results more than a hair transplant.
After years of baldness, you’ve taken a big step to get your hair back — and you’ve undergone a hair transplantation procedure. While hours of lying or sitting motionless in the operating room to get your hair transplant done is tedious for sure, it’s still one day. The bigger stage lies ahead, which is recovery and hair regrowth.
n this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about recovery after hair transplant, both in its narrow sense, which is recovering from the surgery, and the wider sense, which is long-term recovery until seeing the final results.
Quick recovery tips
- Take complete rest on the first 24 hours after your hair transplant.
- Sleep with your head elevated (45-degree angle) to reduce swelling.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking for a while after surgery.
- Wash your hair once a day for 10 days, starting from 48 hours after the surgery.
- Use a baby shampoo or the shampoo recommended by your surgeon to wash your hair.
- Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin for some time after surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activity and sexual intercourse for 10-14 days after surgery.
- Do not touch or scratch your transplanted area, including when washing your hair.
- Follow a diet rich in protein, vitamins, iron, zinc, and omega-3 amino acids.
- Be patient; recovery and hair growth takes time. You may lose all your transplanted hairs suddenly in a few weeks but new hairs will grow in their place.