Hair wash is one of the most important things that can influence the final result of the hair transplant, therefore, every patient is taught how to wash the hair correctly at the clinic. The hair wash procedure includes 3 steps.
The transplanted area should be washed with mild lotion or oil. Apply some moisturizer and leave for 15-30 minutes. This gives a smooth effect on scabs around the transplanted grafts and donor area. This helps to remove traces of dried blood and heal faster. After 15-30 minutes, the scalp should be washed with warm water. Do not rub. All washing stages should be performed softly using palms, with no pressure. After washing, dry your hair with a paper towel. Do not rub – just pat it very gently. If the sensation of dryness is persistent, use the moisturizer in between the hair washes. After washing, dry your hair with a paper towel. just pat it very gently. The moisturizer should be used until the scabs fall off or until the scalp feels dry. It is also possible to use the moisturizer in between the hair washes if the sensation of dryness is persistent.
It is important to touch the recipient areas as little as possible during the first week after the operation. We ask that patients sleep on their back, with the head elevated on a few pillows. By raising your head during the night, the pillows decrease any swelling that can occur after the hair transplant. Patients are also advised to use the special pillow that they get at the clinic for the first 7-10 days.