How to wash the transplanted hair
To help the scabs soften up and fall off you should start washing your hair daily 72 hours after your hair transplant. It is important to wash your hair every day according to the instructions to keep the area clean, but also to help soften up the scabs. The scabs usually fall off within 7 to 10 days. When the scabs have fallen off, the hair follicles start growing faster. After 4 days you can start washing your hair gently with a mild shampoo.
1. How to wash your hair
You can start washing the donor area on the back of your head as soon as the bandage is removed.
72 hours after the hair transplant, you should start washing the newly transplanted hair with lukewarm water. Do not apply excessive water pressure. Shower the area with lukewarm water for 10 minutes to rinse the head thoroughly. This will help the scabs fall off and the hair can start growing faster.
2. Carefully pat area dry
After washing, pat the area dry with a paper towel. After a few days you can start using a clean towel.
3. Use mild shampoo after 4 days
After 4 days you can start using a mild shampoo. Create a froth in your hands and apply to the transplant area. Leave the shampoo on for a few minutes before rinsing.
FAQ about washing your hair
You can use a regular mild shampoo from a grocery store. Most shampoos available in grocery stores are mild, but avoid anti-dandruff shampoos or shampoos that are geared towards triggering hair growth since these are usually stronger.
To help the scabs fall off as non-abrasively as possible, and to keep the area clean, we recommend that you stand in the shower for 10 minutes. Do not wash the area longer. 10 minutes is enough to soften the scabs and help them fall off naturally. Continue this every day until the scabs have fallen off.
You can wash the donor area directly after you have taken off the bandage. Avoid water touching the transplanted area (where your hair follicles have been moved to) up to 2 days after your hair transplant.
Have warm enough water that it is comfortable to stand in the shower for 10 minutes. Do not shower the hair in cold water. The most important thing is that you can wash your hair long enough for the scabs to have a chance to soften up.
Avoid ripping or peeling off the scabs even if it’s itchy. There is a high risk that the hair follicle falls out too if the scabs are pulled off. To encourage the scabs to fall off naturally, we recommend that you wash your hair once a day for 10 minutes.