Post-Operative Hair Wash

Posted: August 31, 2022 By: Comment: 0

Washing will help remove scabs and accelerate the healing process. We will provide you with a shampoo and a lotion for the hair wash procedure. 

You should start the post-transplant hair washing process 3 days after the hair transplant operation and follow the instructions once a day for 15 days. 

If all scabs are removed after 15 days, you do not have to use lotion anymore. Feel free to use any kind of shampoo for washing and you can start to rub in the shampoo gently with your fingertips.

Please keep in mind that you will lose the transplanted hair within the first two months.

Steps for Post-Operative Hair Wash

Step One: Apply Lotion

Applying Lotion

Emollient lotion enhances the regeneration of skin cells, moisturizes the skin and softens the scabs.

Donor and recipient areas: The lotion will be applied to both the transplanted and donor areas. Cover both areas by tapping gently with 7-8 drops of lotion. Wait for 1 hour and rinse out during hair washing. Make sure you apply the lotion in the same direction as the transplanted grafts to avoid any damage.

Note that you may use more lotion for the donor area.

Step Two: Applying Shampoo

Applying Shampoo

The special medical shampoo is used to remove the scabs and help the recovery process. After 1 hour after having put on the lotion, you may start the washing as described.

Using the provided medical shampoo, create foam between your hands and spread foam through your donor and recipient areas gently without rubbing or strong movements.

Leave the foam on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. Note that you may use more lotion on the donor area for itching, burning, and dryness apart from the washing routine.

Step Three: Rinsing


Don’t rinse your head with pressured hot water; use warm water.

Pour some water on your head using a bowl. It is important to rinse the shampoo well. 

Do not use the shower.

Step Four: Drying


Do not use towels to dry your hair.

You should use a hair dryer on a cool setting and at a moderate distance from your head.

In the third and fourth weeks, If you still have some scabs, please put 12–15 drops of lotion on the transplanted area and leave it for up to 2 hours. Afterwards, wash it with the shampoo provided by us and give it a gentle massage to get rid of the scabs. 

One month after the operation, you will have passed the risky stage; you can go back to your normal life and use towels as well.

Please send photos of your hair at different angles after having followed the washing instructions for two weeks.

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