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After a hair transplant, cutting your hair is an important step, but it’s also a very delicate moment. It is estimated that approximately half of the population of men and women around the world will suffer from some form of hair loss at some point in their lives. If you have gone through a period of hair loss, going to the barber or hairdresser may have in the past been something that you dreaded doing. However, if you have recently undergone a hair transplant and are now enjoying a fuller head of hair as well as an increased level of confidence, you may be ready to go to the barber or hairdresser and get a new haircut. After having a hair transplant, however, there are a few essential things you need to understand before getting a haircut for the first time.
What to do in the First Month the FUT or FUE Transplantation
During the first month after a hair transplant, you do have to take a little more care of your scalp and hair than you normally would. Use a special shampoo or a saline solution on the treated areas, especially in the first week, while the scabs heal and hair starts to grow. You should also try to be gentler when you wash and dry your hair. Don’t scrub too hard with shampoo or rub too hard with a towel. After a hair transplant, you shouldn’t use a hair dryer either. It’s perfectly normal for a few hairs to fall out. It’s a normal part of the hair growth cycle. The hair might fall out, but the follicle will still be there, and new hair will grow. You shouldn’t be worried.
After a hair transplant, you should see your doctor before getting a haircut to make sure your head is healing well. If the wound isn’t healing as quickly as usual and there is still redness, swelling, and scabbing, you may need to wait before getting a new haircut. Doing so could make the wound worse and make it take even longer to heal. Your hair transplant doctor will be the best person to give you advice on this, since your hairdresser or barber may not have any experience with hair transplants. It is best to get advice from a specialist.
How soon after a hair transplant can I cut my hair?
Because new hair takes several months to grow entirely, you will have to wait to visit your hairdresser if you want to get a haircut after having a hair transplant. This is because new hair takes several months to grow completely. The best course of action is to wait for the doctor’s approval; in addition, it is very important to wait for the wounds to be completely healed; otherwise, you run the risk of grafts falling out if you cut the hair or use some inadequate products before the appropriate time. Waiting for the doctor’s approval is the best course of action.
After getting a hair transplant, the standard guideline is to hold off on getting your first haircut for at least three months. This, however, is subject to change depending on the patient. It is also recommended that the first cut not be made too close to the scalp. This is one of the guidelines. Last but not least, it is of the utmost significance that your specialist give his or her stamp of approval to any product that you intend to use, as there are certain substances that can be harmful to the follicles that have been implanted.
What type of haircut can I go for?
Any style that you desire as there is very little chance that your hair transplants will fall out as long as your scalp has healed properly. Consequently, you are free to choose any hairdo. After getting a hair transplant, some men choose to obtain buzz cuts and very short haircuts. Any length disparity between their natural hair and donor hair is concealed by this. The hair can then maintain its current length of growth. Another choice is to choose a more voluminous style to conceal the donor hair that is still growing in certain spots. Your first haircut is really a matter of personal preference. With more hair to work with, you can now enjoy the process of selecting a look that suits you.
Hair styling and colouring
In addition to getting your hair trimmed, you could also be eager to resume utilizing styling products, chemical dyes, or heat treatments to achieve the look you had before you got your haircut. However, just like getting your hair trimmed, it is recommended that you refrain from doing these things for at least three to four weeks. Even using a hair dryer while your transplant region is still numb can cause your scalp to become burned. In addition, extreme heat can cause harm to both the existing hair and the young hair follicles. Because your new follicles are likely to be more sensitive to chemicals and styling treatments while they are still in the early phases of growth, it is possible that you will experience a negative reaction to using them.
In the event that you intend to color your hair, you should hold off on doing so for at least four weeks and consult with the doctor who performed your hair transplant before doing so. Even if you have used the dye in the past, it is still important to perform a patch test because the new hair follicle may have a different reaction to the dye.
How short can my hair be cut following a hair transplant?
Getting your first haircut should not involve cutting your hair too closely to the scalp, as we have stated previously. But how you should trim your hair is even more important than that. Which would you prefer to use: a razor or scissors? Because razors can cause damage to the scalp and even rip out the transplanted hair follicles when pulling the hair, you should get your first hair cut three months after your operation using scissors rather than a razor. This is because using a razor to pull the hair might cause damage to the scalp. Razor should be avoided since they can be irritating to the scalp and could potentially cause irreparable harm to the grafts. If you want to use a razor on your newly transplanted hair, you would have to wait for at least six months. This is because the new follicles require time to become fully implanted in the area that was transplanted. However, after just one month you are allowed to use a razor; however, this is only permitted in the donor area and should only be done so after discussing with your physician.
Can I comb my transplanted hair?
After having surgery on your hair, you will need to comb it extremely carefully during the first few months after the procedure, and you should always use soft motions rather than abrupt ones. If your hair is damp, you should wait until it is dry before attempting to comb or brush it so that you do not pull on it or get it tangled up in the comb. Also, make sure to use shampoos that have a pH that is neutral, or any other shampoo that your specialist advises you to use. In conclusion, cutting hair after a hair transplant is a very important and delicate moment that signifies the start of your normal life with your new hair. However, it should be done always following the rules and advice of your doctor in order to ensure the best possible results.