Do’s and Don’ts after Hair Transplantation

Now that you have got your hair transplantation done, it is important to ensure that you get the best results from your new hair implants. While they are new, they are fragile and are in need of proper nurturing to take roots completely. If you get your hair loss treatment done at a reputed clinic, the specialists will give you complete details and instructions about how to take care of your newly transplanted hair before you leave their office.

Here are some do’s and don’ts that you must follow after a hair restoration method done on your scalp.


  • Although sedation is often not required during a hair transplantation procedure, it may be needed in certain cases. So, have someone to drive you back home after the process.
  • Elevate your head while sleeping for around 7 days after the process, until the swelling subsides completely. Sleeping on a recliner would be a good idea for this purpose. Remember how many nights you spent there binge-watching your favorite movies.
  • If you are taking any medicines for any existing conditions, ask your specialist whether you should continue using them during the recovery period.
  • Apply some ice on your forehead to help ease swelling. It often occurs after 2-3 days of the procedure.
  • Wash your hair very gently for the first week. Avoid scrubbing too much, and avoid blasting the stream of water directly to the scalp. Use a mug or cup to rinse your scalp and hair while washing.
  • Applying a gentle conditioner on your scalp can relieve itching.
  • You won’t be able to color your hair for around 4 weeks after the procedure. So, if you find this difficult, consider coloring your hair before your hair transplantation.
  • Keep yourself hydrated both before and after the hair transplant procedure.
  • Some hair may fall out in around 2-4 weeks after the transplantation. This is a normal part of your natural cycle of hair growth, and there is nothing to worry about. This does not mean that your follicles are poor. The hair you lose will regrow within 2-3 months.


  • Avoid sleeping on your side or tummy, and do not brush your new hair against the pillow.
  • Don’t touch your new hairline with anything. If your specialist has advised you to apply ice, you need to apply it on your forehead, not directly on your scalp.
  • Don’t be scared to see scabs on your scalp. It is a natural phenomenon that takes place after all the poking and prodding done on your head during the process. Scabbing is a natural process of healing, similar to the scabbing you get after injuring any other part of your body. Let the scabs form freely on your scalp and they will eventually go away in some time.
  • Do not wash hair for at least 2 days after the procedure.
  • You may feel some itching after the transplantation, but you should keep your fingers under control.

Hair transplantation is a highly effective process that positively impact your life while being minimally invasive. These do’s and don’ts will help in getting the most out of your transplantation without any pain and complication.