How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster After a Hair Transplant

If you’ve been steadily losing your hair and nothing has helped, you may want to consider getting a hair transplant. The surgical procedure involves taking hair from a donor area and then implanting it into the balding areas of your scalp. The results look very natural and can help improve your self-esteem. However, it’s important to understand that you won’t see results immediately. Hair regrowth after a hair transplant can take up to six months. Luckily, there are still a few things you can do to speed up the process.

Avoid Scratching

After a hair transplant, you will likely feel seem itching around the area. While it’s so tempting scratch the area to get relief, you should avoid doing it. If you touch your scalp too much, you can irritate the implanted hair and slow down the regrowth process.

Be Gentle When Washing Your Hair

After a hair transplant, you will have to wait several days to wash your hair. Once it’s safe to wash your hair, you’ll want to use a gentle shampoo and apply as little pressure as possible to your scalp. Try to wash around the implanted hair follicles if you can.

Limit Physical Activity

For at least 10 days after your hair transplant procedure, it’s important to keep physical activity to a minimum. Strenuous activities like running or bicycling can cause sweating, which is harmful to the transplanted hair. If you take it easy, you can keep the transplanted hair in good shape.

Eat a Nutritious Diet

Eating a wholesome diet can have many benefits for your body, including speeding up your hair transplant results. Increase your intake of foods that contain protein, iron and vitamin B12. Also increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods, like blueberries, peppers and tomatoes. 

Drink More Water

If you need another reason to drink more water, understand that it can speed up hair regrowth after a hair transplant. Drinking water helps flush toxins out of your body through urination. Once toxins are eliminated, your body can concentrate on your hair regrowth.

Use the Medication Your Doctor Prescribed

Your doctor has likely prescribed you medication to help treat your scalp after a transplant. It’s important to take these medications on schedule to prevent infection and keeping the transplanted hair in good shape.

Interested in Getting a Hair Transplant?

If you’re interested in getting a hair transplant, schedule a consultation with a reputable hair transplant surgeon. He or she will evaluate your condition and ask about your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure or not. 

Resources:

Wikipedia, Hair Treatment

Dr. Robin Unger, Hair Transplant Surgeon NYC

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