Can You Wear A Cap After A Hair Transplant?

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Can You Wear A Cap After A Hair Transplant

Can You Wear A Cap After A Hair Transplant?

Can You Wear A Cap After A Hair Transplant
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

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The specific instructions for post-operative care after a hair transplant will vary depending on the type of transplant you have received, so it’s important to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon.

You can wear a hat after a hair transplant. However, generally, it’s recommended to avoid anything that can cause friction or pressure on the scalp for the first few weeks after a hair transplant, such as tight hats or headbands.

It’s generally recommended to wait at least one month after the hair transplant before wearing a cap. This allows enough time for the newly transplanted hair follicles to heal and become firmly established in the scalp. Wearing a cap too soon after the transplant can cause irritation or damage to the newly transplanted hair.

It’s important to make sure the cap is loose and comfortable, and that it doesn’t cause any pressure or rubbing on the scalp. If you have a cap that you wear regularly, it’s recommended to switch to a loose-fitting cap that doesn’t put any pressure on the scalp. This can be a baseball cap or a beanie, as long as it’s not too tight.

It’s also important to remember that, during the first month post-surgery, it’s important to avoid any hair care product that contains harsh chemicals, such as dyes, styling products, or hair sprays, as they can cause damage to the transplanted hair.

Can I cover my head after a hair transplant?

You must keep your scalp covered when walking outside; the scars and newly grafted hair follicles need to be protected from dust and debris in the atmosphere.

Sunlight is detrimental to the regrowth of your newly transplanted hair follicles. It is recommended that a loose-fitting hat be worn to keep your scalp clean and free from anything that could cause an infection.

7 to 10 days later, you can move to something more fashionable if you wish, but it’s still advisable to wear something loose and avoid irritating the scalp.

Sunlight is a primary concern, and you should not expose your hair transplant to UV sun rays until you are completely healed and have sufficient hair growth to protect your scalp.

How can I protect my hair after a transplant?

You can protect your hair by using recommended shampoos and conditioners. When you first go home after your hair transplant, you will need to spray your scalp for a few days to retain sufficient moisture and laxity.

Massaging the scalp will help protect your new transplants and your native hair. Massaging is required to relieve any itches and encourage blood flow to the scalp to energise the hair follicles.

You may have been prescribed medications such as Minoxidil to massage into your scalp. Use this as prescribed to get the very best results.

Wear a hat whenever you are outdoors until your hair transplant surgeon advises you otherwise.

This will protect your new hairs from the harsh elements of UV, wind and dust in the air.

Can I wear a bandana after a hair transplant?

After a hair transplant, it’s important to protect the newly transplanted hair follicles while they heal. The specific instructions for post-operative care will vary depending on the type of transplant you have received, so it’s important to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon.

It’s generally recommended to avoid anything that can cause friction or pressure on the scalp for the first few weeks after a hair transplant. This includes wearing tight hats, headbands, or anything that can rub against the scalp, as they can cause irritation or damage to the newly transplanted hair.

Wearing a bandana over the scalp may be permitted after a hair transplant, but it’s important to consult with your surgeon for proper instructions, as some surgeons may advise against it. If a bandana is allowed, it’s recommended to choose a loose-fitting, soft, and breathable material, and to avoid any tight-fitting or abrasive bandana or headwear.

It’s also important to remember that, during the first month post-surgery, it’s important to avoid any hair care product that contains harsh chemicals, such as dyes, styling products, or hair sprays, as they can cause damage to the transplanted hair.

It’s always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using any hair care product after a hair transplant, to ensure that it’s safe to use and won’t cause any irritation to the scalp.

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

Do you want to keep your hair without surgery? I get it … surgery can be expensive and frightening. Although it’s the most effective solution when things go bad and it helped me, you still experience some discomfort and have to take some time off from work.

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