Do you want to finally get a haircut and add some tidiness and style to your newly transplanted hair?
When getting a hair cut after a transplant, three factors come into play: time, healing, and length. It needs to be long enough, and there shouldn’t be any unhealed wounds. A haircut is typically possible after 3 months of having a hair transplant.
Can you get a haircut after a hair transplant?
Initially, you will experience some hair loss after hair transplant surgery, your scalp will be sore. The last thing you will want is someone with scissors snipping near your wounds.
Hair regrowth varies from person to person, so it’s difficult to give a specific time, but in general, after three months, you could, in theory, get a haircut.
Following a transplant, you’ll need to follow some conditions. You shouldn’t cut your hair short, and clippers or razors should not be used on the transplant area.
Ask your barber to snip the ends of the hairs and make them uniform in length, do this for the first couple of times you visit the barber. You do not need any tugging of the hair or over-exuberance when it comes to washing your hair.
It’s probably a good idea to wash your hair before visiting the barber and allow him to wet the hair with a spray if needed before getting a trim.
When can I get a haircut after a hair transplant?
Wait for a minimum of 3 months. If you can wait longer and just have your barber trim your normal hair and avoid the transplanted grafts, this would give the newly transplanted grafts more opportunity to establish themselves.
Suppose you have any scabs or crustiness on your scalp. Skip getting your newly grafted hairs trimmed. You need to be as clean and sterile as possible until you have total healing.
Inform your barber only light combing if combing is needed. To be honest, it’s all common sense so, advise your barber to proceed with care, and they’ll oblige with your requests.
When can I touch my grafts after a hair transplant?
The urge to touch your scalp can be overwhelming, and if you have clean hands and fingers with short fingernails, you can touch your new hair grafts within hours.
You will experience itching. The best way to address the itch is to gently massage the scalp with a natural oil like almond oil to give relief from the itch.
It is also vital you keep your hair transplants moist. The best way is to massage through the day lightly and don’t let your scalp dry.
You must avoid any kind of scratching; this could dislodge the newly implanted hair follicles and cause them to fail.
Before touching your scalp and hair grafts, make sure your hands are spotlessly clean.