The first hair wash after hair transplantation is one of the most important steps after the operation and it needs utmost attention. After the transplantation, the skin forms clots and crusts in the hair transplant (recipient) areas of the scalp in three days. This is absolutely normal situation and a part of the healing process.
However, as long as the clots remain in the skin, it prevents the hair follicles from breathing. Hair follicles need plenty of oxygen to heal and stay strong. Therefore, it is necessary to remove the crusting in the transplanted area.
It is also very important to clean the crusts after hair transplantation without damaging the newly transplanted grafts. This is called the “first wash after hair transplantation.”
The first wash after hair transplantation requires great care because there is a risk of possible damage to the hair follicles during this procedure.
In order to complete the first washing process harmlessly, it is necessary to follow some certain rules.
A proper first wash greatly increases the success rate of hair transplantation.
In the first wash, the crusts formed in the hair follicles are softened and separated from the hair roots with the process.
Here is an example of a successful first wash as we practice always in Cosmedica Clinic:
In this way, newly transplanted grafts breathe comfortably.
After your hair transplantation and subsequent series washing with a great care, the newly transplanted hair is held in a healthy way, cleaned and extended.