It is highly recommended that patients who are undergoing hair replacement treatment refrain from heavy exercise for ten to fourteen days after the surgery. Patients may wear loose-fitting hats directly after their hair restoration surgery, but hard hats or tight-fitting helmets are not recommended for two weeks. The transplanted hair is delicate and needs to be kept safe, as there is always the danger of the new follicles being ripped out due to excessive strain. However, after the sutures have been removed, all normal activity can be resumed safely.
The scalp may be gently shampooed from the third day after transplantation. Direct stimulation of the head helps to keep the blood flowing, which in turn, stimulates and assists in the new hair growth. We give full written instructions which go on to explain the pre- and postoperative routine in detail and these are given to all patients prior to all surgical hair restoration procedures.