Lifestyle changes needed for optimum hair transplant
April, 07 2023 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Specialist in Delhi)
Hair transplant surgery is one of the most effective treatments available for patients experiencing hair thinning or hair loss. With the advancement of technology, hair transplant surgeries nowadays are painless and permanent. While there is no magic wand to make that hair grow overnight after surgery, a few lifestyle changes might help you to boost hair growth after a transplant. Therefore, it’s important to consider a few do’s and don’ts before and after a Hair transplant surgery.
Eat a healthy and balanced diet that contains fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and proteins. You must supply your body with all the essential vitamins and nutrients that can help optimise the treatment. You could take iron, zinc, folic acid, biotin and vitamins to help boost hair growth. Ask your doctor for guidance.
Manage your stress. As stress is one of the leading causes of many health issues, including hair fall, you must find ways to control your stress. Light yoga and meditation could help you to manage your stress and reduce stress-induced hair fall.
Get a good night's rest. A healthy adult body needs a minimum of 7/9 hours of sleep to feel mentally and physically relaxed. If you are sleep deprived it could create stress in your body, resulting in hair loss.
Kick the butt or Stop Smoking (whichever you prefer)
If you are someone who is addicted to smoking, now is the best time to quit if you are considering hair transplant surgery. Smoking is dangerous for overall health more so for hair growth. Smoking increases blood pressure to a dangerous level and blood flow is essential for hair growth. Quit smoking a few months before undergoing the surgery.
Say No To Alcohol
Alcohol dehydrates the body and consumption of alcohol before or after surgery could have a severe impact on the treatment. It also increases blood pressure to a hazardous level, thus reducing blood flow to your head. Hence, it’s best to avoid alcohol for the first five days after a procedure.
Avoid harsh shampoos
Identify your scalp type and choose a shampoo that best suits your scalp type. Avoid shampoos that contain harsh chemicals such as sulphates, parabens and silicone.
Exercise after a hair transplant surgery? Take it slow
After a hair transplant surgery, it’s recommended that you avoid any physically straining activities such as exercising, running, cycling, speed walking, etc that would make you sweat profusely. Sweating irritates the scalp which can damage newly transplanted hair.
Too much styling
Keep that hair dryer and hair styling tools away as much as possible and avoid using colours on your hair. Exposing newly transplanted hair follicles to colouring agents and hot hair styling tools could potentially damage them.
Step out in the sun only if it’s necessary. When stepping out in the sun, make sure you cover your head with a hat or a scarf and apply sunscreen with SPF 50.
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