Is It Safe to Wear a Hat after Hair Transplant Surgery?
Most men and women after a hair transplant surgery want to conceal any visible evidence that shows their recent hair transplant. The recovery time is very short after the hair transplant procedure. But still, they find it uncomfortable or embarrassing. That is why they want to put on a hat to conceal the hair transplant.
For any reason, if you wish to wear a hat after the hair transplant operation, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind. You need to wait for a certain amount of time after the hair transplant operation before you can put a hat on.
If you do it before the recommended time, you can harm the newly transplanted hair grafts or cause your scalp to itch more than it should. So if you do not want to cause any complications after the hair transplant operation, do not wear a hat until your scalp is ready for it.
When Can You Wear a Hat after the Hair Transplant Operation?
Most of the patients want to conceal the appearance of their scalps after the hair transplant surgery. And the first thing they think of is putting on a hat. But it is a very bad idea, especially if you do it right after the surgery. Because the newly transplanted hair grafts are going to be very fragile in the first couple of days after the surgery, and any physical trauma can harm the hair grafts.
If you think that you cannot wait a couple of days before you put on a hat for concealing your hair, there are other things that you can do. You can put on a very loose hat, or perhaps a hoodie. But you need to make sure that it is really loose and it does not come into direct contact with the hair grafts.
However, if you are willing to follow your doctor’s instructions and do not want to take any risks, that is a better option. If you follow the proper instructions, you should wait for about five to six days after the hair transplant operation. This is the minimum amount of time required for the hair grafts to hold tighter to their places. After you wait for this long, you can put on your hat.
For being totally sure that you are not risking the hair grafts, you can always consult your doctor. You can call him or arrange an appointment to visit him personally. He is going to tell you whether you are ready to wear a hat or not. And remember that the hats are not the only stuff that you need to avoid. Anything that can come into direct contact with the newly transplanted hair grafts has to be avoided. esteGrande Instagram