Hairstyles to Choose After a Hair Transplant - All Styling and Care Tips Here
We awake each day with the intention of completing to-do lists. Our commitments to work, family and personal life all in the balance whilst juggling and blitzing through our morning routines - breakfast, dishes, shower, dressed and out of the door. We’ve become accustomed to our routines and something as simple like brushing our hair can be overlooked…until your hair becomes the one thing you think about most.
Did you know that hair loss affects around 50% of people in the UK? And it happens to men and women much to the stigma of the gender that surrounds hair loss. Hair loss is an emotional experience and it is nothing to be ashamed about, in fact starting a conversation around it is the first step to accepting the changes you are going through.
Fortunately, new advances in technology have provided solutions for hair transplants. With such significant advances in hair transplant technology over the past decade and higher success rates, the number of people seeking either Follicular Unit Transplants (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) treatments has dramatically increased in recent years.
If you are reading this now there may be a chance you have or someone you know has experienced hair loss and if you are reading this on behalf of someone then you are an excellent support.
Hairstyles to Choose After Your Hair Transplant
Your main priority when choosing a hair style should be comfort. You want to feel like yourself and choosing a hair style that reflects that. Alternatively, this may be a chance to try a completely new style out that you wouldn’t have attempted before. The process of styling your hair should be approached with optimism, patience and excitement for your new hair chapter.
After your transplant your hair will typically grow at a rate of half-an-inch per month. Whilst this process is starting it is best to gradually style your hair to correspond with the growth - work with the growth.
Male hairstyles to consider during this process are;
A timeless hair style that suits every man. The comb over is a cut that is close to the hairline and crown, with the option for different partings.
The Caesar cut is a relatively modern hair style which most men opt for as the hair is thinly cut and shaped on top with shaved on the sides and back.
This style gives you freedom to experiment and it involves using a hairdryer, brush, some wax or gel.
One of the most popular hair trends of 2016 and 2017 in a row, the man bun is a style that side parts your hair. It’s created by slicking your hair up and to the side, if you have a little more freedom you can use wax to pull all your hair back and let it fall to one side depending on your parting.
Female hairstyles depend on the length of your transplant however the hairstyles to consider during this process are;
A fringe involves a shaped cut to the front part of the hair so it sits over the forehead. Fringes can enhance the features of your face and dependant on your style preference a straight / ragged or ruffled cut can be styled with mousse / wax or swept to one side.
A pixie cut is perfect for a transitional healing process, it consists of a short hairstyle generally short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top. It is a variant of crop that is stylish and fashion forward.
This cut is perfect style for a new start on your hair journey. The hair is typically cut straight around the head, around jaw-level, often with a fringe or sweeping parting.
This short, neatly trimmed nature of this cut is the perfect style during your transition and offers the flexibility to cover any hair spots accordingly.
To ensure full recovery it is advised to not wash your hair until your scalp has healed properly. Once your hair is ready to be washed choosing the correct shampoo is vital. Your hair follicles at this time are very delicate so we suggest using a shampoo that is paraben free or is non-evasive. Although surgeons advise that using any brand of shampoo will be sufficient to use if you feel you want to take extra care then the AVEDA range and Johnsons Baby Shampoo is gentle.
A hairbrush can be an overlooked step in your hair routine yet using a comb or wooden brush is actually better for your hair. It’s softer on the hair as well as being an environmentally friendly option too.
Although it is not proven to stop hair loss silk pillows are gentler on hair and can be used to prolong hairstyles whilst providing a smooth surface for the hair to rest.
Showering for the first time presents a mix of emotions, you may be nervous at first to get your hair wet but equally it is an amazing experience. When washing your hair for the first time it is advised to use a temperature below 110 degrees.
Styling Products / Hair-dye
Styling your hair is an exciting step and you can start using hair spray, gel or mousse to hold your style in place about two weeks after the surgery. Hair-dye contains many chemicals so it is recommended that using these types of chemicals on your hair should be avoided until at least three weeks following hair transplant surgery. The transplanted hair follicles are usually more sensitive and might react in unexpected ways to the chemicals found in dyes or other products. Alternatively, you can dye your hair a few weeks before the surgery.