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How To Wash Hair After HAIR TRANSPLANT

In the video titled “How to wash hair after transplantation? All the steps and possible scab removal,” Dr. Chiara Insalaco explains in detail the postoperative procedures that patients must follow to ensure transplant success. These instructions are crucial because the success of a transplant depends not only on the skill of the surgeon, but also on the care the patient follows after surgery. The video is an important resource for anyone who is considering a hair transplant or has just undergone the procedure.

Hair care after transplant

The first step after a hair transplant, as Dr. Insalaco explains, is to shampoo 48 hours after the procedure. The patient can use a glass of lukewarm water and a drop of hair transplant-specific shampoo. This mixture can be gently poured over the transplanted area, which can be the frontal area or the crown of the head. This process, although simple, is critical for the health of the transplanted hair and the prevention of any complications.

In the first week, the patient should shampoo and gently dab the transplanted area with fingertips. This helps to soften the scabs that have formed in a gentle and nonaggressive manner. The presence of scabs is a normal and welcome physiological process, but it is important to soften and gradually remove them with post-transplant treatment. This process of softening and scab removal is critical to ensure that the transplanted hair takes root properly and that the scalp remains healthy.

The scab removal process

From day 8 to day 10, the patient can begin massaging with shampoo, again with water in a glass that is gently poured over the transplanted area. A rotary motion can be made with the fingertips. From day 10 onward, the patient can take a classic shower, but it is advised not to be too aggressive and not to tear the follicular units with the nails. This advice is especially important to avoid damaging the transplanted hair and scalp.

In addition to shampooing, Dr. Insalaco recommends the use of good oils that can gently soften the scabs and aid their removal. It is normal and correct for scabs to be present initially, but at some point they must be helped to disappear. Their prolonged presence on the arearicept can compromise a transplant. This is a crucial aspect of the post-transplant care process that should not be neglected.

Importance of scab removal

Some patients, frightened by the idea of maneuvering and touching the transplanted area after transplantation, avoid shampooing and removing scabs. This is a serious mistake, as Dr. Insalaco points out. If scabs remain too long, they can take root, create inflammation and leave scars. After 13 to 15 days, you need these scabs to disappear, and then you need to help them disappear a little more vigorously.

Scab removal is a critical step in the post-transplant care process. Scabs, if left for too long, can lead to complications such as inflammation and scarring, which can jeopardize the success of the transplant. Therefore, it is critical to follow the surgeon’s instructions and remove scabs in a timely and appropriate manner.


Postoperative care is a key aspect of ensuring a successful hair transplant. Carefully following the instructions provided by the surgeon, such as those detailed by Dr. Chiara Insalaco, can make the difference between a successful and a less successful transplant. Remembering to wash the hair gently, to soften and remove scabs gradually, and not to be too aggressive when showering can help ensure that the transplanted hair takes root properly and that the scalp remains healthy.

Final Considerations

Finally, it is important not to be afraid to touch the transplanted area and remove scabs when the time is right to avoid long-term complications. Dr. Insalaco stresses the importance of this step, noting that patients who avoid touching the transplanted area or removing scabs may end up jeopardizing the success of their transplant. Following these instructions can help ensure that the hair transplant is a success and that patients enjoy the long-term benefits of a healthy scalp and full, natural hair.