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Wearing Swim Caps after Hair Restoration

Nothing feels good like taking quick wade in the river, sea or ocean, or a dip in the pool. However, if you have just had a hair transplant in Turkey, then you should abstain from taking a dip. Swimming after Hair Transplant can pose dangers to your newly transplanted hair follicles. So, you should wait until you have recovered completely before you swim. However, you can swim, scuba dive or wear a swimming cap fearlessly after a period of 30 days.

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It’s strongly recommended to wear a swimming cap while swimming in a pool.

In this post, we have highlighted some of the main reasons why wearing swimming caps after hair restoration can help protect your hair and head from potential dangers that you may face when swimming after a hair transplant.

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It’s also recommended to wear a swimming cap while swimming in salty water after the hair transplant.

The Importance of the Swimming Caps after Hair Transplant

1. Protecting you from the Dangers of Chlorinated Water

Of course, chlorinated water helps in keeping viruses and bacteria in the water under control. However, they could potentially have a ruinous impact on hair grafts. Research shows that chlorinated water damages hair graft after surgery. So, instead of risking the results of surgery, you should either avoid swimming after a hair transplant or wear a swimming cap every time you are having a dip.

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You can swim freely without wearing the cap if you want, 4 months after the hair transplant.

If you want to swim without wearing swimming caps, you will have to wait for about 4 months before you can safely swim without exposing your hair grafts to the dangers of chlorinated water. By the end of the 4 months, the donor part of the scalp and the hair graft will have probably healed.

2. Protecting you from the Ocean Water

Years ago, many surgeons used to recommend that you take a dip into the ocean not long after a hair transplant because saltwater was widely believed to boost the healing process. However, the ocean today is no longer a clean place as it was the case years ago. It contains several contaminants which can potentially damage your scalp and donor areas if they have not healed properly. Wearing swimming caps keeps your scalp, donor area and head dry when you swim and therefore keeps any dangers posed by ocean water at bay.

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The same applies to scuba diving.

3. Protecting you from the Dangers of Freshwater

Freshwater also has several potential contaminants in it. This, therefore, means that exposing your head to the freshwater body increases the risk of post-surgical infection.

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Saltwater doesn’t improve hair growth.

4. Protecting the Scalp from Physical Damage

When you swim, the water rubs your hair scalps and the donor areas. This can potentially cause damage and prolongs the healing process. Wearing a swimming cap when swimming prevents water from physically damaging the scalps and donor area.

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