Swimming after Hair Transplant
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 with us in Turkey and you want to get the maximum benefit , then you should abstain from taking a dip for a specified period that we will tell you about now. The Swimming after Hair Transplant can pose dangers to your newly nice transplanted hair follicles. So, you should wait until you have recovered completely before you decide to swim again. However, you can swim, scuba dive or wear a swimming cap fearlessly after a period of 30 days which is a short time.
In this post, we have highlighted some of the main reasons why wearing a swimming caps after hair restoration that can help protect your hair and head from potential dangers that you may face when start swimming after a hair transplant surgery.
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 the new hair graft after hair trasplant surgery. So, instead of risking the results of surgery, you should either avoid swimming after a hair transplant or you can wear a swimming cap every time you are having a dip.
If you want to swim without wearing any swimming caps, you will have to wait only for about 4 months before you can safely swim without exposing your new hair grafts to the dangers of chlorinated water. By the end of the period which is 4 months, the donor part of the scalp and the new hair graft will have probably healed well.
2. Protecting you from the Ocean Water at Swimming after Hair Transplant
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 or go deep in water and therefore keeps any dangers posed by ocean water and sea water at bay.
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 can highly increases the risk of post-surgical infection.
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.