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How should I sleep after a hair transplant ?

Léa Prague on February 26, 2022 0 Comments • Tags: #cares #hairtransplant #postoperative

How should I sleep after a hair transplant ?

Undergoing a hair transplant is a significant step towards regaining confidence and restoring a fuller head of hair. While the procedure itself is crucial, the recovery phase is equally important to ensure optimal results. Among the various aspects of recovery, sleep after a hair transplant plays a vital role in the healing process and overall well-being. Yet, for many individuals who have recently undergone a hair transplant in Turkey, achieving restful nights can be a challenging task.

The importance of quality sleep cannot be overstated, as it aids in the body’s natural healing mechanisms, rejuvenates both the mind and body and promotes faster recovery. However, after a hair transplant, individuals may encounter discomfort, swelling, or anxiety, all of which can disrupt their sleep patterns and hinder the recovery process.

In this article, we will explore effective strategies and techniques to achieve quality sleep after a hair transplant. We will delve into practical tips that can significantly enhance your sleep quality and promote an optimal healing experience.

The first night of sleep after a hair transplant

During the first night of sleep after a hair transplant, it is advisable to avoid the transplanted area coming into contact with the pillow or bed. We recommend that you sleep in a 45-degree incline position, with your mouth facing up. This position should be maintained for the first four nights.

After this period, we strongly recommend applying a saline or physiological solution to the transplanted area to hydrate the follicles and speed up the healing process. In addition, you will need to wash as instructed, using the lotion and shampoo provided by the HairBack Clinic.

First 5 days of sleep after a hair transplant

After the first five days, you can start to gently wash the area, always using your fingertips and doing very light massages. This will help to remove the scabs present on the scalp gradually. Remember to avoid any friction on the scalp, even while sleeping, in order not to damage the new follicles.

2 weeks of sleep after a hair transplant

After two weeks, the follicles will be well anchored in the hair tissue, and you can resume your daily routine, including sleeping as you did before the transplant, taking into account the necessary precautions to protect your new hair (avoiding head bangs or contact sports).

First month of sleep after a hair transplant

At the beginning of the first month, you may experience a temporary phase of hair loss known as “shock loss“. We advise you to protect yourself from the sun as much as possible during this period. The implanted follicles will begin to shed, but the real growth phase will begin shortly thereafter. The follicles with thin hair will thicken and strengthen, and 12 months after the hair transplant, you will be able to appreciate the final results.

First year after a  hair transplant

At HairBack Clinic, we care about your well-being and want you to enjoy the results of your hair transplant in Turkey. Remember that properly caring for your new hair is essential for at least the first year after implantation. Wash your hair frequently (2 to 3 times a week) to maintain a clean, healthy scalp. Avoid tying or combing your hair to avoid damaging it. Enjoy your results, and take care of your new hair.


To conclude this article, we want to highlight the importance of following the treatments mentioned above and following the recommendations provided by the HairBack Clinic. These simple measures will ensure lasting results for your hair transplant. If you have any doubts about how to apply the treatments correctly or if you need assistance, feel free to contact our team by email or speak to your consultant by telephone. Remember that the success of your hair transplant also depends on you. Trust HairBack Clinic, the best hair transplant clinic in Turkey.

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