Many patients use hats to help cover up the signs that they have had a hair transplant but we do advise being cautious when it comes to wearing one so soon after you have had the procedure. Surgeon’s recommendations may vary on this topic but overall we generally recommend waiting 7-10 days before wearing a hat to avoid the risk of damaging any of the hair follicles.
In the early stages, the hat must be placed carefully on your head and if you feel any tightness, rubbing or general uncomfortableness then it is best to remove it as soon as possible. You should try and look for a hat that is slightly looser and sits as wide as possible around the head, if a hat is too tight it may stick to the follicles and cause unnecessary damage.
It is also best to only wear a hat when necessary, wearing them for extended periods of time at this early stage may cause increased sensitivity as your scalp will still be delicate from the procedure.
Helmets should be avoided for 2-3 weeks.
The team here at The Private Clinic will provide you with all the necessary information that you need to care for your new hair follicles after your FUE Hair Transplant procedure. We are always on hand to answer any additional questions about each stage of the procedure. If you are thinking about having a hair transplant contact us to find out more.