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Hair Transplant Recovery Timeline: Month by Month Growth Guide

Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women. The most effective way to solve this problem is hair transplantation. In this blog post, we have provided a comprehensive guide on the changes you will experience month by month after hair transplantation, expected developments, how to manage the process and hair transplant recovery. We wish you a pleasant reading.

How Long Does It Take For Hair To Regrow After Hair Transplant?

After hair transplantation, hair regrowth and results are usually seen in several stages. Although the healing process after the procedure varies from person to person, it can take up to a year for full hair regrowth. However, if you regularly follow the instructions and apply regular care, this period will be much shorter.

Month by Month Hair Transplant Results

In order for you to better understand the changes in your hair after hair transplantation, we have listed the changes that can be observed on a monthly basis below:

Hair Transplant After 7 Days

One week after the hair transplant, it is normal to experience itching and mild pain during the process of shedding the scabs. This is part of the healing process. If you feel discomfort, you can use painkillers recommended by your doctor. It is also important to avoid washing your hair for the time your doctor has prescribed. You should avoid touching your scalp, towel drying hard and scratching your scalp.

Hair Transplant After 2 Weeks 

Two weeks after the hair transplant, most of the scabs in the transplanted area begin to fall off during this time. This is a natural part of the healing process and indicates a healthy settlement of the hair follicles. However, you should not try to remove the scabs that do not fall off. Because forcibly trying to remove the scabs will cause scalp irritation. Towards the end of the two-week period, some of the transplanted hair follicles may enter the shock shedding phase. This phase is a normal process for hair follicles to start growing in a healthy way.

Hair Transplant After 1 Month

One month after the hair transplant, the shock shedding phase of the transplanted hair may still be ongoing or may have ended. This situation varies from person to person. The sensitivity of the hair is greatly reduced and the scabs and redness are gone. Your hair washing routine returns to normal during this period.

Hair Transplant After 2 Months

Two months after hair transplantation, the shock shedding phase ends in most patients. New hair begins to grow from the hair follicles. These hairs may be thin and delicate at first. The thin hair will become thicker and stronger over time. During this process, you can make it stronger by using care products suitable for hair transplantation.

Hair Transplant After 3 Months

Three months after a hair transplant, your hair strands may still look thin. Use care products regularly during this period. Your hair will continue to grow slowly during this period. You need to be patient to see the full results.

Hair Transplant After 4-5 Months

4-5 months after hair transplantation, it is noticeable that your hair grows significantly and gains a natural appearance. Hair strands become thicker and stronger. During this period, do not neglect your hair care and maintain your regular care routine.

Hair Transplant After 6 Months

Six months after hair transplantation, the hair follicles heal and become stronger. Therefore, hair density increases and a more pronounced fullness is seen in the hair transplantation area. Six months after hair transplantation, the person usually has a more pronounced hair density and shape. However, the healing process can often take up to 12 months to see full and final results.

Hair Transplant After 9-12 Months

Usually, 9-12 months after the hair transplantation, the final results of the hair transplantation appear and the healing process is completed. The hair reaches the required length and permanent results appear. Hair strands thicken, hair density increases and gains a natural appearance.

What are the Growth Rates of Grafts Month by Month in the Hair Growth Phase?

After hair transplantation, the growth rates and stages of the grafts usually progress at a certain level. However, this period may vary from person to person. Below you can find the average growth rates of the grafts according to the months:

  • In the first few weeks after a hair transplant, most of the transplanted grafts settle, but the transplanted hair usually falls out. This is a normal process known as "shock shedding" and makes room for new hair to grow.
  • After 2-3 months the hair follicles grow very little.
  • After 3-4 months, new hair grows and this hair is thin and soft.
  • Hair growth becomes evident 4-6 months after hair transplantation.
  • 6-9 months after hair transplantation, the hair becomes thicker.
  • After 12-18 months, you can see the final density and quality. The hair has a natural appearance and the texture and thickness of the hair improves even more.

Hair Transplant Post-Op Aftercare

Hair care after hair transplantation is very important to speed up the healing process and achieve the best results. Applying the right care methods during this period helps the transplanted hair follicles to settle in a healthy way and new hair to grow strongly. Below you can find what you need to do for hair care:

  • In the first few days after hair transplantation, it is important to keep the treated area clean and moisturized. You can use Haarex spray in this process.
  • You need to use a special shampoo when washing your hair. You can use Haarex shampoo and Mossi hair loss shampoo for this.
  • Avoiding activities such as heavy exercise, swimming and sauna for the first few weeks is beneficial for the healing process. You should also avoid accessories such as hats that will put direct pressure on the transplanted area.
  • It is important to avoid direct sunlight exposure to the transplanted area for the first few months. The sun's harmful UV rays can negatively affect the healing process.
  • It is important not to touch or scratch the transplanted area for the roots to settle in a healthy way.
  • It is important to go to the doctor regularly after hair transplantation to see how the process is progressing and to get information about additional treatments if necessary.

Normal Life After Hair Transplant

  • Most people prefer to rest at home for the first few days after the procedure. As the healing process progresses and the person feels more comfortable, they can gradually return to social activities.
  • If you are a sports person, you can return to sports 14 days after the hair transplant procedure.
  • Even if you feel good 1-2 days after the procedure, it is recommended not to return to work immediately. It will be much healthier to return to work after 1 week.
  • One of the most curious questions is "can i wear a hat after a hair transplant?". You cannot wear a hat for a while after hair transplantation. You can wear a hat 1 week after the procedure.

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Hair Transplant Recovery Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage of hair grows 5 months after hair transplant?

Five months after hair transplantation, about 30% of the hair grows. You need to wait 9-12 months to see the full results.

Is 6 months hair transplant still thin?

Hair begins to thicken 6 months after hair transplantation. However, this process may vary from person to person. If you continue your hair care regularly during this period, your hair strands will become thicker and stronger.

Does hair color change after hair transplantation?

No, hair color does not change after hair transplantation. The transplanted hair retains its original color.