After Hair Transplant Care In Hair Restoration Surgery News

After hair transplant care is an important subject that patients who undergo a hair transplant procedure need to know and follow religiously.

All patients who had a hair transplant surgery using a strip technique usually leave our hair transplant center with a bandage around their head. The bandage is used only to support the newly closed donor wound on the back of scalp. Patients are given prescription for pain and anti-inflammatory medications for first few days after surgery. The first night after hair transplant surgery, patient needs to be careful not to rub or scratch the transplanted area. It is recommend that all patients take it easy for the first days and avoid heavy physical exercises.

Those patients need to come back for physician evaluation and hair wash the day after surgery. During this first visit, the bandage is removed and donor wound and the transplanted hair is assessed. The donor and recipient areas need to be washed very carefully while teaching the patient how to wash it at home during day two to four after hair transplantation. Hair wash after hair transplant surgery needs to be done twice a day with a special method to minimize the probability of dislodging the grafts. Patients ask if they can skip washing hair within the first few days to avoid damaging the grafts. The answer is "No". Hair wash is a key step in hair transplant care that guarantees the normal growth of the transplanted hair follicular grafts.

We have a few restrictions in patient's activities after hair transplants. Some clinicians recommend very strict rules for physical activities. It is preferred that patient keeps his normal daily activities with some minor limitations. The activities that add to the tension of the wound edges at donor area should be avoided for the first four weeks after surgery. Those activities are: extreme bending of neck and heavy weight lifting.

Hair Transplant patients need to go back to hair transplant clinic at day ten after hair transplant surgery to remove the staples (for patients who had strip surgery and donor is closed with metal staples) and to reevaluate the donor and recipient area. For the patients who have their donor closed with absorbable sutures, it is recommended to be seen in ten days to assess the healthiness of recipient and donor area, which includes patient's who had FUE, eyebrow hair transplant, hair transplant repair or body hair transplants. All follow up visits are included in the initial cost of hair transplant surgery and patients will not be charged for any follow up visits.

Hair restoration surgery patient should avoid direct sun exposure to the recipient area for about six months after follicular unit transplant surgery. Extreme and direct sun exposure may harm the growing grafts. Sun contact may also cause skin changing the skin color.

The final follow up appointment for their after hair transplant care is between months ten to eleven after their hair transplant surgery, when transplanted hair grows to its final thickness and length. At last session Dr. Parsa Mohebi evaluates the transplanted hair grafts and assesses the finial size and condition of donor scar. This visit is a good time for patients who want to consider a repeat surgery to increase the density of hair or cover the areas that have not been completely covered with first hair transplant surgery due to the limited scalp laxity or extended balding area. All patients who are planning for a repeat surgery do not have to wait that long and a repeat surgery could be done any time after month 5 after the initial hair transplant procedure.

Patients of hair restoration should be seen as needed in addition to the above mentioned visits for a variety of different reasons and a great patient-physician relationship is an important part of the success of the hair restoration procedures at US Hair Restoration Clinics.

Greasy Hair News

Does your hair look oily, dirty and sticks to your head even though you just washed it yesterday? It can be embarrassing as others probably think that you have not bathed for a week or you just could not be bothered washing your hair. Well, the problem is actually down to the sebaceous glands producing too much oil. These glands lie just benefit the surface of your skin and they secret sebum which is a mixture of fatty acids that actually help to protect your scalp. You probably have an over active amount of glands that secret this stuff out like there's no tomorrow. It can be down to a number things, some of which is out of your control and others you can take action.

One of the reasons is down to genetics, which there is not much you can do about that unfortunately. But, there are things that you can do to help control the problem, so read on. Other factors could be down to stress, or a bad diet.

Choose a shampoo that is high in lauryl sulphate and low in any conditioners such as lenolin. This will help to remove the oil within the hair and the scalp. Even if you do not have dandruff, you can also try an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains coal tar. These types of shampoos tend to dry out even the most oilieset hair. It may be a bit obvious, but you do need to shampoo your hair every day. In hotter weather, especially if it is humid, you may need to wash your hair twice. Take your time when it comes to shampooing, make sure you leave it on your hair for several minutes. This will give it time to remove the oil properly. Make sure you thoroughly rinse out the shampoo and then repeat the process again a second time. Remember to not use an conditioner afterwards as this will just put back the oil you have just washed away.

Instead of rinsing in water, try use a strong rosemary tea. This herb contains oils that help to control your scalp from over producing oil. To make the rinse solution, pour a cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of treated rosemary. After about 30 minutes, strain the water into a container and allow to cool down. After your final hair rinse, splash your hair with this water. You do not have to rinse it off afterwards, unless you do not like the fragrance of the herb.

How to Take Care of Black Children's Hair Appropriately News

Do you really know how to take care of black children's hair? Of course you know because it is just similar to taking care of you own hair. Black hair is a result of the proper caring of it. You simply have to do extra effort to maintain the loveliness of it.

You should shampoo the black hair with the specific shampoo that will suit your children's flowing hair. As they will grow older, you can use conditioners that will help keep their hair moist and will act as a hydrating agent. Conditioners should not be done everyday because this will cause cause falling of hair.

Conditioners you will buy should contain the natural oils so that the black hair of your children will nourish further and will not get so dry. You should comb your children's hair lightly and gently starting at the base of the hair. Avoid using fine tooth combs but instead use combs that have wide tooth.

Put your hand above the spot you are combing so that the children would not experience pain. Do not super tight the braids and or pigtails because this can damage the hair and can cause breakage. Another tip on how to take care of black children's hair is by limiting the use of beads since this can cause trauma because some of the beads are heavy so one should use appropriate accessories at the right time to avoid any problem. When the hair is kinky then it is better to use a good detangling spray. So these are some of the tips on how to take care of a black children's hair.

Hand Dryers VS Paper Towels: Balancing Safety With the Environment News

In public restrooms often both paper towels and air dryers are available. Which do you choose? Which is the better choice?

Well, that depends on your perspective.

The Safer Choice

The most sanitary choice is to choose the towels, but it might not be for the reason you think. Urban myths have spread about bacteria that is blown out of the blowers, but there is no scientific evidence to support this theory according to Snopes.com. It's actually the skin-on-skin friction that occurs when using hand dryers that makes it less sanitary. This process of rubbing the hands together actually releases germs living below the skin's surface; something that does not occur with the friction that occurs when wiping hands with a paper towel. If the environmental impact eats away at you, keep a zip-lock baggie in your bag or purse and put your used paper towels in them to be placed in your compost at home. It does not save on the number of paper towels used but it's one less that will end up in a landfill.

The Environmentally Friendly Choice

The environment friendly choice, however, is the air dryer. Over 3000 tons of paper towels end up in landfills each year in the US alone according to http://www.greenandsave.com/ , and even though paper towels can be made out of recycled paper and they can go in your compost, public restrooms generally do not compost their paper towel waste.

Hand dryers do not get off Scott-free in terms of the environment because since they do require electricity to run, but do not let that tempt you into forgoing drying your hands at all, or wiping them on your shirt. That's the worst choice in terms of germs because wet hands act as magnets for germs and provides a breeding ground.

The Responsible Choice

So where does that leave you? The safest and most environmentally friendly choice is to use the air dryers but hold your hands under the air flow without rubbing them together, and to dry them completely. If you do not dry your hands completely, you are doing little to protect yourself from picking up and spreading germs.

Easier said than done, some say. It's hard to follow through when there is a line of people waiting for a dryer. Fortunately, super dryers, which are far more powerful and can dry wet hands in seconds, are becoming more common in restrooms all across North America. The environmental impact of the electricity used is still less than that for the production and distribution of paper towels ehow.com . But until they are placed in public restrooms everywhere, those in line behind you will just have to wait!

Relaxed Hair Care: Pre-Poo Treatment News

I know the term pre-poo sounds a little weird, but it can be a useful part of our relaxed hair care routine. Just like co-wash is short for conditioning-wash, pre-poo is short for pre-shampoo.

Each time we wash our hair puts puts stress on it which can cause breakage and damage to the hair. A pre-poo treatment is a way to condition and protect your hair cuticles prior to shampooing, and should be done every time you wash your hair.

There are several ways to perform this treatment and it can easily be done at home. You can either use oils or conditioner, and you can choose whether or not to apply heat during the treatment. As you experiment with different products you will discover what works best for your hair.

Relaxed Hair Care Pre-Poo Treatment Step by Step

First be aware that this treatment is performed on dry hair. Just like a sponge will absorb more water, dry hair looks to absorb more of the product. Divide your hair into four section using clips to hold them in place and out of the way while you work with one section at a time.

Next choose either oil or conditioner. If you choose conditioner, you might want to use one that has a thick consistency which will stay on your hair better. If you prefer oil, I would suggest any of the following:

  • Almond Oil
  • Basil Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Vitamin E

You can just use one type of oil, in which case I would suggest almond, jojoba or olive oil, or feel free to experiment by combining several oils to achieve the desired results.

Now apply the oil (or conditioner) one section at a time to your dry hair and / or scalp. Some people like to apply this treatment only to their scalp and new growth when they are stretching their relaxer. If you apply it to the entire length of your hair, just make sure that each strand is covered. Each of us should choose what's best for us as we learn how to properly care for our hair .

Once the oil (or conditioner) has been applied to all sections, cover your hair with a plastic cap. For extra conditioning you can either cover the plastic cap with a hot, damp towel, or sit under a hair drier. If you use heat, 30 to 60 minutes should be sufficient depending on the thickness of your hair and the desired conditioning.

Some people who choose not to use heat will apply the oil treatment at night and sleep in the plastic cap. This is not recommended if you choose to use conditioner for the pre-poo relaxed hair care treatment. Doing so will leave your hair with a mushy feel to it. You also risk the conditioner drying out and sticking to your hair making it harder to rinse out.

The final step is to rinse your hair and proceed with your normal washing routine of shampoo and conditioner (or deep conditioning condition) as you normally would.

As mentioned earlier, experiment to see what works best for your hair. After trying a pre-poo treatment I believe you will want to make it a regular part of your relaxed hair care routine.