I just had a hair transplant 3 days ago and I have to play tennis outside. Can I put sunblock on my hair transplant grafts? I don’t want my grafts to burn. Any advice?
If you’re an active tennis player, your body will be making a lot of jerking and twisting movements not to mention sweating. In my opinion, this could put unnecessary tension and strain on the donor area so early after your hair transplantation procedure.
In my opinion, wait at least 2 weeks after your hair restoration procedure before playing any active sports and/or applying sunscreen to the scalp. If you will be spending a lot of time outside in general, wear a loose fitting hat for the first 10 days being careful not to touch the grafts with it. After 10 days, you can wear just about any hat that you’d like.
Above all else, follow the postoperative instructions provided by your hair transplant surgeon. Keep in mind that many hair restoration surgeons provide unique instructions that are distinct from one another. While one isn’t necessarily wrong or right, it’s always best to follow the instructions that your own hair surgeon provided.
Bill – Managing Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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