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Wearing Shemagh after Hair Transplant Procedure

Shemagh is the distinguishing characteristic of Arabs and their ornament, carrying between its folds signs referring to the identity of the person wearing it, define his elegance, and sometimes his community and affiliation. Wearing head covering was common among peoples in the past and nowadays, Arabs were distinguished by wearing Shemagh as a head cover.

Arab head cover usually consists of a piece of ornamented cloth, woven of linen or cotton, folded as a triangle and a man puts it on his head. It is considered a traditional outfit, and even formal outfit in many Arab countries like the Gulf countries. Some careers require wearing Shemagh during official working hours. Therefore, Clinicana Hair Transplant Center in Istanbul, Turkey receives many questions from the clients wondering about the possibility of wearing Shemagh, keffiyeh or Ghutrah after the hair transplant procedure, and when can they wear such head covers?

This Question is Answered by Specialist Doctors at Clinicana Hair Transplant Center in Istanbul:

In fact, doctors have various opinions concerning this issue, however, wearing head covers like hats, Shemagh and others requires knowing hair growth steps to determine the appropriate time for it. During the first 10 days after the hair transplant, implanted hair follicles are weak and not stable, they need some time to be settled in the scalp, during this period nothing can be used to cover the head like Shemagh or hats, except for the medical hat provided by Clinicana Center that protects the head without hurting the implanted follicles. After 10 days from the hair transplant, the follicles become somehow settled, however, they still need more time to settle more.

Some doctors say that wearing Shemagh can be resumed after 10 days, while other doctors prefer waiting until the third week after the hair transplant procedure to ensure more stability and settlement of the implanted follicles so that they are not affected by wearing Shemagh, which is considered better. However, it is better to consult the specialist doctor following up with your condition to evaluate it properly.

What are the Recommendations for Wearing Shemagh after Hair Transplant Procedure?

The Shemagh should not be so tight; one should pay attention to the importance of not pressing down the implanted area. It is preferred that Shemagh is not thick so that it does not cause the implanted area to sweat during the first two months. It is well known that Shemagh covers the head, thus it will protect the growing hair follicles from sunlight and hide the trace of hair transplant procedure and scars in the donor area until they heal.
Finally, you should know that it is normal to feel a radical change when you redesign your appearance and form. You should psychologically adapt to the hair transplant procedures and its requirements, especially if you are dealing with expert and experienced doctors like the medical team at Clinicana Hair Transplant Center in Istanbul.