Best Products to Use Post-Procedure

Man shopping for hair productsRobotic FUE hair restoration is a permanent process and once you’re fully healed you can use any hair products you want. Shortly after the procedure, though, gentle products are better, and before or after hair restoration, some products better than others for a healthy scalp and hair.

What Products Are Best After a Hair Transplant?

For the first week after your ARTAS® hair restoration procedure, using baby shampoo is important. The transplant area can be tender and baby shampoo is gentle enough to minimize irritation. It’s even better to mix the baby shampoo with water in a cup and then wash with the diluted shampoo.

Be gentle massaging in the shampoo solution. Because your scalp may be tender it’s best not to let the shower beat on your head. Instead, rinse your hair by filling the cup with water and pouring it onto your scalp. Don’t rub your hair dry with a towel. Instead pat it gently with the towel.

What Hair Products Should I Avoid?

Not all hair products are created equal. Some ingredients are harsh on hair and scalp. Others are prone to building up on your hair, making it lifeless. Other products, like Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), are banned in the European Union due to safety concerns.

Unfortunately, one product hair experts regularly suggest you avoid is also extremely common – sulfates. They are frequently listed on labels as sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate as well as sodium laureth ether sulfate. Sulfates make shampoos and body washes feel sudsy but they’re also harsh on your hair and scalp. While they’re in a lot of products, inexpensive shampoo tends to have a higher percentage.

Other Haircare Ingredients to Avoid:

  • Parabens
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Silicones
  • Behentrimonium Chloride

What Hair Products Should I Use?

Natural shampoos, conditioners, and hair products are the best because they avoid ingredients that are harsh or drying. Look for ingredients like the ones below.

Hydrating Ingredients:

  • Argan oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Jojoba seed oil

Essential Oils:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Cedarwood oil

Vitamin Ingredients:

  • B5
  • D3
  • E

Fortifying Extracts:

  • Horsetail
  • Nettle
  • Willow bark


  • Keratin
  • Soy Proteins
  • Wheat proteins

Thanks to the growth of natural hair care many products are on the market using various combinations of the ingredients above and more are being made every day so an exhaustive list of recommended products is impossible. However, our clients have especially liked and seen good results with:

  • Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner by Pureology
  • Revitalize and Restore by Hair La Vie
  • Wen Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner

Whether you have a full head of hair, experiencing hair loss or have had a hair restoration procedure, avoiding harsh hair care products will improve the condition of your hair and scalp. Choosing products with beneficial ingredients will improve its feel and appearance.

Get a Free Hair Loss Evaluation

If you are experiencing hair loss, call RHRLI for a free consultation. My many years of experience as a hair restoration surgeon and my state-of-the-art facility using the ARTAS® Robot means that you will have an outstanding experience. Schedule your appointment at RHRLI by contacting us today.

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