Nobody likes feeling itchy. We try many things to stop the itching as quickly as possible. Especially after a hair transplant, everyone has an itchy scalp. Having an itchy scalp after a hair transplant can be caused by anything. Generally, it occurs because of the scabs on the hair roots. Itching may last for about 20 days. If you feel itchy due to allergies or infections, you should consult a specialist to understand the problem.

Why do you feel your scalp itchy after a hair transplant?

There are many reasons for an itchy scalp after a hair transplant. The main reason is the forming scabs on your scalp which are a part of the healing process. Scabs forming is a natural condition which occurs after operations in order to heal the scalp. Another reason for itching is that products such as shampoos, creams, and sprays cause allergic reactions in the body due to various reasons. Also, the growth of the hair follicles and the micro holes in the scalp getting an infection can be the reason of feeling itchy after a hair transplant operation. If you feel itchy after a hair transplant and scratch your scalp, it may cause an infection. And the hair follicles may not heal and grow properly if you scratch them. If you experience such condition, you need to consult your specialist. You should also avoid temperature changes because sweating is among the conditions which cause itching.

How to get rid of feeling itchy after a hair transplant?

Feeling itchy after an operation lasts for about 15-20 days. If you still feel itchy after 20 days, you can consult to your specialist and use creams and solutions according to his/her prescription. If this does not work either, your specialist may give you pills to relieve the itching. In order to avoid this condition, you should wash your hair as your specialist’s recommendation. Scabs are one of the biggest causes of feeling itchy and using the right shampoo and creams at the right time heals and removes them. That is why you should take special care of the times you wash your hair and using the products which your specialist recommended and avoid temperature changes as much as you can. You should avoid damaging the hair follicles and never scratch your scalp.