People who are genetically predisposed to hair loss, in particular, are adversely affected very quickly by a lack of nutrition.
The growth and development of the roots take approximately 6 months after the hair transplant surgery. Adopting a healthy nutrition program during this process will help to speed up recovery.
- Protein intake after hair transplant
Hair is structurally made up of protein. As a result, in order to promote the growth of new hair, you should ensure that your body receives adequate protein. Remember to eat a variety of protein sources that are high in amino acids, such as chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, and raw nuts.
- Omega-3 intake after hair transplant
Fatty acids have important functions in the body and are recommended to aid in the healing process. Omega-3-rich foods include mackerel, herring, and salmon, as well as flaxseed, walnuts, and avocado.
- Vitamins intake after hair transplant
Vitamins are important supplements that are found in many diets. Following hair transplant surgery, it is advised to eat foods high in vitamins (particularly vitamin B), such as brown rice, broccoli, spinach, grain pasta, black beans, lettuce, pepper, almond, and zucchini.
It is also a good idea to take care of nutrients containing magnesium, zinc, calcium, and iron. These elements will strengthen the hair follicles and allow for a quick transition to the growth phase.
- Foods To Avoid After Hair Transplant
Although smoking is not considered a food supplement, we would like to remind you that you should avoid all tobacco products, particularly cigarettes, for at least two weeks following the surgery.
- Alcohol intake after hair transplant
As with smoking, it is strongly advised to abstain from alcohol for at least two weeks following surgery.
- Coffee after hair transplant
It is not advised to drink coffee the day after surgery. Your doctor can give you specific instructions on how long you should abstain from coffee.
- Excessive fatty foods after hair transplant
Foods high in saturated fat should be avoided. Fast food-style foods, in particular, cause cardiovascular disease and obesity and should not be included in your diet during the recovery period.
- Processed foods after hair transplant
Packaged foods containing various chemicals and large amounts of salt, sugar, and sweetening syrup, such as cake, cookies, margarine, chocolate, chips; sausage, bologna, and salami, should be avoided in the post-operative period.