SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION (SMP) AFTERCARE – 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Hi, everybody. Marc Allen, Creative Scalps. This is seven things you should know about aftercare for your SMP, long term and short term. Let’s go.
1. KEEP YOUR SCALP DRY
Straight after each treatment session, you want to keep your scalp dry for up to four days. You may experience a bit of redness. You may experience a bit of an itchy scalp. This is all totally normal and it will subside after a few days. Also, if you want to, you can wear a hat during this process. Just make sure it’s something soft and loose and comfortable so it’s not going to irritate your skin whilst it’s healing.
2. MOISTURISE YOUR SCALP DURING THE HEALING STAGE
As the pigment heals under the skin, little tiny scabs may form. After two days, you can start to moisturise again. This will really help the healing process.
3. AVOID EXCESSIVE SWEATING POST SMP
Avoid excessive sweating. Stay away from any saunas, steam rooms, things that may cause excessive sweating. We recommend four days, but this can be flexible depending on how you feel. You may continue with the gym and exercise if you can refrain from excessive sweating. If you do overly sweat, then just get a paper towel and just blot away the sweat and that should dry out nicely.
4. WASHING YOUR SCALP AFTER SMP
Showering, washing, and getting water on your scalp. After four or five days, give your scalp a good wash with warm soapy water. Avoid any strong chemicals such as anti-dandruff shampoos or any hair growth products just for a few days. You may start to use these types of products again 10 days after each procedure.
5. CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL OR TAKE MEDICATION POST SMP
Medication and alcohol. Yes, you may drink alcohol and take any medications that you need to straight after any treatment.
6. CUTTING YOUR HAIR AFTER SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION
You can cut your hair again after day five with clippers or a shaver (especially if you have long hair), whichever is your preferred choice. Just be gentle on the scalp until after the 10-day period. From day 10 after any of your treatments, your scalp is pretty much healed.
7. SMP MAINTENANCE
Long-term maintenance of your SMP. We ask that you avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, this is because of the high chlorine level that could possibly affect the colour, so just up to 30 days. After that, you’re totally fine. Keep moisturising regularly. Most importantly, use a high-factor sunscreen, factor 50 preferably. That’ll stop any excessive fading that may result from direct sunlight onto your scalp.
THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT!
Okay everyone, thanks for watching. I hope you learnt a little about aftercare and SMP. It’s really quite simple. Seven things to remember. If you get your pretreatment and your post-treatment care exactly right, then you’ll be looking forward to some great SMP in the future.
If you have any questions on the above, please get in touch with us.