There are dozens of resources about the best way to take care of your scalp after a micropigmentation session. Taking care of yourself after your micropigmentation session is actually quite straightforward.
Here are the most important three things you need to know.
High and Dry
The most important thing to remember right after your session is to keep your head as clean and untouched as possible.
Don’t try to touch or rub your head. Washing it is strictly off-limits! This is because the skin needs time to recover without being treated harshly. That also means you should lay off anything that would cause your scalp to sweat.
Sit out of the spin class or personal workout until your micropigmentation gives you the green signal.
Prepping For the Next Round
It’s also essential to make sure your scalp is healing well so that it’s ready for the next round of micropigmentation. During the actual process, your scalp is being pierced with a needle machine that leaves pigment in your skin.
To that end, you should cover your head with a light scarf or loose hat when you step into the sun. You should also wash it after four or five days with water. After a week, you can use an extremely gentle cleanser to clean your head. It would be best if you also moisturized your head with a lightweight leave-in product to prep your scalp for the next round.
Long Term Plan
It can be difficult to have to take care of your scalp so thoroughly in the long run. However, it’s not that hard.
There are a few rules to incorporate in your life so that you can enjoy the effects of your micropigmentation for longer. Use a sunscreen, for one. It can help protect the pigment from fading.
If you use sunbeds, you should try and skip that luxury. The light rays can cause damage to the pigment in your scalp and your skin itself. It would be best if you also stayed away from products that have alcohols in the ingredients. These products can dry your scalp out. Make sure to moisturize your scalp every day to keep your skin and the pigment fresh.
The best way to get aftercare tips is to ask your micropigmentation expert. Delaware Scalp Micropigmentation, based in Wilmington, DE, is a scalp micropigmentation center headed by Brittany (who has been assisting in Mohs Micrographic Surgery in dermatology for 7 years and removed Skin Cancer from over 7000 patients) and Joseph (an accomplished Motivational Speaker, with degrees in Business, and Information Systems).