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Care Instructions

Before & After
SMP Care Instructions

Before Each SMP Session: Nourish and Prepare Your Scalp

Before each scalp micropigmentation session. Make sure to moisturize your scalp with any unscented cream days before and on the day of your smp session, before I come in. Coconut oil works great. Also gently scrub away any dry dead skin after taking a warm shower. Use your towel to gently scrub the dry skin away and then apply the moisturizer.

After Each SMP Session: Important Considerations for Aftercare

After each scalp micropigmentation session is over, no doubt you’ll want to get back to your usual routine. Clinics receive a lot of questions regarding aftercare, as do we, and most of these questions are about instructions and limitations for the days following each session.

We have compiled a list of the most important considerations after your treatment. The aim is to avoid disturbing your new pigment deposits, and of course you should do all you can to avoid any interference with the healing process.


Remember that guidelines tend to vary from clinic to clinic. Some of the timescales and actions recommended may not correlate exactly with the information in this post, and you should never invalidate any warranty or guarantee by not following the explicit instructions provided by your clinic. The advice given here is a general guide only.

This advice was originally published in 2016, and updated on June 1th 2023.

Day 1-3

First of all, relax. You’ve probably been building up to your first session, and pre-treatment anxiety is common. Now is the perfect time to take a deep breath.

You should try to avoid any physical effort which might make you sweat. Don’t wash your head or get water on it. The desire to wash your scalp may be strong, but for the first three days you should resist the temptation.

Day 4-6

You can consider shaving your head at this point. Use an electric hair buzzer /trimmer as these are less likely to disturb your pigments. I highly recommend the Remington HC4250. However, keep the shaver away from scabs that are still present on your head and don’t try to peel them away.

Now is also a good time to get some water on your head. A light shower will do the trick, but avoid shampoo.

You can perform activities from which you sweat lightly. Lift some weights at a low pace but avoid tough cardio sessions.

Day 7 onwards

At this point, you can resume your showering sessions and get back to your usual schedule. There won’t be any issues with the water or with the shampoo when you wash your scalp.

If you prefer a 00 clean shave. I recommend the Andis T-Liner. It cuts the hair the closest without damaging the skin. The Remington HC4250 cuts close but still leaves a light stubble.

If you’re itching to get back to the gym, you can now get back to your usual routine and sweat as much as you’d like.

You can start to moisturize your scalp now. I recommend coconut oil. Hustle butter is also amazing (its sold on amazon).

Day 30

after all sessions are complete

Fake tan, saunas and swimming pools are fine from here on.

If you live in a warm, sunny climate, take adequate precautions. A quality non-greasy sunscreen is best.



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