Also, can I wash my hair with a new piercing?
Yes, of course, you can wash your hair after piercing your ear. You need to keep in mind the position of your piercing and work to direct your hair and any loose strands away from the tender site. If you just got an earlobe piercing, you shouldn’t have much trouble because it’s a little hidden and far from your scalp.
Likewise, people ask, can I get my helix piercing wet?
You’ll be just fine, and things will go a little more smoothly as long as you show a little caution around the earring. Just make 110% sure to rinse the piercing well before you get out, to make sure there’s no shampoo, conditioner or soap residue left near the piercing.
When can I stop cleaning my helix piercing?
How long does it take for a helix piercing to stop hurting?
While you might get over a lobe piercing in around a month, a helix piercing can take anywhere between three to six months to heal. Unfortunately, like the pain factor, it’s hard to give an exact healing time as everyone is different. Expect the piercing area to feel sore, turn red and even swell or bleed (initially).
What helps with piercing pain?
Apply a warm compress or do a sea salt soak
A warm compress can help the infection drain and relieve pain and swelling. Soaking the infection in a warm salt solution can also help the infection heal.
How do you sleep with a new piercing?
To decrease this risk, ask your piercer to use flat studs, as opposed to those with jewels and other jagged edges. New piercings can also be difficult to sleep in, especially for side sleepers. While your piercing heals, you can help minimize discomfort by sleeping on your back instead of your side.
Can hair infect a piercing?
Your hair can irritate the piercing by: spreading excess dirt and oil. getting tangled around the barbell. exposing the piercing to hair products.
Which ear should I get a helix piercing?
Helix piercings—piercings that are placed anywhere on the upper outer cartilage of the ear—are often the first choice when moving from the lobe.
Should you twist new piercings?
Don’t touch a new piercing or twist the jewelry unless you‘re cleaning it. Keep clothing away from the piercing, too. Excessive rubbing or friction can irritate your skin and delay healing. Keep the jewelry in place.
Should I rotate my ear piercing?
There’s no reason to rotate your piercing. You could damage the delicate, healing skin by rotating the jewelry. In the past, rotating the jewelry was recommended, but it has been found to cause damage that can lead to infection and scarring. For happy healing, NEVER rotate your body jewelry.
Can I ice my helix piercing?
How can I make a cartilage piercing swelling go down? Use a hot compress – get a small towel or washcloth, soak it in hot water, squeeze out any excess water and gently press it to the piercing. You can also ice it or take ibuprofen to help reduce swelling.