Intro to Before, During, and After Chemotherapy Hair Growth
Whether you are beginning or are deep into your research about chemotherapy hair growth,
you want to know what to expect and
what actions you can take
to maximize your hair growth.
It’s common for hair to not grow as fast as it did before chemo, so please be patient.
And, don’t worry that it may stay that way!
If you do all the right things, they can have a positive cumulative effect.
It will take time for the chemo drugs to be detoxified from your body after you’ve finished your last chemotherapy treatment.
Some start seeing thin, fuzzy hair after several weeks following their last chemo treatment.
How fast your hair grows back varies for each individual.
Generally, this is what most can expect to see after chemo treatments are complete:
3-4 weeks: Soft fuzzy hair forms
4-6 weeks: Real hair begins to grow
2-3 months: About an inch of hair growth
3-6 months: About 2-3 inches of hair growth
12 months: About 4-6 inches of hair growth
Some hair follicles could enter the growth stage (a.k.a, anagen phase) before other follicles.
This will cause hair to be of different lengths, causing your hair to look patchy.
As your hair grows in, it may be fragile and prone to damage.
Also, many people wonder, “Why is My Hair Growing Back While on Chemo?”
This has to do with many factors.
Simply said, hair cells are considered in the same category as cancer cells- Rapidly Dividing Cells.
This means that they can replicate in 12-48 hours.
Therefore, if there is enough time between treatments, and those treatments don’t happen to attack the follicles fully, the hair begins replicating (growing) back due to its Rapidly Dividing Cell nature!
This is a good thing to see, and it seems that the follicles are staying in the growth mode which in the long run is positive.
Read more about the time before, during and after chemo hair growth…Critical 68-Day Window After Chemotherapy Hair Loss which is very important!
It’s essential to nurture your scalp and hair
to ensure you are growing your best hair.
Here are some actions you can take now to maximize your hair growth.
Before, During, and After Chemotherapy Hair Growth
*****Please note that we are not medical professionals, nor are we giving any medical advice.*****
1. Take care of your scalp: Healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp. Using the pads of your fingers, massage your scalp in a circular motion for 4 minutes. This helps increase blood flow and relieve tension.
Applying a natural oil to your scalp, such as SpotLite Shine Serum by Belegenza will help nourish the scalp, soothe any irritation, and is an excellent moisturizer for your scalp. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and non-sticky.
With thin hair and bare scalps, wearing head coverings when out in the sun is important.
2. Avoid substances that collect in or on your follicles:
Back in the day, we worried about petroleum and mineral oil in hair products. Manufacturers, with “progress”, have replaced those oils with silicones, acrylates, waxes, quaterniums, and plasticizers. They do wonders for making the hair look better but just collect on your scalp and in your follicles, choking them to death. If you are new to our method and philosophy, organic products typically contain silicone derivatives (the stuff caulk is made of) and may plug follicles and disrupt growth.
Here’s a link to your free copy of the Silicone Derivative AVOID List.
3. Use gentle, natural, nourishing hair products:
Only use gentle, nourishing, and chemical-free hair products to nourish your hair and scalp. (AND NOT BABY SHAMPOO. Lawsuits against these companies are still in progress, and they are perfect examples of lies told in marketing to unsuspecting and trusting people). The Chemo Feel Better Look Better NOW package by Belegenza addresses all of your hair and scalp needs.
4. Avoid soy, corn syrup, and mercury(fish):
Unfortunately, soy protein is responsible for phytohemagglutinin, a plastic-like complex that lodges in the body’s finest capillaries. Follicles have some of the finest capillaries as well as the retina of the eyes. Soy is used in everything from salad dressing, bread, and protein bars, to biofuel, to the ink that is printed in a book. You may think you don’t get any soy in your diet but think again. Baked goods, fried foods, gravies, sauces, low-carb bread and foods, and even grilled foods from your favorite restaurant are probably coated with cooking oil (soy) to keep them from sticking to the grill.
Corn doesn’t exactly attack hair follicles, but many nutritionists will tell you that corn products disrupt so many metabolic processes that your body will go into emergency mode again to get that disruptor out of the body or store it in the fat cells to not deal with it.
With your body dealing with all the disruptors, minimal to no nutrients are left to build hair or anchor that which is growing. Gluten-free eating has steered the unsuspecting public into corn-based gluten-free prepared foods. YIKES!
By the way, a dastardly additive is maltodextrin, which is corn-based.
Mercury is also a disruptor of the body’s metabolic processes and is not just in canned tuna. Watch out for swordfish, mackerel king, orange roughy, tuna, and even yellowtail. Got amalgam fillings in your teeth? That’s made with mercury.
5. Eat a nutrient-dense diet:
Taking care of your body from the inside out is important. Consuming plenty of protein is important because it provides the amino acids that makeup keratin, which is the building block of your hair. Excellent sources of protein are lean meats, beans, fish, eggs, dairy, kale, and asparagus. If you are vegan, there are choices, yet stay away from soy.
Otherwise, when you see your hair falling, you won’t be able to say we didn’t warn you.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to provide various nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, folate, zinc, niacin, and inositol. Inositol helps improve the function of scalp cells, and leafy green vegetables are especially rich in them. Avoid refined sugar as much as possible.
Healthy fats, such as coconut, olive, and flaxseed, provide your body with long-chain polyunsaturated fats and linoleic acids necessary for hair structure. Notice soy oil is NOT on the healthy list.
Conclusion to Before, During, and After Chemotherapy Hair Growth
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp!
It’s important to have the proper education to ensure you have long-term hair growth, or you could end up with weak, thinning hair.
You must use products that are gentle, nourishing, and chemical-free. Belegenza Natural Hair Care understands all of this and has created a package of hair care products that take all the guesswork
of which products are best for your hair follicles.
Check out the Chemo-Feel Better Look Better Now package, by Belegenza.
Experience fuller, stronger, healthier hair.
By the way, there’s more.
With your purchase you will get Alan & Cheryl’s private cell/text, so that you can ask questions directly.
Everyone’s journey is unique and we understand that better than any hair company in the world.
So, you now have partners on your hair growth journey as much or as little as you want!
What other company does all this for you and your hair?
Only Belegenza, Alan & Cheryl!
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Your Trusted Brother & Sister Before During and After Chemotherapy Hair Growth Experts,
Alan & Cheryl
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