Chemo treatments can cause chemo hair loss and thinning in both men and women. While there are a number of products on the market that promise to help with hair regrowth, and will help thin hair after chemo, it can be difficult to determine which ones are best for you.
This article will discuss the different types of chemo therapies and the products that are best suited for each type of treatment.
Types of Chemotherapy:
There are a number of different types of chemotherapy, and each one can cause different side effects including chemo hair loss and thinning of scalp hair, facial hair and more.
The most common types of chemo include:
• Alkylating agents: These drugs work by damaging the DNA of the cancer cells. This type of chemotherapy can cause hair loss and thinning all over the head, as well as a loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.
• Antimetabolites: These drugs interfere with the growth of cancer cells by disrupting their metabolism. They can also cause hair loss and thinning, but it is usually limited to the area around the scalp.
• Taxanes: These drugs work by stopping the growth of cancer cells. Unlike the other two types of chemotherapy, taxanes rarely cause hair loss or thinning.
Other medications commonly used with chemo:
Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are powerful drugs that suppress the immune system. They are often used to treat inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Corticosteroids can also cause hair loss and thinning, as well as nausea, vomiting, and other side effects.
2. Hair Regrowth Treatments:
There are a number of products on the market that promise to help with hair regrowth, but not all of them are effective for chemo patients.
Things to keep in mind for treating thin hair after chemo:
Your scalp may be sensitive to stimulation. Avoid essential oils, chemicals, silicones, & circulation stimulants that may be too strong at the beginning.
Be patient while your body detoxes from the medications. Just because you stop today does not mean the residual side effects are over.
Uncover your scalp from wigs, scarves, wraps and especially from silicone-based moisturizers commonly recommended by the medical professionals. AND, eliminate the “nasties” as well. (You can read more about that on Belegenza’s Chemo Feel Better Look Better Package Pages by clicking here now).
The best approach is to soothe the scalp as much as possible. Proteolytic factors of Aloe as discussed in blog post-Chemo Hair Loss Scalp Care .
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