Chemotherapy Hair Loss: Worst Things to Put in Your Hair


Chemotherapy hair loss (chemo hair loss)  is a function of hair follicles being attacked by the chemotherapy treatment.

Chemotherapy targets cancer cells that are rapidly dividing cells (12-72 hour division). Chemo cannot tell the difference, though between cancer cells and follicles.


Because hair follicles are a rapidly dividing cells (12-72 hour division) as well. So chemo is designed to kill rapidly dividing cells. Thus hair is the victim.

The good news, though is that if the follicles are not killed completely, they are ready to get busy once you finished your last treatment. Of course, your body needs to detox from the medication, so the first 68 days are important. Hair growth may be slow at first, but we are here to help you maximize your hair growth and warn you of some things that you should never put in your hair. Before we tell you how to maximize the critical 68 days of supercharging your follicles again, let’s talk about what are the worst things you can put in your hair.

Chemo Hair Loss: Worst Things to Put in Your Hair

An important ingredient to avoid is silicone. You commonly find silicone in sealants, adhesives, lubricants, medicine, cooking utensils, and thermal and electrical insulation. Sadly, it is also found in personal care products because it makes a great spreading agent and glossing agent for really cheap.

Silicone is made from sand, therefore, it is marketed as natural and organic. Over the years, chemists have figured out how to make the molecules smaller and smaller, until they are so small that they lodge into your hair follicles, smothering them. The last thing you want at this point is to smother your hair follicles that have survived the battle with chemo.

To name a few versions of silicone: Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cyclomethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, and the list goes on. For a more in depth look, check out our Silicone Derivatives Avoid List. Silicone and its derivatives, like a liquid glass or plasticized oil covering seal the scalp and stop the ability to absorb nourishment transdermally. Silicone derivatives are cheap fillers that made it under the radar as being safe.

Another ingredient to avoid is plastic. Plastics, like Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone a.k.a PVP, Polyvinyl, polydimethylsiloxane, Octylacrylaminde/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, PEG, Cyclohexamine, Cyclohexylamine, Polyquaternium-69 Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylicacid, Methacrylate, Methyl Methacrylate, Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, and  even Talc.

Once hair starts growing in, most want to add “body” to their hair, so they use gel, mousse, glaze, and sprays. Unfortunately, all those items usually contain plastic to give the  feeling of “body” and stiffness to your hair. The more you use these products to add “body” to your hair, the more thinning that can occur. These ingredients smother your hair follicles, which is what the big manufacturers want. Why? Because you will have even thinner hair and need a better, stiffer product to add “body” to your hair, and they will be able to sell more gels AND a new category of hair growth imposter products.


It’s important to have the proper education as to what you need to do to ensure you have long-term hair growth, or you could end up with weak, thinning hair. Trusting conventional and high end brands is practically a guarantee to have thinner 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 Premium Care NOW package. (On that page you will also find links to all the other Chemo related hair growth and care packages). This is critical to use during the 68 days after your last chemo treatment. Chemo kills rapidly dividing cells. This package nurtures follicles that may just be on the edge of death, and can set the stage for recovery. It’s also a very big PLUS to use it during chemo, so that as the chemo is attacking from the inside, the over 17 tried & trusted hair growth factors are nourishing the follicles from the outside!

IF you have doubts, we understand. Belegenza is not mainstream, so you may have not heard of us before. BUT even if you only order this package ONE time… be sure you have it during your treatments, and especially that 68 day period after your last treatment! Years from now, you will always remember that this was the best choice for your long-term hair growth. 


By the way, when you use Belegenza, you have access to the creators and formulators Alan & Cheryl. What other company has actual professional hairdressers  who’ve created world changing products and a complete new category in the world…the Silicone FREE Era?

Only Alan & Cheryl. All the other brands are branding companies, celebrities, or the original creators have passed away and their companies absorbed into the BIG BRANDS of silicone imposters!

After all you’ve been through with chemo and those things that ONLY you know you went through, isn’t it your turn to have the best life has to offer?

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Fine hair? Tinted? Indescribable damage?  If you have found yourself on the “TRY ANYTHING” wheel, it may be that silicone and synthetic products just can’t quite cover up the damage that has accumulated coupled with hormonal influences on the hair’s natural processes.   As Belegenza begins to purify your hair from these slick cover-ups, the true damage may be revealed and for the first few applications, your hair may tangle, feel dry or more brittle.  This is temporary, as the micro-conditioning agents make their way INTO the damage sites.  Keep going.  It’s temporary, and you’ll be glad you did! Not only that, we’re here to assist you through the process.  You can always start the conversation with “Alan-bot” who should have already popped up to help! If not, feel free to contact us at .

Success Stories

“After I completed chemo I was very ready to see my hair start to come back and it was taking its time. I asked my oncology office if they had suggestions and one of the nurse practitioners said to use natural products and that other patients had had good luck with Belegenza. I immediately bought the Belegenza GrowOUT shampoo, RoMANce conditioner and GrowOUT scalp energizing spray. My hair started coming in faster, fuller and softer than expected. I am so grateful to have your products as part of my healing journey as this has helped me feel like myself again. Thank you so much!”
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“I just wanted to let you know kind of a testimony that during the phases of Chemo and detox afterwards. I never had any problems with my skin especially drying out. I usually do not use lotion and haven’t needed to. Since I’ve started using Illustrious years ago it has kept my hair & skin in balance and as balanced as balance can be during the experience of the ovarian cancer and chemo treatments. Knowing that our skin is our biggest detox organ, the ability of Illustrious to assist my skin in keeping up with that process of clearing the chemo (especially for me, having people constantly working energetically on me) had to come out of every pore of my body. Thanks for all the research, time and energy that you’ve put into your products, I totally appreciate and am very grateful.” ~~ J.E., Kensington, CT
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