No matter how prepared you are, the news of the big “C” and chemo can hit you like a ton of bricks.
Even if down deep you suspect you have it, the confirmation of the doctor is enough to knock your hair out right then and there!
With the news, the shock calls forth what seems like an avalanche of thoughts, concerns, fears, angers, and it just keeps coming…thoughts of what about, what if and so on.
We realized that we had no clue what it’s really like for someone to have the diagnosis.
We had heard a lot from those dealing with and unfortunately/fortunately, they taught us so much that we draw on to guide others through their journey.
When we started Belegenza, we didn’t plan on being the “go-to” for cancer related hair loss.
It kind of just started happening.
It turns out that people without cancer and chemo-challenged hair loss were getting such great results, which WAS and IS our intention,
questions started about whether or not it would help hair growth during chemo.
Then, the question was “what about after chemo?”
Then, “what about before chemo?”
Well, we went to work and got into communication with as many REAL people as possible, who had real experiences and were willing to share their experiences with us.
We got to know the few folks who relied on Belegenza and GrowOUT after chemo, and they are really the people to whom we owe thanks.
From there we began studying the REASONS why hair would fall out from chemo on a micro level.
Once we understood that, we saw that there were some opportunities to keep hair from falling out. How could we assist this became our question!
The main thing we found is that the reason why chemo causes hair loss is because the drug attacks rapidly dividing cells in the body.
Cancer tissues are considered rapidly dividing cells and so are hair cells!
Unfortunately, the drug does not know the difference between rapidly dividing cancer cells and rapidly dividing hair cells!
This is the crux of the matter!
Rather than go on and on about this now, you can get more information from our other blog posts about that by clicking here now.
Hair Growth During Chemo
Back to our chemo users who were so generous to share their journies, they were so kind and brave to share their innermost thoughts, and what was most important to them during their cancer journey to recovery.
Well, to make a long story short, as they say….(too late…) we started to realize many things that helped us understand that what is done before and during chemo. This gave even more hope to the return of hair growth…for the long-term!
We started to find out that there were some VERY common things that happened to the hair, hair follicles, and WHY those things were happening.
AND, we found out that chemo is not a one time consistent thing for everyone.
There are sometimes gaps in chemo that are long enough to allow the hair to start showing its growth, but then get zapped by a second round of chemo…or more rounds.
We have several great blog articles about “The 68-day Window of Chemo Hair Growth” that is a must read for anyone who’s dealing with cancer, chemo or has a loved one dealing with it.
And with this window, it’s very important to know these details even if you know that you will be having a second round of chemo inside the 68-day window!
The trick is to do what the 68-day window requires.
When you start your second round of chemo, start another 68-day window!
With this consistency, your follicles are sure to reward you!
Remember, you can read that next by clicking here now.
BUT BEFORE YOU DO, we are telling you that we found that we had not yet realized how much more there is to helping people who are dealing with cancer, chemo hair loss or chemo hair growth!
At one point, not long ago, we had a terrible website issue that shut down our usual way of doing business.
So, instead of relying on emails, blog posts, and such, we started doing the old-fashioned thing—phone calls!
We realized that we needed to be in touch, and the phone was our only option!
With this, we really started talking to people.
Though we felt intrusive at times because we respect people’s privacy, we started to find that some people just wanted to tell us EVERYTHING!
Some people, not so much, which is fine with us.
The ones that wanted to tell us everything ended up teaching us that NO ONE’S JOURNEY was the same.
There were commonalities, of course, but tons of variables.
It was one day, when a giggling chemo patient called with a question about how to use GrowOUT Scalp Energizing Spray the best way between chemo treatments, that we got a whole new level of learning.
She said (by phone, so it’s as close as I can remember),
“I knew you guys knew more about my situation when I read your webpage. I searched out Hair Growth Chemo, and Belegenza came up at the top. I clicked on it and it was like y’all were reading my mind and speaking directly to me! I clicked on the add to cart button and bought right away. Another question is about my sister who doesn’t have cancer…can she use these, too?! ” (Absolutely!)
What we realized is that as much as we’ve learned, it still is not enough. Don’t get us wrong….it’s a ton we know, but we are always looking to learn MORE for our brave and super overloaded customers who want and deserve results asap!
While we are in the labs doing research and development, we also know that there is ton of “psychology” (for lack of a better word) behind the whole process of assisting people before, during and after chemo!
So, this blog is a call for your input.
So that we may help others better, let us know some of YOUR challenges, fears, concerns, setbacks, pitfalls, aggravations, irritations that you may have experienced while dealing with chemo and hair growth during chemo.
We also want to hear about your wins, accomplishments, miracles, and of course how it’s changed your life (hopefully for the better)!
By the way, this is why we give out our private cell/text number to those who purchase.
We want you to have direct access to us …for YOUR questions and also in a way that is private, personal and at YOUR discretion and pace.
A little common secret we’ve found is that the “C” word can strike a person’s deepest fears, it’s just a matter of moments before the big question hits….
“What about my hair!????”
And this is where we specialize.
Hair growth before, during, and after chemo!
(And don’t get mad at your doctor for not understanding or answering much about your hair.
Their job is to save your life!
Give them a lot of room if they don’t know much more about your hair).
Hair loss / hair growth after chemo questions, answers, and compassion are what you’ll get with us!
Your Trusted Brother & Sister Before-During-and-After-Chemo-(or not)
Hair Growth Experts,
Alan & Cheryl
P.S. “The 68-day Window of Chemo Hair Growth” Remember to read this!FREE "12 Everyday Things Slowing Hair Growth: Hair Thinning Reversed!" Click here, now.
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