How Long for Hair to Grow Back After Chemo?

How Long for Hair to Grow Back After Chemo?

It takes time for the chemotherapy drugs to be detoxified from your body once you have received your last chemo treatment.

Some will begin seeing some thin, fuzzy hair several weeks after their last treatment.

How quickly your hair grows back varies from person to person.

The first 68 days, though, can make all the difference between marginal hair growth and long-term vital hair growth. Why? Stay tuned. 

Keep in mind that chemo attacks rapidly dividing and replicating cells. That is what cancer cells do, and also hair follicle cells!  This is the main reason why hair is lost. 

Before we tell you the beauty of the last chemo treatment for you hair… here’s the usual expectations of hair growth after chemo. 

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

12 months: About 4-6 inches

(Below we will line out this timeline with a few more exciting details that you can do to enhance things!) 

But first…. ​

Will My Hair Grow Back Differently?

Your hair may be a different color, texture, and thickness after it grows back after chemo. And, it’s not always worse. BUT… 

Once your hair starts growing back, it’s a thin fuzz that can be difficult to style because it may stick straight up and be very fine.

Also, some hair follicles may enter the growth period before others causing the length of hairs on your head to vary which may make your hair look patchy. Eventually, your hair should settle into a more regular growth pattern.

You may have heard the term “chemo curls”, which is when you are experiencing hair that is curlier, more brittle, and less manageable than you originally had.

For some, this new texture can be very difficult to manage. There’s no way to determine if your hair will change texture after chemo or if it will be permanent.

As your hair is regrowing, it probably will be fragile and weaker than usual. Firm it up with Belegenza Natural Hair Care’s Restore Hair: Dry, Brittle, Split Ends | Made Flexible Again! Package.


How to Care for Post-Chemo Hair

Be patient as your new hair begins regrowing.

If it’s going to regrow, stressing out is only going to slow it down. There are tons of articles about stress and hair loss.

Plus anxiety, stress and unhappiness don’t accomplish anything desirable.

It’s common for it not to grow as quickly as it did pre-chemo. Although remember that pre-chemo, cancer was present thus stealing nutrition, energy and the building blocks needed for your healthiest hair. So, the good news is once the cancer is dead, and the toxic chemo is out of your body, the odds are increased quite a bit! 

In the meantime, here are some hair care tips post-chemo:

1. Use a soft-bristle brush to brush your hair.

2. Use a gentle, natural, and nourishing shampoo & conditioner. Belegenza Natural Hair Care has taken the guesswork out of which products are best for your hair. Check out Chemo Feel Better Look Better Package to address all of your hair and scalp care needs.

3. Limit the use or at least reduce the heat of hairdryers, flat irons, hot rollers, and curling irons. Everyone knows that heated styling tools cause all kinds of damage leading to hair loss. if you can, let your hair dry naturally as much as possible. 

4. Stay away from chemical treatments, especially bleaching, coloring, keratin straightening treatments, perms. Dryness associated with them is bad, but the real danger are the chemicals that are seeping into the follicles and stifling the hair growth right at the root. In this first 68 days after chemo, you can permanently damage follicles. You’ve made it through the chemo. You probably can endure another 68 days of transitional hair growth for the future of hair that is fully restored. Rush it and you may be reminded forever by having thin, weak, fine hair or worse. (more later to get the best hair results). 

5. Use a satin or silk pillowcase to decrease friction.

6. Protect your scalp with a hat, scarf, or wig BE SURE it’s not tight fitting. Too tight, and it further cuts the blood circulation necessary for follicles to get the best amount of hair buillding blocks. 
This is especially important for men who are not likely to wear a wig. Hats and caps are men’s first choice, but often wear them too tightly. Loosen up! 
Gently massage and moisturize your scalp with a gentle, natural moisturizer. A perfect moisturizer is SpotLite Shine Serum.​


How Long Before My Hair Returns to Its Pre-Chemo State?

Remember how we mentioned earlier that hair follicle cells divide? It is typical that they divide every 12-72 hours. 

Once chemo has left your body, no more cancer cells are dividing but those hair follicles ARE dividing. So, it has been shown in medical info that chemo leaves within 7 days of the last treatment. So, that means that in week 2 (day 14) starts the dividing of the hair cells again!  

So, let’s look at that timeline again with a few additional notes. 

3-4 weeks ( Day 1 – Day 28) : Soft fuzzy hair forms

4-6 weeks (Day 29 – 43) :  “Real” hair begins to grow (the kind that looks like your normal hair)

1.5-3 months (Day 44 -90) : About an inch of hair growth (Day 68 occurs inside this window and indicates the new texture, speed of growth, density, and optimal number of follicles that have awakened and recovered from the chemo attacks!) 

3-6 months: About 2-3 inches (Be sure to keep reducing the “12 Everyday Things Slowing Hair Growth: Thinning Hair Reversed” View and Print your FREE copy now! 

12 months: About 4-6 inches (Stay on the longer side of things with Belegenza products that boast 17 tried and true natural hair growth factors on a daily basis for MAXIMUM results!)


Your body has a lot of work to do to get back to normal in all its functions. So, be sure you are doing all the right things, once you have completed your chemotherapy treatments.

It’s really hard to determine how long it will take for your hair to return to its pre-chemo state.
Some people choose Belegenza to help accelerate their hair growth with natural, nourishing, and stimulating hair products. 
Another option is to use the Thinning Hair: Volume & Growth Support package, perfect to nourish your scalp and hair follicles from now on!

For your follicles first 68 days FREE of chemo, it makes perfect sense to all the right things. 

Belegenza is the right thing. 

By the way, you also get personal access to Alan & Cheryl. Their personal contact info comes with your package. 

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How Long for Hair to Grow Back After Chemo

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