YOUR HAIR AND THE CHEMOTHERAPY
Four or six weeks after the last treatment, in most cases, your hair growth starts again, with around 1 to 2 cm per month. Your hair won’t get its shape back right away. Your first hair will be thin and tend to be scattered. Another possible side effect is a change in the appearance of your hair. It can become curly, turn lighter or darker compared to what you’re used to. Radical changes are extremely rare but may also happen. Don’t worry, your hair will most likely return to its original appearance after a dozen of months.
ACCESSIBLE AND EFFICIENT CARE
The roots of your hair was treated harshly by the chemotherapeutic treatment and it could use special care. We advise you to less aggressive shampoo until a dozen months after the end of your treatment, to let the residues go away.
You can go to your hairdresser once your hair reach 2 cm in order to equalize your hair and see it grow with a nice form. If you intend to color it, be aware that even if it’s possible to do it around a month after your treatment, it is advised to wait at least 6 months. Your hair will then be in a good enough state to endure to receive a coloration. Whichever you choose, favor vegetal colorations without ammoniac or resorcin. These products are toxic for your hair.
SOME COMPLEMENTARY PRACTICES ARE ADVISED
A healthy diet will boost your hair’s metabolism. Food rich in proteins, minerals such as iron, zinc or magnesium or even B vitamin will benefit greatly to your hair.
The effects of such a diet take about 6 months to be visible on your scalp. We advise you to start it towards the end of your chemotherapeutic treatment.
SOME ADVICES ARE NOT BE FOLLOWED
In the same way, shaving your hair after letting it grow one month will not strengthen it : it does not have any impact on your hair’s roots.
Tying up your hair with elastics will tend to pull out your hair. If your hair has grown back to the point where you can tie it up. Don’t do it as it will probably slow your hair’s growth.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR EYELASHES AND EYEBROWS ?
Finally, your eyelashes and eyebrows will most likely grow back soon after the end of your treatment but it depends on the person. Their density while growing back will also change from one individual to the other.