HAIR LOSS & Chemotherapy – What should I do?

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If your have hair loss problem due to chemotherapy, I encourage you to research more websites about chemotherapy related hair loss.

How to take care of my hair while going through chemotherapy treatments?
Chemotherapy treatments destroy rapidly reproducing cancer cells. Unfortunately, the treatments also can also destroy healthy cells, such as cells responsible for hair growth. It is the norm that hair is lost rapidly in large quantities during chemo treatments.

No hair growth stimulants, shampoos, conditioners or other treatments can prevent or retard the hair loss. However, once chemo­therapy is completed, the hair usually grows back. Adequate hair growth may take six months to one year. Returning hair may be different from the hair that was lost in texture, density or color. Usually the new hair will be finer in texture initially, but should return to its original thickness.

Follow the hair care tips for healthier hair re-growth at Hair-Care

Q. How to handle my hair loss?

Assume you will lose all of your hair when you begin chemotherapy treatment. Advance planning will assist you considerably. Custom made wigs and hair prosthetics may take from 6 weeks to 3 months to be delivered and made for you. Insurance sometimes covers a wig or hair prosthesis.

The best solution for you is a good custom hair replacement or a custom wig. Today they are attached using medical glue that can stay on the scalp for 4 to 6 weeks. Maintenance cost should be looked upon as hair styling expense. Your first wig or hair prosthesis should duplicate your hair as closely as possible. Be conservative in color, length, thickness and style.
Today you will find natural looking hair replacements for your hair loss. Sensi-Graft® is the newest innovative hair replacement system on the market today,

Q. How to handle a child with hair loss due to chemotherapy?

A word of caution to parents with children under­going chemotherapy: the absence of hair can be used in a positive manner. It can signal to others “handle with care.” While undergoing chemo­therapy the child has a low blood count and can be bruised easily. The insistence of parents, although well meaning, for a child to wear a wig or prosthesis can signal the message “YOU’RE NOT O.K. THE WAY YOU ARE!” A child should have all of the options but the choice should be his or hers.

There are different hair systems and your consultant will be the best to let you know which one you qualify for. Because the combination of your exact type of hair, genetic hair loss pattern, rate of hair loss and personal goals is unique, one on one private evaluation is essential in helping you make a decision regarding your hair restoration.

Just some pointers about your hair loss will be appreciated

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