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Doctor insights on: Hair Extensions After Chemo

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What to do after chemo to help grow hair out faster?

What to do after chemo to help grow hair out faster?

Nothing that works: Hair loss from chemotherapy is temporary. The hair will start growing in 4-6 weeks after the last dose of chemo and will recover fully within 3-4 months. There is nothing that can make them grow faster, it will grow at its own natural pace of growth! ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Is it possible to have my hair back right after chemo?

Is it possible to have my hair back right after chemo?

Have patience: Many types of chemo disrupt hair growth and cause the hair to fall out. New hair will start to grow when it gets a chance. First you have to be over chemo, and then your bodily metabolism has to restart the hair growth. Generally you will see a start about 4 weeks after chemo is over but it may take up to 6 months to get a decent crop. This may vary a little with chemo type so ask your onc. ...Read more

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At what maximum rate after chemo do you lose your hair?

At what maximum rate after chemo do you lose your hair?

After 3-4 weeks: Not all chemo drugs cause hair loss. Some will cause partial, others can cause complete hair loss. It is not seen for the first 3-4 weeks. So the first chemo cycle comes free. Then you start thinning your hair with each cycle of chemotherapy and may be bald in 2-3 months. Some patients prefer to trim their hair, so it is easier to manage when they fall all over your dress and bedding. ...Read more

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How long after you get your last chemo will your hair return?

A few months: Hair can take a few months to fully return after chemo. Two to four months to look like a decent amount of hair, sometimes longer. It takes longer than if someone not taking chemo just shaved their head. Less hair means a cooler head in the summertime! hang in there and good luck. ...Read more

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My friend starts chemo tomorrow, Is her hair going to fall out?

My friend starts chemo tomorrow, Is her hair going to fall out?

Variable Hair loss: It depends on which chemo drug she is taking; some cause minor hair loss others can cause total hair loss. Find out the names off her chemo Drugs. Hair loss does not happen for the first 2-3 weeks, so she has some time to buy a nice wig. But I suspect her Oncology team would prepare her for all expected events. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my hair to grow back after chemo?

Naturally: The person who had full hair prior to the chemo will most likely get back all of their hair. ...Read more

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I finished chemo 8 weeks ago, what to do to make hair grow faster?

I finished chemo 8 weeks ago, what to do to make hair grow faster?

Vitamins: If your doctor is okay with it, you can take vitamins for hair/skin/nails which contain biotin and silica generally. There are also some topical sprays to stimulate growth. See if there is an "Image Recovery Center" near you - they will probably carry the scalp product or could order it in for you. ...Read more

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Why does hair sometimes grow back differently (color/texture) after chemo?

Hair regrowth: Good question. Not sure but often I see softer, finer and even curly hair return in a patient whose chemo induced total hair loss (alopecia). Perhaps the chemo effect resets the hair follicles and the growth that occurs is from a more juvenile set of hair stem cells. But basically, almost all patients have different hair quality after chemo, and most like it better than the hair they had. ? ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your hair to grow back after chemo ?

How long is it supposed to it take for your hair to grow back after chemo ?

Within few months: After the last course of the chemo, hair buds start growing but may take few months to fully appear. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend starts chemo tomorrow, is it gaureenteed her hair will fall out?

It depends on type o: Hair loss varies with the type of chemotherapy drug chosen by his oncologist. Please find out the name of the drug and we can tell you if it affect the hair or not. Some drugs do not have this side effect. ...Read more