Intense hair loss is one of the side effects of chemotherapy. With a favorable outcome of the disease, after the termination of the procedures, the follicles are restored. As a rule, hair growth will stabilize 5-6 weeks after the end of therapy. In addition, there are several ways to speed up this process.
It is very important to properly care for your hair, both during and after intensive care. Avoid dyeing, curling, blow-drying, and hot hair styling. More precisely, refrain from any action that could damage or weaken them. You can wash your hair only with warm water and only when necessary. It is necessary to choose a mild shampoo, even a baby shampoo.
Make it a rule to massage your scalp regularly. Start intensively massaging the head, starting from the forehead, then slowly move towards the temples, then to the back of the head. Keep in mind that your exposure must be so intense that the scalp turns purple. It should be noted that this procedure should be carried out only in cases where there is no hair at all. Otherwise, the massage will lead to the loss of the remaining ones.
A couple of hours before washing your hair, massage your scalp using burdock, olive or nettle oils. Then put a shower cap on your head (ordinary cellophane will do), over which you need to wrap a terry towel. After two hours, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. For a more effective procedure, it is better to use oil containing vitamins, ceramides, proteins, etc. In principle, you can add a few drops of specially selected essential oils to the oil yourself. They perfectly nourish hair follicles and if they do not prevent hair loss, they will certainly accelerate the growth of new, thick and healthy hair.
It is a good idea to wear a rubber cap or tight band at all times when you are at home.
Do not forget to systematically drink strengthening decoctions based on rose hips, flaxseeds, barley, oats, etc.
Use herbal hair rinses and masks made from gruel from plants such as nettle, celandine, chamomile, horsetail, etc.
Apply a propolis tincture mask to your hair, which can be purchased at any pharmacy.
Mix the yolk with a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to the scalp, the remainder on the eyebrows and face. No sooner than an hour later, wash off everything with warm water without shampoo.