Alright ladies & gents. It’s the post that we’ve all been waiting for. Let’s talk post chemo hair growth. So, I lost my hair during my battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma not once, but twice. The first time I lost it was two weeks after my first chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It grew back beautiful and straight af, but then I lost it again when I started up more chemo after Radiation, cause you know, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is like the best cancer to get right? It’s so easily treated, and easy to cure! Not!
It’s been two years and 4 months post my last chemo treatment and let’s just say my post chemo hair growth is on point and it’s f*cking phenomenal. I’m also obsessed with shorter hair now and cut It when I can. So all of you reading this wanting to gag yourselves because you have a mullet or a mop, I’m about to be one of those annoying people that tells you that your hair is going to be so damn amazing. Trust me, would I lie to you? Probably not. So here’s what I did for my post chemo hair growth, but as always, you do you. Remember consult your physician before you take any of my advice because I’m sure as hell not an M.D. but I probably could be at this point.
Vitamins. I didn’t take any vitamins during my first 6 months after treatment for post chemo hair growth because my doctor didn’t want me to, and he also saved my life so live, love Lossos. After though, I may or may not have started. FYI, none of this is sponsored. This is real shit that I used. I took two liquid vitamins and I swear by them. I still take them. Ask my hair stylist, my hair grew like a damn weed. Like, she was shocked at the amount that it grew per month. Below are the links to the two products and I would use them as directed by the bottle. They also are pretty large sizes, so they last awhile!
Neocell Collagen Plus C
Neocell Pure Hyaluronic Acid
Keratin Botox. This might be a Miami thing, but if you google it, they should do it almost anywhere. If your DIY savvy, you can probably find it online and do it yourself. It’s basically a moisture-injecting procedure for your hair and will aid it in being healthy, radiant and much more manageable. It has a powerful concentrate of active ingredients and restores the cortex and hair cuticles through its ultra-nourishing technology. It is applicable on any hair type. Hair Botox is free of formaldehyde/other harsh chemicals. Basically, it’s gonna help with the crazy chemo hair, AND help it grow.
Corticosteroid Injections. I had these done by my Dermatologist a few times, and they are usually covered by insurance for Alopecia. I had them done every 4-6 weeks and they really helped stimulate that hair growth. My Derm also gave me a Ketoconazole shampoo that I would use once or twice per week.
Don’t over wash your hair! Wash It as little as possible, 3 times per week is perfect. Dry shampoo will be your BFF. My favs are below.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
IGK First Class
Oils are also your BFF! I would massage my scalp with the following oils to help stimulate growth. Castor oil is a double whammy because you can use it on your lashes and brows too!
Essential 17 Hair Growth Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil
I hope these help! I know how real the post chemo hair struggle is, so you are all in my thoughts and prayers. It’s 2019, time to let all of that shit GROW!!! Sending lots of love, good vibes, cells, and of course, hair growth.
Your Former Lymphoma Barbie