• I need help making my hair grow...

    Asked by jlindenver on Sunday, February 3, 2013

    I need help making my hair grow...

    My hair grew out well after chemo from Breast cancer, but after 18mos, I got a herpes lesion in my eye and was on acyclivir for 6mos and my hair fell out again. It's coming back slowly, but it's been 6mos since the acyclivir was stopped, my hair is growing slowly and it is thin, but, boy, is it taking forever!!! I've been on acyclivir before, but I don't ever remember this happening...

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    • DorothyV's Avatar

      I am using Nioxin products. My hair is still slow growing, but getting thicker and wavy. They are a little pricy, but I like them. Started using them when I was still bald. You can get hem online or at some beauty supply places. I would call around. They last a long time because you don't need much. I know how frustrating it is. I was happy to just have some hair covering my bright white bald head! Good luck in your battle. God bless :)

      over 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      Just a suggestion that was told to me to help mine grow back after chemo. Biotin vitamins. Make sure your diet is rich in whole foods, good proteins, lots of greens, fish. I just started the Biotin this week and already seeing a different in my nails.. they were so damaged from Taxol. They weren't growing either. I always had nails that had to be cut weekly because they grew so fast. It is too soon to tell if working on my hair. Just make sure the Biotin you get has no soy fillers in the ingredients. This kind of processed soy is not good for us having had breast cancer. Best of luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Use 2% monoxidil (generic rogaine), it's cheap ($18 for 3 months at Walmart) and effective. Yes it's messy, but it's nice to have hair.

      over 4 years ago
    • Lynn1947's Avatar

      my sister needs help with losing her hair after chemo.I'm a survivor and she was dx just tast year.Had a double masectomy(cancer in both breasts.It's been over 3 months since her chemo was over and no hair.She always had very thin hair but now she's worried about not having any.I told her to give it time.I hear some it could take months and even maybe a year.I just hope some hair growth soon for her and you also.

      I didn't need chemo but this would be a worry for me since my hair is thin but nothing like my sisters.

      over 4 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      I agree with debco148 - biotin vitamins (a B vitamin, so safe to use). I don't recommend using a lot of harsh chemicals, especially when you are healing from breast cancer. I'm a big believer that too many toxic chemicals in our body products, cosmetics, etc give us a higher risk for breast cancer in the first place. The Environmental Working Group has a great website named "Skin Deep" where you can check out the safety or toxicity of all your products. If you need the link, just ask me. Hope that helps!

      over 4 years ago

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