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.
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jlindenver asked a questionBreast Cancer
I need help making my hair grow...
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.
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!
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Side Effects (Immunodeficiency Syndrome requiring IVIgg every 3wks indefinately): I have lived w/NHL for 24yrs + now, probably many years longer than I should have. I've been through 3 rounds of chemo, destroyed my Immune system, and still managed to survive. I've now managed to live through Cyberknife Radiation and 6mos of Chemo for stage 1 ductal Breast Cancer that pretty much knocked me to the ground and gave me peripheral neuropathy in my legs, but I'm coming back and am up to a mile now on the treadmill in 30mins. I quit using the cane about 3mos ago. My only real problem is that I was on acyclivir last winter for a herpes lesion in my eye and it made my hair fall out after it had just grown back in from the chemo(drat it all). Well, when I figured out that it was the acyclivir making my hair fall out, we were able to d/c the acyclivir, but my hair has never really come back like it was before. It has been 6mos now and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to make my hair grow like it was after the chemo and before the acyclivir?