Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells, but in the process they also damage healthy cells, including the cells in the hair follicles, which is why it can make your hair fall out. Because healthy cells repair themselves quickly, your hair will eventually grow back after treatments are finished.
How can Truly You help?
We are here to provide our clients with ….
- Information on the different products available, such as wigs and head coverings
- Services available to keep your “new” hair looking great
- Scalp treatments available during treatments to treat and soothe
- Re-growing their hair after treatments
Uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer. Like chemotherapy, it also affects healthy cells, but only in the specific area being treated. This means that a woman will only lose hair from the affected area. For example, in the case of radiotherapy to the head, the client will see the most significant hair loss in that area.
- After cranial radiotherapy the hair will usually grow back. She may find the regrowth is patchy, and it can take up to six to twelve months to grow back completely. This is where we tell clients that they need to be patient.
- It is also possible that the hair may not grow back at all or it may be very thin. This will depend on the dose of radiotherapy and the number of treatments.
- Continue to look after your hair with cut, colour and highlights. Use Shampoos that are hydrating and formulated for your type of hair and scalp.
How Can a Hair Solution Centre Help?
- We assist clients in finding the appropriate wig that resembles their own hair, in the same manner as we do with our clients on Chemotherapy.
- Our goal is also to educate our client regarding the possibility of her hair not being as thick as it was before her cranial radiotherapy.
- We provide her with information about other solutions available to add volume and thicken her existing hair.
- Explain the scalp therapy program to help strengthen her existing hair and hopefully regenerate any damaged follicles.
- Our Kamitek product will help also to give some coverage to the thinning area by camouflaging.
- For women with hormonal receptor positive breast cancer, her oncologist may put her on an anti-estrogens drug for 5 years. These drugs can be Tamoxifen, Arimidex, Femara and other various drugs on the market.
- One of the common side effects of anti-estrogens drugs includes thinning hair – behaving as Hormonal Hair Loss.
- Once she stops taking these drugs, her hair may come back as it was before her cancer journey.
How Can a Hair Solution Help:
- This type of hair loss needs to be considered as hormonal hair loss. How thin her hair may be depends on hereditary disposition and other factors.
- We will provide our clients with a scalp and hair analysis, and provide product recommendations and scalp therapy treatments to strengthen and stimulate hair growth
- Our Hair Salon Services will provide hair colours that have no PPD or ammonia, hair style that will give bounce and fullness and make product recommendations to strengthen existing hair but also giving hair volume