When will your hair grow back?

When will your hair grow back?

When will your hair grow back?                                                                                                                                                                       

The answer depends on what treatment you received: chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or Tamoxifen.

If you have chemotherapy, here's a typical timeline:

From two weeks to three weeks after chemotherapy, a light hair begins to appear.

A month after the end of treatment, real hair starts to grow.

Two months or so later, hair grows an inch and grows.

The time taken for hair head to grow fully (pubes, lashes, eyebrows if hair is also lost) varies from person to person.

 In general, the most falling hair is the one that tends to grow faster. Your hair grows faster than your eyebrows or eyelashes. It may be the same as your old hair, or it may be thicker, curly, or narrower than your original hair. Your hair may grow back a different color. Women who dyed and treated their hair may not remember what their hair was originally and may be surprised by the color and new texture. In the end, your hair usually goes back to the way it was after chemotherapy affected the hair follicles.

 If you lose your hair after full brain radiation due to a malignant brain tumor, it may take four to six months before an inch of growth appears. Your new hair is probably thinner than it used to be, and you may have a little bald spot on top of your head. So you might want to hold onto a wig or other headgear that you bought for special occasions.

If your hair starts to dilute, the hair loss usually stops after year one. But mitigation may continue as long as you take a drug, which can take up to five years. You can use Rome e (chemical name: minoxidyl) for hair loss from Tamoxifen. It's safe and effective, but expensive. However, many large pharmacies and shops carry generic versions of rogen that are less expensive and efficient.

Permanent baldness rarely occurs after several years of aggressive chemotherapy: hair bulbs are "burned" and closed, so there is no new growth. Remember, this is a very rare situation. If you are one of the very few bald women, you may grieve your hair for a long time. But you can be an expert on what you have to do to feel attractive and help other women deal with their new loss.

Why and how does hair fall happen?

Hair loss occurs because chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells-healthy cells as well as cancer cells.


The hair follicles, filled with small blood vessels that make the hair, are among the body's fastest growing cells. If there's no cancer, your hair cuts every 23 to 72 hours. But while chemotherapy works against cancer cells, it also destroys hair cells. In just a few weeks, you might lose some or all of your hair. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, the hair loss may be gradual or dramatic: lumps in your hairbrush, handfuls in the bathtub, or pillows. No matter how it happens, it is sad and frustrating, and you will need a lot of support during this time. Some chemotherapy drugs only affect your hair, while others cause the loss of eyebrows, lashes, pubic hair, and hair on the legs and arms or armpits. The extent of hair loss depends on which drugs or other treatments are used, and for how long.

All different categories of chemotherapy produce different reactions. The timing of your treatments will also affect hair loss. Some chemotherapy is administered weekly in small doses, reducing hair loss. Other treatments are scheduled every three to four weeks at higher doses, and may be more susceptible to causing hair loss.

Chemotherapy drugs

Adriamycin (" a "in chemotherapy caf) causes complete hair drops to the head, usually during the first few weeks of treatment. Some women lose eyelashes and eyebrows.

Methotrexite (" m "in CMF chemotherapy) reduces hair in some people, not others. Complete hair loss of methotrexite is rare.

Setoxan and 5 fluorouracil cause minimal hair loss in most women, but some may lose much. Oxol leads to complete hair loss, including head, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic zone, legs and arms.

 There are other kinds of treatments for breast cancer that can also cause hair loss. For example, Radiotherapy only leads to hair loss in the particular part of the treated body. If radiation is used to treat breasts, don't get hair on your head. But there may be hair falling around the nipple, for women with hair on this site.

Hormonal treatments (Tamoxifen ) can reduce your hair, but not baldness. No matter how cautious and prepared you may be, it is always a terrible shock when your hair falls out.