Hair Loss & Hair Care FAQs

  • Yes, in the majority of cases your hair will grow back. The damage to the cells caused by chemotherapy is not permanent, so once the chemotherapy leaves your system, you should start to have some hair regrowth.
  • It usually takes around two months after treatment has finished to start seeing proper hair growth. There are products that can help stimulate hair growth, but you may find these contain chemicals that can irritate your scalp, so it's best to save your hair growth shampoo until you've finished treatment and your skin has started repairing itself.
  • There are many different types of chemotherapy, and people also receive different strengths of chemotherapy depending on their age, mode of treatment and outcomes. Although hair loss is a common side effect of chemo, not all people will experience it. And some may experience different kinds of hair loss (for example only in their eyebrows), while others may experience the full extent of hair loss.

    Hair loss can be difficult to predict, so it is always best to prepare for the fact that you may lose your hair, rather than finding yourself 'caught out' if it does occur. For example, protecting your hair with strengthening hair loss treatments can help to prevent some hair falling out from breakage if your hair texture becomes dry or brittle.
  • If your hair is falling out in specific areas or patches, there are a few different products for thinning hair available to you. One way to cover up localised hair thinning is using hair building fibers. These microscopic fibers are available in a range of natural hair colours that cling to your remaining hair, giving the impression of denser hair coverage and filling in patches of thinning hair. 

    Another option to hide thinning hair is to use a specialist hair loss treatment system, which can help to create the illusion of thicker hair by coating each individual hair with a protective layer. This layer has the double effect of reducing hair loss through breakage, and making hair look denser and more healthy.

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