First of all, know that this guide of tips for stimulating hair regrowth after cancer was designed by Solène, a cancer survivor. In 2017, she learned that she had leukemia and lost all her hair during the first chemotherapy sessions. Three years later, she decided to launch Les Confiantes , a range of food supplements to help women, particularly those with cancer, regain healthy hair.
All the advice that follows was tested by Solène, during her period of remission. Discover our story on our site.
Take care of your scalp
To stimulate the regrowth of your hair after chemotherapy, it is important to take care of your scalp. Indeed, a healthy scalp is the basis of healthy hair. Use gentle, natural products to avoid irritating your fragile skin.
Massage your scalp regularly to stimulate blood circulation and promote hair regrowth. You can also use herbal oils like rosemary oil or lavender oil to nourish your scalp and stimulate hair growth.
What product should you use to treat and nourish your scalp after cancer?
Use vegetable oils to massage your scalp
We recommend massaging your scalp with vegetable oil to boost the stimulating action of the massage. Among the most effective vegetable oils for accelerating hair growth, use arugula oil, castor oil or even mustard oil.
Boosting hair growth after cancer thanks to the power of plants
In addition to scalp massage, another tip is to consume plants with anti-hair loss and growth properties. Here is a list of effective plants to stimulate blood microcirculation and nourish the bulb:
- Horsetail: stimulates hair growth
- Rosemary: stimulates growth and strengthens the hair fiber
- Thyme: tones the scalp to promote bulb anchoring
- Nettle: stimulates blood circulation and acts directly on the scalp, promoting its oxygenation.
At Les Confiantes, we have brought together all these plants in our scalp detox tea .
Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
A healthy, balanced diet is essential to stimulate hair regrowth after chemotherapy. Make sure you're getting enough protein, B vitamins, and minerals to nourish your hair from the inside out. Protein-rich foods like lean meats, legumes, and nuts are especially important for the health of your hair. Vitamins B, C and E, as well as zinc and iron, are also essential for hair growth. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and sources of healthy fats like avocados and nuts for a balanced diet.
Use gentle, natural hair products to boost hair regrowth after cancer.
After chemotherapy, your hair may be fragile and sensitive. It is therefore important to use gentle and natural hair products to avoid irritating your scalp and causing further damage to your hair. Avoid products with harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens, and opt for natural and organic products instead. Herbal oils like lavender oil and rosemary oil can also help stimulate hair growth and improve scalp health.
Avoid sources of stress and tension.
After chemotherapy, it is important to take care of your body and mind. Avoid sources of stress and tension as much as possible, as this can affect your mental and physical health. Take time to relax and unwind, and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as yoga, meditation, or reading. You may also consider seeing a mental health professional for additional support.
Consuming food supplements to stimulate hair regrowth after cancer
While some natural tips can help stimulate hair regrowth after chemotherapy, it's essential to take care of yourself from the inside out. This is why we have created a food supplement enriched with plants and amino acids to nourish hair from the inside.
Our Cocoa Booster is ideal as a one to three month treatment to regain strong, healthy hair.
This is Solène's favorite food supplement, to help her take care of her hair after her cancer.
Solène in 2017, in the middle of chemotherapy to treat her leukemia.
Solène, in 2021, still in remission but having adopted a healthy lifestyle which allowed her to regain healthy hair.
Do not hesitate to discuss all your concerns and questions with your doctor or oncologist to achieve the best possible results.