Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

What do I do to make my hair stronger while on a pill form of cancer medication?

My hair is thin and falls out kind of easily, probably because my roots are small and almost non-existant. My hair just a few short years ago used to be long, very strong and beautiful...

I have always taken very good care of myself, spiritually, physically, nutritionally, etc.... including my hair.

Are there perhaps any natural treatments?

BTW... I HAVE to stay on the cancer med. When I took myself off of it for only one month, the rare cancer i have went from 2 small ones, to two larger ones... plus 7 more.


My nutritional habits are very, very good. I take supplements, including b vitamins, mangosteen, kyo green, antioxidant superfood... etc. My diet is all organic and close to the natural source. No additives or preservatives or flavor enhancers, nor will i eat hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. I don't put anything on my hair that i don't have to, and only use 100% natural shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste.

Update 2:

All of the answers so far have been helpful...

Thanks petlvr, for your caring and compassion. GBU

The prenatal vitamins sound like a good idea. I'll ask my doctor... thanks, walking on sunshine...

I am a certified LMP, so I know the benefits of massage. Although, I could get alot more massages than I've been getting. It would help, thanks jul t...

I think that I'll go on a limb here... and maybe try that NIXON shampoo and conditioner... thanks, mi3hands.

Good sleep, less stress, massaging scalp, supplements... wonderful suggestions! Thanks, Seafairy2005.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    May God's favor and anointing be upon you and your hair. Although this is a difficult time, rejoice always, as God is your comforter and healer and Jesus Christ has already healed you from all sickness and disease by shedding his blood.

    I have a great all natural solution for you. There is a wonderful all natural hair loss and hair growth system that has worked wonders for my hair and will probably do the same for yours, the company who makes the system is called Beauty 4 Ashes, and they are a Christian company.

    Their products contain so many natural essential and natural oils that stimulate hair growth. My hair has truly grown about 1 inch a month since using their products. They also include faith and healing scriptures with all their products. There is no other company like them. I would recommend that you try their products. They have everything from mists, to oils, to shampoos, to scalp massage gels. You can find them on Ebay or at wwwdiscoverb4acom.

    Be encouraged. God is faithful and sees and hears all your concerns. He will keep you in perfect peace if you keep your mind stayed on Him.

    I am praying for you:-) I know you will be off all those meds soon.


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Many hair care products such as shampoos and hairsprays contain harsh chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, alcohol and peroxide. These are chemicals that should be avoided during and after chemotherapy treatment. Many hair care products are actually unhealthy for your hair because they build up on the hair shaft and are difficult to wash out, making the hair brittle and easily broken. If you want to take care of your new hair you may want to avoid products such as hair spray, gel or mousse, or if you must use them, use small amounts so that they will be more easily removed during shampooing. Avoid colouring or bleaching your new hair for at least six months, as could irritate your scalp which is already sensitive. Air dry your air as often as possible and avoid using heating devices such as curling irons and hot rollers; this will help your new hair grow in stronger.

    Home Remedies to Prevent Hair Loss

    Drinking a shake of bananas, honey, yogurt and low fat milk helps as this drink is rich in biotin and will help your hair to have strong roots.

    Ensure your diet is rich in Vitamin B6 and Zinc. Use supplements if you cannot get enough from natural food sources.

    Bend your head while you are shampooing and massage your scalp. This will increase blood circulation to the scalp.

    Get rid of stress, as this is most dangerous for your hair.

    Get sufficient sleep. Like a healthy body, healthy hair too needs a good night’s sleep.

    I would go to a vitamin shop that has been in your area for a long time and ask the owner what vitamins you could take. And ask your physician.

    Best wishes to you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ask your Dr or pharmacist if there is any reason you can't take Prenatal vitamins (some minerals are counter to some meds) Prenatal have a higher concentrate and most women notice a significant amount of hair and nail growth if they take them without being pregnant. Good Luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    OH sweetie so Sorry to hear about your battle with this Terrible disease!

    However Hair or Not don't you take yourself off of your meds esp if your Dr doesn't know!

    Your health is first more important.

    You hair Will grow back in time.

    Well they have beautiful turbine's or hats or even scarfs ,for women to wear while going through cancers.

    also as for as your hair Hun I really i have no ideas.Sorry!

    Please take care of your self!

    Will praying for you !

    God bless!

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  • 1 decade ago

    go to a good salon and get some NIOXIN shampoo and conditioner. i was thinning and now i use this stuff about once a year (it's kinda pricey), and no more hair loss, i have new hair growing, and don't have the "male pattern baldness" look anymore.

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