Post Cancer Treatment - Growing Back a Healthy Head of Hair

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Shari Pack
Joined: 10/16/2012

Whether you are male or female, losing your hair during cancer treatment can be traumatic. The good news is that there are things you can do to help your hair grow back faster and healthier.


After losing my hair during the chemotherapy process, I figured that this was an opportunity to start out with a brand new scalp and head of hair. I wanted to make sure that I did everything possible to have a healthy scalp so that my hair would grow back better than ever.


During my treatment, I used gentle cleansing and conditioning products on my scalp on a daily basis. Keeping your scalp in good condition will provide a great start for the hair to begin the growth process after the treatment.


It normally takes about 6 weeks after treatment before you start to see some hair growth. Shortly after my treatment, I began using the NutriBullet to help detox my body from all of the chemicals and to increase my energy. I did not have any expectations with regard to hair growth since that was not my focus at the time.


Within two months of using the NutriBullet twice a day, I had a full head of hair! My friends and even my doctors were making comments about how quickly my hair was growing back. It made sense that since I was nourishing my body that my hair follicles would benefit as well.


 I get a lot of questions from people about what I was putting in my drinks. I believe that the fruits, veggies and my boosts helped accelerate my hair growth. Within one year, my hair was back to its original length (long), thick and beautiful. I would like to share one of my favorite post treatment recipes.


1 handful or rinsed organic spinach

1 very small handful of rinsed organic kale

½ banana

1 apple chunk

10 raw walnuts

1 teaspoon of chia seeds



As you can see from my profile pic, my hair is just starting to grow back after chemotherapy treatments for stage 3 breast cancer. It is about an inch longer than that now. I will try this recipe. Thanks.
I also had stage 3 breast cancer and lost all my hair. It grew back in pretty good, but after 5 years on Tamoxifen and then now 3 years on Femara (anti-cancer drugs, both with a side effect of hair loss), they have been slowly taking my hair away again. It is now so very noticeably and embarrassingly thin. I just got my NB and am hoping that with better nutrition, I can possibly counteract some of the hair loss. Anybody out there have any experience with hair regrowth with using their NB?
Really appreciable and informative post! Very helpful