Hair Oils for Regrowth
Again, first, confer with your doctor, but after chemo treatment has ended, there are several things that can help stimulate hair regrowth. One of the key things you can do to regrow your hair after chemo is applying essential oils to your scalp.
Many hair growth oils contain essential oils because they have so many beneficial functions that strengthen and moisturize your hair. Essential oils also contain a multitude of antiseptic properties, which reduces the possibility of infection, that can enable hair growth.
These types of essential oils include Castor oil, Peppermint oil, Ylang Ylang, etc.
Applying all-natural hair growth oils daily with scalp massages can help jumpstart your regrowth. However, it is important to remember that your hair typically grows about 1/2″ per month.
So, to see optimal results with hair growth oils, you will need to consistently apply them for one to three months, and after chemo, probably at least two to four months.
Also, hair oil is a part of a larger healthy hair care journey, so it is important to set realistic expectations for your hair regrowth.
Be cautious of any hair oils that promise to grow your hair 3 inches in three days, for example. Such claims are unrealistic, go against science, and those products are probably filled with detrimental ingredients.
So, remember, that using hair oils to grow your hair after cancer is a several months experience, not an overnight one.