One of the most feared side effects of chemotherapy by both men and women is hair loss. The type of medication that is used and the dosage you receive will determine whether you have hair loss or not.
The first thing we need to understand about achieving our goals is the fact, we need to change. Albert Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The things we want to achieve most in life are not the easy things or we would already have them.
We have all seen movies or comedy skits making fun of toupees. They would exaggerate the difference in color or density to make it so obvious you just had to laugh. Unfortunately, in the early days of hair restoration, it was a reality; hairpieces did not look natural. Many people chose to do nothing rather than wear something that brought attention to their hair loss.
To care for your human hair system, you just need to be aware of a few simple things, and it is really quite easy. Your hair system is cut hair and not growth hair so it is a little different than your own hair. It does not receive any protein or oils from your scalp like your own growth hair does. The only oily build-up is from the products you put on for styling and conditioning. For this very same reason, cut human hair if not cared for properly has a tendency to get dry. This is not a problem with proper product selection and use. Follow these suggestions and you should experience no problems.
A Hungarian scientist was using Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in research in 1967; the research was not related to hair growth. He had shaved the hair off the backs of mice in the area he was treating to better observe results. Half the mice received LLLT and the other half did not. The hair in the shaven area grew back much quicker on the mice receiving LLLT. As with many discoveries, this was found while working on a completely different research program.
It does happen to a large percentage of men; up to 70% will experience male pattern baldness to some degree during their life. The average man loses 50 to 100 hairs per day due to normal shedding. This is normal, but the problem is when something is preventing you from growing new hairs to replace those you shed.