Regrowing your beautiful hair after chemo can be an exercise in frustration because it seems to take forever. While hair can only grow so fast, there are ways to encourage longer, healthier locks.
Don’t Over-Wash It
Daily washing can strip hair of natural oils, which makes it more prone to breakage. Skip to every other day, or consider washing even less frequently if your hair type can tolerate it.
Stay Away From Heat
Blow driers, curling irons and similar heat-based tools can make your hair dry and brittle. Change up your daily routine to minimize the amount you use them.
Don’t Stress About It
Your emotional state can actually affect your hair quality. Try to minimize the stress in your life by spending at least a few minutes a day meditating or doing other self-care.
Re-Think Your Products
In addition to shampooing less often, consider switching products. Shampoos that contain silicones often leave residue, and those with sulfates may be too harsh and damaging.
Skip the After-Shower Brushing
Wet hair is more prone to breakage, so wait to brush it until your hair dries out. If you need to do some detangling while it is still wet, try using your fingers to gently break up knots.
Deep Condition With Coconut Oil
Apply coconut oil to the ends of dry hair for a deep, all-natural conditioning treatment. Don’t overdo it, though, as too much can make your hair greasy. Even if your hair isn’t super dry, consider a weekly deep conditioning treatment.
Take a Cold Shower
Okay, the whole shower doesn’t have to be cold, but rinse your hair out in cold water at the end of it. This smooths and seals the outer layer of hair, which helps lock in moisture and protect against damage.
Break Out the Scissors
This one may seem counter-intuitive, but regular trims really do help your hair grow faster. A hair with a split end stops growing, so frequent small trims prevent disruptions.
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