During chemo the dermilla papilla does not receive the nutrients it needs to promote hair growth. Along with your hair follicle that divides cells every 23 to 72 hours to create your hair strand. Some chemo therapies target all the cells of your body, good and bad, so between your dermilla papilla not getting the nutrients it needs and your cells being destroyed (For a good cause) your hair falls out and does not grow until after you treatments are finished. Cleansing and moisturizing during your treatments is a treat and promotes a healthy scalp.
Although my hair was not my identity, losing it was incredibly difficult. You know it’s going to happen, so don’t kid yourself. Face it. Head on.