Hair loss is a common but not permanent side effect of chemotherapy. It also affects other hair: beard, eyelashes and eyebrows.

In the case of cerebral radiotherapy, total or partial hair loss also occurs. Hair follicles are constantly growing, their cells multiplying every 12 to 24 hours.

Chemotherapy products are toxic to all cells in the renewal phase, resulting in hair loss due to more brittle hair.


Is it normal to lose hair ?
We all lose an average of 50 to 100 hairs a day, especially during the change of season. It is supposed to grow back naturally. If the loss is too marked and we start to see regression, we should consult a trichologist and take appropriate care of the health of our scalp. As we age, the loss of hair density is completely normal and is difficult to control, since it is mostly genetic.
Does washing your hair everyday increase hair loss ?
The less we wash our strands of hair, the more dirt, pollution and sebum we accumulate on the scalp. And the more the scalp is buried under all this, the less room there is for hair to grow and get denser. The majority of people suffering from alopecia do not treat their hair properly, resulting in a thinning effect. “When hair is thin, it is also more fragile and breaks more easily. Often people lose their hair through breakage and not because it falls out of the follicle completely.”
Is hair loss caused by emotional stress the most difficult to fix ?
When the cause is physical, for example someone who loses their hair after having anemia, we correct their iron level, then the loss ultimately fades. But when it’s linked to an emotional cause, a shock, continuous anxiety, it has an impact on the body. You have to deal with the stress first before you think about dealing with the hair loss, otherwise it’s going to keep coming back and you’ll never solve the problem.
How to prevent hair loss ?
To obtain more information on this hair problem, please make an appointment for a free consultation with our trichology specialists. They will be happy to guide you through a treatment adapted to your needs.



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