Hair regrowth

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My very good friend finished her treatment over 2 years ago. Some hair has grown back but her hair remains thin. Can you advise who can help her regrow her hair please?

  • Hello Furthy34,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us and welcome to the online community. My name is Linda and  I’m one of the cancer information nurse specialists on the Macmillan Support Line

    Hair loss can vary from person to person and it’s natural that you are looking for ways to help your friend with her hair loss.  It’s a difficult and upsetting side effect to cope with.

    Our information on hair regrowth after treatment may be useful and Look good feel better run workshops to support people living with cancer.

    You may find it helpful to have a look at Cancer hair care and My new hair, they offer support and advice. It may be useful for your friend to book an appointment with a salon. They can examine her hair and offer advice on what may help and ways to cope with the loss.

    I hope this helps. Please get back in touch if you have any other questions.

    Best wishes

    Linda J. Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or send us an email.

    Ref: LJ/Rh