Recommended hair care for optimal results
Certain chemotherapy drugs and dosages cause hair loss after treatment is finished. Losing hair is a very sensitive issue for most, even if a wig is an option.
Scalp cooling treatment can contribute to preventing or reducing hair loss to avoid use of a wig.
Experience with scalp cooling treatment shows that 70-90% of patients do not need to use a wig, provided that recommended cooling times both before and after the infusion are followed (see preparation).
The result can be maximized by following these recommendations:
- Use a neutral pH shampoo and conditioner.
- Do not wash your hair less than 24 hours before treatment.
- Limit hair washing and always use a conditioner.
- Wash your hair in cool water with light finger motions.
- Allow your hair to dry naturally without rubbing with a towel and do not use a hair dryer.
- Use a soft, satin-like pillowcase for sleeping.
- Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush.
- Allow your hair to hang naturally instead of pulling it up/back.
- Do not use hairspray or other products.
- If you wish to color your hair, environmentally friendly products should be used.
- Show this information when you visit the hair dresser.
- Follow these recommendations for 6-8 weeks after the last treatment.
For successful results, do not use harsh methods which will weaken your hair.
If you lose hair despite treatment and optimal care, continued cooling can further hasten growth.