Aug 29, 2012
I am a little over 6 months post tx with Incivek, Peg and Riba
The hair loss was very bad for me this time. While the last time I had all over thinning that I could take care of with trimming the ends, this time I ended up with bald spots over the ears and the entire back of my head had very short broken off hairs.
3 months post tx it was still falling out. it was devastating to me, I never realized how much importance I placed on my hair. It was part of my identity.
I started using Nioxin level 4 but it dried my hair out. So I switched to a more moisturizing Nioxin product. It did help, I slowly started noticing less and less hair falling out. I wanted to try something that would help my hair grow faster. I started taking Hair, Skin, Nails vitamins with extra Biotin.
I found a site that sold a product which had been invented in Germany for people going through chemo. On the site are some studies. I have been using for 5 weeks or so, putting drops where the bare spots on, lightly rub in. I noticed this week that where I had a receding hair line, there are now very tiny hairs growing back in, they are about 1/4 inch which means that all over my head hair is regrowing where there was no hair.
From what I read if the follicle is still active it will regrow hair. This product has been around for many years, is called Thymuskin Gel and I buy it from www.thymusking.com because they offer free shipping as well as free vitamins for hair called Advecia. It is expensive however worth it to me because I need my hair back for my self esteem. Once I get it started I should be able to decrease the amount of the product that I put on my scalp and it will continue to grow. I compare it to a "kick start" for the follicles.
There is a good description on this site
UPDATE, it is now December 30th, my hair is coming in curly, I have about 4 inches of very thick curly hair.
I am so happy to have my hair back. Saying that I would still trade my hair for a healthy liver any time.
It does come back, sometimes even better than before
The studies can be found on this site