The 47-year-old is celebrating the regrowth of her hair after completing chemotherapy treatments.
Alicia Witt is opening up about her private battle with breast cancer and celebrating the regrowth of her hair in the months after completing chemotherapy treatments. The 47-year-old took to Instagram on December 2 to share pictures of her hair, writing: "I don't mean for this to be a vanity post! but – I do want to share because I know that there are a lot of you here who have gone through the same. And I'm honestly feeling pretty elated about the state of my hair right now." The actress added that it was a "gift" to have been able to keep "enough to my hair to continue working through my treatments."
"When I completed my treatment for breast disease back in March, I had worn cold caps so that I was able to keep enough of my hair to continue working through my treatments (I did 2 jobs during that time)," Witt explained. "What a gift to have that privilege so that it could be my choice to share when I wanted to but still, about 45% or so did fall out."
The Orange Is the New Black alum claimed that vegan hair thickening products helped her grow back her mane. "I feel this works, and works big time and quickly. The hair I had lost was already long since coming in by then, of course, but it has started growing much more quickly, and much more of it!" Witt said. "I believe this would help anyone who's looking to thicken their hair - regardless of whether you'd gone thru chemo-related hair loss."
It's been a difficult journey for the Dune star who first opened up about her cancer battle in June, two months after completing chemotherapy. As to why she chose to keep her health struggles private, she explained in a post: "For me, this was such a needed part of my healing – particularly given the horribly public tragedy that had happened in our family just as I was beginning my treatments."
The Walking Dead star revealed in December 2021 that her parents, Robert and Diane Witt were found dead in their Massachusetts home by a relative. The cause of the couple's deaths was "probable cardiac dysrhythmia" due to the cold, according to death certificates obtained by The Telegram & Gazette. "After not hearing back from my parents for several days, I reached out to a cousin who lives close to my parents to check on them," the actress said at the time, reports PEOPLE. "Sadly, the outcome was unimaginable. I ask for some privacy at this time to grieve and to wrap my head around this turn of events, and this surreal loss."
Cover Image Source: Instagram/Alicia Witt