Experiences with Hair is Back/Hair Regrowth

Because hair loss seems like one of the more obvious side effects of chemotherapy, WhatNexters often celebrate when their hair begins to grow back. Common questions asked by WhatNexters include "When will my hair grow back after chemo?", "Why does my hair look different as it is growing back?", "How can I care for my scalp after chemotherapy?" While every experience is different, there are some common things you may be able to expect when your hair grows back after chemotherapy treatment.

When hair grows back, it does not always grow back the same. New hair can have a different color, texture, or consistency. Every patient is different, but typically hair will start to really grow back when chemotherapy treatment is over at about 6-10 weeks. Some WhatNexters are able to laugh about the wacky ways that their hair has grown back after chemo. Many WhatNexters agree that even if their hair has grown back differently, "no more chemo" is a good reason to celebrate. Share your changes, insights, and victories post chemo below.

    • Lolabell
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    5 days ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Hair is back completely different color it's darker than it was completely different texture. I love the new look my hair is a salt ...

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    • Pjewell
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    about 1 month ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    On to reconstruction

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  1. about 1 month ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    I am already taking my fuller head of hair for granted and wishing it would behave better. My liver tests are high in four areas an...

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    • Alisq
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    3 months ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    It has taken a lot longer this time for my hair to come back but it's back!!

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    • EvelynL
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    5 months ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    My eyebrows and hair are growing back. In fact, my eyebrows are completely in and I feel wonderful. the journey of losing my hair an...

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    • Lolabell
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    6 months ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    It is finally starting to grow, my hair never was quick to grow but hey its working on it. My hair color at first was silver, then...

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    • sameagle
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    10 months ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    I am so pleased that my hair is growing back! It feels like it is growing so slowly. But at least it's there! Eyebrows and eyelash...

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    • lh25
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial Ca...
    11 months ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Not totally back yet, but I see signs it will be, including eyelashes and eyebrows!

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    • DebbiB
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    12 months ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    I had enough time before my treatments began to make a few choices on my own. My 4 daughters went with me to find a wig and my hair ...

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  2. about 1 year ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Not enough to completely cover my head or lay down yet, but it's growing in all over my head and I'm so happy!

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  3. about 1 year ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    I lost it all (had my nurse cut it off, because it was falling out), in July. I noticed the slight return of my hair (head and bear...

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    • lferg12
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    Hair is back. Life is back. I am back. Not my before cancer self, but my new self. I celebrated with a 2 week stint across Alaska...

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