• 6 months after chemo, hatir growing slowly and thin

    Asked by Ivanrye on Friday, September 22, 2017

    6 months after chemo, hatir growing slowly and thin

    I am looking for encouragement about my hair from others with experience.

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • created's Avatar

      Sweetheart, everybody saw the 'girls' and everything 'below'. Still the most embarrassing thing was taking the wig off. I felt Naked. I am beginning to get hair. And everyone wants to feel it! It feels like a baby chick. I really don't know what color it's going to be. I understand the back is light and the front is dark and light. Maybe a dalmation. I've learned a sense of humor helps. We went through Irma with no power. I gues God got me ready early. It Will come back. And whatever it is it will be beautiful! Right now enjoy the low upkeep. Soon enough you will have to blowdry and style. I know this can be scary, but it will get better. God bless.

      11 months ago
    • Ivanrye's Avatar

      Thank you soooo much. Hope your power is back on. I used to have a sense of humor. Ha. And it is coming back. May God bless you too. ❤️❤️

      11 months ago
    • lh25's Avatar

      I love how soft the hair is when it comes back! My teenage niece loved to pet my head and called me her pet bunny Angelica. Not sure why that name.

      My last chemo was in August last year, I finally felt I had enough hair to not wear a scarf in public in late November. My hair was still really short and a bit thinner, but it did fill in and now it's about as full is it used to be. It's still softer, could be that I'm not coloring it and not heat styling. I decided to keep it pretty short, I like how it looks and it's so much easier. It is a richer brown then I remember, with more gray.

      11 months ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      My hair was very thin and straight prior to treatment. After treatment, it came back super thick and curly. I could stick a pencil in it and would hold it. I wish I had the same curls. It returned to the same way prior to treatment again.

      11 months ago
    • fiddler's Avatar

      I lost my hair early in tx and it returned slowly. Tx ended the end of May and my hair grew about 1/2 inch by mid-December, enough to not wear a wig, but short enough that people knew I'd been ill. My first haircut was in the spring, to shape it, a year after the end of tx.

      11 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      My hair grew in very slowly. And it took probably two years to get back to the rate it used to grow. I used very gentle shampoo, and light conditioners for this time. My scalp was very sensitive for a long time. Also, I wore hats for a while even when hair started to come back when in the sun.
      And to me this was one of the hardest things to overcome. I think because when you lose your hair, everyone knows you are sick.

      11 months ago

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