• Getting rid of stubble after shaving head

    Asked by Abendintheroad on Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Getting rid of stubble after shaving head

    The stubble left on my head after shaving isn’t coming out despite the use of a lint roller suggested by the cancer nurse. I’ve just had my third chemo. It’s itchy and hard to put my head overs on and off! I’d appreciate any advice. Thanks

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar

      You may have developed some sort of either dryness or dermatitis.

      Try using coconut oil on your head. Your scalp will drink it down. You can infuse it with rosemary to help your hair to regrow.

      If coconut oil isnt your cuppa, try almond oil, or apricot oil or even shea butter or castor oil.

      Hydration for you scalp.

      over 2 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I don't have any suggestions for getting rid of the stubble, but I love your pen name. It tells it all about this journey none of us wanted to take.

      Good luck!

      over 2 years ago
    • MoveIt2012's Avatar

      After I had my head shaved I didn’t have the smooth bald head that I envisioned until I took a razor to it. After actually shaving it and putting on some of the coconut oil geekling recommended it felt soooo much better. Good luck to you.

      over 2 years ago
    • RoadrunnerBOKO's Avatar

      Coconut oil and a hat you don't care gets stained ...at night time is best ....good for the head & hair to come back ! Good luck !

      over 2 years ago
    • Abendintheroad's Avatar

      Thank you! I use coconut oil for lots of things but hadn’t thought of this. I’ll try it’s.

      over 2 years ago
    • msesq's Avatar

      Don’t laugh this actually worked for me. My stubble was shedding like crazy and little fine hairs were all over the place. I used duct tape, sticky side down to get the stubble removed. It took awhile but the shedding drove me crazy. Good luck!

      over 2 years ago
    • junie1's Avatar

      I also had a stubble after having my head shaved, never was my head actually "slick", but I didn't mind. I was told not to use a razor, dr's didn't want me to knick my head, causing an open spot.
      Winter is not a good time for us to be bald,, Lord,, I'm not sure how guys do it!!
      Good Luck with all your treatments..
      Happy New Years!! to all

      over 2 years ago
    • gpgirl70's Avatar

      I was told not to use a razor as well. My stubble started falling out after the third chemo and I shaved my head just prior to that treatment so it wasn't too annoying. I bet in a few days when you shower the stubble will come off in your hands. I used coconut oil as well to prevent skin problems.

      over 2 years ago

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