• Hair loss

    Asked by meema on Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Hair loss

    Did any one shave their head before chemo. I want to keep my hair as long as I can but I'm afraid that once chemo starts I am going to be even more depressed then I am now and seeing my hair fall out in clumps will send me over the edge. I am also thinking that I would want a clean shave before it starts falling out so that I don't risk cutting myself shaving it after my chemo.

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    • eliz928's Avatar
      eliz928

      I did it after the first treatment becuase it was falling out exactly when they told me it would. I had cut it short before.

      over 3 years ago
    • melanie62's Avatar
      melanie62

      I decided to take control and got a cute short hair cut before I started chemo. 2 weeks after my first infusion I started losing hair by the handful, so decided it was time to shave it. It was a pretty emotional night, but my amazing hubby allowed my to grieve through it as he cut and shaved my head for me.
      I now have two different wigs as well as as variety of hats and scarves. It is kinda of Finn to have so many options, but I am looking forward to being finished with chemo and having my hair back.

      over 3 years ago
    • akwendi's Avatar
      akwendi

      My hair was only shoulder length, but a couple of weeks before my first chemo I had it cut into a really short style. It was so easy to take care of. It made it so much easier when I started loosing my hair a couple weeks later. When it got annoying, I had my husband shave it off. For me this made it easier to handle. Also a dear friend of mine had a hat party for me about a week and a half after my first chemo. This was a couple of days before I decided that it was time to shave my head. Having had all my friends around showering me with well wishes and support have made it an easier journey! Best of luck!

      about 3 years ago

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