• hair regrowth

    Asked by reda on Friday, September 11, 2015

    hair regrowth

    Hi everyone
    I have a non Hodgkin cancer , I had 3 r-chop treatment, I shaved my head before the first treatment knowing it will fall right after . My question is , will my hair grow back the same way it was before and when would that be or do I have to expect some serious change ?

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Well everyone is different. Mine started growing back in just a few weeks after chemo ended.
      My hair came back in like an afro..exactly like it was when I was born. Black women would come up to me all the time and ask me what i was using on my hair..When i told them the story and how i finally started using products for women of color the conversation always ended with lots of laughs.

      It's taken 3 years and just now do I have normal hair again..thick and wavy. And some gray. But its still fragile and dry so I have to be careful with everything I do to it.

      about 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Here is an article we posted a couple years ago about the funky ways your hair may, or may not, grow back. We are all different, it's hard to predict. click this link for article http://bit.ly/13UM8qO

      about 6 years ago
    • dhtdiver's Avatar

      Mine grew back better than it was before...had 4 sessions of RCHOP21.

      about 6 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar

      My hair used to be sticks in all directions. It came back curly. That was ten years ago. It is no longer curly, but it does curl under nicely.

      about 6 years ago
    • fancyauncy's Avatar

      I've lost mine 3 times (from PACE-R & RICE & lastly Bone Marrow Conditioning) and each time it came back the same--it started off a little different, but eventually was exactly the same (dark, thick and curly) as I had before--just a little grayer!!! I was 37 first time and now 51 on my 3rd time.I hope you can just sit back and "enjoy" what you are blessed to have return!!

      about 6 years ago
    • schweetieangel's Avatar

      My hair is growing back totally different from what it has ever been. Silver and black and curly... i have normally brunette ( dyes blonde) straight as ever hair.
      Im enjoying the curly.. lol..
      Im embrassing the new me.. and letting it stay the silver and black even.. atleast i have hair again.

      about 6 years ago
    • sheila56's Avatar

      I am African American and my hair came back straight and not the traditional tightly curled. Eventually though it did return to its original form and I am texturizing again to loosen the curl.

      about 6 years ago
    • reda's Avatar

      All of you Thank very much , so it can vary practically from straight hair to curly and so on , I've noticed some hair in certain area of my head , am gonna shave it all again one more time ,

      about 6 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I also had R-Chop, which was every 3 weeks, my hair would actually begin to grow back a little in between treatments, then it would fall out again. After my last treatment, it grew in pretty quickly. Every one told me it would come in different, but in came in straight, just darker and thicker.

      about 6 years ago
    • Sofi's Avatar

      I had 6 treatments of R-CHOP. I have fine, straight hair and it took several months to get my hair back, but now it is pretty much the way it was before. It did come back gray(er) but I never got any curls. I DID make the mistake of trying to color it too soon after treatment and it turned out orange (I didn't do it myself, but went to a professional stylist).

      about 6 years ago

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