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    Hair regrowth-mine is coming in like how childrens do-its straight down the top of my head-do you need to train your hair again?

    Asked by NJT on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Hair regrowth-mine is coming in like how childrens do-its straight down the top of my head-do you need to train your hair again?

    do I need to train a part or to have hair go to side?

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      My post chemo hair wouldn't "part" until it was about 2" - 3" long on top. Until then it was too short and too light-weight. I combed it straight back for many months and used a little gel to hold it neatly. This was a big change from the long, straight hair with a well-defined part I'd had my whole life before chemo. More recently, it's feeling a little more familiar.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I agree with Gwen--gel may help...and mix it with a little glitter (I do!) A few sparkles never hurt anyone and tell the WORLD you are comfortable in your own skin! Go for it!

      over 3 years ago
    • Lasander's Avatar

      Last year when I was going through round one with " it" I met this little black lady at the cancer center. She was going through round one million or so. She told me the trick of getting her hair back to normal was wiping it with a wet was cloth very gently. Never washing or conditioning it, just simply wiping it with a wet washcloth. I don't know what worked best for me, that tip or the best recipe for sweet potato pie she gave me!
      Find the joy where you can, even if it involves two cans of condensed milk.... Just sayin..

      over 3 years ago
    • DorothyV's Avatar

      I couldn't train mine to do much of anything at first. When I started to get chemo curls I got some curl activating mousse by L'Oreal. It's gentle on that soft new hair. I would wash it, towel dry, apply mousse and let the curls fall where they may! It was kind of fun watching the new hair come in and seeing how it changed almost every day:)

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      The first hair that came in was fried and damaged. Once it got to around an inch I cut it all off.

      Then it came in very very curly. I use only the L'real crème conditioner shampoo or once a week I do a deep clean shampoo. I use the twisted sista or the curls unlimited products like the conditioners and curl enhancers. They are great.

      Now I have a huge head of curls.

      Prior to chemo my hair was thick, wavy and very healthy-but I had to wash almost every day.
      That's totally changed. its big and curly but dry and easily damaged. I am very careful to only color my roots because now I have grays. A totally different routine.

      over 3 years ago
    • jad's Avatar

      Admittedly, I covet. I checked with my dermatologist a couple of days ago. I will never have a full head of hair. There are other factors at play - chemo can't take the entire blame.

      Love your hair, any way it comes in, and be thankful you have it.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      It took 6 months for my hair to grow long enough to trim. I found glitter gel (not as glittery as I would like) that I used on special occasions, like New Year eve, I also styled edgy and XXX, What the heck, I deserve to have fun.

      over 3 years ago
    • Kossmore's Avatar

      My hair came in very curly and stayed that way. No matter what creams, mous, or sprays I used, it did what it wanted to do. Cutting did not help. I used a home straightener which only helped a little. Soon after I found myself in my hairdressers chair and she straightened it for me.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAL's Avatar

      I am just about 6 months post chemo and have been going wigless since the second week of May. My hair is distinctly different than prechemo when I had straight long hair (with decent body) for the last 50 years. Now it is thick and sort of curly but it really does do it's own thing so I just wash and condition it a couple times a week and let it do it's thing. My part of 50 years is gone. I could probably try to train it now, but I'm sort of enjoying it being this semi short afro type style. It is cool and comfortable for the summer. I did dye it when it was about 3/4 inches long and I was ready to go without the wig. I did not have any gray prechemo but a lot post chemo so I decided to go back to being a redhead like in my younger years. I plan to keep dying it until I decide I am ok with gray--that may be in 1 year or 40 years--I just feel comfortable doing whatever I want. Ultimately, I really am enjoying having hair---the bald look and even pretty scarves just didn't do much for my face. I liked my wig, but it was hot once the weather started to get warm.

      over 3 years ago

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