• Has anyone shaved off their initial growth after chemo? Should I just leave it alone?

    Asked by Noelle on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Has anyone shaved off their initial growth after chemo? Should I just leave it alone?

    I lost all my hair after one round of chemo. It's coming back in all weird right now. I'd like to shave my head to bald again to promote even growth but I'm not sure if this is a good idea at this point.

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    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      Just let it grow back how it wants.... It won't be long. Spike it, wear crazy big earings and that fun "smokie" eye makeup. You're young you'll look fabulous!

      over 8 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar
      DaveWaz

      Noelie,

      Good question. I hope your hair is back by now. Here is an article we wrote that I thought you might like.

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/5-wacky-ways-your-hair-might-grow-back-after-chemo

      over 7 years ago
    • baridirects' Avatar
      baridirects

      I had gone through several stages of haircuts at the start of my chemo treatments, some of which I really liked. When it started to fall out in earnest, I had it shaved. Strangely enough, I'm getting some growth even though I'm still receiving chemo, so I've been going every now and again to get it evened out. I have a month of chemo to go, so my plan is to get it buzzed perhaps one more time, and then after my last treatment, allow it to grow out, just keeping it shaped as best as possible. I've been walking around bold as brass in my scalp for the most part, rocking some funky earrings just for fun...when I don't have a head covering on, I'm using sunscreen to protect my skin from burning. I'm looking forward to seeing what grows out...I started to gray naturally when I was 12, but have been coloring it for many years. Right now, looks like it's going to come in platinum, and I'm thinking of leaving it that way.

      Namaste,
      Christine

      over 7 years ago

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