• How long after treatments was it that you had enough hair to have it cut

    Asked by CancerChicky on Sunday, February 25, 2018

    How long after treatments was it that you had enough hair to have it cut

    and get color put in it?

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • cllinda's Avatar

      Chemo stopped in February. Hair started back in about April. I had 3/4's of an inch in July at my daughter's wedding and then had my first haircut in August. It grew much slower for the first two years after chemotherapy ended. But at the five year mark, it's back to normal every six weeks for a haircut. And my hair grew in darker than it was, but no gray. I have my mom's genes and at 58, I'm still not gray! Love those genes!

      10 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Ask your oncologist about coloring your hair. I think i have heard 6 months after treatments end, but i might be wrong or your doctor may have different ideas.

      10 months ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar

      Hair coloring?, Seem to me that would be the last thing I would do after treatment..?, If you knew what was in that stuff..just my opinion

      10 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I had my hair shaped a bit 4 months after chemo. Got it highlighted about 9 months after. I kept it short for the next 4 years or so. Just started letting it grow out this winter. Not sure if I'm going to keep it long or not. Summer and hot flashes... I always had long hair before treatment.

      10 months ago

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