• i just finished my 2nd chemo. i shaved my head and now, new hair is growing back. Will this new hair hair fall off too?

    Asked by DaisyDuck on Sunday, May 19, 2013

    i just finished my 2nd chemo. i shaved my head and now, new hair is growing back. Will this new hair hair fall off too?

    13 Answers from the Community

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    • cdog1's Avatar


      about 5 years ago
    • StamPurr's Avatar

      Yes! I had a couple of hairs that continued to grow after chemo and shaving (tough gray ones, not the lovely brown ones, ha-ha) but most continues to fall out. Not sure I'll be 100% bald and shiny. Still odd patch hanging on, not really doing anything...

      about 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I shaved mine after 2nd chemo as well. Mine never fully fell out. Just got really thin and kind of patchy. Now it grows super fast but I keep it short because I like it.

      about 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Maybe - it depends on so many factors. Most cancer treatments list hair lose as a side effect. When i was being treated with paclitaxel I was told my hair would defiantly fall out, so I buzzed. Most of my hair did fall out, but I still had some left. When i switched cocktails my hair stopped falling out a very very slowly started to fill in here and there.

      about 5 years ago
    • Vjp2012's Avatar

      I shaved too & then had new hair growth. My growth, stubborn grey ones, mixed with some light brown, have stayed strong through chemo round 4. I even have peach fuzz like new growth all over now too. Chemo round 5 next week, I hope the hair growth stays.

      about 5 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      Yay you finished 2 rounds! I shaved my head when my hair started to fall out too. But the new growth never fell out. It was mostly white, then dark curly hair gradually came in. I colored it when it was long enough to do so because I didn't like it. But I enjoyed having curls! Heck, I enjoyed any hair! Over the next couple years my hair is pretty much has gone back to what it used to be. I hear that is pretty common. Hair always comes back, so try not to worry too much about that and concentrate on keeping up that good fight! I wish you the best.

      about 5 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      Not all chemos cause hair to fall out and some only cause hair to thin. When my hair came back it is very curly, lots of gray and very very dry. I have found a fabulous product that you can buy at sallys or walmart. Sometimes located in the area for women of color.

      Curls unleashed and Twisted sista products. Wow, its a great conditioner and a great curl enhancer. I am very picky about hair products using only the very high priced stuff..These two product have taken my brittle kinky hair to soft and shining curls.

      The curls unleashed is a stronger conditioner product than the twisted sista line.

      Also for me I loved my wig that I bought at the TLC website..No one knew it was a wig and I found it very comfortable. I had purchased a couple others that were very tight and awful for me and they were expensive so I donated them to the American Cancer society.

      about 5 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I also shaved my head -- and the remaining stub fell out and I was shiny bald until after last treatment when it started growing again. Everyone is different so you may not get to the shiny bald stage. I wish you the best.

      about 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I never shaved completely -- hairdresser talked me into leaving just a little. And I never went completely bald. Didn't have very much, but just a little peach fuzz. Mine is coming back strong, now. Good luck, and hang in there.

      about 5 years ago
    • Kossmore's Avatar

      Unfortunately yes. On the 21 day after your first chemo is when hair starts falling out. When it returns several months after finishing chemo, it can be very curly. Health for all!

      about 5 years ago
    • Adele's Avatar

      I was told that I would lose all hair after the 1st chemo round so cut it to about 1/4inch when it started to fall out around day 15. I should have waited since I am now going on round 3 and I never lost any more hair. It is probably thinner than it was, but I could have avoided a wig. Oh well. Perhaps round 3 will cause more loss. If not, it just means I will have my hair back sooner. I sure hope it doesn't mean that the chemo isn't doing its job! Guess it is a wait and see situation.

      about 5 years ago
    • Pdale's Avatar

      I did not shave my head ever. Never completely lost all the hair but what I had left you really couldn't call hair............it reminded me of the fuzz on baby birds. I'm not sure why I didn't shave, I just didn't

      about 5 years ago
    • Pdale's Avatar

      most likely. I had no hair except what looked like the fuzz of a baby bird until a month after I finished radiation. I never shaved my head

      about 5 years ago

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