• When did you start losing your hair?

    Asked by uphym on Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    When did you start losing your hair?

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • Cindy's Avatar

      Mine started 13 days after my first chemo treatment.

      about 4 years ago
    • Rose's Avatar

      Just a few strands here and there after my first chemo tx. After my second tx it was several each day. I had it cut short. Donated it to Locks of Love, but even though it was cut short my scalp hurt. After the third tx I was loosing it by the gobs. I figured since I'm loosing it I might as well just get it over with and shave it. ;) It wasn't until I shaved it that it stopped hurting. There are videos on Youtube on how to tie a scarf, put on eye brows, etc. Just look up "How to tie a scarf or chemo and scarves, chem and make-up or chemo and eye brows...???"

      about 4 years ago
    • Valentinegirl's Avatar

      13 days after the first treatment as well.

      about 4 years ago
    • KendallHHC's Avatar

      After the second treatment. It started coming out in the shower. I was expecting it, but it was still sad.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      two weeks, I didn't count the days but two weeks is apparently the time to loose it. With Radiation it came out in about 3 weeks.

      about 4 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      I started just one treatment in. It didnt get bad til after the second, and I had it shaved by the third. So before the first month was out I was bald. It took a little longer to lose eyelashes and eyebrows, but it was all gone eventually. Those first couple weeks were a little strange, and someone was always picking hair off my shirt. It got a lot easier once it was all gone.

      about 4 years ago
    • Dktrevor's Avatar

      I was pretty lucky, mine never fell out all the way . It thinned all over my body but I did keep my hair through treatment.I did buy wigs and wear them because ironically, I am a hairstylist and had to stare at myself all day in the mirror. I have come to find out a very small percentage of people do not lose fully lose their hair .

      about 4 years ago
    • GregRx's Avatar

      I was 14 and mine started going about 40 days into my Stanford V regimen. It never totally left, but looking back at pictures I definitely should have shaved my head!

      about 4 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      After my first treatment my hair started falling out so i bit the bullet and shaved my headand donated about 18 inches to locks of love so someone could use it :)

      about 4 years ago

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