• (Women) How long did it take for your hair to grow back?

    Asked by spratt8687 on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    (Women) How long did it take for your hair to grow back?

    16 Answers from the Community

    16 answers
    • StacyM's Avatar

      I finished chemo on June 8 and my hair is about 1/4 inch long now. I noticed my eyebrows and lashes first in about 6 weeks; hair was really noticeable around 8 weeks. On the down side, I am having to shave my legs 2-3 times a week now!

      almost 8 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      My last treatment was in April 2010, I think I took my hat off on the 4th of July because it was hot. It was short, but completely covered my head. My hair did start to grow back between my treatments

      almost 8 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar

      I finished chemo on April 25th. By August I was comfortable enough with how I looked (plus it was sooo hot) to stop wearing my wig. After I got used to not wearing one I wished I had stopped wearing it a lot sooner. I started to see my hair coming back in around 8 weeks. But like StacyM said, you have to start shaving your legs again - ugh!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Anita's Avatar

      It took close to 6 months to get a "full head of hair". my hair was dark red , and stright... now its curley and black.dont really care , its just nice to have hair..

      almost 8 years ago
    • wvgal68's Avatar

      I would say it took me about 3 months to have a buzz cut look. It's been a year now, and my hair is still short. Oh, and I swore I would never complain about bad hair days...but I was wrong!

      almost 8 years ago
    • Modern's Avatar

      i get about a half inch a month give or take but ik told it grows fast

      almost 8 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      My last treatment was March 2011. I stopped wearing my wig in June 2011 after it was long enough to cover my scalp. It is now a little longer than shoulder length. I have not cut or styled it yet since losing it.

      almost 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      You are going to look so good in the new spiky haircut that will appear shortly.... I'd spike it... big earings and eye makeup... Wow... a whole new look. Should be growint in within weeks of stopping chemo... It comes in slightly different that prior to losing it, but by a few months... will be same color and texture. Unless you're like me and start using a different Clairol...

      almost 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie (Best Answer!)

      I have to tell the whole truth.... my hair grew back too thin to wear... (yes I do still color what hair I have).... I bought PaulaYoung.com wigs and have been wearing them... I had two years of chemo and I'm 69... All contributing factors. You're 25 and I still say You'll look georgous in a spiky do as it grows in.

      almost 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      My started to grow back between each chemo treatment (which were 3 weeks apart), but then fell out again after the next one. My last chemo treatment was in late March. I grew pretty slowly for the first couple of months but then starting growing much faster. It is about 2 1/2 inches long now, 6 months after last chemo treatment.

      almost 8 years ago
    • liznparadise's Avatar

      Hair grows a 1/4 inch a month so it sort of depends on your own hair I think. Mine is thin and fine and is now white, so it didn't show a lot at first. I met a gal who was younger and had stopped treatment several months after I had and her darker, thinker hair showed up much more than mine did. My last chemo was the 10th of February and I now look like I have a short hair do rather than a chemo grow-out.

      almost 8 years ago
    • ScrapbookerKay's Avatar

      My treatment ended in January 2009 and by June I had a decent head of hair, but it was still shorter than I liked. It came in really curly and course, but got back to normal as it got longer.

      almost 8 years ago
    • judyd's Avatar

      July 19th was my last treatment. I now have soft, fine, brown and white hair enough to cover my head. It was course wavey an dyed before treatment. To tell you the truth, I am more excited to have my brow back. At six weeks I saw my lashes for the first time. I cried and was surprise by my reation.

      almost 8 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      I finished my treatments at the end of October, and I still wore scarves and beanies all winter. I didnt stop shaving my head for month, hoping it would get thicker before I started letting it grow back. I dont think it got to the point I could style it til mid summer. But I also kept it cut short for a while, cause I liked the style. Almost three years later my hair is just shy of my shoulders, but I want it short again! Does that make me weird?

      almost 8 years ago
    • Psalms138's Avatar

      My hair started growing back after my 4th treatment, but was falling out as it was growing... so I don't think that counted...lol Last treatment was Nov 2010... I stopped wearing wigs and hats in Feb 2011... Used Got 2 b Glued spray and spiked it!! A little wild for me, but everyone loved it... I have trimmed my hair a few times, and it is to my shoulders now... But my hair has always grew so slow....

      almost 8 years ago
    • Darlie's Avatar

      My hair started a month after chem finished . about a 1/2 inch per month. I've had mine cut twice in year. It's all good.

      almost 8 years ago

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