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    mommacoitti asked a questionBreast Cancer

    my hair thats left is so picky and sore what 2 do wass tuld not to shave becaus

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      leslie48240

      If your hair has just began falling out...just a couple warm showers will probably help the rest fall out. It is dramatic and upsetting...(no kidding!) But once it's mostly all out...easier to deal with. I found the soft cottony preshaped scarf-hats the most comfortable...and wore them at home and with friends and family. Also...if you go the wig route (I did, so as not to scare my toddler students at work)... check out different styles/manufacturers as some are MUCH more comfortable than others. The 'specialty' cancer shops were ridiculously expensive and fakey looking. I had better luck at a big beauty supply store that had very reasonably priced wigs in every style you can imagine. They also had a cubicle to try them on and a very helpful and understanding assistant. They also have a very soft 'cap' you can wear under wigs that was pretty helpful when my scalp was super tender. I felt more 'normal' wearing the wig out... when I wore the scarf-hat...could feel the stares and pity.

      almost 4 years ago
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      rlclark93654

      My head/hair hurt so bad that the wind would blow and I would be in tears, I shaved it as close as possible to my scalp and almost all of the pain was gone, it was the best thing I could have of done, relief (without more meds)

      almost 4 years ago
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      Vjp2012

      If your head gets irritated, witch hazel works great an a disinfectant and Bachs Rescue Cream is super amazing! Good luck!

      almost 4 years ago
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