Posted by Jan
on March 24, 2000 at 23:16:40:
I am a 40-year-old racially mixed woman who completed nine months of chemotherapy (for breast cancer) almost three months ago. I am currently taking radiation therapy and planning for reconstruction. My formerly African American-textured hair is growing back straight. Are there any women of Black ancestry out there who can tell me how long it will take my hair to resume its former texture? General post-chemo hair care tips are also welcome from anyone. My hair is currently about a half inch long and, after experimenting with a couple of "wigless weekends" (to see if anyone's eyes would bug out at the sight of me), I stopped wearing my wig to work this week. Thank you in advance for any responses.