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Re: hairloss and regrowth after chemotherapy

Re: hairloss and regrowth after chemotherapy

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Posted by Paula on December 10, 2000 at 02:57:50:

In Reply to: hairloss and regrowth after chemotherapy posted by don on November 22, 2000 at 15:52:19:

: I used to have straight hair.I developed lymphoma is march of this year.I went thru 4 months of chemo in which my hair fell out. ny hair has been growing back since august but very slowly. it is very very curly and the hair shafts are thin. i am terribly embarrassed by my appearance. I feel like a sheep.I am told that this is common with chemo patients. question is ,will my hair grow out and return to straight with thicker hair shafts or can I resort to some kind oof chemical straighteners to help resolve my delema. Im sure there are many cancer patients out there with the same predicament that would truly appreciate someones knowledge and experience in dealing with these matters.sincerely,thank you

Don,
My doctor told me that my hair was curlier afterwards because the drugs cause the hair folicles to become damaged. Once your hair grows out a bit more, it will be heavier and will begin to straighten. Then, if it is still too curly or wavy for you, and feels healthy otherwise, you can use chemical products on it. Just make sure that you have someone do it that is familiar with working with hair after chemo. I live in a small community and there are at least 3 hairdressers that work with people like us.

Good Luck!


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