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Re: chemo"d hair or hair changes after chemotherapy

Re: chemo"d hair or hair changes after chemotherapy

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Posted by Marti on December 14, 2000 at 08:53:28:

In Reply to: chemo"d hair or hair changes after chemotherapy posted by don on December 12, 2000 at 21:10:02:

: my hair used to be straight ,now it is curly and wavey.sometimes it reminds me of sheep hair.can I use a hair straightener to straighten it again?what product could/would you reccomend? in time will it ever be "normal,straight again?'could anyone please help me? desparate

Chemo plays havoc on the hair folicles in more than one way, but I wouldn't suggest attempting to straighten this 'new' hair. When it first grows in after chemo, there is a great chance that it will be curly -- even if it is not evenly 'curly' on the entire head. Once this 'new' hair is lost through the natural process, your normal 'straight' hair should come in again.


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