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Brian Joseph's Lash & Brow Gel???

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Tinabug
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I was shopping for a wig yesterday & the sales lady recommended "Brian Joseph's Lash & Brow Gel." She said her customer's that have used it said it worked. It is $42.00 for a small tube...will need several tubes to get thru chemo. I would love to know if anyone has actually tried it & if it works before spending $$$. I asked if it would work on my head & she said "no"...can't blame me for trying.

Hugs,
Tina

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MyTurnNow
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I haven't used that but not everyone loses their eyebrows and eyelashes. I never totally lost my eyebrows nor all my eyelashes, although they did thin. This didn't happen until probably 2 months after I was finished with chemo. They seem to come back in pretty quickly, too.

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TraciInLA
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I've never used or even heard of this, but the words "$42.00" and "you'll need several tubes" seriously activate my bu**sh** detector.

Like MyTurn said, please remember that not everyone loses their eyebrows. I did 4 rounds of Taxotere/Cytoxan (I'm sorry, I don't remember what cocktail you're doing?), and my eyebrows stopped growing, but stayed exactly the same until toward the very end, then thinned out for a few weeks, then grew right back very quickly.

I would suggest that you take that $120 and spend it on cute hats, scarves, maybe a beautiful pair of earrings or lipstick -- things that help you feel feminine and attractive. For me, I found that was a worthwhile way to spend my money, and helped me feel better during chemo.

Traci

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DianeBC
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I agree with Traci. Spend that money where it will really do some good. It sounds like that lady was just trying to make a sale, which is really sad. Good luck!

Hugs, Diane ♥

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teresa41
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i did 4 rounds of chemo i never lost my eyelashes or eye brows some people will tell you anything to make money!best of luck to you

:0) teresa

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Tinabug
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Thanks for the advice, I truly appreciate it. She was a very nice lady & was a tremdous help in selecting a wig. Very upfront, told me not to spend the $$ on a real hair wig. It was a very nice intimate store that caters to bc survivors. However, she hasn't had bc or lost her hair, so I thought I would ask my friends who have...thank you for the responses.

I'll spend my $$ elsewhere. Just a little nervous because my eyelashes are so thin to begin with. I have plenty of eyebrows & look forward to not plucking them every other day...always a silver lining.

Hugs,
Tina

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TraciInLA
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I've always put effort into keeping my eyebrows well-shaped, so it was kind of nice when they stopped growing after I started chemo -- they just kind of froze in their perfect little shape, and I didn't have to pluck for a good couple of months -- or deal with any other facial hair during that time, for that matter.

When everything started growing again -- I had to go hunting to remember where I'd put my tweezers!

Traci

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Cat64
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I totally agree with the others. Why spend the money when you don't even know if it will happen.? I only lost some lashes on one side and my eyebrows thinned a little. That's awful costly too! Wish there was a miracle cure for the hair loss! But, it does come back shortly after Chemo. There is a class called "Look Good-Feel Better" that the ACS sponsors for all the Newbies out there going into Chemo. It's awesome! They give you tips on applying make-up, skin care, show you how to make a turban out of a t-shirt,etc..and send you home with a free bag of make-up and skin products. Just call and they can help you locate a class in your area. It is SO worth going!
Cathy

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Jeanne D
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I agree with everyone else. Save your money for other things. You might not even lose your eyelashes or eyebrows. Sending you a big hug!

Love, Jeanne ♥

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ppurdin
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I did not loose my brows,they got thiner.Eye lashes some came out not all.i would save my money.Good Luck.(Pat).

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susie09
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I think everyone has given good advice. Save your money for something else that you might need. Do look into the ACS Looking Good Feeling Good in your area. Just call the ACS and see where and when might be coming up for you.

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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mimivac
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I didn't lose my eyebrows and only lost the lashes after chemo ended. Everything is now back. I wish there was a miracle cream through, especially for the hair on your head! Good luck. And I agree, spend that $$ on some cute scarves.

Mimi

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jnl
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Yes, spend that money on cute scarves or something that will make you feel good!

Good luck to you!

Hugs, Leeza

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LadyParvati
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Joined: Oct 2009

On scarves & hats! After reading this, I decided I wouldn't even think about trying such products. I've been having fun losing my hair and can live with losing more of it. And I'm getting some great scarves & hats! My DH said, "With all the cute scarves & hats you're finding, you're going to want to keep your hair short so you can wear them after your hair grows back!"

Smart man!

Hugs! Sandy

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Tinabug
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Well ladies, it looks like I am going to be the "guinea pig" for this product. My friend bought a tube for me to try(against my wishes.) I start using it tomorrow & chemo on Monday. I have to put it on my brows & lashes twice a day.

Since she spent $$ on it...I hope it works.

Hugs,
Tina

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susie09
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I hope it works for the price of it. Let us know Tina!

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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laurissa
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I didn't lose my lashes or brows. They thinned out a bit but not enough to use false ones. I was on the same chemo as you, maybe you won't lose yours. Eyeliner and brow pencil were enough for me. I loved not having to shave! Thats a plus of chemo. I also got a free wig from the Cancer Society. I bought a few others too. It is a transition to go through, but you will be fine. I'm looking forward to the end of this hurdle! I'm about half way there.

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