Aug 17, 2012 - 9:20 pm
When I found out I had to do chemo last September, I prayed that I would end up with better hair after the ordeal. I had very fine, straight, silky hair that lacked body and didn't hold a style. Well, after chemo, my hair came in very thick with a light wave. I actually laughed when my stylist said the last 3 haircuts that she had to thin it out. Since I had shoulder length hair before, I decided to keep it short because it was thick and soooo easy to take care of. I would never have been able to wear my hair this short before because it was too fine and thin.
It's been 7 months since I ended chemo and it seems that with each haircut, my hair is resorting back to the pre-chemo state of fine, straight and silky instead of thick and wavy. I am a little irritated because I feel like if we go through the horrors of chemo, at least we should end up with great hair and be able to keep it! Just wondering if everyone's hair eventually went back to the pre-chemo state or if some of you kept the hair that grew back after chemo. I'm also feeling like it is getting thinner even though I can never actually see any hair come out when I shampoo or comb through it. I've been on Tamoxifen since March and I know that thinning hair is one of the side effects that I hoped to avoid.