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  • Jairoldi
    Jairoldi Member Posts: 221
    edited July 2019 #22
    Ribbons said:

    added my picture

    This is my 4 month hair, very curly!! It was slightly wavy before and blonde and grey mixed.

    Beautiful!

    It looks great. Mine came in similarly and it took quite sometime until it was back to its pre-chemo state.

  • Quilter_1
    Quilter_1 Member Posts: 117
    Ribbons, my hair looks

    Ribbons, my hair looks similiar to yours, and, my last treatment was on March 5.  Thanks for posting your picture.

  • Forherself
    Forherself Member Posts: 609 **
    Ribbons said:

    added my picture

    This is my 4 month hair, very curly!! It was slightly wavy before and blonde and grey mixed.

    It is very flattering

    But you may be. used to a different look.   

    I made arrangements to have my Morgan mare ridden 10 times.  I am going to get back on her then.  I am excited about getting back in the saddle.  Have you?

     

  • Forherself
    Forherself Member Posts: 609 **
    edited July 2019 #25
    Harmony09 said:

    I can totally relate!

    I have ALWAYS had long (middle of my back), curly hair. It was so easy to just toss and go with a little oil or leave-in conditioner. I heard about "chemo curls", and I have always been leary of cutting my hair short, knowing that the weight kept it from being unruly and poofy.  When I was bald, I tried wigs and scarves, but it was not me. I did wear cute hats, sewn/crocheted by a church, when it was very cold. I kinda liked being bald. Showering and getting ready was so incredibly easy ;)  I am 1 yr from my last chemo Tx, and I look like I have a Q-tip or a mushroom on my head! The curls are like chemo curls on steroids! I have looked all over the internet and YouTube, and I would love to have what they call chemo curls! My son calls them brambles :( .My 19 year old daughter told me flat out that I looked better bald. If I didn't have to get through this stage to get to the length and weight to pull it down, I would shave it off! I know I should be grateful for it, and I am grateful to be alive and growing hair. However, I can't wait to be done with looking like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket ;)

    Sincerely,

    Stacey

    I love this picture

    But I'm sure you  like hair too.

  • Ribbons
    Ribbons Member Posts: 79

    It is very flattering

    But you may be. used to a different look.   

    I made arrangements to have my Morgan mare ridden 10 times.  I am going to get back on her then.  I am excited about getting back in the saddle.  Have you?

     

    Yes!

    I have gone for a short ride a couple of times. So nice!!

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,578 **
    Ribbons said:

    Yes!

    I have gone for a short ride a couple of times. So nice!!

    Where

    is the like button?

  • christine8822
    christine8822 Member Posts: 40
    Normal hair returns eventually

    Hi, don't despair. I'm 3 1/2 years out from the end of chemo/radiation and after 3 years my "real" hair finally returned - shiny, smooth, and straight. I was astonished at how long it took for my hair to be at all manageable. If you have short hair it's easier, but if you had long straight hair before it is definitely a challenge to get it to return to normal. Just keep trimming the bad stuff off over and over and over. Take Biotin to help your hair and nails, just in case it helps. 

    Do not get discouraged. It will take time, but your hair will likely return to normal after a few years. 

    Hang in there and keep going. I am grateful to just have passed my 4 year checkup and CT scan for stage IIIC endometrial cancer with no recurrence. God bless all the women on this board!

     

  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,156 **

    Normal hair returns eventually

    Hi, don't despair. I'm 3 1/2 years out from the end of chemo/radiation and after 3 years my "real" hair finally returned - shiny, smooth, and straight. I was astonished at how long it took for my hair to be at all manageable. If you have short hair it's easier, but if you had long straight hair before it is definitely a challenge to get it to return to normal. Just keep trimming the bad stuff off over and over and over. Take Biotin to help your hair and nails, just in case it helps. 

    Do not get discouraged. It will take time, but your hair will likely return to normal after a few years. 

    Hang in there and keep going. I am grateful to just have passed my 4 year checkup and CT scan for stage IIIC endometrial cancer with no recurrence. God bless all the women on this board!

     

    Congrats!

    You must have felt so good after that check-up!

  • Armywife
    Armywife Member Posts: 449

    Normal hair returns eventually

    Hi, don't despair. I'm 3 1/2 years out from the end of chemo/radiation and after 3 years my "real" hair finally returned - shiny, smooth, and straight. I was astonished at how long it took for my hair to be at all manageable. If you have short hair it's easier, but if you had long straight hair before it is definitely a challenge to get it to return to normal. Just keep trimming the bad stuff off over and over and over. Take Biotin to help your hair and nails, just in case it helps. 

    Do not get discouraged. It will take time, but your hair will likely return to normal after a few years. 

    Hang in there and keep going. I am grateful to just have passed my 4 year checkup and CT scan for stage IIIC endometrial cancer with no recurrence. God bless all the women on this board!

     

    Congrats!

    Great news, Christine!!