peach fuzz

tommaseena
tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
My hair has started to come back in. It is coming in fast--looks like a mixture of white and dark brown. Started to come in after my 5th treatment of Taxol w/Herceptin. I think at this rate in about 2 months I'll be gelling it. It is so soft. My son, Jake thinks it is really cool.

Just hoping the hair on the legs and arm pits don't come in as fast.

Just thought I would share.

Margo

Comments

  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    Hi Cousin Itt!
    Great feeling, isn't it? Heres some real hope for ya...My underarm hairs DIDN'T COME BACK! Woohoooooo. And I don't sweat there either, theres always a silver lining.

    Hugs Jxxxxxxxxxx
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Hi Margo.......
    First of all, my underarm hairs didn't come back either! Nor leg hairs really. Too cool, huh Tasha??!!

    My hair is now maybe almost 1/2 inch long in areas and it is coming in wavy! And I think that's wonderful! And I agree, it is sooo soft! My hubby and friends like to touch it...lol!
    Waiting right now until it's a bit longer to see if I want to start coloring it again.
    It of course, has grey (if it hadn't BEFOE I was dx'd, it would have gone grey after that anyway!).

    But, I love it very short (not quite this short though) and I think I will keep it pretty short.

    Hurray for all of us as we "come back" after treatment!

    CR
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    A half a pit is better than one
    I'm about a year out from chemo. Where I had rads, I have a 1/2 pit of hair. It's kind of funny looking and I haven't shaved it even yet. The rest of my hair is back, but I still have chemo curl on my head. I will miss it when it grows out. All my best. Lynn
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    WOO HOO for peach fuzz!
    YAY for Margo! My hair also came back as "baby hair"... so soft. And, it was CLEAR at first. Translucent, no color at all, could see through it - like fishing line! (Which was kinda freaky.) Eventually I could see the brown pigment moving up from my scalp along the individual hairs. Rads permanently stopped both the armpit hair and sweat glands, right/BC/treated side. No shaving nor deodorant needed for me there.

    While undergoing rads, the hair on my head was growing. Even though still in treatment - to me, it was a sign that I was on my way back to real life. I hope this is so for you, too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    Baby Hair Margo!
    I am so happy for you Margo! I know that this is wonderful for you to start getting your hair back! And, I am sure your hair will be beautiful!

    Jake is so cool himself! He is just the cutest! He is a real blessing for you as you are to him!

    Thanks for sharing this good news! Hugs, Kristin
  • j916
    j916 Member Posts: 141
    Kristin N said:

    Baby Hair Margo!
    I am so happy for you Margo! I know that this is wonderful for you to start getting your hair back! And, I am sure your hair will be beautiful!

    Jake is so cool himself! He is just the cutest! He is a real blessing for you as you are to him!

    Thanks for sharing this good news! Hugs, Kristin

    Twist of fate
    my hair has started to grow back on my head....and in the southern reagion...if that's ok to say....which i could have done without....but you know what the cruelest part of all regardig the hair loss was? I NEVER LOST ANY HAIR ON MY LEGS!!!! lol i mean, come on!!!! at least i should have been given THAT break!!!! hair on head...gone...hair under arms...gone...hair "there"...gone...eyelashes...thinning rapidly....hair on legs...ABUNDANT! LOL
    I went on a shaving strike because it was the only hair on my body that i had...until i had to go into the hospital for a blood clot...and there i sat in the emergency room in one of those lovely gowns...with my legs on the table out in front of me looking like a gorilla...ok...i shaved
    ya just gotta laugh
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763

    WOO HOO for peach fuzz!
    YAY for Margo! My hair also came back as "baby hair"... so soft. And, it was CLEAR at first. Translucent, no color at all, could see through it - like fishing line! (Which was kinda freaky.) Eventually I could see the brown pigment moving up from my scalp along the individual hairs. Rads permanently stopped both the armpit hair and sweat glands, right/BC/treated side. No shaving nor deodorant needed for me there.

    While undergoing rads, the hair on my head was growing. Even though still in treatment - to me, it was a sign that I was on my way back to real life. I hope this is so for you, too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kind regards, Susan

    Me Too!
    My hair has just started growing back, its to the point where people can actually see it. I could see it before, clear, like you said! Now it feels like baby hair. I hope it comes in curly or wavy, even if only for a while, my old hair was thin and straight as a pin.
  • jgridley
    jgridley Member Posts: 169
    Oh Margo..lol
    LOL...u are too funny...I hope that arm and leg hair dont return. Wouldn't be nice to never
    have to shave again?...

    Julie
  • 1surfermom
    1surfermom Member Posts: 396 Member
    Peach fuzz
    Margo,

    Thank you for sharing. I just finished my 3rd treatment with taxol/herceptin . This week I had a break from the taxol and just had the herceptin. I will be finished 9-2-09 (God willing) so I hope that I will have some hair by then, the bald look is getting really old and I cannnot stand not having eyebrows or eyelashes. I was pretty down today so your post has given me a much needed ray of hope. Love surf
  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769

    Peach fuzz
    Margo,

    Thank you for sharing. I just finished my 3rd treatment with taxol/herceptin . This week I had a break from the taxol and just had the herceptin. I will be finished 9-2-09 (God willing) so I hope that I will have some hair by then, the bald look is getting really old and I cannnot stand not having eyebrows or eyelashes. I was pretty down today so your post has given me a much needed ray of hope. Love surf

    My hair
    The hair on my legs I never really lost--grew slower.
    The underarm hair stopped growing completely until last week--still growing slow.
    My hair on my head--yes I measured it--is 1/4 inch long. Dreaming here--but in 6 weeks when my treatment is over I might need a hair cut---or at least use gel to spike it even more.

    Jake loves to rub my head--"Your hair is softer than mine" he says.

    LOL
    Margo
  • Jadie
    Jadie Member Posts: 723
    j916 said:

    Twist of fate
    my hair has started to grow back on my head....and in the southern reagion...if that's ok to say....which i could have done without....but you know what the cruelest part of all regardig the hair loss was? I NEVER LOST ANY HAIR ON MY LEGS!!!! lol i mean, come on!!!! at least i should have been given THAT break!!!! hair on head...gone...hair under arms...gone...hair "there"...gone...eyelashes...thinning rapidly....hair on legs...ABUNDANT! LOL
    I went on a shaving strike because it was the only hair on my body that i had...until i had to go into the hospital for a blood clot...and there i sat in the emergency room in one of those lovely gowns...with my legs on the table out in front of me looking like a gorilla...ok...i shaved
    ya just gotta laugh

    Hi j916
    Thanks for the good laugh. Sounds like something that would happen to me. Now you know why mama told you not to wear underwear with holes. LOL

    And for everyone who said that their underarm hair didn't come back, check your chin thats where it comes back!

    Hugs and laughs
    Jadie<3
  • Jadie
    Jadie Member Posts: 723

    My hair
    The hair on my legs I never really lost--grew slower.
    The underarm hair stopped growing completely until last week--still growing slow.
    My hair on my head--yes I measured it--is 1/4 inch long. Dreaming here--but in 6 weeks when my treatment is over I might need a hair cut---or at least use gel to spike it even more.

    Jake loves to rub my head--"Your hair is softer than mine" he says.

    LOL
    Margo

    Hey Margo
    Dosen't it feel wonderful. It will grow in fast. I still keep mine shorter than I ever did before treatment. Soon you will be as beautiful as me. LOL
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    Jadie said:

    Hey Margo
    Dosen't it feel wonderful. It will grow in fast. I still keep mine shorter than I ever did before treatment. Soon you will be as beautiful as me. LOL

    I bet you all look
    I bet you all look beautiful!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Yeah for hair!
    That's great, Margo. I bet you will need gel and a haircut before long. As for all of you who never regained your leg or underarm hair -- you are all daft sods!! I lost all of it during chemo, but boy did they come back as soon as the treatments were over. I, too, look like a gorilla now. I loved going to the gym, or swimming, or wearing dresses without having to think about my body hair. Now, I'm back to hairy Mediterranean woman. The other day I was in yoga class raising my arms in the air when I got a look at my pits. Had to lower my arms pretty quick. I'm not going to shave though. Since the hair is so soft I want to try waxing it all off.

    Good luck to all those trying to grow hair!

    Mimi
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    mimivac said:

    Yeah for hair!
    That's great, Margo. I bet you will need gel and a haircut before long. As for all of you who never regained your leg or underarm hair -- you are all daft sods!! I lost all of it during chemo, but boy did they come back as soon as the treatments were over. I, too, look like a gorilla now. I loved going to the gym, or swimming, or wearing dresses without having to think about my body hair. Now, I'm back to hairy Mediterranean woman. The other day I was in yoga class raising my arms in the air when I got a look at my pits. Had to lower my arms pretty quick. I'm not going to shave though. Since the hair is so soft I want to try waxing it all off.

    Good luck to all those trying to grow hair!

    Mimi

    Just want to say good luck
    Just want to say good luck to all of you with your hair growing back. That must feel so good!
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Alexis F said:

    Just want to say good luck
    Just want to say good luck to all of you with your hair growing back. That must feel so good!

    I bet you are all so
    I bet you are all so beautiful with your peach fuzz! I can't imagine

    what that would be like. You are all so brave! I admire you! Love, Jeanne
  • dmc_emmy
    dmc_emmy Member Posts: 549
    Hair-we should re-create the rock musical Hair!
    I think it would be a huge hit!

    As I said in another post, I lost all of my hair and when I it came back I was in shock. My hair, before chemo, was a wavy auburn with natural streaks of browns and blacks. When it came back, it was calico! No lie! It was light blonde (almost white), light brown, and darker brownist red. I started to cry and yelled, "God! This is not funny!"

    Anyway, I guess He figured he had gone too far that time and my hair fell out. When it grew back, and it grew back at an exceptionally fast rate, it was almost black (the color of my wigs). I wasn't crazy about it, since I really liked my before chemo natural highlights, but it was better than wearing wigs and it was nice to have hair again. I didn't dare complain, because I didn't want this to fall out again, too.

    Back to my hair-comeback: It grew back really soft, like baby hair. It's still very soft and, now that I quit my meds, it's beginning to thicken some. It grew back curly and that was cool, since I always wanted curly hair. The curls lasted for about 2 years, until I cut it. After the haircut I had no more curls (bummer). My hair since the haircut made another change, it's almost back to the color it was prior to chemo.

    Well, that's my hair story.
    dmc
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    mimivac said:

    Yeah for hair!
    That's great, Margo. I bet you will need gel and a haircut before long. As for all of you who never regained your leg or underarm hair -- you are all daft sods!! I lost all of it during chemo, but boy did they come back as soon as the treatments were over. I, too, look like a gorilla now. I loved going to the gym, or swimming, or wearing dresses without having to think about my body hair. Now, I'm back to hairy Mediterranean woman. The other day I was in yoga class raising my arms in the air when I got a look at my pits. Had to lower my arms pretty quick. I'm not going to shave though. Since the hair is so soft I want to try waxing it all off.

    Good luck to all those trying to grow hair!

    Mimi

    LOL Jadie and Mimi
    I'm in the peach fuzz club, too. Am so excited to think my armpit may not grow back. But I bet I will be back to hairy Southern American woman soon.

    Thanks, everyone, especially Margo for starting this thread. Like Surfergirl, these posts cheered me up. I'm pretty tired of the bald look myself.

    By the way, I got some eyebrows and eyelashes today! Well, not really. Just got some great tips and supplies from the local Sephora store. Will they grow back soon? Anybody know?
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    Moopy23 said:

    LOL Jadie and Mimi
    I'm in the peach fuzz club, too. Am so excited to think my armpit may not grow back. But I bet I will be back to hairy Southern American woman soon.

    Thanks, everyone, especially Margo for starting this thread. Like Surfergirl, these posts cheered me up. I'm pretty tired of the bald look myself.

    By the way, I got some eyebrows and eyelashes today! Well, not really. Just got some great tips and supplies from the local Sephora store. Will they grow back soon? Anybody know?

    Your eyelashes do grow back
    Your eyelashes do grow back quickly and usually very fast. Good luck to all of you!