thinking about hair

rjjj
rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
OK, i just want to know all of my felow survivors, who are growing out your hair... mine is really getting crazy, growing all over the place!! there are short ones, long ones, curly ones, gray ones and no method at all to this madness!! people keep telling me to get it trimmed but i am so proud of JUST haviing hair that i can't go there? what do you think? when do you get it trimed? comeon Mimi.. let me know.. Moopy? how does your hair grow my sisters?

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  • tgf
    tgf Member Posts: 950 Member
    hair
    I finished chemo the end of May and my hair is just starting to grow back and it is also ... all over the place and different lengths. I was REALLY hoping for THICK maybe curly hair ... but instead it looks like I'm getting very, very fine baby "fur." Before chemo I was almost totally gray but it was even in color ... but ... now when I look at what is coming in ... it's all very light ...probably either gray or white ... but there's a patch on the top of my head that is much darker and I don't know what to think of that. I'm glad I'm getting hair ... but I'm afraid I'm going to look like a skunk!

    I guess we just have to wait and see what we end up with ... huh?

    hugs.
    teena
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    tgf said:

    hair
    I finished chemo the end of May and my hair is just starting to grow back and it is also ... all over the place and different lengths. I was REALLY hoping for THICK maybe curly hair ... but instead it looks like I'm getting very, very fine baby "fur." Before chemo I was almost totally gray but it was even in color ... but ... now when I look at what is coming in ... it's all very light ...probably either gray or white ... but there's a patch on the top of my head that is much darker and I don't know what to think of that. I'm glad I'm getting hair ... but I'm afraid I'm going to look like a skunk!

    I guess we just have to wait and see what we end up with ... huh?

    hugs.
    teena

    Congrats on the hair!
    Leeza

    Congrats on the hair!

    Leeza
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Hairs To you!
    There thankfully is no right or wrong on this one~ if you think you would like your hair shaped...go for it! And, if you are simply thankful to have hair, and don't mind long, short, fuzzy, straight~ go for that, too!!! Generally, though it comes back in curly, it eventually gets back to pretty much the the same hair we had PRE BC! Which is good too! It seems you are enjoying it~ and you worked hard to get it back! Whooo-hooooo!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    chenheart said:

    Hairs To you!
    There thankfully is no right or wrong on this one~ if you think you would like your hair shaped...go for it! And, if you are simply thankful to have hair, and don't mind long, short, fuzzy, straight~ go for that, too!!! Generally, though it comes back in curly, it eventually gets back to pretty much the the same hair we had PRE BC! Which is good too! It seems you are enjoying it~ and you worked hard to get it back! Whooo-hooooo!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Maybe you just need a little
    Maybe you just need a little trim to just even it out?

    ♥ Kylez ♥
  • DianeBC
    DianeBC Member Posts: 3,881 Member
    tgf said:

    hair
    I finished chemo the end of May and my hair is just starting to grow back and it is also ... all over the place and different lengths. I was REALLY hoping for THICK maybe curly hair ... but instead it looks like I'm getting very, very fine baby "fur." Before chemo I was almost totally gray but it was even in color ... but ... now when I look at what is coming in ... it's all very light ...probably either gray or white ... but there's a patch on the top of my head that is much darker and I don't know what to think of that. I'm glad I'm getting hair ... but I'm afraid I'm going to look like a skunk!

    I guess we just have to wait and see what we end up with ... huh?

    hugs.
    teena

    You will decide when to trim
    You will decide when to trim it, I guess. Just enjoy what you have now!

    Hugs, Diane ♥
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    HI Rjjj
    Its so cool its coming back no matter what it looks like...It makes me smile thinking that some day mine will come back too.

    I for one would just show it off until it starts hanging in your face then you may need a trim.

    Have a happy day
    Hugs
    Linda T
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    mlmjt1 said:

    HI Rjjj
    Its so cool its coming back no matter what it looks like...It makes me smile thinking that some day mine will come back too.

    I for one would just show it off until it starts hanging in your face then you may need a trim.

    Have a happy day
    Hugs
    Linda T

    Hair? Jackie? hmmmmmm
    I am sure, that like you said, just having your hair back feels great! I can't imagine, but, know how very much I admire all of you that have gone thru it. Trim it, color it, let it go WILD! Love you all the same!

    ♥Love, Jeanne♥
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    What's your style?
    Do you normally wear it long or short? I would grow mine out quite a bit before I trimmed it only because I prefer longer hair. But if I normally wore my hair short, I'd probably start shaping it as soon as I could. Do what feels best to you!!! Pammy
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    Akiss4me said:

    What's your style?
    Do you normally wear it long or short? I would grow mine out quite a bit before I trimmed it only because I prefer longer hair. But if I normally wore my hair short, I'd probably start shaping it as soon as I could. Do what feels best to you!!! Pammy

    You have hair! I wear mine
    You have hair! I wear mine long because I just like it that way and so does hubby. :)
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Akiss4me said:

    What's your style?
    Do you normally wear it long or short? I would grow mine out quite a bit before I trimmed it only because I prefer longer hair. But if I normally wore my hair short, I'd probably start shaping it as soon as I could. Do what feels best to you!!! Pammy

    Pammy
    This really does give new meaning to that growing out stage! LOL! Mine was usually shoulder length...it will take awhile to get there. It is coming in quite thick, I have enough to cover my whole head, but short like a boy-cut. I think I will wait till it's long enough and then spike it up with gel and definitely color it..it mostly grey with big white streaks in the front. Oh well it's hair and it's mine. Thank God!
    Jackie
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    rjjj said:

    Pammy
    This really does give new meaning to that growing out stage! LOL! Mine was usually shoulder length...it will take awhile to get there. It is coming in quite thick, I have enough to cover my whole head, but short like a boy-cut. I think I will wait till it's long enough and then spike it up with gel and definitely color it..it mostly grey with big white streaks in the front. Oh well it's hair and it's mine. Thank God!
    Jackie

    Hair Envy
    Jackie, you have enough hair for someone to suggest a cut?? Wow. Do not let anyone convince you to get it cut before you want. You've earned that hair and should flaunt it, whatever colors or textures it is.

    My scalp is now covered with fine, mostly black hair, with some gray. No scalp exposed, but nowhere near a cut. I AM in need of an eyebrow wax. Never thought of an eyebrow wax as a thrilling event, but it sure is. Can't wait til I get home and call my friend/hair stylist Bobbie. I need to give her some work!

    I have never had black hair in my life. The wig you've seen me wear was chosen before chemo and matches my real color (OK, the color created by the aforementioned Bobbie, my good friend and hair stylist). Somebody said every clothing color looks good with black hair. I don't know. Will ask Mimi about it.

    Mimi, great new photo. You look beautiful as always. What drink is that, by the way?
  • meena1
    meena1 Member Posts: 1,003
    hair
    My hair came back crazy also. I went to a salon and had it colored with blonde highlights. I also had it cut in a very short style. It looks great, I feel so much more confident. The secret is products to tame it. There is a great product called Sleek or Smooth by Matrix.
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    You do whatever YOU want to do!
    And whatever makes YOU the most comfortable, dear Jackie! You do NOT have to listen to "people" - it's YOUR head and YOUR hair! :-)

    Maybe get some gel styling product, rub it in and spike yourself out! A great look for The RAD Bs, too!

    Kind regards, Susan

    P.S.: My hair began to return in March - first cut in October...
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member

    You do whatever YOU want to do!
    And whatever makes YOU the most comfortable, dear Jackie! You do NOT have to listen to "people" - it's YOUR head and YOUR hair! :-)

    Maybe get some gel styling product, rub it in and spike yourself out! A great look for The RAD Bs, too!

    Kind regards, Susan

    P.S.: My hair began to return in March - first cut in October...

    people=my hubbie
    Bob and just a couple people think I should even it our since some are longer than others, but your right Susan, It is MY HAIR and I've worked very hard for it, so I think i'll just let it grow for awhile...and try some of that smooth product mentioned above. and I will look like a real Rad B's rocker with the gel spike!
    It has only been growing for about 3 mo.'s so it's still really short.
    Luv ya, jackie
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Hahaha Jackie!
    My hair is coming in OH SO CURLY!! With a mind of its own, btw! Gray in back, brown in front and on sides. I hav NO IDEA what to make of it!!

    But you're right...it's HAIR!!

    Love ya!

    CR
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    rjjj said:

    people=my hubbie
    Bob and just a couple people think I should even it our since some are longer than others, but your right Susan, It is MY HAIR and I've worked very hard for it, so I think i'll just let it grow for awhile...and try some of that smooth product mentioned above. and I will look like a real Rad B's rocker with the gel spike!
    It has only been growing for about 3 mo.'s so it's still really short.
    Luv ya, jackie

    Your Hair
    You sure have earned that hair, Jackie. And a gel spike is ideal for a rocker babe.

    p.s. Hair products--you need hair products again. Isn't that wonderful?
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    CR1954 said:

    Hahaha Jackie!
    My hair is coming in OH SO CURLY!! With a mind of its own, btw! Gray in back, brown in front and on sides. I hav NO IDEA what to make of it!!

    But you're right...it's HAIR!!

    Love ya!

    CR

    Hair is hair! Congrats to
    Hair is hair! Congrats to all of you that are getting it back!