i would deffo recommend to get it now as once u start treatment your now allowed. I’m pleased I got mine done. Big hugs
I was diagnosed on Tuesday and so start chemotherapy in the next 2 weeks. Do you recommend micro blading now before I start chemotherapy? Is there a semi permanent one? Thanks for any advice. X
You mean the COLD cap! I kept lots of hair and basically it is like a highlighter cap that you used to have for streaks at the hairdressers. They put it on and plug you into a socket and you head stays cold for a few hours.
It is a bit spiteful but if you take painkillers 30 mins before it is not too dreadful. Oh and have a look into fasting before chemo I did that had had far few side effects. There is a thread on here about it, lots of us have done it. No tummy issues, no thrush, no mouth ulcers etc. You do still feel tired and you do still get a bad taste something like metal in your mouth.
hope you don’t mind me asking but just wanted abit of advice on the hot cap. I had a right mastectomy 8 days ago and I’m going to have chemo in the new year
I would definitely have microblading, its thr best thing I ever did.
You will not regret it and it makes you feel like you are still human x
I had my eyebrows microbladed 2 years ago, they faded really quickly because I have greasy skin and wasn’t going to bother again. I got diagnosed in May and started chemo within 4 weeks of diagnosis, a total whirlwind. My hair started coming out exactly 14 days after my first treatment. I now have no eyebrows and had no time get them microbladed and to be honest everything happened so fast it didn’t occur to me. BUT I still have a very faint taint from when I had them done which has been a godsend when I’m drawing them on now as I know where to draw them. Definitely have them done if you can xx
I had my eyebrows tattooed on about 3 weeks before chemo but could not have the top up 6 weeks later because by then my chemo had started. I thought I would wear false eyelashes but you can't because your eyes water and they don't stay on so I just used urban decay eyeliner pencil.
I used the cold cap and kept lots of hair so never needed a wig - it did thin all over.
If you don't use the cold cap you will lose your hair. The cold cap is not dreadful - you just take some pain killers first and have a flask of hot coffee with you.
I had microblading a week before my chemo started. I couldn’t have the top up but it gave me a good base. Best thing I did, I highly recommend it. Good luck with chemo.