Thanks jay bro, hopefully I’ll get the balls to shave it if it starts to fall out. This message gave me some comfort, fingers crossed I will keep some of it! Thanks for he tips too, I’m treating it like gold dust 👌🏼👌🏼🌟
Thanks caroline. Yeah I’ve got FEC after this and I’ve heard that’s more lethal on the hair👎. Good to hear yours is growing back and your treatment is finished 🌟✨x
So glad it's going well so far and I really hope that continues for you.
My first course of chemo was FEC chemo, 3 x 3 weekly courses and lost my hair after the first one.
I was then put on weekly paclitaxel. After the first couple I noticed my hair was growing back but everyone told me that it would fall out again. It didn't! My hair continued to grow through the rest of my chemotherapy. I just finished in January but my hair is growing in nicely. I stopped wearing head scarves a couple of weeks ago.
Hope that helps and I wish you all the best with your treatment 💗
My hair started to slide out by the second EC treatment so I got a no 6 buzzcut. I was told in no uncertain terms ‘You WILL lose your hair with paclitaxel, by the second dose.’ Partly right - nose, face, lashes, pubes - all bald as a coot and with practical consequences - but I kept my buzzcut to the end without cold-capping. It was sparse but it was mine. I think maybe I needed to prove him wrong on something.
The best bit was regrowth. It was so soft and comforting to stroke, it made it all worthwhile If you lose it, it’s not for long in the grand scheme of things. Avoid rubbing when you wash it, wash it only when you must and just smooth conditioner on; no brushing or blow-drying - and wear a chemo-cap at night cos it gets nippy. Good luck x
Thanks mini mad!! Yeah I know keep reading different stories, day 10, day 18 and day 21. I think I’d rather it happen sooner rather than later as feel like I’m awaiting the inevitable 👎xx
Hi Buttercup 2020,
I also was on paclitaxel, 12 doses weekly.
my hair started to shed around day 18 but i didnt lose it all. Had bald patches then cut my bob style that i kept to about an