I was just wondering if anyone out there knows if the sun helps yuor eyebrows to grow????????????
I am going on holiday in feb and hoping the sun will help them back to what they were before
There is hope the eyelashes seem to be getting a little longer again, I spoke to the hairdresser who looks after post chemo cuts and he said that 6-7 months post treatment that the hair goes into the normal grow/shed cycle so it seems about right, it also spells the sheddimng of the baby facial hair, hurray for that
eyebrows Dear Marymo,
There are not as many hairs as there used to be and they seem to be fairer. You can see them from a distance but only faintly.
I do think they are continuing to improve a little even 20 mths after I stopped chemo.
Hope yours improve!
When you say sparse are there still lots of hair or do they still look like you have none from a distance???
Do you think yours are still growing back?
me too I stopped chemo in April 2005 and my eyebrows are still very sparse.
Before chemo I had thick dark eyebrows which met in the middle if I didn't pluck them!
They are very slowing improving still - I think! I have them dyed dark brown occasionally which makes them a bit more prominent though it doesn't last long. When I wear make up to go out I fill in a bit with an eyebrow pencil but my technique isn't great.
I don't know why they are so slow compared to other areas of hair?
I looked it up on the internet and pasted the expalnation of it.
I didn't know what it was either.
Have you grown any more hairs since the last post?
I seem to have stopped I am looking every day and nothing seems to be happening. I am 6-7 months after chemo and can't understand why they would start and then seem to stop. I know people say it can take up to a year but does it seem to stop for a while and then take off again???????????????
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At least yours grew back before the Brachy which means they should defo grow back again !!
I never knew what brachy was until i looked it up.
Hope your feelin well. let me know how they get on
I have about 20 hairs on each side and I am between 6 & 7 months after chemo. My hair also took about 2 months to grow back properly as well and now it is quite thick but is seems to be taking ages to get long again.
The first part of your eyebrow near the nose the thicker part has quite a few hairs nothing like before tho and the thiner part towards the end has hardly anything.
I am praying it can take up to a year for them to come back. I can't understand how all my other hair has come back but the eyebrows are still kinda non existant.
Please let me know how yours get on
I finshed the chemo 6 months ago now and when I was 2 weeks into the radio I was half way there with the brows and lashes, by the time I had brachy I was back to normal then a few weeks ago my brows are bearly visible and the lashes are little stumps! Baffled!
I finished chemo in Oct 2006 (4 x FEC and 4 x Taxotere) - my hair started to grow back properly in December and my bottom row of eyelashes came back at about the same time
My eyebrows however are still a work in progress! I have about ten little hairs each side but very little else...the top row of eyelashes are a bit stubby but definitely on their way and to my horror I now need to shave my legs (but as it's cold and I'm in trousers or jeans most of the time, I'm putting off doing the deed..and yes, I do live by myself!)
eyebrows/lashes came & went Hi,
When did you finish your taxol? I have heard that peoples eyebrows can fall out after chemo but they should come back !
Mine fell out just before my last two and I am still awaiting my old thick eyebrows back. I only have a tiny bit and I finished Chemo May 06.
eyebrows/lashes came and went hi all,
mine came back a few weeks after the taxol finished and then they have gone again well down to nearly bare not sure what is going on there???
Yes, it took about six weeks! The hair on my head came back even quicker and its been growing like the clappers ever since - its way down my back now, still very thick and a bit curlier than before.But its also wilder and drier and does tend to have a mind of its own.I dont mind at all - I'll never cut it again (it was waist length before chemo)
Funny how we all differ Did they come back that thick in the six months after you finished chemo or did it take up to a year to come back that thick?
I am very jealous at least you can pluck them.
Funny how we all differ... I had same chemo in '04 and had no trouble with my eyebrows returning - infact they were so thick they almost joined in the middle! I'd almost forgotten their pre chemo shape so it was hit and miss with the guess work for a while! I'm still waiting for the hair under my arms to come back and my hairy legs are just a distant memory.
same here Same here. 4xFEC & 4xTax - finished in June 06. Eyebrows were last to go - and seemingly last to return! (still only a shadow of their former self).
If eyebrows are slow growing, this makes sense. Slow growing hair will be less impacted by chemo, and will only thin out slowly. But then, of course, will also take much longer to grow back. I was just pleased the eyelashes grew back quickly.
Thanks for that !
I am useless with makeup on my brows. I might try it though.
Hope your treatment is going well and your not feeling too rough. I found chemo to be the hardest part but it flew by. Hope it is going quickly for you. I just kept crossing them off until i had one left !
Let me know how your hair comes back
I bought some make up from Benefit, a little pallette called Brow Zings that some of the ladies on here recommended. Up to now I've been using eyebrow pencil, but my eyebrows are thinning now on FEC, so I'm going to start using it. I got it from their website, 2 colours that you can blend.
Thank you for replying ! Did you finsh July 06 ?
I find it frustrating too, I am not using eye pencil as I am scared it might pull a hair out how silly!
My eyebrows survived the FEC but fell out with the Taxotere.
Let me know how yours get on. I hope they come back
same here Hi Marymo
I too had the FEC and Taxotere regime and both eyebrows and lashes survived the FEC but really struggled with the Taxotere and thinned quite a bit.
I am still using eyeliner on my lids and also using a pencil to shape and fill in eyebrows, its really becoming quite frustating now as I finished back in July.
Eyebrows Hi everyone,
I am new to this website and find it very helpful!
I am 26 and have just recovered from breast cancer, I finished my chemo in may 06 and still waiting for my eyebrows to come back. They are back a bit but nothing like they were they are really faint.
Is there still a chance they will come back as they were??
I had 4x FEC
and 4x Taxotere.
Has any one else has this problem and they did come back !