Hi again Momo
Very good points raised by Jen Jen (nice to hear from you BTW & hope your rads were OK). Mine has not grown evenly either & nor is the consistency the same all over my head. There is a particularly mad part right on the top that just stands on end & refuses to flop over like normal hair despite now being 8cm long LOL. I am not taking supplements, but I do eat lots of walnuts & fresh fruit & veg, which is supposed to help. I would be happy to send you the things that allege to grow it faster if you at all interested because they are just sitting there & I can't quite bring myself to chuck them out. I read that waiting for your hair to grow is the longest year of your life. I'm sure you will agree with that. I know I did. With the massage thing, my hairdresser agreed with Jen, but Macmillan says don't do it too ferociously or it can damage the follicles. Wishing you all the best & superfast hair growth. Xx
Hi Momo how immensely frustrating for you! I am 9 months post chemo & my hair is just beginning to look like something someone might have chosen as a hairdo, rather than something from prisoner cell block H. The 1cm a month thing is just an average I think, because I had months where mine barely budged 4mm. In the end I measured it on the first of each month to reassure myself that it was actually growing, which it was. I think it's just pot luck how fast it grows. All you can do is eat hair growth promoting foods & put up with all the comments everyone makes about your hair the whole time. The latter drive me nuts &, because I know they are trying to be kind, I just grit my teeth & try & smile. If only they knew that all their well meaning comments just serve to bring my attention back to my hair, which I prefer to forget when I am not looking in a mirror. I don't know if you are on hormone therapy or Herceptin, but both of those can slow down hair growth. I had my last Herceptin 2 weeks ago & I am hoping for a growth spurt soon. Fingers crossed yours perks up soon too. xx ps I bought FAST from Boots & Tricomin from Amazon. Both hair no effect on my regrow & I couldn't get on with Tricomin, which is quite expensive, so total waste of money.