Thanks girls. Great advice. I've booked in with a local beautician who is going to show me how to apply neat brows then I'll get one of the brow kits you suggest. My eyebrows used to be very 'distinctive' (Polite speak for wild!) Very dark which was a bit weird with my silver hair. And needed regular taming. So maybe having none now will give me chance to have the brow look I've always hankered for!
Have you considered Semi Permanent Make Up.
I'd had my eyebrows done prior to any treatment. They were very sparse / irregular due to years of overplucking and they are a lovely shape. They are semi permanent tattoo's and need topping up / colour boosting about every 2 years. They really helped to keep some shape / normality to my face when having treatment.
I am 17 months on from the end of 6 sessions FecT, my eyelashes are still a bit thin and come out very easily. I had semi permanent ones welded to each lash, these were costly £80 to start and £35 every 2 weeks to have them topped up. They were very heavy and seemed to cause my delicate lashes to come out so stopped having them done. I bought a decent mascara and have false ones attached that just stay on for the day for special occasions (Sons wedding etc).
I always had thick dark hair on legs / underarms etc and these have returned very sparse (silver lining).
Hope this is helpful/ Take Care Gilly x
hi girls. I'm new to this forum so please excuse me if I have missed an earlier reply to this query. I'm sure other people will have asked this before! my background - I'm 65, had quad/ectomy in Jan, grade 2 HER positive, no nodes though so pretty lucky there I suppose. I've sailed through tch chemo (finished end of June) apart from the odd day and have just finished rads with no ill effects so far. Just have herceptin to go till March. And I'm on letrazole. Like some of you my legs are aching and I can't do as much walking as I did, especially uphill.
In the end I didn't mind losing my hair and have learned to love my wig. My head hair is growing back slowly so perhaps I'll have a head full by christmas! Couldn't care less if leg and underarm hair doesn't return. That will be a postive outcome from the ordeal. Stupid thing is that my eyelashes and eyebrows were fine until 6 weeks after chemo finished when they started thinning and now have gone entirely. Lack of eyelashes doesn't bother me as I'm a dab hand with the eyeliner and wear tinted glasses anyway but no eyebrows is not a look I'm happy with.
My question is : - does anyone have any advice or experience of eyebrow kits/pencils that do the job and are easy to apply. I have a stencil but the pencil that came with it is rubbish and doesn't stay on for more than 5 minutes. I can't get to a LGFB session unfortunately and my skill with said eyebrow pencil leaves much to be desired despite Youtube. Hoping for help! Thanks girls. Onward and upwards.