Thanks for that lucy58. I couldn't cope with how uncomfortable and itchy it was so shaved it yesterday and what a relief. My scalp is still tender and sore but no where near as bad as it was, I've also left it uncovered and it makes a big difference.
thanks fir your response it's good to get other people's opinion and tips
My hair started falling out 2 weeks after my first chemo dose. My scalp was so uncomfortable that I decided to clipper with no 1, then shaved the rest of it off. What a relief that was!
I used to wash my head in aqueous cream, dry and then put E45 cream on. Never had a problem.
I walked around bald everywhere and never wore a wig. Put a hat on when weather turned colder.
Good luck x
I had first cycle of fec on 3rd sept and now have very sore itchy spots all over my head, it's so bad I could pull my hair out. They are very painful I've tried washing my hair with baby shampoo but it's not helping. I cut my hair short prior to treatment but would it be better to shave it off? It's difficult to put cream or anything on it while I still have hair. I know it's only been 1 week since chemo but it's driving me crazy.
Are you getting scalp pain?? Best answer for that is indeed shaving your hair off but leave it at a grade three so the bits left under the skin don't cause you problems. The left over hair will work as a Velcro effect and pull itself out.
i am using my OH head and shoulders (he is balding and shaves his head a couple of times a week with clippers) as it stops the dry scalp. I've tried coconut oil, bio oil etc but it just makes a mess. When I moisturise my face at night I just rub a bit over my head at the same time! Not your best £50 pot but just an oil of Olay type! If you are going hat less use sun cream during the day!