Have you ever wondered how you manage to maintain a dandruff-free scalp and a cool hairstyle throughout the day? This would surely remind you of the mighty shampoo and many of us use it every day.
I was advised not to use baby shampoo as it’s actually quite strong. I had a no.6 and held onto a respectable amount of my hair right to the very end (despite the paclitaxel, guaranteed hair loss by 2nd week!). Initially I noticed itching and tried Simple shampoo. But in the end, I used no shampoo at all. I gently massaged my scalp with my hands under the shower (fingers tend to push hair out) and applied a tiny amount of Simple conditioner, just smoothing it on the tips with my palms and rinsing it out. I never used the hair dryer and always wore a sleeping cap at night to reduce friction on the pillow. For the first few treatments, I did experience mild hair pain, like when you’ve had it tied back for too long, and found no solution to that.
We’re all different but I promise you the regrowth is wonderful - as soft as a puppy’s coat.
Thank you! I’m willing to try anything. I was unsure whether I just needed to brave it and go shorter. Trying to keep scarfs off at night to try and let the air get to it.
Itchy scalp can really be a stressful situation after chemotherapy. While i think washing it with a gentle baby shampoo is really helpful. Using a gentle lotion or oil really work , while you can get good quality lotion and shampoo from Sports Inside. Keep your scalp clean but too much washing can also cause itching.
Hi happy Friday!
Looking for some advice. I’ve had 2 rounds of chemo now. My first round i cold capped. I found it quite painful and uncomfortable. My hair still began to fall / thin out quite significantly. So for my second round I decided it wasn’t worth the extra time & discomfort.
My hairdresser was very accommodating and shaved my head for me. To save me the shock of being completely bald he left my hair at a number 2/3, which was a lot easier to take in and saved a lot of tears! So basically now I’m looking like GI Jane, but a lot less pretty!!!
my problem is my scalp is so itchy! Is this just a sign that the shorter hairs are about to fall out or is it because it’s been shaved? We are now a week post shaving. Is this normal? Does anyone have any ideas on how to control / stop this? I’m currently using a baby shampoo when washing my hair. Any tips or advice would be great. Thank you!