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Hair regrowth timeline

For those wondering how long it takes forthe hair to return.. . Here is a time line for my hair regrowth. I am now over a year PFC post final chemo. So I have lots of pics. image

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  • octogirl
    octogirl Member Posts: 2,434
    edited January 2018

    Despite: my hair took forever....or so it seemed, but it finally happened. You definitely had more at four weeks than I did! How is it now?

  • DespiteEverything_ITrustThee
    DespiteEverything_ITrustThee Member Posts: 16
    edited January 2018

    yes, octogirl. It did seem to take forever at first so I can relate! Then I started using these hair pills that seemed to shoot my hair out more quickly. Here is my hair at 46 weeks after chemo!

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  • DespiteEverything_ITrustThee
    DespiteEverything_ITrustThee Member Posts: 16
    edited January 2018

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    DespiteEverything_ITrustThee Member Posts: 16
    edited January 2018

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  • FaithWalker22
    FaithWalker22 Member Posts: 26
    edited February 2018

    Thanks for sharing your journey! I’ll be starting chemo next week and I’m hoping for great health and hairresults. I’ll receive four rounds of TC.

  • DespiteEverything_ITrustThee
    DespiteEverything_ITrustThee Member Posts: 16
    edited April 2018

    You'e more than welcome! I'll be hoping for the same with you!

  • Gigicommon
    Gigicommon Member Posts: 58
    edited April 2018

    Thanks for the pics. I have my last Taxol next Wenesday and am experiencing a bit of hair growth. Your pictures are inspiring.

  • Jwb44
    Jwb44 Member Posts: 3
    edited August 2018

    what pills for you take i have been done with for over a year and I took prenatal vitamins but I do not very much hair when I always had a full year full

  • 66yearsyoung
    66yearsyoung Member Posts: 1
    edited November 2019

    Hi. Can anyone answer this question? Is it better to have my head completely shaved after my last chemo infusion and have my scalp start the process of regrowth with a shaven head?

    I just had my last chemo yesterday (12 weeks of Taxol) and most of my hair is gone but not all of it. Should I just get rid of what didn't fall out? Will my new hair come in better that way?

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,884
    edited November 2019

    Dear 66yearsyoung,

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  • Euphoriaa
    Euphoriaa Member Posts: 152
    edited November 2019

    I guess it all depends on the amount of hair you still have left ... I think if you still have some hair and it is strong, you can hide the gaps with some extensions. But if it is too little hair, you should at least cut it to hide the new growth.

    I think it's just an aesthetic issue, the hair doesn't grow stronger by shaving it