How I kept my hair during Chemotherapy with my Battle of Breast Cancer
Ladies, please try this before shaving your head or buying the expensive ice cap. Maybe you wouldn't lose all of your hair. I've had many issues with my hair since I was a teenager. When I was in college many classmates never bother to learn my name. Most kids started calling me the girl with the nice hair. I had very long smooth straight hair. Of course, as a teenager, I started hating that title and decided to cut it all off. I've cut it shorter than my boyfriend at the time.
When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, the surgeries were not the most devastating part. Chemotherapy was the worst. Oddly I didn't complain about anything but losing my hair. I didn't even complain about losing my breast. Well, I knew I wanted my breast to be bigger after the surgeries. LOL Don't get me wrong, I already brought 4 wigs getting ready to be bald and hair was still falling off. I just wanted to keep as many as I can on my head. It was also easier to grow my hair back after Chemo. I saw my doctor every week, she kept asking when will I shave my head. I kept telling her why would I shave my head since I still have hair. I didn't buy that expensive cold cap. I heard it doesn't work every time anyway. I didn't do drastic or expensive things to keep my hair. Here are some of my tips:
1) Nature's Bounty Extra Strength Hair Skin Nails I take the highest dose you can take. This even helps my skin and inside of my mouth, I was very itchy and dry before taking this vitamin. I still take this vitamin 3 years since my last Chemo.
2) I use special shampoo, it's called PUR D'Or. I've used that to wash my hair Once to twice a week with very cold water. It really also help me with the scalp itching and burning I get from Chemo.
3) I also keep my hair clip or tied up so my hair doesn't keep falling off during the day.
Good Luck in your Battle, hope my tips help!
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