My 19 year old daughter has Hodgkin's Lymphoma (subtype Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma) and being treated with chemotherapy - AVBD regimen. She is just completing cycle 4 and has 2 more cycles to go. A major trauma for her has been the loss of her hair. It represents the whole cruelty and randomness of this disease and the absolute disruption of her life. A big question for her is what will her hair look like after it grows back. I want to reassure her, and I want to… read more
I lost all my blonde gently wavy hair. It is growing back now darker, still wavy, same texture, same thickness. I can always highlight it for awhile until the sun naturally lightens it again.
I will assume that your hair will come back as everyone else I have talked to. First of all my wife was upset about loosing her hair when she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Her hair came back just as thick as before, & soft as a baby's hair. She is a 11 year survivor. My hair did the same thing. Came back with real curly, full head of hair. I have been dealing with this for 7 years. Don't get alarmed, I had a minor setback. I have been in remission for about 3 years. All looks good & making plans to remove port. Little Lady, quit worrying about that that you have no control over. There is a higher power that is looking after you. He has something planned for you.
My hair was grey and white and straight. It is growing in grey and white and wavy. It is a little less thicker on top than it was, but I think that is a family trait and has nothing to do with my chemo. I like the wave that I have now.
My hair is just like it was, only more grey. I got myself many beanies (some very odd) and baseball hats, all the possible colors. My hair was back in about 6 months.
That first 1/4 inch or so that some people call curly may be what I thought of as a little ‘fried’. I knew mine was going to come in grey and it did. Full and heavy like it was before with lots of body. Natural highlights in areas. Was dying it before. Wore the wig a few times. Had some nice scarves that I wore a lot. She can be right in style with some of the straw hats that the younger ones are wearing. ‘Virgin’ hair is nice. I would wash it and shape a short style with mouse and let it dry then fluff it up...think Katy Perry. Big earrings and some makeup. When it’s long enough for a trim and shaping think pixie. It will probably grow at the rate it did before all this...but won’t come in fast enough for a 19 year old. Both of you hang in there. Rest and heal and let your body do it’s job.