Hair Loss and Regrowth

Not only do you have to go through the stress and worry of having cancer, you also have to go through horrible physical changes. One being hair loss. I used to have beautiful, long, thick hair that I never cut short. To hear that I could lose all of my hair on my head and even the hair on the rest of my body, including my eyebrows and eyelashes, tore me to pieces. Not having a choice but to cut your hair short when you never wanted too, to make it less traumatising when it started to fall out, made me feel like I was losing part of myself. The day I cut my hair short was the day I lost the old me. 

 

I started losing my hair around 1 week after my first dose of ABVD. I was literally washing my hair and a few strands came out. It wasn't much to start off with, but after each dose I lost more and more. I was very thankful to keep a good amount of hair. However I also lost a lot. I...

I was lucky that my hair seemed to still grow throughout treatment. Yes it slowed down and maybe stopped at times, but my roots kept on growing. I used different hair products on my hair to try and help my hair to grow, so I am not sure if that played apart in keeping my hair growing. After my...