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How soon after finishing Taxol chemo will my hair grow back? Any tricks? My last Taxol dose is Oct 15!

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 6 years
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I took biotin too--actually still do. My last taxol was sept 27 2011 and I by christa
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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    (sorry, hit 'done ' by mistake). By Christmas I felt ok without covering m head but it was still short. Almost a year later and I'm clipping it back on the side and can make tiny pigtails if I want. Best wishes to you
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I also took biotin (available at a local pharmacy) and used biotin shampoo. Not sure if it helped, but I think it did. I am six months from finishing chemo and I only have a few inches. It's a full head of hair but not even close to the long-ish hair I lost. I think it takes a long time to get back to what you had, but soon enough you will have enough hair!
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  • Wendy DeLong Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My last was June 21. I just had hair colored last week. But it started coming in some before my last taxol. Good luck!
    about 6 years Flag
    • Lisa W Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Hi Wendy! U said u colored your hair...how did that work for u? Did the color hold? How long was your hair? Im wondering when i can color mine. My last chemo was Aug 24, 2012.

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  • Lisa W Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I had 4tx of A/C and 12tx of Taxol. On my 8th treatment of Taxol i started to notice my hair growing...hair is growing back baby fine, straight, and GREY! Lol! Im starting to see some of my natural color (blk) coming in. My "normal"
    about 6 years Flag
    • Lisa W Profile
      anonymous
      Patient

      Oops... My "normal" hair before i lost it was blk & curly. Im curious to c what happens now. ;)

      about 6 years Flag
    • Serena Neff Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Haha, I noticed I had a soft fuzz this week. Sitting in round 8 of taxol right now.

      about 6 years Flag
    • Lydia Garcia Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      My hair is growing back very fast after 4 rounds of ac and 4 of taxol. I have 6 more rounds of taxol to go. Does anyone know if this will continue? I really think it's here to stay.

      over 3 years Flag
  • celien thorne Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Mine took a month to see growth , now 2 1/2 months later I have a fuzzy head "yay" and hair in other lower regions that I wish didnt grow back ! Haha.. I took Biotin vitamins thru the whole process , u might look into taking supplements to help and scalp massage to stimulate circulation . Take care , Celien
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • A Mc Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My last chemo was may 8. My hair is about 1 1/2 long. Eyelashes and eyebrows are back too!
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • A Mc Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Forgot to add that hair growth kinda slowed down when I started taking tamoxifen. But things seem to go back to normal a month later! Best of luck
    about 6 years Comment Flag

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