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shave hair for cancer Q&A

Can You shave your hair s having your head?

Shave your hair S having your head is a great way to show people that you’re committed to creating a cancer free future, and you’ll save on shampoo. You can auction off sections of your hair, let your highest sponsor decide what type of shave it will be (Mohawk, lightning bolt, stripes?) or even let your sponsors wield the clippers.

What is Chemo hair loss?

To Shave or Not to Shave: Handling Hair Loss During Chemo. ( Note: Across Europe and Canada, cold caps are widely used to reduce hair loss in cancer patients. During chemotherapy, the patient straps on a cap that makes the scalp cold and minimizes the amount of chemotherapy drugs that reach the hair follicles.

How to handle hair loss caused by chemotherapy?

Several treatments have been investigated as possible ways to prevent hair loss, but none has been absolutely effective, including:

How long does hair loss last after scalp treatment?

It could fall out very quickly in clumps or gradually. You'll likely notice accumulations of loose hair on your pillow, in your hairbrush or comb, or in your sink or shower drain. Your scalp may feel tender. Your hair loss will continue throughout your treatment and up to a few weeks afterward.

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