Chemo Hair, a Hair Growth Story
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Chemo Hair, a Hair Growth Story

Two Years & Counting

Chemo Hair, a Hair Growth Story
Women's Health Magazine

With every Cancer Story, comes a journey of progress. Unfortunetly, some may lose their hair, or it becomes an expectation with cancer with certain types of chemo regiments. Some will wait until the last moment before having to do it. Some may do it before they start losing it. I waited until after I completed Chemotherapy to shave my hair off. I origionally was going to let it regrow on its own, and leave it alone. But then, I though maybe it would help kickstart it if I shaved it, and let it grow after I was no longer recieving chemo. In my opinion, I think it's worked.

Ever since I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma, I've followed intagramers who had or were going through treatments and watched them post about their hair progress and decided I would too. Each month around the same time I take a quick pic to compare, and track it's growth.

So now, upon approaching two years since I shaved my hair, I decided to share the growth process.

February 2015 - Completely Shaved

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

January 2016

February 2016 - 1 year!

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017- 2 year mark!

Everyone's hair grows differently. There are times I notice very little differences, and times where it seems to grow longer than before. If my patience allows, I hope to have longer hair than I've ever had before. But, to all those in their hair growth process, hang in there! Find fun ways to style it as it grows out. You may end up finding a style you like, that you never thought you would before.

I know as I've been going through this, I still look to see how other people's hair's have been growing and comparing. I spend days hoping my hair will be longer by different points in times. But be patient, and know your hair will grow it's own way. The wait will be worth it!

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