Rave: Cancer Lesson #58: Prepare to be nicknamed Curly.
I’m not complaining (well, maybe a little). After all, I have hair again. I just wonder if it will stay curly, go straight, or go back to being wavy like it was before. According to one discussion board, it could go, er grow, a variety of ways. (http://community.breastcancer.org/topic/69/conversation/698807)
Funnily enough, I’m getting a lot of compliments on my hair these days. This is great, partly because I now have hair to compliment and partly because there’s not a darned thing I can do about the way it’s growing.
However, there are several articles online about how to care for “after-chemo” (such a nice phrase) curls. http://breastcancer.about.com/od/lifeaftertreatment/a/chemo-curl-care.htm will link you to About.com’s advice, and there’s a whole website called Naturally Curly.com (www.naturallycurly.com) with hints on handling curly hair. I learned about plopping, and I’m going to give it a try just as soon as my locks are long enough to plop.
I’ll keep you posted! Meanwhile, I’m getting used to looking like Little Orphan Annie. Hmmm … do you think I should dye my hair red?