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Should I cut or shave my hair before I start chemo?

Should I cut or shave my hair before I start chemo?

Cutting or shaving your hair prior is a personal choice. Some people find that it helped them with the transition from having hair to going bald, that it felt less abrupt and they had some power or control over the loss of it. When your hair starts to fall it is often easier to deal with if it is shorter locks falling rather than losing long strands, if it’s shaved you will only notice the stubble, if it’s short you will only have to deal with shorter hair strands falling and this can be pretty handy when it comes to the shower, a lot of people find this less confrontational.

If you choose to shave off your hair we recommend using electric clippers and having someone help you as it can be an emotional time for some. Please note if you are not used to using electric clippers, go to the hairdresser or ask someone with experience to help you out.

Caleb Watson