I have not posted in a while, but with more and more women choosing cold caps during chemo, I get a lot of questions about the success of using caps and how much hair I was able to save. I collected all of the photos I could find of myself during and shortly after chemo so I could post them. I hope this allows some of you questioning the caps to see how things worked out for me more clearly. I hope this helps! If you are thinking about caps, they really did work for me although I felt doubtful that they would work at times. I felt like I kept shedding and shedding and was so worried there would be nothing left. Well I was wrong! I never had to wear a wig. I did add in some hair extensions towards the end of chemo and after, but no one would ever know.
These photos were taken 9/27/2011 - I have some hair extensions in to make my hair look thicker. The first photo has no extensions - the second photo is with extensions. It definitely helps my hair look better.
I finally caved and got my hair cut - not just the ends trimmed, but a real hair cut. I feel HUMAN again! This photo was taken 12/2/2011.
Here you can see all the hair I lost around my hairline, forehead, temples and nape of neck....I now have major chemo curls! (1/31/2012)