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Breast cancer is a scary subject. First, there are the daunting one in eight women affected statistics, then the death rate (which is thankfully lowering in the U.S., but sadly increasing worldwide), and finally, the intense battle against the cancer itself.

The fight can be even more overwhelming as women start losing what they've cherished for so long — their hair. Over once the chemo stops, however, the hair battle still isn't won. Only 34 percent of post-chemotherapy patients find that their straight hair grows back curly.

Because straight hair care and curly hair care are drastically different, women face a radical new change in their lifestyle including new products, new techniques and, new frustration.

Caring for Chemo Curls

Curls of any type are beautiful and frustration can easily be put at ease with a few simple tricks and tips to get your chemo curls pre-chemo fabulous! The line of special curly hair care products from Curly Hair Solutions can help.

Chemo Curls Product Recommendations

  1. Treatment Shampoo and Silk Shampoo: Both are perfectly pH balanced and gentle enough for everyday use. Both cleanse the hair without stripping away essential oils or creating product build up. Because of curl pattern, essential oils from your head have a harder time making it down the hair shaft than they did when your hair was straight. Keeping these oils in your hair is essential to good curly hair care. Product buildup also weighs your curls down, causing them to loose shine.
  2. Slip Detangler: This light, leave-in spray softens hair and adds moisture without adding weight, making detangling your hair easier than ever. Because those essential oils have a hard time making it down the hair shaft, curly hair has a tendency to be more dry. Using a leave-in conditioner as part of your daily curly hair care to make sure your hair stays frizz free, soft and shiny!
  3. Curl Keeper: Use this water-based and chemical free signature styling product to eliminate frizz and define ringlets no matter what your curl type. Distribute Curl Keeper on wet hair from roots to ends, allowing the water to distribute the product evenly. Once it has totally dried, Curl Keeper won't give your hair the look or feel of having products in it, so feel free to use generous amounts to control unwanted frizz.

Want More?

Need more curly hair care tips for chemo curls? Join the CurlTalk conversation, get tips, give tips and look beautiful!

Final Thoughts

Learning to control and style your curly hair takes patience and practice. What curly hair tips do you wish you had known from the very beginning? Help our chemo-curly sisters out!

 

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I'm having issues. I'm almost a year out of chemotherapy, my hair is growing back but it's now curly/wavy. the top has nice curls, the back has slighter waves and the sides around the ears are still kind of straight. I don't know what to do! I'd love to be able to rock my curls, but it seems my head is confused! I usually end up using a flat iron just so it all looks the same. Help! I don't know what to do!
I did not have cancer or chemo however,I did have surgery. As my hair grew out it became harder to manage. I had more or less simi straight hair with lots of body. Even my hair dresser asked what I was doing because she was having a hard time styling it in my modified wedge. It turns out my hair decided to be curly. Now I had to rethink what I was doing because my hair was frizzy. I too tried a lot of products and it is hard to find ones that don't have ammonium laureth, sodium lauryl, sodium lauryth sulfate ir alcohol. I found a leave in conditioner called "Let it Be" from "Love, Peace and the Planet" that works wonderful. They also have a holding spray called "Totally Beachin" that is good but since I do not like hair spray as a rule, I use it sparingly. I am new at this curly hair thing so I too am still trying to find the right products. I also use cold pressed coconut oil for a deep conditioner. I leave it on for 1-2 hrs. then shampoo as usual.

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