Hair loss from chemotherapy may start 7 to 10 days after your child's
first chemotherapy treatment. Sometimes it starts later. Hair loss often starts slowly.
Your child's hair may first begin to thin before falling out in larger amounts.
Sometimes all the hair doesn't fall out, but it gets thin, dry, and dull.
Your child may lose hair only on the head. Or they may lose hair on
other parts of the body, including eyelashes. Your child's scalp may become sensitive,
dry, and itchy.
Hair usually begins to grow again about 2 to 3 months after your
child's last treatment. The new hair may easily break at first. When hair grows back
after chemo, it may be a different color or texture. It usually goes back to normal
year or so.