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How much biotin are people taking?  I see posts about it , but have not found the range.  Just wondering if I can improve the look and condition of the fuzzy white sparse hair substance growning under my wig.  I look like my Grandpa Earl.  Thanx -  


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I take 5 mg a day. Helps keeping my hair on my head


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Hi Mary, I take 5 mg/daily - same as Calico. I also take silica for hair, skin and nail health. My hair has come in nice and strong, but I went through my own "Grizzly Adams" stage too!
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I am sitting here thinking back. Last year on April 27th I had a big family wedding to go to. My hair was a little under an inch long.
Tonight I am sitting here and it is to my shoulders.
I am going to take pictures tomorrow and show you.

I truly believe being outside and gardening made my hair grow faster! Maybe the Miracle Gro was absorbed through my skin.


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Good hair, good gene in"hair"itance.  My hair was long and since chemo/rads it has not grown back much; it's growing in the wrong direction, and very thin.  I made the mistake of looking at the back of my head, and noticed several bald spots.  My nerves are shot at the moment, so that may have something to do with hair growth. 

I will look for the Biotin, as well.  The thought of using Rogain...ugh.

Thank you for the suggestions!

Good luck Mary!  You look beautiful no matter what you do with your hair. 

Love,
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Thank you, Indie - I believe you, but when I look in the mirror I see my Grandpa Earl....  I guess he was beautiful, too -  
 
Have you tried a baking soda bath, about a quarter cup to a tubful?  Very relieving
 
Hey, I was just reading that VIOLET PURPLE is an antidote for cancer: 
 
http://www.uri.edu/news/releases/index.php?id=4689  Check it out. 

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Interesting article, Mary. It's also the color of the chakra center at the top of the head, isn't it?

Funny, I am always drawn to these hair discussions like moth to flame. It's really pathetic how much time I can spend in front of a mirror asking myself earth-shaking questions like: "Is it straightening out? It looks straighter today! Oh no! It's gone all "Granny-perm" in the back!" I feel so ridiculous for fussing so; I want to be grateful that I have hair at all, and embrace my new curly girl look, but sometimes it's just not...me. Some days it's all I can do to keep myself from grabbing the scissors and going for the Mia Farrow pixie again. I rather liked it super short and bold!

I often joke with a friend about how so many of our discussions seemed to lead back to where they started: hair! And "hair" I am again. (Sorry.) I'm just having a 'granny-perm' day.

Would love to see what's become of your 'messy curls', G. They really were very pretty.

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Coco, I know - so well.  I have three sisters all a year apart, and hair was always such a focus growning up!!  Our father kept it boy-short when we were little - in fear, I believe of an outbreak of lice like he knew in the depression.  His barber-friend came to the house once a month to trim it -until he committed suicide!  We yearned for long locks.  Then later our hair grew, parents gave up, and we tried to straighten our thick curly hair with every means possible - another daily chore - Actually, mine has always been fine and curly, but I have sisters with thick hair.
 
I have to say being short (5') and now overweight, I have relied on my hair to balance the bulk of me.  I went in the pool behind my condo yesterday - it was a big deal to go back there with the lovelies in my speedo-cap and pasty white body, but the water was bath-warm and it was great to swim. 
 
My hair started coming back at the beginning of March, when I started the taxol.  It is about 3/4 inch now, dark on the sides and white on top - forming a ridge like a Rhodesian ridge-back dog's hair.  And it seems pretty straight, and thin.  It is pretty funny - my mohawk.  I am not ready to show the world.  From what I read, this is a pre-growth, and it will come in thicker.  I know my son's finally did - but his hair grows fast. 

I lived in a little town in western MA.  A local family owned the local market, and the the sister apparently was dealing with cancer on & off - she had no qualms about working at the market with her hair in various stages of uneven growth and re-growth.  I admired her je ne sais quois, but must say I do have too much pride - which is all it is!  

It is the coming heat I am concerned about - the wig is so hot!  I am looking forward to making the most of my own hair - sparkling silver might look pretty good - Love you & your thoughts - M

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